Ulysse Nardin – Vertical Odyssey
Ulysse Nardin fake invited us to the Vertical Odyssey at Watches and Wonders 2022, when it debuted since management’s acquisition of Kering in January this year, with three new arrivals: Moonstruck (announced in February), Freak, the first dual-oscillator S and Freak X with aventurine.
A few months ago, Kering reported the sale of Ulysse Nardin (and Girard-Perregaux) to management on January 24, 2022. The two companies, led by Patrick Pruniaux since 2018, have been sharing some corporate functions, but their product lines are quite different. “With Kering’s support and investment on a solid foundation, we have the right setup and resources to implement a plan that will ensure the long-term growth of both brands” – which he declares is important for a successful takeoff.
Symbolically, perhaps, but Ulysse Nardin opted for a vertical odyssey theme to showcase their novelty at Watches and Wonders. However, it is no coincidence that they presented 3 Ulysse Nardin models on this occasion. review replica watches
Dr. Ludwig Oechslin was an archaeologist, philosopher, historian of theoretical physics and astronomy, especially Rolf Schnyder’s partner in the revival of the Athenian watch in the 80’s and 90’s, astronomical time known for his fascination with these disciplines He is known for his engineering skills. Between 1980 and 1992 he created the Time Trilogy – a series of astronomical timepieces: the Galileo Galilei Astrolabe (inspired by the multifunctional ancient astronomical handheld device from 1985), the Nicolaus Copernicus Planetarium ( Copernicus’ Solar System Planets)’ Heliocentrism in 1988) and Tellurium Johannes Kepler (Showing the relative positions of the Earth, Sun and Moon from Earth’s perspective in 1992).
It was in 2009 that the first Ulysse Nardin Moonstruck followed the Tellurium Johannes Kepler model. With its design, Dr. Oechslin aims to simplify the display of the vast amount of information presented. For example, unlike Tellurium, which puts a painted globe on a spinning disc, Moonstruck fixes the position of the globe (the user), making it easier to navigate. In 2017, the Executive Edition appeared, with a world time function and an instant time zone adjustment button.
In 2022, the manufacturer released a new black version of the Moonstruck. Features and movement (UN-106) are the same as the 2017 Executive Moonstruck WorldTimer. Pushers at 8 and 10 o’clock advance and reverse the local time hand.
Viewing the Northern Hemisphere from the North Pole, a 31-day date ring is engraved within the domed sapphire. Likewise, cities referencing 24 time zones are located on their outer edges. The sun (made of bronze stone, an iron-bearing magnesium silicate) rotates in 24 hours, marking the noon in the city where it is located, while the rest of the numbers on the ring show the hours in each city. Gold/Black represents the separation of day and night.
Unlike the sun, the lunar surface is not a decal, but its periodic waning and waning are depicted as sinusoids on the disk below the lunar aperture. The disk rotates with the sun every 24 hours. The aperture is carried by a ring, which moves back ca. 12 degrees a day. Every 29,53 days (the average time between two new/full moons), the lunar aperture returns to the same relative position as the sun. The age of the moon, which is the transition between the sun and the ring of the moon, can be read at any time by a number displayed on the ring of the moon next to the sun. The positions of the Sun and Moon also indicate high tide: a spring tide (higher than usual) when they are aligned or at opposite ends, and a neap tide (lower than usual) when they are at a 90-degree angle.
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The Freak S, a direct descendant of the Freak Vision, has two balance wheels connected by a differential running on the same carousel movement. This is the first time a manufacturer has used dual balancing on the Freak, where the rate is averaged by vertical differences. The overall construction of the rotating UN-251 movement makes the already futuristic Freak even more so. The large silicon balance wheel with inertial mass beats at a frequency of 2.5 Hz and is inclined 20 degrees to each other. The silicon components of the escapement are coated with a plasma technology called DiamonSIL Ulysse Nardin, developed by Sigatec, a joint venture between Ulysse Nardin and Mimotec since 2006. It helps improve performance as well as wear and impact resistance of moving parts.
The hours are indicated by arrows covered in Super-LumiNova®, while the narrower end of the entire dial points to the minutes.
It’s an automatic movement that uses a silicon “grinder,” an overall square ring designed to “rock” with minimal wrist movement. The performance of the winding mechanism is very good, paired with a decent 72-hour power reserve.
The movement features a 45mm black ceramic, black DLC titanium and 5N rose gold case with a gold bezel. Behind the carousel, an aventurine glass gives the impression of endless space.
Freak X Aventurine
Another Freak is introduced in the less complex Freak X series. Gold and aventurine provide the perfect setting for the large balance wheel of the UN-230 automatic movement. This glass is dark blue and comes with an alligator leather strap and blue PVD 43mm rose gold case.