SIHH 2019: Ulysse Nardin – X Marks the Freak

A brand new Freak involves city.

At final yr’s SIHH, Ulysse Nardin launched the Freak Vision, an idea watch that integrated 10 totally different improvements right into a watch. This yr, the model goes on the offensive on the alternative finish, selecting as an alternative to unveil a brand new entry degree Freak, the Freak X.

As the model places it, the watch is the “little cousin of its Freak antecedents” sustaining most of the similar aesthetic and useful components as the remainder of the household. What would possibly stand out for Freak followers instantly is the crown on the watch. While the Freak Vision and Freak Out fashions have been recognized for the crown-less system that makes use of the bezel to right time, Ulysse Nardin has determined to go together with the standard crown this time spherical. The sizing of the watch as nicely is extra standard, at simply 43mm as an alternative of an imposing 45mm.

Ulysse Nardin introduces Carbonium for the primary time.

The titanium-cased choice.

Black DLC for the stealthed look.


The rose gold case choice.

What has not modified, in fact, is how the Freak X works. The motion within the centre of the dial nonetheless works as a carousel and makes a full rotation hourly, indicating the time with the central bridge as a minute hand and one of many wheels because the hours. The Freak X has tailored among the Freak Vision’s improvements such because the silicium stability wheel that was constructed extra-wide and fitted with nickel flyweights and stabilising micro-blades for higher self-regulation.

What will shock collectors nevertheless is the provision of decisions for case supplies within the new Freak X. The watch is offered in 4 supplies – titanium, rose gold, black DLC or in Carbonium. As defined by the model, Carbonium “is a new, super-light and sustainable material used in the aeronautical sector for the latest-generation aeroplanes’ fuselage and wings.” Ulysse Nardin has additionally reported that the manufacturing of Carbonium has 40 per cent much less environmental impression than different carbon composites by advantage of the truth that it makes use of the offcuts from the aeronautical trade.

Stealth is wealth clearly.

Movement Self-winding manufacture calibre UN-230 with 72 hours energy reserve
Case 43mm Titanium / Titanium with Black DLC / 18ok Rose Gold / Carbonium case with 50 metres water resistance
Strap Openwork veal or alligator strap with “point de bride” stitches
Price Starting from US$21,000

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