Ulysse Nardin, a name synonymous with pushing the boundaries of traditional high-end watchmaking, continues to captivate horology enthusiasts with its latest creation, the Ulysse Nardin FREAK X OPS. Since its groundbreaking debut in 2001, the Freak collection has consistently challenged conventions, and the Freak X OPS is no exception.
The Freak X OPS takes inspiration from its predecessor, the Freak X, by introducing a crown while retaining its unconventional charm. However, the addition of “OPS,” which stands for “operations,” brings a whole new dimension to this timepiece.
Stealth and adventure define the Freak X OPS. Its black DLC titanium case, bezel, and crown are complemented by khaki green carbon fiber composite flanks and a fabric strap. The design draws from the original Freak X Magma, but this time, green epoxy resin takes center stage, exuding a sense of casual luxury.
Beneath its distinctive exterior, the Freak X OPS houses the UN-230 self-winding movement, a fusion of the robust UN-118 and the high-tech UN-250. With a water resistance of up to 50 meters, it’s built for those who crave new horizons.
What truly sets the Freak X OPS apart is its lack of a traditional dial or hands. The movement itself serves as the minute hand, with an hour pointer on a rotating disc beneath it. This innovative design is both visually striking and incredibly easy to read.
The lightweight carbon fiber composite case flanks create a three-dimensional appearance inspired by the patterns of Damascus steel, making each piece unique. Khaki green Super-LumiNova® on the hour and minute indicators ensures legibility in low-light conditions.
The Freak collection’s legacy, now two decades strong, reflects the pioneering spirit of Ulysse Nardin and the genius of watchmaker Dr. Ludwig Oechslin. The Ulysse Nardin Freak X OPS continues this legacy, inviting you to embrace the unconventional for a price of $33,800.
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