RAYMOND WEIL introduces The freelancer “Calibre RW1212” model with a bold, distinctive design, notably featuring an openworked dial revealing the regulating organ at 6 o’clock. The balance-and-spring assembly, held by two bridges, reveals a construction echoing that of the most beautiful tourbillon regulators.
The watch brand teamed up with Sellita to create a new movement exclusively developed and designed by the R&D department of the Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle. Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o’clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ.
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. The movement is built in such a way as to showcase its beautiful mechanism on the dial side. The strategic positioning of the organs above the main plate and the symmetry of the bridges accentuate the architectural nature of this elegant and beautifully balanced model.
The freelancer “Calibre RW1212” comes in several versions, featuring a silver-toned or black dial teamed with a steel case and bracelet, or with a leather strap, as well as in two-tone variations featuring matching bracelets or leather straps.
Our personal favourite would be the elegant black dial with matching black leather strap, the style is perfect for switching between the office and after work drinks and makes a for a real winner if you’re looking to a stable timepiece for everyday use.
Price: £1,595 – £1,795, available, Raymond-weil.com