This limited edition timepiece was conceptualized and created for The Hour Glass Singapore to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Freak which won an Innovation Prize award in 2001. The Freak was a brainchild of the late CEO Rolf Schnyder and Dr. Ludwig Oechslin. If I am not mistaken, this is one of the first watch that uses silicium in the escapement.

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“The Freak emerged at the turn of the millennium as one of the forerunners of wildly creative, avant-garde mechanical watchmaking.  Though daringly different and ahead of its time in the realm of design concept and material innovation, it roots itself in the patrimony of artisanal horology.  The Freak has revolutionized what we term today as kinetic horological art.  We are honoured to be a part of this 10-year milestone of Ulysse Nardin‟s most inventive success with The Freak L.E. (Limited Edition),” said Mr Michael Tay, Executive Director of The Hour Glass Limited.

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Limited Edition of 20 pieces.

Case : 18 ct Rose Gold / 44.5mm.

Movement: Cal UN-204.

Power Reserve: 7 days.

Hour Index: 32 diamonds.

Minute Index: 21 diamonds.

Anti reflective sapphire crystal for front and case back.

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With a “Limited” marking on the side of the watch

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The massive mainspring can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.

 

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This watch looks really stunning on the wrist.