Did you grow up in the 1970s or 1980s? If so, chances are you’ve at least listened to a few AC/DC hits on the radio. Hopefully, if you’re cool enough, you were a full-blown AC/DC fan. Who doesn’t love Highway to Hell or You Shook Me All Night Long? Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, folks. They’ve sold over 200 million records. Anyway, you don’t have to be a hardcore fan to enter Raymond Weil’s contest to win a limited edition Freelancer timepiece. Yes, it has an in-your-face AC/DC theme, but that just might be the best part. So, sit back, find your old AC/DC cassettes and let’s take a closer look at the watch (and how to enter the contest).
The Raymond Weil Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition is an aesthetically modified piece in the Freelancer line and part of their Music Icons series. There’s a David Bowie version, too (and The Beatles, Bob Marley and more have also gotten the Raymond Weil treatment). The dial has a prominent AC/DC logo at the top with the company’s name underneath. Surrounding the perimeter are silver studded indices, reinforcing the watch’s rock and roll vibe. The dial itself is black with a textured pattern reminiscent of the AC/DC high voltage bolt graphics. Whether you’re a fan or not, the dial just looks cool. You might be fooled into thinking that a tourbillon sits at 6 o’clock, which would be downright amazing for a giveaway, but it’s simply a well-executed exposed standard regulator. This is a simple time-only watch without even a seconds hand, but that allows the hard rock effect to shine through. The silver hour and minute hands have white luminescence.
The stainless steel case is somewhat large at 42mm in diameter and 10.6mm in height, with sapphire crystals front and back. Both the caseback and crown screw down, allowing it to be water-resistant to 100m. The front sapphire crystal also has an anti-reflective coating.
The proprietary automatic Calibre RW1212 powers the watch, which was designed in collaboration with Swiss manufacturer, Sellita. It has 27 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 38-hour power reserve. Viewed from the exhibition caseback, the rotor is decorated with Côtes de Genève and the company’s name, with perlage on the bridges and plates.
The black calf leather strap has an embossed AC/DC logo and stainless steel folding clasp with a double push-security system. The underside is lined with brown leather.
So how do you enter to win this Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition? Simply answer a few questions about the legendary rock band, which any hardcore fan should know (and Google is there for the rest of us). When you ace that test, Raymond Weil asks that you share the contest on social media and tag @RAYMONDWEIL. And that’s it. The series is limited to only 3,000 watches, so you can win an exclusive tribute to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend. This piece retails for USD 1,995, so it’s definitely a contest worth entering.
And of course, a bit of music now!