RAYMOND WEIL RW 4878 DON GIOVANNI COSÌ GRANDE CHRONOGRAPH

In 2007, four years after the launch of the iconic DON GIOVANNI COSÌ GRANDE chronograph, RAYMOND WEIL presented a new model featuring its latest automatic chronograph movement: the RW 7250 calibre.

Both the polished steel articulated bracelet with ‘Grains de riz’ links, and the full-skin alligator strap with ‘façon sellier’ stitching, have folding clasps and fit snugly to the wrist for perfect comfort.

The rectangular, polished steel dome case, 13.5mm thick, 50mm long and 37.5mm wide with brushed stainless steel lugs, has a domed sapphire crystal with dual surface anti-reflection treatment. The 8-sided crown stamped with the ‘RW’ monogram, and the oblong chronograph push-pieces in polished stainless steel, provide a dynamic contrast to the rectangular case.

RAYMOND WEIL RW 4878 DON GIOVANNI COSÌ GRANDE CHRONOGRAPH
RAYMOND WEIL RW 4878 DON GIOVANNI COSÌ GRANDE CHRONOGRAPH

A stand-out feature of the RW 4878 is the easy-to-read dial, with applique Roman numerals topped by 12 white luminescent dots, and diamond-shaped luminescent hour- and minute hands for precision time-keeping at any moment whatever the circumstances.

Within a black, grey or matt silver border, the satin-finished silver dial features a 60-second counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6, and 30-minute counter at 9, all with counterpoise baton hands. There’s also a central chronograph hand and a date-window at 12 o’clock.

RAYMOND WEIL RW 4878 DON GIOVANNI COSÌ GRANDE CHRONOGRAPH

All the hi-tech precision of RAYMOND WEIL’s watchmaking savoir-faire can be admired thanks to the screwed-down case-back embellished with a sapphire crystal revealing the heart of the watch and the elegant rhythm of its Côtes de Genève décor and circular graining. This new automatic chronograph boasts a 42-hour power-reserve. The 51 rubies on the movement ensure optimal performance through the train and balance-wheel (28,800 vibrations per hour).

RAYMOND WEIL RW 4878 DON GIOVANNI COSÌ GRANDE CHRONOGRAPH movement

Technical details

Reference 4878 ST 00268, Rectangular model

Case
Polished steel domed case with brushed steel lugs
Octagonal polished steel crown with ‘RW’ monogram
Oblong polished steel chronograph push-pieces
Case dimensions: 50 x 37.5mm (13.5mm thick)
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Screwed-down case-back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 ATM (30m/90ft)

Dial
Two-tone dial with applique Roman numerals on matt black ground, central décor and counters on satin-finished silver ground
White luminescent hour markers
Date window at 12 o’clock
White luminescent diamond-shaped hour- and minute-hands
Rounded baton counterpoise counter-hands
Stop-watch functions
– start, stop and restart with upper push-piece; reset with lower pushpiece
– central chronograph hand
– 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
– 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
– 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock

Movement
RW7250 calibre
Mechanical self-winding chronograph with 51 rubies
Côtes de Genève décor and circular-graining
42-hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour

Strap
Polished steel bracelet with ‘Grains de riz’ links
Folding clasp with ‘RW’ monogram and double push-piece security

Reference 4878 ST 00668, Rectangular model

Case
Polished steel domed case with brushed steel lugs
Octagonal polished steel crown with ‘RW’ monogram
Oblong polished steel chronograph push-pieces
Case dimensions: 50 x 37.5mm (13.5mm thick)
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Screwed-down case-back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 ATM (30m/90ft)

Dial
Two-tone dial with applique Roman numerals on matt grey ground, central décor and counters on satin-finished silver ground
White luminescent hour markers
Date window at 12 o’clock
White luminescent diamond-shaped hour- and minute-hands
Rounded baton counterpoise counter-hands
Stop-watch functions
– start, stop and restart with upper push-piece; reset with lower pushpiece
– central chronograph hand
– 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
– 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
– 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock

Movement
RW7250 calibre
Mechanical self-winding chronograph with 51 rubies
Côtes de Genève décor and circular-graining
42-hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour

Strap
Polished steel bracelet with ‘Grains de riz’ links
Folding clasp with ‘RW’ monogram and double push-piece security

Reference 4878 STC 00268, Rectangular model

Case
Polished steel domed case with brushed steel lugs
Octagonal polished steel crown with ‘RW’ monogram
Oblong polished steel chronograph push-pieces
Case dimensions: 50 x 37.5mm (13.5mm thick)
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Screwed-down case-back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 ATM (30m/90ft)

Dial
Two-tone dial with applique Roman numerals on matt black ground, central décor and counters on satin-finished silver ground
White luminescent hour markers
Date window at 12 o’clock
White luminescent diamond-shaped hour- and minute-hands
Rounded baton counterpoise counter-hands
Stop-watch functions
– start, stop and restart with upper push-piece; reset with lower pushpiece
– central chronograph hand
– 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
– 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
– 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock

Movement
RW7250 calibre
Mechanical self-winding chronograph with 51 rubies
Côtes de Genève décor and circular-graining
42-hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour

Strap
Genuine alligator, full skin, black strap with ‘façon sellier’ stitching
Folding clasp with ‘RW’ monogram and double push-piece security

Reference 4878 STC 00268, Rectangular model

Case
Polished steel domed case with brushed steel lugs
Octagonal polished steel crown with ‘RW’ monogram
Oblong polished steel chronograph push-pieces
Case dimensions: 50 x 37.5mm (13.5mm thick)
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Screwed-down case-back with sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 3 ATM (30m/90ft)

Dial
With applique Roman numerals on matt silver ground, central décor and counters on satin-finished silver ground
White luminescent hour markers
Date window at 12 o’clock
White luminescent diamond-shaped hour- and minute-hands
Rounded baton counterpoise counter-hands
Stop-watch functions
– Start, stop and restart with upper push-piece; reset with lower pushpiece
– Central chronograph hand
– 60-second counter at 3 o’clock
– 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock
– 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock

Movement
RW7250 calibre
Mechanical self-winding chronograph with 51 rubies
Côtes de Genève décor and circular-graining
42-hour power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour

Strap
Genuine alligator, full skin, black strap with ‘façon sellier’ stitching
Folding clasp with ‘RW’ monogram and double push-piece security