RAYMOND WEIL presents the Freelancer 1212 for gents, a distinguished watch  with a boldly distinctive design, notably featuring an openworked dial revealing the regulating organ at 6 o’clock.

This Freelancer has the balance-and-spring assembly, held by two bridges, which reveals a construction echoing that of the most beautiful tourbillon regulators. The freelancer “Calibre RW1212” is a two-hand model providing an understated display of the hours and minutes.

It took 18 months for the R&D team at RAYMOND WEIL to develop the movement and design the dial revealing the regulating organ at 6 o’clock. All the elements closely relating to the regulating organ were redesigned and pared down, so as to endow this in-house movement with its subtle transparency. The calibre then sprang to life in the hands of the Sellita watchmakers.

Framed by a 42.5mm steel case, the balance-and-spring assembly is the focus of attention. The diamond-polished balance wheel and skeletonized bridges ensure transparent visibility extending to the very heart of the watch. Powered by a mechanical self-winding movement, the freelancer “Calibre RW1212” beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 38-hour power reserve. Its oscillating weight is adorned with a “Côtes de Genève” motif and engraved with the RAYMOND WEIL logo. The movement is built in such a way as to showcase its beautiful mechanism on the dial side. The strategic organs positioned above the mainplate and the symmetry of the bridges accentuate the architectural nature of this elegant and beautifully balanced model.


FREELANCER

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

2780-SPS-20001

Movement               Mechanical self-winding in-house movement, with visible balance wheel – RW1212

Power-Reserve       38 hours

Jewels                       27

Functions                  Central hours, minutes

Case                          Round – Steel with rose gold PVD plating

Diameter: 42.5mm

Thickness: 10.6mm

Crown                       Steel – screwed and fluted with RW monogram

Crystal                       Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment

Dial                             Black with indexes

Hands                        Steel type, barrel-shaped, enhanced with white Super-Luminova®

Case back               Screw down, with sapphire crystal

Bracelet                    Stainless steel with rose gold PVD plating with stainless steel clasp, double push-button security system

Water resistance    10 ATM

 

RAYMOND WEIL

RAYMOND WEIL is the name of a Swiss watchmaking Maison and that of a family which has for almost half a century been embedding its values at the very heart of its watches.

Belonging to the privileged circle of independent family businesses, RAYMOND WEIL creates elegant, refined watches for women and men. Founded in 1976, it is now headed by ElieBernheim, grandson of the founder who gave his name to the company. Across three generations, the Geneva-based firm has been developing and establishing its status as a leading light in the Swiss watch industry.

Music and art are to RAYMOND WEIL what thought is to humankind: an inexhaustible source of inspiration and creativity. This enduring family-driven vision not only forges the strength of RAYMOND WEIL, but also shapes its distinctive character. Music and art stimulate the Brand’s

creativity and inspire international partnerships with iconic artists, music brands, concert halls, art foundations, and prestigious award ceremonies.

Building on more than 40 years of experience, the Swiss watchmaking Maison brings to the forefront the watchmaking skills and expertise acquired in Switzerland over the centuries. Precision, quality, reliability, nobility and high-tech materials are the demanding standards of a philosophy that earns the much-coveted ‘Swiss made’ label.

 

Source: BIZ COM – for PRoactive communications