A family-owned Swiss watchmaking brand, Raymond Weil, recently added a new chronograph to its Freelancer collection. This newcomer is housed in a titanium case and boasts a sleek geometrical aesthetics with its finely honed horns and straight lines.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph watch with the referent number 7745-TIC-05609 is housed in a round, satin finished titanium case which measures 45mm in diameter and 13.7mm in thickness. Its contemporary case incorporates a screwed and fluted titanium crown with RW monogram, two polished chronograph push-pieces and a screw-down transparent case back. The case is shielded with sapphire crystals with dual-sided antiglare treatment on both sides. The water resistance is assured down to 100 meters (about 330 feet).
Underneath the front sapphire glass lies a slate gray dial that comprises a day-date window at the 3 o’clock position, a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock position, as well as two chronograph sub-dials at 6 and 12 o’clock positions for measuring time up to 30 minutes and 12 hours.
The barrel-shaped hour and minute hands are filled with luminescent material, while chrono hands are colored in striking orange. At the outer rim, there is a circular tachymeter scale which completes the watch’s many functions.
The 2014 version of Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph is powered with the automatic RW5000 chronograph movement which is built on 26 jewels. The mechanism offers a power reserve of no less than 46 hours when fully charged.
A Geneva based independent watch manufacturer attached its new chronograph to a brown calfskin strap which is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a folding titanium clasp equipped with a double push-button security system.
The new member of Raymond Weil’s flagship collection will be available this July through Tourneau. The retail price will be $3,250.
Last year, Raymond Weil launched several interesting timepieces, such as Nabucco Cuore Caldo Chronograph Twelve, Freelancer 7730 Chronograph Day/Date Watches, new Maestro models, as well as a modern Freelancer Lady Urban Black timepiece.