Ulysse Nardin Freak X Ice and Magma.

Mar 04, 2020,02:22 AM

Two new Freak X have just been unveiled by Ulysse Nardin. 

The ICE, with its titanium case,

And the Magma with its blend of lava red carbon and titanium DLC black case. 

As for the former Freak X, they are cool and interesting watches, but are they still a Freak? 



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Hhhmmm....not sure?. [nt]

 By: BeckyJax1 : March 4th, 2020-03:02

Same here... [nt]

 By: amanico : March 4th, 2020-03:11

These are nice watches but.....

 By: chikai168 : March 4th, 2020-03:29
I have a “grail” collection that I am working towards and the Freak has always been on that list. When the Freak Out was unveiled, I was very happy as it is a true Freak but was much more attainable cost-wise. It replaced the Freak Cruiser or other precio... 


 By: chikai168 : March 4th, 2020-03:56
For me, I would rather take (much) longer to attain a Freak Out than “settle” with a Freak X. One day......... BW, Chi Kai

I think I know someone who would love the Freak X ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 4th, 2020-03:39
On our moderator team ;-))

Let's see... [nt]

 By: amanico : March 4th, 2020-03:44

Not so sure. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 4th, 2020-07:19

Man Cap, I hate to let you down!

 By: MichaelC : March 5th, 2020-19:36
You do know me as a Freak fan. I replied some more thoughts below, I'm afraid I don't look at this new collection as a real Freak. Freak DNA, yes, I can see that. And this Ice model is a very appealing scheme for me. But sadly it will never have the charm... 

Hi Michael...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 6th, 2020-01:00
The bezel winding is certainly a crucial part of the DNA. Without it it’s only half a Freak ;-))

I definitely agree. [nt]

 By: MichaelC : March 7th, 2020-07:10

I’ve been looking for an original Freak ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 7th, 2020-11:11
A special piece 🍻

It looks very cool !

 By: Vaillant : March 4th, 2020-03:44
There is a huge difference between Freak X Ice and Freak next for exemple. For people who can't afford the Next and appreciate the Freak design (Like me), X Ice still a very good option.

I agree

 By: TeutonicCarFan : March 4th, 2020-09:22
I have never been interested in the original freak (mainly size and material), but this freak x with the balance and escapement on dial is very appealing to me in 42mm and Ti (blue)

Not pushing my buttons.

 By: M4 : March 4th, 2020-03:45
But probably not meant to. I'm a little older than the target demographic, no doubt 🙂 M4

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : March 4th, 2020-03:45

I love my freak out

 By: shafran : March 4th, 2020-11:41
This is a nice watch. But... not a freak

What I feel, too. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 4th, 2020-13:55

The ice is nice, but cannot decide that it Is proper..

 By: Ronald Held : March 4th, 2020-12:28
To own one, with that crown.

+1!! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : March 5th, 2020-11:05

Maybe boils down to, should a Freak lover but this watch...

 By: Ronald Held : March 6th, 2020-12:22
With a clear conscious?

I cannot decide!! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : March 7th, 2020-12:24

If I only look at the watches, they are interesting and strong designs.

 By: MichaelC : March 5th, 2020-19:29
When I consider having "Freak" attached to them, that is where I have a disconnect. The original Freak was touted as a watch without dial or crown. These newer models surely have a crown, and seemingly a dial. I should not be hung up on the name. Your cou... 

very cool

 By: Weems@8 : March 6th, 2020-13:14
I can looking at the watches without any boring feeling. Normally i prefer classic looking watches without bla bla.

Not a grail

 By: Weems@8 : March 6th, 2020-23:55
No wish, but a kind of watch to have if you spotted it with reduction.

It’s a Labradoodle!

 By: NickO : March 7th, 2020-14:48
It reminds me on the time we used a vet who bread standard poodles. He truly loved and admired that breed and held the standards with the highest regards. Our neighbor had recently purchased a Labradoodle, and I casually mentioned that in passing. Boy, do... 

Any reason why they put the crown there?

 By: Echi : March 21st, 2020-00:11
It's ok and all but it reduces the Freak to just another "nice watch". Maybe they should have not called it Freak. Just not as Freaky :p

Yes indeed. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : March 21st, 2020-12:34