Ulysse Nardin FREAK S NOMAD 2024

When we heard that Ulysse Nardin replica was going to release something new, we knew what to expect, and it wasn’t going to be a delicate 36mm steel tool watch. Every year, we see the Freak evolve, getting more and more bizarre, and this year, Ulysse Nardin is taking us into outer space.

For Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024, Ulysse Nardin unsurprisingly unveiled a new chapter in the Freak story in the form of the ultra-complex Freak S Nomad. Limited to 99 pieces, the fake watch is designed to mimic a sci-fi spaceship. It follows in the footsteps of previous Freak designs, completely breaking with convention and challenging the very nature of watchmaking, with no hands or dials as we know them.

The overall mechanical look is derived from the exposed Calibre UN-251 movement, which features a flying disc that spins on an axis. It features two “launch pad” oscillators, a silicon balance wheel tilted at 20 degrees, and an escapement treated with high-tech DIAMonSIL for increased precision and durability. Winding is done by Ulysse Nardin’s innovative Grinder® (!) winding system, which they claim is twice as efficient as conventional automatic systems.

The movement’s bridges are dark grey PVD coated, and like the other Freaks, it has an incredible 373 parts and 33 jewels.

The 45mm case encases it, combining a variety of futuristic materials, such as titanium for the body, a dark grey PVD-coated titanium bezel, and carbon fiber sides that serve as the watch’s lugs. The strap is either dark grey “ballistic” rubber or matte dark grey alligator leather. replica watches online

This watch has no real dial or hands. That sounds strange, but for a Freak, it’s normal. The Freak S Nomad indicates the minutes via a hand set on a flying one-hour orbital disc, and the hours via a hand set on a rotating hour disc beneath the movement.

The rotating hour disc behind the Freak S Nomad’s flying wheel is handcrafted in a diamond guilloché pattern and covered in a sand-colored CVD coating.

Ulysse Nardin has done its best work with the 2024 FREAK S NOMAD. It represents a marvel of unfettered design and technology. Interestingly, it also seems to be the exact opposite of the watch we saw at the British Watchmakers Day in London earlier this year. There’s a completely eccentric feel to this spaceship-inspired watch that bears little resemblance to any traditional manufacturing techniques.

Technical specifications
Movement – Manufacture UN-251 calibre, automatic winding, hours, minutes, flying disc movement rotating on its own axis, two oversized oscillators inclined at 20 degrees, with silicon balance wheel, DIAMonSIL escapement, vertical differential with ball bearings, Grinder® automatic winding system, Blades technology. 373 parts, 33 jewels. Frequency 2 x 2.5 hz, oscillations 2 x 18’000 vph. Power reserve 72 hours. replica watches for sale

Case – Titanium case and buckle, dark grey PVD-coated titanium bezel, carbon fibre side plates, dark grey PVD-coated titanium case back, open sapphire crystal, thickness 13.66 mm, overall height 16.65 mm, diameter 45 mm.