Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time
With its new Freak X, Ulysse Nardin provides a more accessible entry into the weird and wonderful world of the Freak. It is technically simplified and stylistically normalised in comparison to its groundbreaking cousins, and comes with a much smaller price tag. While affordability is a major lure, the Freak X is far from a cheap imitation. It retains the classic Freak characteristic of having no dial and no hands, instead using the baguette-shaped central bridge of the carousel as a minute hand and one of the wheels to indicate hours instead. The mechanics have been simplified for better legibility, and the case has shrunk from 45mm to 43mm. The main departure from previous Freak models is the inclusion of a crown for time correction instead of the ingenious time-setting bezel. The watch is available in titanium, 18K rose gold, black DLC or aeronautical-grade Carbonium.