(Photo: Courtesy Ulysse Nardin)
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Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision Coral Bay

An Australian snorkeling beach inspires a wild new watch without a crown, hands, or dial.

An Australian snorkeling beach inspires a wild new watch without a crown, hands, or dial.

If the Freak Vision—a small-batch, all-platinum, self-winding, 45 mm wristwatch without a crown or hands—wasn’t wild enough for you, check the Coral Bay. The hours and minutes are cleverly indicated by the rotation of the movement itself. In the foreground, red and white acrylic paints go onto the barrel bridge; behind it, lacquers are mixed directly on the dial and heat-treated at 90 degrees between each application. Details are hand-applied, requiring some 20 hours of painting time.

Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision Coral Bay $102,000; ulysse-nardin.com

(Photo: Courtesy Ulysse Nardin)
(Photo: Courtesy Ulysse Nardin)
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