All new Ulysse Nardin Freak X Carbonium

by Chamath Gamage
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With a stern eye on the future, Ulysse Nardin has made a name for itself for creating awe-inspiring watches that push the boundaries of creativity, while also constantly researching and developing innovative materials. This level of watchmaking excellence has only been achieved by few brands to date, which has earned Ulysse Nardin a membership with the highest exclusive Swiss watchmaking circle; The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.

The Freak X Carbonium by Ulysse Nardin represents everything that is stated above about the brand; cutting edge materials, unique design and innovative movements to be able to tell the time like no other. As the old saying goes, “form follows function”. The Ulysse Nardin Freak X Carbonium is a true testament to this saying as the design is bold and the technology is ground-breaking.

Ulysse Nardin love to make a difference in everything they do and this is evident in the use of the material throughout the Freak X Carbonium. The Carbonium material used in manufacturing the Freak X Carbonium is a new light weight and sustainable material. Carbonium is used in the aeronautical sector for the planes fuselages and wings. This new material is more environmentally friendly and structurally stronger than most carbon composites. It is also visually stunning.

Titanium satin-finish & sandblasted black DLC case

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Carbonium’s movement is the calibre UN-230. The Calibre UN-230 pushes out a power reserve of approximately 50 hours and has a water resistance of ATM (50 meters). This movement powers the “Baguette” style minute hand that moves like a carousel on the dial. As each minute passes, the “baguette” minute hand would simply move one increment per minute, doing sixty movements per hour. The Calibre UN-230 also powers the unique hour indicator on the dial. The hour indicator is the gear wheel that’s closest to the hour markers. As you look closer at the dial, you can see the gear track lined up around a ring that’s connected to the hour indexes. As time passes, the hour gear wheel makes its way along this track as a normal hour hand would on a traditional watch.

Ulysse Nardin Freak X in Titanium

This watch is so unique and fascinating that it’ll start conversations wherever you go! The Freak X Carbonium is a true testament to Ulysse Nardin’s ideologies and it seems that this is only just the beginning!

Ulysse Nardin Freak X Carbonium specification

  • Reference : 2303-270/CARB
  • Case diameter : 43mm
  • Case material : Titanium black DLC case, bezel and Carbonium® matte-finish horn framework
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Water resistance : 50 meters/ 167 feet
  • Movement : UN-230, Self-winding manufacture movement
  • Power reserve : Approximately 72 hours
  • Bracelet : Blue alligator strap with white “point-de-bride” stitches

Australian Retail Pricing : $35,500.00 for Carbonium

World wide Warranty : 5 years

Availability : Available now

Local Authorised Dealers :

  • Queensland – Hardy Brothers Brisbane and Gold Coast
  • New South Wales – Hardy Brothers Sydney and Kenndy Boutique
  • Victoria – Monards and Kennedy Boutique

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