RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER DATE CHRONOGRAPH

With its matt black dial, refined style and contemporary colours, freelancer’s new date chronograph adopts a daringly minimalist feel, in perfect keeping with the collection’s original spirit. Space is shared ingeniously by the various functions – hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date – to give the RAYMOND WEIL freelancer date chronograph a sophisticated look.

The new date chronograph has a circular-grained oscillating weight and mechanical selfwinding movement with 46-hour power-reserve and 28 800 vibrations per hour. The chronograph can be started or stopped by pressing a button at 2 o’clock; a second pushbutton at 4 ensures an immediate return to zero.

RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER DATE CHRONOGRAPH

It is the first date chronograph from the mechanical freelancer collection by the Geneva watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL. This contemporary model stands out with its original, geometric contrasts. The sharp-angled indexes offer a smooth, harmonious contrast to the circular subdials, with the minutes at 12 o’clock, hours at 6, and small seconds at 9. The subdials are not all the same size: the small seconds is slightly smaller than the other two, yet has plenty of character and a surprising design, with its ring and adjacent screw, underlining the steel chronograph’s authentic cachet.

RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER DATE CHRONOGRAPH

The curved date window at 3, flanked by a horizontal window for the days of the week, adds extra visual dynamism to the watch’s architecture. The 42mm-diameter RAYMOND WEIL freelancer date chronograph can be worn with either a dark brown leather strap or a steel bracelet with double push-piece security.

Technical details

Model: FREELANCER DATE CHRONOGRAPH, Gents: 7730 STC 20101

Movement
Mechanical, 28 800 vibrations per hour
Circular-graining
Winding Automatic
Power Reserve 46 hours
Jewels 25 rubies

Functions
Chronograph
– start, stop & re-start by push-piece at 2 o’clock
– reset by push-piece at 4 o’clock
– central chronograph hand
– 30-minute subdial at 12 o’clock
– 12-hour subdial at 6 o’clock
60-second subdial at 9 o’clock
Day & Date 3-day date & day windows at 3 o’clock
Day & date change by winding stem at 3 o’clock

Case
Round – polished, brushed steel – diameter 42mm
Bezel Polished steel
Crystal Sapphire with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Case-back Sapphire crystal
Water-resistance 10 ATM

Dial
Black
Indexes: Polished & nickelled, in relief, with luminescent highlights

Hands
Hour / Minute Bâton diamond-tipped hands with luminescent highlights
Subdials Bâton diamond-tipped hands
Chronograph Bâton hand with counterpoise

Strap
Dark brown leather strap with RW folding clasp and double push-piece security

Model: FREELANCER DATE CHRONOGRAPH, Gents: 7730 ST 20001

Movement
Mechanical, 28 800 vibrations per hour
Circular-graining
Winding: Automatic
Power Reserve: 46 hours
Jewels: 25 rubies

Functions
Chronograph
– start, stop & re-start by push-piece at 2 o’clock
– reset by push-piece at 4 o’clock
– central chronograph hand
– 30-minute subdial at 12 o’clock
– 12-hour subdial at 6 o’clock
60-second subdial at 9 o’clock
Day & Date 3-day date & day windows at 3 o’clock
Day & date change by winding stem at 3 o’clock

Case
Round – polished, brushed steel – diameter 42mm
Bezel: Polished steel
Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Black
Indexes: Polished & nickelled, in relief, with luminescent highlights

Hands
Hour / Minute: Bâton diamond-tipped hands with luminescent highlights
Subdials: Bâton diamond-tipped hands
Chronograph: Bâton hand with counterpoise

Bracelet
Polished, brushed steel with RW folding clasp and double push-piece security