Take A Look At The Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom Mens Replica

Ulysse Nardin made the replica watch cognoscenti sit up and take notice back in 2001, when it unveiled its wildly unconventional Freak replica watch, one of the first timepieces to use silicon in key parts of its movement. The Freak Phantom, introduced at Baselworld 2013, continues that tradition of innovation and, well, freakishness. The original Ulysse Nardin Freak Replica, which was the first timepiece to use silicon escapement wheels, also turned heads with its unprecedented design, with no traditional dial, crown or hands. Instead, the replica watch and its movement were designed so that the movement itself, would rotate in a manner that could indicate the time. The replica watch has undergone many evolutions since then, including a version that was the first-ever watch to use Ulysse Nardin’s patented “DiamonSil” material, a type of diamond-coated silicon. (Click on photos for larger images.)Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom - reclining

The Freak Phantom (an earlier version of this replica watch was introduced as the Freak Diavalo, but UN reps revealed to us that the “Devilish” moniker was a problem in some Spanish-speaking markets) uses even more silicon parts in the movement than previous Freaks – including for the hairspring and throughout the majority of the escapement. The movement of the Freak Phantom — Caliber UN-208 — is produced entirely in-house, including the oscillator. It is outfitted with an eight-day “flying” carrousel tourbillon, which makes a complete revolution around the center once every hour to indicate hours and minutes. The tourbillon cage, which rotates in on itself once per minute, has an arrow that indicates the passing of the seconds on a transparent half-circle. The “zero” position stays steady on the axis of the minute indicator.

Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom - side

Both the “flying” motion of the minutes-indication movement and the seconds-indication via the tourbillon cage are enabled by a cutting-edge ball-bearing system that dispenses with the need for a supporting bridge. Like previous versions of the Ulysse Nardin Mens Replica, the Freak Phantom’s movement is wound by turning the bezel on the back of the case (one full rotation is equivalent to 12 hours of power reserve), and the time is adjusted by turning the front bezel. Because of a direct gear link between the three “hands,” the user needn’t worry about throwing the hour, minute or second out of step when adjusting or readjusting the time. The movement offers a very lengthy power reserve of eight days. The Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom is a limited edition of 99 pieces. Its 45-mm diameter case is in 18k rose gold, which contrasts boldly with the black tones of the dial-side movement.