Freak XReference# 2303-270/03
- Case: titanium with sections coated with PVD finish
- Size: 43mm
- Movement: automatic-winding manufacture caliber UN-230
- Function: flying carousel movement rotating around its own axis
- Power Reserve: approximately 72 hours
- Water Resistance: 50m
- Dial: blue
- Caseback: sapphire crystal
- Hands: luminous hands and markers
- Strap/Bracelet: alligator leather
The Freak X, the little cousin of its “Freak antecedents,” stands out as the entry point into the Freak collection. Though many of the same aesthetic and functional elements are in place, it pushes out into uncharted territory. The sizing is tighter – 43mm instead of 45mm – but it is easier to read and operate. It has a crown for time correction, which breaks with one of the most iconic aspects of the crown-less Freak Vision or Freak Out models, which correct time by the bezel. The “baguette” movement is still a carousel, turning once on itself every hour to indicate the time. It is simpler, bolder, and has fewer wheels. 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 one of the Freak Vision’s most outstanding innovations: a super-light balance wheel in silicium, extra-wide, with nickel flyweights and stabilizing micro-blades. The movement itself, the new UN-230, is a fusion of the manufacture calibers UN-118 and Freak Vision UN-250.
The case, nicely rounded with curved lines, is wholly new, and seriously transformative. The new Freak X is available in titanium, rose gold, black DLC or in Carbonium. It is very competitively priced, demonstrating the brand’s commitment to expanding and enriching its collections by pushing watchmaking Xpertise to the X degree. To the intrepid Ulysses of the modern world, it is a clarion call to adventure.