The trend for green watches shows no signs of slowing down and Raymond Weil have paired this fashionable colour with their exclusive Calibire RW1212 in the new Raymond Weil Green Freelancer RW1212 watch. Designed in partnership with Sellita, the calibre is the brand’s first in-house movement and offers a striking open balance wheel on the dial and an unusual exhibition case back.
Raymond Weil are one of just a few good luxury Swiss watch brands that are still completely independent, and while big names like Swatch have chosen to reduce the supply of ETA movements to brands outside their group, smaller names like Raymond Weil have had to produce their own or sought out alternative suppliers. To celebrate their 40th birthday, Raymond Weil partnered up with Sellita to produce their first in-house movement, the Calibre RW1212, which was named after the postal code of Raymond Weil’s address in the Geneva suburb of Grand-Lancy.
“Calibre RW1212 is a tribute to the present and a symbol of the future. Its name picks up the digits of our address here in Switzerland: 1212, standing for the Geneva suburb Grand-Lancy. It symbolizes the path we have travelled to date and the free-spirited approach we bring to watchmaking. It is our first in-house movement, born from our partnership with the Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita” – Elie Bernheim – CEO Raymond Weil
The Calibre RW1212 took 18 months to develop but its results are breathtaking. In the Raymond Weil Green Freelancer RW1212 watch, it features a distinctive skeletonised aperture at 6 o’clock which reveals the diamond-polished balance wheel – something that looks almost like a tourbillon in the way its mounted with two bridges. We also get a fascinating view of the pulsating hairspring and vibrating pallet lever, all of which serve as a reminder that Raymond Weil is proudly mechanical. The calibre can also be viewed through a sapphire crystal case back where the oscillating rotor is beautifully adorned with the classic Côtes de Genève engraving and the Raymond Weil logo.
Beautifully dressed in stainless steel, the 42mm Raymond Weil Green Freelancer RW1212 watch continues to impress with a handsome green dial and a choice of either a matching green textile strap or a classic stainless steel bracelet. It’s dial, which is housed beneath sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment, is detailed with Clous de Paris in the centre, a green satin chapter ring with delicate silver indices and a seconds train on the outskirts. Understated silver hands adored with luminous coating reveal the hours and minutes while the Calibre RW1212 completes the functionality with a frequency of 28,800 VpH and a power reserve of 38 hours.
Retailing at £1,750, the Raymond Weil Green Freelancer RW1212 watch is available to order on the Jura Watches website with interest free finance and free delivery. If you have any questions about the model or you want to speak to a member of the team, get in touch on 01335 453453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org/
Specifications: Raymond Weil Green Freelancer RW1212 Watch (2780-STC-52001-1)
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Case Size: 42mm
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: Calibre RW1212 automatic winding
- Functions: Hours and minutes
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Jewels: 27
- Dial: Green
- Strap: Green textile or stainless steel bracelet
- RRP: £1,750
- Release Date: Out Now