Le Locle, March 4th, 2020 – 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 volcanos that regenerate the earth, they are an appetizing 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 fiber 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 fiber 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 mesmerizing and energizing. 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 color 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
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 specialized 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.