Ulysse Nardin introduces a daringly designed new timepiece, the Freak X Magma. It exudes heat with its case in lava red carbon fiber and titanium black DLC. The Ulysse Nardin Freak has once again defied the rules of nature recalling the fiery volcanoes.
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 Magma
The 43mm case of the Ulysse Nardin Freak X Magma is made from a combination of ultra-light carbon fiber and red marbled epoxy resin. Each combination is different, which makes each piece unique. The bezel is in titanium and black DLC. The UN-230 in house automatic movement with a 72-hour power reserve is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The red 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 black leather with red point-de-bride and a folding clasp. The boutique-only Freak X Magma embraces its volcanic inspiration.
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.