Diesel’s DZ4160 Freak of Nature Watch is one ugly timepiece. Yet, I can’t take my eyes off it.
While some watches can best be described as half-chronograph, half-formal timepieces, this literal two-in-one take is just beyond my ability to muster. Combining a sporty steel oval housing with a formal-looking gold square case, the Freak of Nature is Frankenstein’s reincarnation as a timepiece and it’s every bit as hideous.
The DZ4160 sports quartz movement on a 46 mm case that we can literally describe as a half-square, half-circle with a half-gold and half-steel finish. Following suit is the belt-style strap, the upper end of which features a steel bracelet with the lower end rocking a leather band.
Personally, I’ll rock this thing if I can get my dirty paws on it. While considerably less good-looking than most of the stylish watches we feature here (yes, including Diesel’s own limb-twisting timepiece), it’s no less interesting. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wrist-worn accessory that can generate more violent reactions than I expect from this “hybrid” monstrosity.