Ulysse Nardin

ULYSSE NARDIN – Freak Diavolo

The Freak Diavolo follows in the footsteps of the iconic Freak that revolutionized the watchmaking world and incorporates the latest advances in technology, materials and concepts. While the carousel tourbillon, acting as a minute indicator, makes one complete rotation an hour, a flying tourbillon sits above the carousel. Its cage, which makes one revolution a minute, is equipped with an arrow indicating the seconds on a semi-circular dial. Technically impressive with its extended use of silicium, the Freak Diavolo is also extremely attractive with its clean lines, black and charcoal tones, hints of colour and white gold case. The ultimate symbol of unbridled imagination and elegant originality, the Freak Diavolo is faithful to the spirit of inventiveness that defines both this collection and the brand.

Hand-wound, flying tourbillon, 28,800 vib/h, 8-day power reserve, silicium balance spring and escapement

Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve

18K white gold, 44.5 mm
Bidirectional rotating bezel for setting the time
Bezel on back for winding the movement
Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM

Carousel tourbillon for the hours and minutes, flying tourbillon for the seconds

Black crocodile leather with folding clasp

I’ve always liked the UN Freak, and now the Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo Rolf 75 introduces more advancements in materials and technology of Haute Horology. The Freak Diavolo increases the amount of silicium used in the escapement from previous versions, and has an amazing power reserve of over 8 days. The biggest visual change of course is the flying tourbillon integrated with a seconds indicator with a bright yellow semi-circle scale.

Absolutely amazing and a worthy improvement to the Freak line of watches from Ulysse Nardin.

Was just reminded of a 2009 Baselworld announcement from Ulysse Nardin… Those of you that have never seen the Ulysse Nardin Chairman Luxury Hybrid Smart Phone should take a peek at this thing. Its still not out yet and still on preorder, and its been over a year.

  • Google Android mobile phone platform
  • 3.2″ capacitive touch screen with full on screen QWERTY keyboard and physical numeric keys
  • Fingerprint reader for owner identification and phone lock
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • High definition video replay capability
  • YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Google talk and Facebook preloaded
  • Qualcomm 3G GSM/WCDMA – 2G Bands 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G Bands 900/2100MHz
  • Smartphone platform powered by the Freescale i.MX processor
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • Extensive gaming ability
  • Up to 8 hours talk time and 30 days standby time
  • Ulysse Nardin Rotor (kinetic power system) and Crown (for winding the phone) i.e. generating additional electrical power to the battery