Our series of articles about SIHH novelties continues. Today we’re going to talk about something a bit different, the Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2, a concept watch inspired from their Freak collection. This particular watch serves the purpose of showcasing 10 innovations specifically developed by and for the Swiss house.
Ulysse Nardin Innovision 2 : an astonishing concept watch…
Sure, even though the watch will not be sold as is, concept watches tend to be very rare lately and we really wanted to show you this one. The possibility that the featured innovations of this watch will end up on new models is just exciting. Also, this was Ulysse Nardin first SIHH and the watchmaker accordingly brought his A-game.
We might as well say it right now, this eccentric watch might not appeal to everybody, especially the more reserved amongst you. Fans of discreet watches, please pass on this one, you might find something that suits you more with the new Cartier Driver extra-flat we already introduced. For those that prefer impressive, more eccentric models and horological innovations, this concept watch should be an interesting piece.
…featuring many innovations
Ulysse Nardin has already used us to original pieces drawn from the marine world, but this piece takes things to a whole new level. Ten years after introducing us to the first InnoVision, the brand comes back with a second version based on its Freak collection. With a spaceship design that looks like it came straight from a Star Wars movie, the Innovision 2 shows Ulysse Nardin’s creativity and skill. It leaves us to wonder where future models might go, what kind of technology they will use and what they’d look like.
This piece features ten unique innovations from Ulysse Nardin, which will probably delight mechanism geeks and fans of original movements thanks to their potential applications. Without further ado, here they are :
- Dual Constant escapement
L’échappement Dual Constant de l’Innovision
- Direct silicium bonding
- Silicium balance wheel with gold mass elements and stabilizing micro paddles
- Sapphire-coated silicium bridge
- 24-Karat hard gold wheels
- Glass bridge with integrated shock protection for the balance wheel
- Super-LumiNova filled channels integrated into the glass balance wheel bridge
- Eye-catching 1 – 11 and 13 – 23 time display
- Three-dimensional glass minute hands
The concept really grabbed our attention and we cannot wait to see how these novelties will look on new models. In the meantime, here are some pics :