Ulysse Nardin Freak X Ice

Reference #: 2303-270/00

24,000 USD
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Ulysse Nardin is an official partner of The Watch Pages


Ulysse Nardin introduces a daringly designed new timepiece, the Freak X Ice, which gives off a distinct shiver with its case in titanium and white bezel. The Ulysse Nardin Freak has once again defied the rules of nature recalling the freezing ice caps.

History of the Ulysse Nardin Freak watch

The first-ever Freak was released in 2001, and it turned the watch industry on its head for both its innovative design and its unique take on the tourbillon. The movement is actually on the dial and forms the minute hand of the watch. The watch is wound by the case itself, foregoing the need for a crown. At a time when anything but using the traditional materials in watchmaking was unheard of, Ulysse Nardin used silicon components in The Freak, which is common practice today. The name Freak was a code name for the collection during production, and when it came time to present the new timepiece, the name stuck.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Ice

The 43mm titanium alabaster case of the Ulysse Nardin Freak X Ice evokes the ice caps of the cold arctic. The UN-230 in house automatic movement with a 72-hour power reserve is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The indications on the dial are applied with Superluminova, which allows for perfect legibility of the time even when it gets dark. The strap is in white leather with rubber coating and a folding clasp.

Carsten Peter partners with Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin is partnering with Carsten Peter to be the storyteller of the volatile forces behind the Freak X Magma and the Freak X Ice. An award-winning nature photographer and a regular contributor to the National Geographic Magazine, he has captured countless never before seen images of the most isolated and dangerous places in the world. He enables us to travel to places we would never dare to go; up a glacier or up close and personal with an erupting volcano. Photographer, filmmaker, biologist and adventurer, Carsten embodies the Ulysse Nardin spirit and the desire each one of us has within us to embark on our very own journey.

Carsten Peter and Ulysse Nardin, volcano photo


Features

The Basics

Dial

Case

Strap

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Flying Carousel
  • Unique

Special Features

  • Water resistance 50m/5 bar

The Brand

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin opened his watchmaking workshop in 1846 and the company has operated out of the same building in Le Locle since 1865. The company was acquired by businessman Rolf Schnyder in 1983, who together with watchmaker Ludwig Oechslin, relaunched the brand. Key pieces include the Freak and the Marine Chronometer. The company was acquired by the Kering Group in 2014.


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