Thanks for adding the link, Guy. Much appreciated.

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Watches and Wonders 2022: A review on the new Ulysse Nardin Freak S.

 By: amanico : April 25th, 2022-06:52
Aaah, the Freak... Here we are facing an Horological UFO which was born in 2001, a real stroke of genius from Ulysse Nardin, a watch which was and still is unique in its kind. The original Freak on its way to meet the " S " Sister: Frankly speaking, I con...  

absolutely stunning

 By: keks : April 25th, 2022-07:26
would love to see in person to get better grasp of how it wear in terms of size. Also not a huge fan of the strap, would have preferred a rubber or kevlar alternative as it feels more appropriate for a futuristic piece like tihs... the aventurine dial loo... 

Looking forward to it. :-)

 By: GregersLars : April 25th, 2022-15:32

Excellent review Nicolas, very informative and as always, a pleasure to read!

 By: eklektik : April 25th, 2022-09:12
Next time we meet, I would love to see your Freak, it seems fascinating! Best, E.

What a stunning movement!

 By: xiu laba : April 25th, 2022-09:39
UN has been developing innovative silicium movements for the Freaks and I have always read with eagerness the new innovations they have for each iteration. Am somewhat underwhelmed by this newest release as the double balance wheel seems like an exercise ... 

Awesome review

 By: MiguelFlash : April 25th, 2022-10:25
Aesthetically I love the the whole space thing.

What I think, too.

 By: amanico : April 25th, 2022-11:06

I have to take exception....

 By: guycord : April 25th, 2022-10:58
I would but then I am counter bias...on the winding mechanism/Freak X. By your own definitions, all Freaks without a pillar through the front crystal should equally be disqualified. Me thinks you have a chip on the shoulder with the X and will damn a very... 

 By: guycord : April 25th, 2022-11:15
Yes, I have to disagree. Looking just now....UN have 3 models of Freak in its Freak model section. An S variant, 3 Vision variants and the X++ variants. By UNs standard, the Freak X is indeed a Freak and no matter what pronouns you or I wish to grant the ... 

What an awesome review!โ€ฆ.

 By: myles721 : April 25th, 2022-15:15
To read a review as detailed as this from beginning to end knowing full well I will probably never own a freak or even handle one tells me how much I love watches๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ I am a great fan of the Freak plus I like UNโ€™s ambassador shark. The only thing perhaps I ... 

A stunning and freakishly beautiful FREAK of a watch!

 By: patrick_y : April 25th, 2022-15:51
I agree on the limitations of the piece. The fact that it's so limited and the price is so high, is a bother. Furthermore, I imagine they will create similar versions with other tweaks (different case materials or colors) in future limited editions or may... 

I doubt I will ever see one. How is this...

 By: Ronald Held : April 25th, 2022-16:14
Watch regulated?

No idea, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 25th, 2022-16:45

Thanks for finding this out. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : April 26th, 2022-19:36

Wow this must be a marvel to see in actionโ€ฆ

 By: takman : April 25th, 2022-16:37
Any more details of how the automatic winding works?

 By: guycord : April 26th, 2022-10:00

Thank you! What an intriguing mechanism

 By: takman : April 27th, 2022-04:11
A little noisy though ๐Ÿ˜œ

Supremely impressive,

 By: InHavenPro : April 25th, 2022-17:04
as you, I've always loved them with great intensity! I pretty much agree on every point you care to emphasize in your review, including the 'disadvantages' related to number of units, price and material choice.... Regardless, another hugely worthwhile ent... 


 By: InHavenPro : April 25th, 2022-17:28
LoL X). I'd love to see this in person of course, thanks again, Filip

When you come. ;)

 By: amanico : April 25th, 2022-17:29

Fantastic review

 By: COUNT DE MONET : April 25th, 2022-17:04
I would be surprised if this one will not be done in platinum or any other further metal/material. Sounds like good news ... but it will be fewer in numbers and ... more expensive ๐Ÿ˜‰. However, in RG it looks pretty timeless!

I can fully understand your desire to see this in an alternative skin.

 By: gadalex : April 25th, 2022-18:18
And in tantalum with a platinum bezel perhaps, this timepiece would be a fitting tribute to the granddaddy of twenty first century watchmaking.

Hehehe... ;)

 By: amanico : April 25th, 2022-19:47

nice wrap up

 By: penfriend : April 25th, 2022-17:39
thank you on those details. I admired the Freak exhibition at w&w - although it is not my personal taste, it is a very cool design

Absolutely stunning!

 By: KCLQMULKU : April 25th, 2022-20:45
Reminds me of an opulent spacecraft! The finely crafted and unique detail within every aspect of the mechanism. Stunning!!!


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 By: amanico : April 25th, 2022-21:04

Fantastic post

 By: Cookies : April 26th, 2022-14:21
Full of great content and impressive pictures. Wow!!!โ€™

Visually and technically stunning

 By: MichaelC : April 30th, 2022-15:06
But quite overdone for my tastes. Thanks for the report my Friend.

Pleasure, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 30th, 2022-19:46