In association with the legendary aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft Inc., RAYMOND WEIL presents its first-ever pilot watch: the freelancer Piper.
Made of titanium and stainless steel, this 45mm freelancer features a mechanical selfwinding chronograph movement with date and GMT functions, making it easy for all experienced pilots to read. The shiny blue minute and hour hands resemble the aircraft’s rotor blades while the GMT hand, with its red pointer, references a compass. The small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock is inspired by the attitude indicator and the openwork black leather strap completes the aviator look of the timepiece.
With its tachometric bezel, 100-meter water resistance and 46-hour power reserve, flying enthusiasts can set off to conquer the skies and discover new horizons above the clouds. Each freelancer Piper watch will be offered in a special box, which will include a model of a RAYMOND WEIL-branded Piper aircraft.
Throughout his life, Raymond Weil demonstrated a visionary’s thinking, an independence of spirit and an admirable determination. An enthusiastic pilot, he was particularly fond of mountain flights, especially around the Matterhorn, which he did not hesitate to admire with his Piper plane during his travels in Switzerland. As a nod to the man’s dear passions, the advertising campaign unveiling the freelancer Piper watch features the Swiss Alps and displays a RAYMOND WEIL-branded Piper plane.
Model: FREELANCER PIPER
Chronograph – RW5020
Power-Reserve: 46 hours
Jewels: 25 rubies
Central hours and minutes, small seconds hand at 9 o’clock
Date window at 4 o’clock
Central GMT hand
– Start, stop and restart using push-button at 2 o’clock
– Reset using push-button at 4 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
– 30 minutes counter at 12 o’clock
– 12 hours counter at 6 o’clock
– Tachometer ring
Round – Titanium and stainless steel
Crown: Screwed and fluted with RW monogram
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment
Case back: Screw down, with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM
Indexes: Arabic numerals enhanced with luminescent material
Hours / minutes: Black, barrel-shaped, enhanced with luminescent material
Second at 9 o’clock: Red, baton type
Chronograph: Blue, barrel-shaped
GMT: Black with red pointer and enhanced with luminescent material, barrel-shaped
Black open work genuine leather strap with a RW titanium and stainless steel folding clasp with double push-button security system