Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision Automatic is No Sideshow Act

The watch wizards at Ulysse Nardin have been known for pushing the boundaries of timepiece design for sometime now, but their latest effort – the rather aptly named Freak Vision Automatic – takes adventurousness-in-design to another level. Inspired by the company’s InnoVision 2 Concept that wowed the crowds at last year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, the Freak Vision Automatic makes use of that watch’s unconventional escapement (called the Dual Ulysse by its maker) and a bespoke silicium escapement that does away with the conventional pallet fork and escape wheel.

There’s also something called a “Grinder Automatic Winding System” (which allows about double the typical amount of energy to reach the mainspring) and a super-trick silicium balance wheel. All that and more is packed into a 45mm platinum case, and can be yours for about $100,900. Just don’t be surprised if people stop and stare…

Source: Ulysse Nardin