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ULYSSE NARDIN.  A LIMITED EDITION TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT
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ULYSSE NARDIN. A LIMITED EDITION TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT

SIGNED ULYSSE NARDIN, NO. 033, THE FREAK MODEL, REF. 016-88, CIRCA 2005

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ULYSSE NARDIN. A LIMITED EDITION TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL DIRECT ESCAPEMENT
SIGNED ULYSSE NARDIN, NO. 033, THE FREAK MODEL, REF. 016-88, CIRCA 2005
Gilt and nickel-finished 7-day lever movement with dual direct escapement, 32 jewels, blue matte dial, Arabic numerals, the minute hand composed of the balance wheel, escapement and gear train all aligned beneath two bridges held by the central axis from a pivot in the sapphire crystal rotating once every hour, a similar arrangement mounted below for the hour hand, circular case with stepped lugs, scalloped bidirectional rotating bezel for setting of the time, number plaque on the band, unidirectional rotating sapphire crystal display back with ridged band for winding revealing the mainspring which constitutes the entire diameter, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Ulysse Nardin deployant clasp
43mm diam.
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Accompanied by an undated Ulysse Nardin Certificate, wooden presentation box, product literature and outer packaging.

Ulysse Nardin's introduced the Freak in 2001. Under the direction of Ludwig Oechslin this timepiece ignores traditional convention by the apparent lack of hands and winding crown. However, the movement itself becomes the agent of time. The Ulysse Nardin Dual Ulysse Escapement revolves once an hour through the drive wheel and teeth at the circumference of the dial. This escapement system has two wheels and due to the unique lay out allows for a reduction in lift angle or arc between the balance's first contact and last contact with the escapement. A lower arc allows for less disturbance of the balance and the watch has a balance frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The watch is further enhanced by the unique winding system through ball-bearings in a mechanism in the case back. The watch is wound by turning the rim.

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