Launched at Baselworld 2015, the FreakLab embodies the inventive force that is Ulysse Nardin. Now, exclusively for Ulysse Nardin boutiques, the manufacture releases a limited-edition of 99 of the revolutionary timepiece, exposing fresh inspiration, and once again, surprising enthusiasts with pure ingenuity and exacting technology. For the first time, a version of the Freak collection showcases a re-centered balance wheel, a date function, and the breakthrough UlyChoc safety system – a new generation of shock absorbers designed, developed and produced entirely in-house.
Yet, what makes the limited-edition FreakLab even more unique is its implementation of special materials, including blackened titanium and carbon fiber. The middle case and horns are crafted of blackened titanium; the case bezel is constructed of carbon fiber, an extremely strong material. Combined, they not only reveal a watch that is supremely durable, but also one that elicits fascination and vigor. Its allure further expounds upon the avant-garde design and milestone setting mechanism of the original FreakLab.
Extremely simple to manipulate, the rotating bezel is freed via a safety clip at 6 o’clock. This is used to set the hours and minutes when rotated clockwise, and the date when rotated counter-clockwise. The other bezel winds the mainspring barrel, which is designed for a power reserve of more than seven days.
Modelled entirely in black and decorated with a modern and simplistic wave graphic, as well as a carbon fibre pattern – continued throughout the leather strap, this original version of the FreakLab tells a style story all its own and demonstrates a durability unlike any other. Like its predecessors, it is the perfect choice for the collector who seeks a timekeeper that goes beyond incomparable.