A new member of the family-owned Swiss watch brand’s flagship collection nabucco, the RAYMOND WEIL nabucco Intenso comes in a much compact 43mm case diameter rather than the 46 mm.
The new model, nabucco Intenso embodies all the values of the RAYMOND WEIL’s prestigious collection of timepieces, inspired by Nabucco, the famous opera by Giuseppe Verdi.
The case of nabucco Intenso is three millimeters smaller, but none the less imposing: powerful horns – but with rounded angles to sit comfortably on the wrist – and its perfectly balanced proportions, in satin-finished, steel and titanium.
The remaining features of the collection are equally distinctive: the tachymeter transfer on the bezel, the three counters at 3 o’clock (30 minutes), 6 o’clock (12 hours) and 9 o’clock (small seconds), the round date window at 4.30, the robust pushers and the single number 12.
However, on this compact model, the phosphorescent number 12 becomes quite majestic and attracts the eye, which then takes in the detailed decoration on the black galvanic dial: the small steel-colored counters and the checkered inner background surrounded by concentric circles.
Finally, the blued steel of the chronograph hands contrasts effectively with the chiaroscuro decor. The case is mounted on a black, alligator-style, rubber strap.
Model: RAYMOND WEIL nabucco Intenso 43mm, Ref 7700 TIR 05207
Chronograph – RW5010
Power reserve: 46 hours
Jewels: 27 rubies
Watch Central hours and minutes, small seconds-hand at 9 o’clock
Round date window at 4h30
Date adjustment using push-piece at 10 o’clock
Chronograph Start, stop and restart using push-piece at 2 o’clock
Return to zero using push-piece at 4 o’clock
Central chronograph hand
30 minutes counter at 3 o’clock
12 hours counter at 6 o’clock
Tachometer ring on the bezel
Round – matte titanium and polished steel
Bezel: Circular satin and polished steel
Crown: Steel, screwed down – fluted with RW monogram
Push-pieces: Steel, screwed down and fluted
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment
Case back: Screwed down
Water resistance: 20 ATM
Galvanic black, with a chequerboard pattern in the center
Snailed silver counters
Indexes: Luminescent applique Arabic numeral “12” and 8 luminescent applique indexes, with polished edges
Hours / Minutes Steel type, bombé, enhanced with luminescent material, Boston
Small second at 9 Steel type, glossy finish, Boston
Sweep seconds hand Blued steel type, glossy finish, baton
Counters Blued steel type, glossy finish, Boston
Black rubber alligator style, equipped with a RW folding clasp in titanium, opening with a double push-piece security