Sunday, November 22, 2015

RAYMOND WEIL freelancer (New Model - 7730-STC-60112)

The latest model from RAYMOND WEIL freelancer collection boasts a contemporary look. Blending polished steel, slate grey dial and orange detailing, the new freelancer has retained a distinctive personality and a style all of its own.

Featuring a mechanical movement with automatic winding and a 46-hour power reserve, this 42mm steel freelancer is distinguished by its classic and urban elegance. The date window has been redesigned to make it easier to read, as has the graduation of the tachometer scale on the inner bezel. The chronograph's orange hands sit in sharp contrast with the slate grey galvanic sun-brushed dial and black leather strap. The applique is secured by a signature screw, highlighting the small seconds counter at 9 o’clock. Its screw-down case back and crown guarantee that the timepiece is water-resistant to 100 metres.
The freelancer collection, a nod by the Swiss watchmaker to its independent company status, is the brainchild of Elie Bernheim, Raymond Weil's grandson and current company CEO, and was introduced when he joined the family business in 2006. Created in honour of free spirits and individuals wanting to remain masters of their own destiny, it has continued to evolve while retaining the features that make it so special. Free from all constraints, with an elegant yet casual look, bevelled horns and emblematic screws, this best-selling collection has emerged as a RAYMOND WEIL must-have.
Technical details
Model: 7730-STC-60112

Chronograph – RW5000
Winding: Automatic
Power-Reserve: 46 hours
Jewels: 25 jewels

Central hours and minutes, small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Date and day windows at 3 o’clock
Day and date adjustment using push-button at 3 o’clock
- Start, stop and restart using push-button at 2 o’clock
- Reset using push-button at 4 o’clock
- Central chronograph hand
- 30 minutes counter at 12 o’clock
- 12 hours counter at 6 o’clock
- Tachometer ring

Round – Polished and satin steel
Diameter: 42mm
Thickness: 13.7mm
Bezel: Polished steel
Crown: Polished steel – screwed and fluted with RW monogram
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment
Case back: Screw down, with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Slate grey galvanic with indexes, small seconds counter at 9 o’clock surrounded by an applique fixed by a screw

Hours / minutes: Black galvanic, diamond cut, bombé, barrel-shaped, enhanced with luminescent material
Second hand at 9 o’clock: Black galvanic, diamond cut, bombé, barrel-shaped, enhanced with luminescent material
Chronograph hands: Orange, diamond cut, bombé, barrel-shaped

Black calf leather strap. Folding RW steel clasp with a double push-button security system

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