With a hashtag like #FreakMeOut as the running theme, the Ulysse Nardin SIHH 2018 novelty collection is a sight to behold. Every watch introduced in this collection is luxurious yet provocative, from the Freak Vision, to the Classic Voyeur. The brand takes a bold step forward with these four curiosities.
Explore The World
Ulysse Nardin breaks moulds, challenges conventions, and dares you to explore treasures from the ocean. Introducing the first automatic watch in the Freak Collection: The Freak Vision.
This Haute Horlogerie wonder incorporates the revolutionary innovations unveiled in the Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2 Concept Watch at SIHH 2017. The baguette movement, a “flying carousel” rotating around its own axis, indicates the time in the “Freak” manner that sets the collection apart. Yet the design components are completely different.
The new 3D carved upper bridge is inspired by a boat’s hull, calling back to the brand’s nautical aesthetic. Similarly, the new box-domed sapphire allows for a thinner middle and bezel. Finally, the entire case itself is new: horns, bezel, and rubber on the side. This creates an overall look that is much more open and generous, much like the world that it calls you to explore.
Connect With Your Deepest Self
Plunge 1,000 metres underwater with the Diver Deep Dive, the new hero piece of the iconic Ulysse Nardin DIVER collection. This is a watch that is resolutely masculine and exceptionally bold, both functional and robust.
Ulysse Nardin’s links to the sea run deep. A recognised pioneer of watchmaking innovation since 1846, the Manufacture’s early renown was built on its marine chronometers. Specifically, their peerless precision and reliability. All of that comes into bearing with this watch, which pushes the boundaries of deep diving.
The world record diving depth is 701 meters, but this watch has up to 1km water resistance. This 300 piece limited edition masterwork includes more technical standouts meant for deep dives of prolonged periods. It has a removable titanium guard on the crown at 2 o’clock, and a helium release valve at 9 o’clock. The rubber strap is also a first. It has an expandable element that adjusts to changes in wrist sizes during dives, caused by the compression of your neoprene diving suit.
Its aesthetic is stark, yet shark. Literally. 15 hammerhead sharks adorn the dial, while another is stamped on the caseback. Yet another bright red one swims on the side of the crown guard, and another decorates the dial counter. The Diver Deep Dive is meant for men looking for a timepiece that is striking, but not fragile, and perfect for the most intense situations.
Unleash Your Primal Senses
In Ulysse Nardin’s sumptuous “Maison Close” at SIHH 2018, a discreet screen in the closed door offers intrepid voyeurs a titillating glimpse. This tantalising hint of forbidden love showcases Ulysse Nardin’s most erotic creation ever: the Classic Voyeur. Everything else in this voluptuous boudoir is a sinful, carnal red. The carpet, the red velvet canape in the shape of a woman’s mouth, and the walls are all exquisitely framed.
Ulysse Nardin is renowned for its Jaquemart repeaters. These repeaters traditionally feature an automated figure striking the hours and minutes on a clock tower bell. The enticingly erotic Jaquemarts on the Classic Voyeur’s anthracite grey dial however, are of a different order altogether.
It features two beautifully proportioned couples, fashioned from 18-carat pink gold or white gold, caught in flagrante delicto. The couples move with every press of the button, with a wicked sort of charm.
Audacious, yet delightfully elegant and charming, the Classic Voyeur is a very exclusive creation. The pleasant chimes are seductively low-pitched for the hours, and higher-pitched for the minutes. The 42mm case is in 18-carat pink gold or platinum. Only 18 pieces are in the edition. The sultry princess edition is in platinum, with 60 shimmering baguette diamonds on her bezel, for a total of 3.5cts.
Reign Over Time Itself
In 2013, Ulysse Nardin launched Jade as a tribute to a revered gemstone that the royal court in China considered “crystallised magic”, the link between heaven and earth. Now, five years later, five new Jade ladies pay homage to an even more precious stone: the diamond.
Introducing the new Classico Jade 37mm timepieces: five irresistible queens in blue, grey, and red, with swirling waves of diamond on their glamorous mother-of-pearl dials.
These exquisite Jades have a new round case shape and a new home in the Classic Collection, with a new look that will take your breath away. Ten diamonds in a delicate leaf-like wave motif adorn the lower left quadrant of the round mother-of-pearl dials. 76 more sparkle on the stunning bezel in stainless steel.
The very feminine colour options perfectly match the mother-of-pearl’s sumptuous tones, and the diamonds’ incandescent fire. The blue and grey editions are also available with more discreet bezels in unadorned stainless steel.
After five years, five proud new queens, each a noble incarnation of timeless femininity. Competitively priced and accessible, gorgeous day or night, with jeans or at a red carpet gala, they’re perfect companions for every modern woman.