With its mechanical excellence, vintage aesthetics and luxurious details, the new RAYMOND WEIL freelancer Pilot Flyback Chronograph 7783 pays tribute to the founder of the family owned Swiss watch brand.
This new model comes in a 42mm case in steel with grey PVD coating. This vintage aviation theme extends to the onion-shaped crown, a design standard on pilot watches, and the brown leather strap with rivets, reminiscent of those found on aeroplanes.
This new model houses Calibre RW5530, an automatic flyback chronograph movement that allows a simultaneous reset and restart of the chronograph with a single pusher and has a 56h power reserve.
This fully integrated movement features a column wheel and horizontal coupling. Its column wheel controls are thermally-blued, enhancing corrosion resistance and heightening its visual allure. The horizontal coupling indulges the wearer with views of the chronograph engaging and disengaging. The movement is adorned with perlage and Côtes de Genève motif.
The W-shaped oscillating weight, the new horological signature of RAYMOND WEIL, and the blued column wheel are visible through the engraved case back. Limited to only 400 pieces, the timepiece features a distinctive propeller motif on the sapphire case back.
The deep green dial hosts baton style hour and minute hands as well as applied Arabic numerals. Arrow-shaped indexes at 3 and 9 o’clock pay tribute to pilots’ watches of the past, while the richly textured hour is reminiscent of the tarmac. The hands and hour markers feature Super-LumiNova®, aiding readability in restricted light conditions.
The central chronograph seconds hand is presented in bright yellow, a colour that is repeated on the 30-minute chronograph register. The 2-counter design provides a symmetrical and harmonious layout while the dial is encircled with a crisp white track aiding read-off.
Model: RAYMOND WEIL freelancer Pilot Flyback Chronograph 7783 Limited Edition
Mechanical flyback chronograph with automatic winding – RW5530
Power reserve: 56 hours
Central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Start, stop and restart using push-button at 2 o’clock
Reset and flyback function using push-button at 4 o’clock
Central chronograph hand
30 minutes counter at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel case with grey PVD coating
Conical shaped screwed-down with RW monogram
Sapphire with antiglare treatment on both sides
Case-back: Screwed-down, with propeller engraving on sapphire glass back
Water resistance: 100 m, 330 ft, 10 atm
Green with textured outer ring, Arabic numerals and pilot arrows with Super-Luminova®
Hours and minutes: Nickel plated, barrel-shaped, enhanced with white Super-Luminova®
Small seconds: Nickel plated, barrel-shaped
Chronograph function: Yellow
Brown genuine calf leather with rivets, Grey PVD RW folding clasp with double push-security system
Limited edition of 400 pieces