Raymond Weil Freelancer Piper Watch Review
Tuesday - 02 June 2015
Raymond Weil introduces their first-ever pilot watch entitled the Freelancer Piper.
The luxury brand has joined forces with legendary aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft Inc. to fulfil the late founder’s passion. To increase readability for professional pilots the Freelancer Piper proudly presents a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement with date and GMT functions within the 45 mm titanium and stainless steel platform. Direct influences from the aviation muse are apparent within the coloured hands on the dial - the vivid blue minute and hour hands are chiseled to mirror that of an aircraft’s rotor blades and the striking red GMT indicator echoes a compass. Both colours stand out vividly against the black background. Other features that resemble the aviation alliance is the small seconds sub-dial positioned at 9 o’clock that is modelled on the altitude indicator and the punctured holes that embody the black leather strap is another direct aviation influence.
Raymond Weil are 100% assured that pilots will embrace the Freelancer Piper as their new flying companion with it’s tachometer bezel, 100 meter water resistance and 46 hour power reserve; the ultimate timepiece to ‘conquer the skies and discover new horizons above the clouds.’ For watch enthusiasts who purchase the exquisite piece will admire the beautiful presentation box complete with a model of a Raymond Weil branded Piper aircraft.
The partnership is a natural greeting for the watchmakers as Raymond Weil, the founder, was the proud owner of a Piper plane enjoying adventures around Switzerland fixating on sights such as the Matterhorn. He was, in fact, a free spirit, avid explorer and passionate pilot in which his granddaughter and predecessor hopes to capture in the new release. The advertising campaign certainly celebrates his vision and enthusiasm with the inclusion of the Swiss Alps and Raymond Weil branded Piper plane; a sight he would surely cherish!
CEO, Elie Berheim explains: “We are thrilled to be partnering with best-in-class manufacturer, Piper Aircraft Inc. on our first-ever pilot watch. Raymond Weil was not only a visionary and daring entrepreneur but also a passionate pilot and the proud owner of a Piper plane. The Freelancer Piper is a fitting homage to my grandfather and the invaluable heritage he left us. I am sure he would be immensely proud of this introduction.”
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