Ulysse Nardin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 2053-132
    Case No: No. 18
    Model Name: Freak Out Titanium
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Manual, cal. UN-205, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Kevlar
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Ulysse Nardin Freak is perhaps the most unconventional timepiece yet the most iconic timepiece introduced by the firm in 2001. With the gear train repurposed to depicting the hour and minutes, it was also amongst one of the very first to utilize silicon in its escapement.

    After its successful inception, the firm upgraded the Freak by implementing more silicon components to the escapement to reduce stress and inefficiency caused by friction. In the following year, Ulysse Nardin introduced the “Freak Out Titanium” in conjunction with the “Blue Cruiser” with a 7 day power reserve manually-wound in-house caliber UN-205 and further enhanced by a carrousel tourbillon fitted on the tail end of the gear train.

    The present example Ulysse Nardin Freak Out Titanium numbered no. 18 from circa 2014 is preserved in attractive overall condition.

  • Artist Biography

    Ulysse Nardin

    Swiss • 1846

    Founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland, Ulysse Nardin is a widely acclaimed Swiss watch manufacturer that earned recognition for its precision chronometers during the early to mid-twentieth century. Ulysse Nardin himself was a trained watchmaker under the guidance of his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, as well as master watchmakers Frederic William Dubois and Louis Jean Richard-dit-Bressel. Collectors in particular seek this brand's oversized vintage chronograph wristwatches, including the reference 7536-2.

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Ref. 2053-132
A fine and unusual titanium wristwatch with carrousel tourbillon and dual direct escapement

Circa 2015
45mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$478,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022