The Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Watch Review
Friday - 14 July 2017
In addition to their musical inspired models, Raymond Weil release their first in-house movement. Housed in the stunning Freelancer model, the exclusive calibre is engineered with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions in mind. In collaboration with Sellita - a movement manufacturer situated, Le Cret-du-Locle, in the Swiss Jura Mountains, Raymond Weil introduce an incredible calibre that took 18 months to make a reality.
The Calibre RW1212 merges the present and future by choosing the digits from their Switzerland headquarters with a postal code of 1212. It is a tribute to their journey so far and their free-spirited, innovative approach; a celebration of Raymond Weil’s 40 year legacy and their mission to continually innovate whilst incorporating watchmaking traditions and an open-minded attitude.
Sitting proudly at 6 o’clock, watch enthusiasts are able to catch a glimpse of the regulating organ. A feature that brings a contemporary, distinctive edge to the new model demanding attention. The balance-and-spring assembly, held by two bridges mirrors the construction of the beautiful tourbillon regulators. Transparency is at the heart of the design with the diamond-polished balance wheel and skeletonised bridges on show. The oscillating weight is decorated with a Cotes de Geneve motif and beautifully engraved with the Raymond Weil logo.
Allowing for the Calibre RW1212 to stand out the Freelancer opts for a classic black dial with silver hour and minute hands and indices; an understated design that guarantees clarity and readability. The movement is purposely built to allow for the mechanism to be exposed on the 42.5mm dial. The elegant design is a stunning tribute to the expertise, forward thinking and unique minds at Raymond Weil.