Lot 11
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Ulysse Nardin

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
Sold
40,000 USD
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Description

  • A LARGE UNUSUAL 18K WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH
    CIRCA 2007 REF 020-88 "FREAK" NO 80
  • white gold, alligator skin
• cal. UN200 manual winding nickel lever movement, 28 jewels, patented dual escapement • blue dial, Arabic numerals, upper bridge fitted with balance wheel, escapement and gear train as minute hand, lower wheel arbor carried by the blue barrel-drum as hour hand • notched bi-directional rotating bezel for time setting, rotating sapphire crystal display back for winding • case, dial and movement signed • 18k white gold Ulysse Nardin folding buckle

Catalogue Note

Together with a fitted display case, guarantee card and instructions.

The “Freak” was introduced by Ulysse Nardin in 2001. It defies the conventions of a mechanical wristwatch by showcasing new advancements in design and material technology. It can be set and wound without a crown and indicate time without hands. Besides these peculiarities and its uniquely re-designed case, the “Freak” introduces two new innovations to the watch making world: the 7-day power reserve Carrousel movement and the dual-direct escapement. With an enlarged mainspring spanning the entire diameter of the case, the watch is able to run for seven days while the movement rotates once every hour. In addition, the dual direct escapement, composed of two wheels made of plasma engraved out of pure silicon, allows the mechanism to transmit impulses efficiently without lubrication.
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