Raymond Weil has developed its own in-house movement for the first time, produced in partnership with manufacturer Sellita to create the freelancer Calibre RW1212.
This exclusive movement was developed and designed by the R&D department of the Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle.
The name Calibre RW1212 is a nod to the postcode of the company headquarters in Grand-Lancy, and pays tribute to the brand’s 40-year history in watchmaking.
The design of this new freelancer Calibre RW1212 showcases the balance wheel at six o’clock through an open aperture, revealing a mechanical composition that evokes the aesthetics of its tourbillons.
The freelancer Calibre RW1212 is a two-hand model providing an understated display of the hours and minutes.
It took 18 months for the team at to develop the movement and design the dial revealing the regulating organ at six o’clock.
All the elements closely relating to the regulating organ were redesigned and pared down.
The timepiece is framed by a 42.5mm steel case and is powered by a mechanical
self-winding movement which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It has a 38-hour power reserve.
The watch comes in several versions, featuring a silver-toned or black dial teamed with a steel case and bracelet, or with a leather strap, and in two-tone variations featuring matching bracelets or leather straps.
It is priced between £1,595 – £1,795 and is available at the Raymond Weil website.