Ulysse Nardin has recently unveiled FREAK X MARQUETRY, a new boutique limited edition FREAK X watch model bathed in a luminous mosaic of colors, in the form of silicium marquetry.
A revolutionary material par excellence, silicium had already proved its worth in Ulysse Nardin’s watch movements. For this new Freak X, Ulysse Nardin used an advanced technology, still in silicium, to produce a matt effect on the blue part of the decorative plate, thus creating a visual contrast with the green “X” in silicium marquetry.
The FREAK X MARQUETRY is equipped with the UN-230 calibre. This self-winding movement is a fusion of the manufacture calibres UN-118 and FREAK VISION UN-250.
The movement is a carrousel, turning once on itself every hour to indicate the time. It has no dial and no hands-the central bridge acts as a minute hand and one of the wheels indicates the hours. Inside and clearly visible beats a super-light balance wheel in silicium, extra-wide, with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades.
Measuring 43mm diameter, the Titanium case with Blue PVD is nicely rounded with curved lines. It has a crown for time correction, which breaks with one of the most iconic aspects of the crown-less FREAKVISION which correct time by the bezel.
Limited to 30 pieces, the FREAK X MARQUETRY watch comes with a blue alligator leather strap.
Model: FREAK X MARQUETRY
Caliber UN-230, self-winding movement
Flying carrousel manufacture movement rotating around its own axis
Oversized oscillator with Silicium technology
Wide-diameter 3Hz silicium balance-wheel with nickel inert masses
Index & Bridges in Vivid Blue with Superluminova
Power reserve: 72 hours
Cutting-edge Métiersd’art with Silicium marquetry decorative plate (bottom of the movement)
Titanium with Blue PVD
Diameter: 43 mm
Case-back: open sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 m
Blue alligator leather strap
Scratch closing system with Titanium buckle
Limited edition of 30 pieces, boutiques only
29’500 CHF / 29’500 EUR / 31’100 USD