Ulysse Nardin Create New Freak Cruiser Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury watch makers Ulysse Nardin have redesigned its popular 'Freak' timepiece featuring a unique free-floating Carrousel-Tourbillon system.

First launched in 2001, the new incarnation – called the Freak Cruiser – boast a 45mm case available in a choice of 18-karat rose gold or white gold with double sapphire crystals and is [priced at £66,500.

However, arguably its stand-out feature is the fact that it has no dials or hands and is designed so that the movement revolves on its own.

The watch’s lower bridge that indicates the hours is linked to its centre, while the upper bridge holds the gear train, balance spring, and the exclusive Dual Ulysse silicon escapement that shows the minutes.

Other notable features include a layer of black vulcanized rubber on the watch’s bezel, an alligator strap with a matching gold buckle, and seven days of power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin was founded in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1846.

By Paul Joseph