RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER LADIES’ CHRONOGRAPH

Urban and contemporary, sober and elegant… this dazzling, amazingly zestful 2009 Ladies’ chronograph is a startling new addition to the freelancer collection.

Perfectly blending originality with mechanical sophistication, the new model displays all the aesthetic and technical qualities for which the collection is famed.

The functions of this new, exceptional watchmaking jewel are clad in delicate, ultra feminine tones. With their delightfully original colors, the subdials (12 hours at 6 o’clock, 30 minutes at 12 o’clock and 60 seconds 9 o’clock) offer the last word in feminine refinement. The central chronograph hand and the day date windows at 3 o’clock, complete the innovative dial in great style.

The circular bezel and the brushed/polished 42mm steel case are both studded with diamonds, carefully chosen for their purity and further underlining the exclusive appeal of this Spring-fresh timepiece. Who could resist the sparkle of 86 or 235 diamonds – depending on the model – twinkling irresistibly against the dial’s shimmering colors?

A final touch of class is the full-skin crocodile strap with saddle-stitching that matches the glamorous tones of each model, and fits snuggly to the wrist thanks to its folding clasp with double push-piece security.

RAYMOND WEIL watches are renowned for their perfect balance between technique and design – and the Geneva watchmaker has paid meticulous attention to the aesthetic appeal of the freelancer collection’s first Ladies’ chronograph, while again giving full rein to its outstanding watchmaking savoir-faire.

Beneath the multi-toned dial, and protected by a sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment, the heart of the self-winding mechanical movement oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Two characteristic push-pieces activate the chronograph functions: start, stop and re-start at 2 o’clock; reset function at 4 o’clock.

Technical details

Model: Freelancer Ladies’ Chronogaph, Ladies – 7730 PAV 97431

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; Set with 169 diamonds (1.18 carats)
Bezel: Polished steel; Set with 66 diamonds (0.62 carat)
Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Iridescent mother-of-pearl with white mother-of-pearl subdials
Indexes: Polished & nickelled, in relief, with white luminescent highlights

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

Diamonds
A total of 235 (1.8 carats)

Strap
White, genuine, full skin crocodile strap with saddle-stitching
RW folding clasp with double push-piece security

Model: Freelancer Ladies’ Chronogaph, Ladies- 7730 PAV 46001

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; Set with 169 diamonds (1.18 carats)
Bezel Polished steel ; Set with 66 diamonds (0.62 carat)
Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided anti-glare treatment
Case-back: Sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Fuchsia with white subdials
Indexes: Polished & nickelled, in relief, with white luminescent highlights

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

Diamonds
A total of 235 (1.8 carats)

Strap
Fuchsia, genuine, full skin crocodile strap with saddle-stitching
RW folding clasp with double push-piece security