Introducing two new dangerously designed Freak X models: an Xplosive lava red carbon-fiber tour-de-force and a cool frosted white force of nature.
The unique engineering and design of these two models take the Freak concept to a new level, the lifeblood of Ulysse Nardin’s pioneering innovation pumping through each piece. Reflecting, respectively, the stoic polar ice floes and the majestic volcanoes that regenerate the earth, they are an appetising preview of the upcoming Ulysse Nardin novelties. Like Homer’s fearless hero, Ulysse Nardin has once again gone to Xtremes to visit the furthermost forces of nature with its two new Freak X timepieces. The FREAK X ICE in titanium and the FREAK X MAGMA in lava red carbon fibre and titanium black DLC will make you fear the cold and crave the burn.
FREAK X MAGMA: A LAVA STORM AT THE HEART OF THE EARTH
Made from a seismic combination of ultra-light carbon fibre and red, marbled epoxy resin, each FREAK X MAGMA is unique. Stripped down to its essential components, it is ultra-light, scratch-resistant and streamlined.
Volcanic, vigorous and virile, the combination of red and black is mesmerising and energising. Masculine, angular and lava red, Ulysse Nardin’s FREAK X MAGMA is a force of nature, a watch of style, action and elegance. With a red point-de-bride and a black leather strap - equipped with a folding clasp – it is evocative of obsidian volcanic rock and the lava flow at its origin; the combination of sandblasted and polished-effects on the bezel and a satiny smooth dial reflects a volcanic environment. The Superluminova applied on red colour allows the wearer to read the time even in the pitch of night. The open case back of this boutique-only edition lays bare the UN-230 self-winding movement – a masterpiece of Ulysse Nardin’s legendary watchmaking.
CARSTEN PETER, A NEW ULYSSE OF THE XTREME
To embody this volatile life force, Ulysse Nardin is partnering with Carsten Peter, a nature photographer and storyteller of the Xtreme. His Xplosive images take the viewer to places most would never dare to go; over glaciers, into tornadoes and right up to the intense heat present around volcanoes.
Carsten is an award-winning regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine specialised in capturing never-before-seen images of some of the most remote and dangerous places on the planet. Using innovative techniques, he pioneers himself, he brings toxic caverns, thermal caves and lava lakes to life before sharing them with the world. 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 own Odyssey.
FREAK X ICE: A JOURNEY INTO THE XTREME
Ice and fire join forces in this new incandescent FREAK X ICE model. Reminiscent of prehistoric glaciers, this fresh model will make your heart beat wild hot and cold with the call to go insane as ice catches fire and burns. Never has there been a better time to release your inner Ulysses, embrace risk and chase your dreams with the FREAK X ICE as the perfect tool to accompany you into uncharted waters. The titanium alabaster watch case will give your winter lips a feverish touch. Inside the FREAK X ICE beats the UN-230 self-winding movement, visible through the open case-back.
The sturdy, adjustable, white leather strap with rubber coating is equipped with a folding clasp while navy blue indexes, point-de-bride and Superluminova evoke the polar ice floes, making each watch a call to adventure on your wrist.