Ulysse Nardin gets its freak on at SIHH 2019
Since the launch back in 2001, the Ulysse Nardin Freak collection has been one of the brand’s most impressive timepieces. Why? Because everything about it – from the materials used to the way you tell the time – is revolutionary.
This year saw Ulysse Nardin continue with that trend with the all-new Freak X. It’s different from its predecessors in two ways: its carbonium case material – which is a first for the watch industry – as well as its new price point.
Ulysse Nardin played with its movement slightly, making it simpler and therefore slightly more cost-effective. What that means is that you get everything you love about the Freak collection – the baguette movement, for example, but at a more entry-level price tag.
Of course, remaining true to the Freak ethos, the movement serves to visually indicate the time the central bridge indicates the minutes while one of the wheels indicate the hours.
All of this comes in a slightly smaller 43-millimetre case, this time with a crown (previous freak models meant you had to set the time using the bezel). The design remains bold, and is available in titanium, titanium DLC, rose gold and the newly introduced Carbonium.