In 2019, at the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Exhibition, the new Ulysse Nardin FREAK X watch was unveiled. Inspired by adventure, the Ulysse Nardin Freak X timepiece subverts traditional design, and the design of the watch is distinctive and unique. In the Freak X watch, the letter “X” has a deep meaning, which represents all unknown, non-specific or variable elements, such as Xploration, Xtraordinary, Xcess, Xperience, Xcitement, X treme, and complex (compleX). As can be seen from the name, the new models of Ulysse Nardin for the detection and pursuit of the unknown. Next, let’s take a look at the rose gold watch in the new model of the Ulysse Nardin FREAK X series. (Watch model: 2305-270/02)The FREAK X watch in Ulysse Nardin is the same as this series. The avant-garde case and pointer design are full of personality. In addition, the new watch has been adjusted in detail, such as the case diameter reduced from 45 mm to 43 mm, which is more suitable for different sized wrists. The other biggest change is the first time with a crown, which is the biggest difference from the previous Freak VISION and Freak OUT watches.The case is made of DLC-coated titanium and is matched with rose gold lugs. The mix of the two materials is avant-garde. The curved case has been completely redesigned for the complete transformation.For the first time, the REAK series has a crown engraved with the brand LOGO that can be adjusted. Unlike the previous models, there is no crown, relying on the bezel to adjust the time. This change makes it easy to operate the watch.The design of the new watch is simpler and bolder. There is still no dial and hands. The movement is still a flying Carrousel movement, which rotates one revolution per hour to show the time. The time reading is indicated by the centre bridge and gear inside the movement is used to indicate the hour.Both the time scale and the bridge are covered with a luminous coating to make sure you can read time clearly and intuitively in a dark environment.The watch is paired with a black alligator strap with natural cracks and black stitching, revealing the taste of a classic gentleman.The movement is the UN-230 automatic movement, which combines the dual advantages of the brand-made UN-118 movement and the whimsical creation of the UN-250 movement. It is equipped with an ultra-light and large-size silicon balance wheel, nickel weights and self-adjusting micro-sheets. The back of the watch has the see-through design, showing the 5N rose gold hollow oscillating weight on the movement.Summary: this year, Ulysse Nardin new FREAK X timer applied the most avant-garde design, inheriting the aesthetic concepts and functional elements of the series, making the new model more compact and clearer and simpler.
Ulysse Nardin Freak
On November 1st, 2018, the Shanghai Expo Creative Show, the Swiss watchmaking brand Ulysse Nardin invited more than 80 media and dealers to witness the shocking scene of “FreakMeOut”. The new FREAK Series X watch was released on site.
This year, the Ulysse Nardin watch released a new communication theme on a global scale, telling the story of a big shark in the cosmopolitan New York and Shanghai. The shark is far from the deep sea and reef habitat, and travels through the streets of New York and Shanghai. The predator is secretive, dependent on instinct, he is energetic and confident. It has been swimming, not waiting for things to change – because it takes the initiative to change. The rules are never fixed, the imprisonment will always be broken, the Ulysse Nardin watch through the shark wants to show the determination to pursue creativity and initiative change, and the FreakMeOut is just the beginning of the shark fantasy adventure in China.
FreakMeOut Event Scene
The FREAK series is a unique, extraordinary, wonderful, unconventional and unusual free soul. When the Swiss watch series in Ulysse Nardin brand was born in 2002, it broke the boundaries and challenged the tradition. Its design concepts and techniques were unprecedented in the watch industry. The FREAK series subverts traditional designs and is known for abandoning the avant-garde design of the case, crown and hands, showing the time through the movement. This transcendence design has won numerous awards, breaking the tradition and showing a free and bold attitude.
Ulysse Nardin China CEO Zhang Chi and Ulysse Nardin Watch Global CMO
Ulysse Nardin Releases New Freak X Black Wristwatch
The new FREAK Series X watch is released on the spot. The unique feature of this new watch is that it can be customized, and the color of the hands, dial and strap can be changed according to personal preference, showing more flexible and vivid feature. Prior to this, it was released in Moscow, New York and other cities. Shanghai is the last stop and is expected to be officially released at the Geneva exhibition next year.
In the “FreakMeOut” scene, in addition to seeing the wonderful diving show, we are also fortunate to appreciate the wonderful new watches released this year.
Rare and Precious Repeater-Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan Tourbillon Repeater Watch Won the 2003 International Creative Awards
This watch is derived from the respect of Genghis Khan, so Ulysse Nardin hand-carved the Mongolian Terracotta Warriors on the extremely rare black onyx dial and named it Genghis Khan. This watch is also one of the few top watches in the world that is not dominated by jewellery and diamonds, and whose value is still high. It shows that the Genghis Khan’s Repeater Watch in Ulysse Nardin has a lofty position in the watchmaking process of complex mechanical watches. This watch has won the 2003 International Creative Award from a professional magazine, which is the best combination of mechanical craftsmanship and art.
Ulysse Nardin FREAK Series New Generation Member FREAK OUT Watch
Following the Freak Vision Watch and the Freak Vision Coral Bay Watch at the 2018 Geneva International Haute Horlogerie Show (SIHH), four new Freak Out watches with the self-winding movement UN-205 now join this Freak series in the field of fine watchmaking. All new Freak Out products are subverted to the traditional standard: no crown, dial or hands, and equipped with a “flying caroline” tourbillon (strip movement around its axis) and ultra-light silicon balance.
Ulysse Nardin Classic Minute Repeater VOYEUR Watch
This watch is actually a dynamic watch, which requires a superb watchmaking level to create a kinetic structure, and it requires precise control of the distance, frequency and times of the action. If it is a variety of actions, it needs to consider the order, so the watch is often a very complicated watch. At the same time, with the help of the gold carving process, the Ulysse Nardin artisans carved two men and two women, while the dark gray dial also carved out the details of the carpet, sofa, window, curtain and other details. Equipped with a timekeeping function, this watch is equipped with a minute repeater. When the timekeeping function is turned on, the face starts to operate and the characters act in sequence.
The president of Ulysse Nardin mentioned in the event that with the development of time and the changes of the times, the subsequent Ulysse Nardin watch will be younger and more dynamic.
The vast, beautiful ocean gives Ulysse Nardin the flow of creative inspiration, and its brand culture has been rooted in the mysterious ocean world. Adhering to oceanic heritage and the spread of freedom, Ulysse Nardin appeals to the whole world for marine environment protection with the ocean-themed timepieces. The on-line, below-the-line advertising published in June, 2018 pays tribute to the 172-year close touch with ocean. The posts reflect the ocean theme, telling a story about a shark which travels New York and Shanghai. The creative advertising also pays homage to explorers, navigators and those who revolt against the current.
Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision 2505-250 Platinum Watch displayed at SIHH 2018 surprised me again, whose advertising freak me out. The Freak Collection was founded in 2001, representing the unique, extraordinary, wonderful, bold free soul. Each Freak watch shows its features: breaking the edge, challenging the tradition. The Freak collection is famous for getting rid of case, crown and indexes, and time display through the gear train. The unusual design has won a number of awards. 2018’s new Freak Vision watch Ref.2505-250 sets off infinite mechanical charm. It tells all what high watchmaking is.
The bold, unusual watch was designed for those who like fine instruments and exploring the unknown. It doesn’t just tell the time, and it proves subverting tradition and infinite innovation. It’s difficult for us to get time at first glance, because what we can see is just the complicated structure, but it’s the feature. To match with the fantastic design, the case is made of platinum, and the titanium bezel with three raised triangle markers is covered with blue rubber. Blue rubber, blue dial and blue bracelet all echo to the ocean theme. The switch plate at 6 O’clock takes place of the usual crown at 3 O’clock. Lift the switch plate up, then turn the titanium bezel. It’s easy and creative to adjust the time. White hour markers and tooth-shaped minute scales are easy to be recognized. The H/M hands are on the multilayer dial. The central disc with “Ulysse Nardin” in white and a white triangle is rotating, and the white triangle indicates the hour. The upper gear plate is finished according to a 3D boat hull. The end with a small white triangle indicates the minute. The domed sapphire crystal is a better design for the multilayer dial.
The titanium case back is fixed with six screws. We can appreciate the new winding system-“Grinder” Automatic winding system with pawls and flexible guidance throughout domed sapphire back. The system can catch the light swing the arm produces. Ulysse Nardin Freak Vision 2505-250 is equipped with in-house calibre UN-250 which is fitted with Ulysse Nardin Anchor Constant Escapement in silicon. The escapement can retain constant power. Freak Vision 2505-250 reflects bold, creative spirit.