One of the leading names in the luxury watchmaking industry is that of Ulysse Nardin. The brand has made a name for itself by creating some of the most exquisite and complicated timepieces. A favorite of many watch collectors and lovers, Ulysse Nardin continues its winning streak with its latest offering, the Freak Diavolo “Rolf 75″ special edition. Celebrating the 75th birthday of Ulysse Nardin, owner, and president, Rolf Schnyder, this special edition timepiece commemorates this genius man’s many achievements behind the brand. “The Freak,” which was launched in 2001, created quite a stir in the watch making industry as its carrousel tourbillion without crown, hands, or dial and a novel silicium escapement which required no lubrication. It was also the first silicon escapement wheel in watchmaking, making it the perfect piece to commemorate Rolf’s 75th birthday. The limited-edition Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo “Rolf 75″ boasts of a platinum case embellished with the “Rolf 75” signature. Powered by a 60-second tourbillon, manual winding manufacture movement never ceases to mesmerize the true watch connoisseur.
A limited-edition is restricted to just 75 examples. With its 8+ day power reserve and a yellow-half circle cage that serves to mark the seconds, this tourbillon is truly a class apart. The special edition built on the Freak features no crown and is wound, and the time is set by turning the split-level bezel.
There is no information on the pricing, but such a special watch is sure to have a special price indeed. And by special we mean extremely expensive.