RAYMOND WEIL PRESENTS ITS FIRST IN-HOUSE MOVEMENT

 

 

Aligning with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, RAYMOND WEIL is innovating by creating a new movement in collaboration with Sellita. 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, in the Jura Mountains.

 

Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o’clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ.

 

“Calibre RW1212 is a tribute to the present and a symbol of the future. Its name picks up the digits of our address here in Switzerland: 1212, standing for the Geneva suburb Grand-Lancy. It symbolizes the path we have traveled to date and the free-spirited approach we bring to watchmaking. It is our first in-house movement, born from our partnership with the Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita”, said Elie Bernheim, CEO, RAYMOND WEIL. 

 

 

 

 

RAYMOND WEIL introduces a model with a boldly distinctive design, notably featuring an openworked dial revealing the regulating organ at 6 o’clock. The balance-and-spring assembly, held by two bridges, reveals a construction echoing that of the most beautiful tourbillon regulators. The freelancer “Calibre RW1212” is a two-hand model providing an understated display of the hours and minutes. 

 

 

 

Framed by a 42.5mm steel case, the balance-and-spring assembly is the focus of attention. The diamond-polished balance wheel and skeletonized bridges ensure transparent visibility extending to the very heart of the watch. Powered by a mechanical self-winding movement, the freelancer “Calibre RW1212” beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 38-hour power reserve. Its oscillating weight is adorned with a “Côtes de Genève” motif and engraved with the RAYMOND WEIL logo. The movement is built in such a way as to showcase its beautiful mechanism on the dial side. The strategic organs positioned above the mainplate and the symmetry of the bridges accentuate the architectural nature of this elegant and beautifully balanced model.

 

The freelancer “Calibre RW1212” comes in several versions, featuring a silver-toned or black dial teamed with a steel case and bracelet, or with a leather strap, as well as in two-tone variations featuring matching bracelets or leather straps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

Movement                Mechanical self-winding in-house movement, with visible balance wheel – RW1212

Power-Reserve         38 hours

Jewels                       27

Functions                  Central hours, minutes

Case                          Round – Steel

Diameter: 42.5mm

Thickness: 10.6mm

Crown                       Steel – screwed and fluted with RW monogram

Crystal                       Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment

Dial                            Black galvanic with large opening at 6 o’clock

Hands                        Steel type, barrel-shaped, enhanced with white Super-Luminova®

Case back               Screw down, with sapphire crystal

Bracelet                     Stainless steel with folding RW steel clasp, double push-button security system

Water resistance     10 ATM

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