If you read the site much you are no stranger to the name Ulysse Nardin. We have talked about the company’s fancy and expensive mobile phones on several occasions. The last time we saw a phone from the firm was last year and it was called the Chairman. The phones are honestly a bit over the top for me and where Ulysse Nardin really shines is the awesome watches it makes.
The latest of these awesome timepieces is the Freak Diavolo Rolf 75. This watch doesn’t use any batteries or electronics inside the case. The entire works is made with gears, precision, and old fashioned winding for power. The thing looks fantastic with exposed gears and the lack of a real dial, crown, and hands.
The intricacy it takes to make all those parts and sync them all up to get accurate time is amazing. The watch is wound by spinning the lower bezel and to set the time the upper bezel is turned. Only 75 of the watches will be made to celebrate the 75th birthday of the company owner and president Rolf Schnyder. I haven’t owned a watch in years and this thing makes me want one, even though I am sure I can’t afford this thing.
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