Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212
The Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 is now available with a drop-dead gorgeous green dial. At the base of the dial is an aperture showcasing the escapement and regulating organ in motion.
Raymond Weil established his eponymous company in 1976, making accessible, luxury watches. The firm, based in Grand-Lancy, a suburb of Geneva is a family concern with Raymond’s son-in-law, Oliver Bernheim, and Raymond’s grandchildren, Elie and Pierre Bernheim ultimately joining the company.
Over the years, the brand has enjoyed much commercial success, especially with the Freelancer, Tango and the recently updated Parsifal. In addition, Raymond Weil frequently aligns itself with the world of music. It has supported music-related charities as well as creating limited-edition models in collaboration with a diverse array of artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie and, recently, Jimi Hendrix.
Throughout its history, the Swiss luxury marque has procured both quartz and mechanical movements from an array of companies. However, in recent years it has sourced most of its mechanical calibres from the movement specialist, Sellita. In 2017, the two companies took a bold step, developing an exclusive in-house movement, the Calibre 1212, produced in Sellita’s manufacturing facility. The Swiss Maison has produced several watches endowed with this movement, including a skeleton model.
Now, the Genevan brand has unveiled arguably the most beautiful Freelancer model to date, the Freelancer Calibre RW1212 – Green 2780 STC 52001. The escapement and regulating organ are presented at 6 o’clock, seducing the onlooker with their coquettish motion.
The brand’s press release
In 2017, RAYMOND WEIL meticulously developed an exclusive in-house movement produced by the manufacturer Sellita. Paying tribute to the brand’s Swiss origins, RAYMOND WEIL named this movement Calibre RW1212. It is a nod to the postal code of the company’s global headquarters, Grand-Lancy. The movement is a testament to over 40 years of the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions and expertise. Therefore, it was only fitting that this automatic movement be housed in it’s bestselling freelancer.
Today, RAYMOND WEIL announces the 2780-STC-52001 with bold green accents. A model that has been carefully curated with 2020’s colour palette in mind, this luxury Swiss watch is a must-have for any watch collector.
This latest addition to the freelancer collection features a 42 mm stainless steel dial framed by a green satin chapter ring with silver indices, Clous de Paris in the centre and a seconds train on the outside.
Taking centre stage of this timepiece is the visible balance wheel located above the 6 o’clock position; an open aperture design to highlight RAYMOND WEIL’s bespoke mechanical movement with automatic winding. This delicate aperture gives a fascinating view into RW1212 Calibre movement, revealing the oscillating balance wheel, the pulsating hairspring and the vibrating pallet lever.
A mesmerising view, the insight into the slender two-spoke balance bridge and escape wheel is housed in sapphire crystal with antiglare treatment on both sides of the case, a screwed-down crown with an RW monogram logo and a combination of both satin and polished stainless steel detailing. The 2780-STC-52001 is complimented by matching deep green strap made from synthetic textiles and completed with a RAYMOND WEIL’s stainless steel folding clasp with double push-security system.
This new timepiece completes the freelancer Calibre RW1212 range for RAYMOND WEIL, the flagship collection for him from the luxury Swiss watchmaking Maison.
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