Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - NEWS -

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.

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