Dubai, UAE, August 10, 2017: 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.
Movement: Mechanical self-winding in-house movement, with visible balance wheel – RW1212
Power-Reserve: 38 hours
Functions: Central hours, minutes
Case: Round – Steel with rose gold PVD plating
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