Raymond Weil unveils a handsome iteration of their Freelancer chronograph. Standing out with its black/bronze colourway, this retro-styled bi-compax chronograph is inspired by a customised motorbike crafted by the artisans of Meister Engineering, a Swiss company specialised in the re-imagination of motorcycles.
The 43.5mm Raymond Weil x Meister Freelancer Chronograph is presented in a bronze case with pump-style pushers and sharp, angular lugs. Its gradient black dial features two bronze colour registers. At the periphery of the dial, the flange is inscribed with a pulsometer scale while the black bezel has a tachymeter scale on its ceramic insert. The date display at 6 o’clock contributes to the symmetrical layout of the dial.
Flip the watch over and the exhibition caseback allows you to discover the automatic RW5030 based on the Sellita SW510 (the Sellita version of the tried-and-tested Valjoux 7750). As such, it is a cam-operated integrated chronograph, running at 4Hz, with 56 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The stop-second mechanism allows for precise setting. Besides the hours, minutes and small seconds at 9 o’clock, it displays the date. The chronograph two-counter layout includes a central second hand and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. The rotor is skeletonized with a W-shape and the decoration includes Geneva stripes and perlage.
The Raymond Weil Freelancer Bronze Chronograph is presented on a calf leather strap and it is secured to the wrist by a security bronze folding clasp. Released in a limited edition of 300 watches, it retails at CHF/EUR 4,295 or GBP 3,495. There is also a titanium version of the model retailing for CHF/EUR 3,775 or GBP 2.995.
More detail at www.raymond-weil.com.