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Ulysse Nardin promotes coral ecosystem in unique Freak Vision timepieces

Freak Vision Coral Bay Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin has combined its love of marine life with unique complications in two one-of-a-kind Freak Vision timepieces.

The Freak Vision Coral Bay creations, named after the famous snorkeling reef of Coral Bay in Western Australia, the two Freak Vision Coral Bay, use a new decorative bonding technique and meticulous micropainting to add a coral pattern in blue and yellow gold to each dial.

Freak Vision was first seen at January’s SIHH, and has a unique architecture including a super-light silicium balance wheel with nickel mass elements and stabilising micro-blades in a thin case with a box-domed crystal.

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The watch’s entire flying carousel movement circles inside the watch displaying minutes at one end and a balance wheel at the other.

There is no winding crown because the automatic movement is wound by a pepper grinder mechanism on the underside of the watch where the mainspring is tightened by an oscillating ring weight.

 

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