“A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Savile row suit.” Ian Fleming
The man who created James bond, one of most iconic figures of the 20th century knew something about style and the importance of making time look fashionable.
RAYMOND WEIL the Swiss watchmaking Maison also know a little something about that. This is family which has for almost half a century been embedding its values at the very heart of its watches.
Belonging to the privileged circle of independent family businesses, it creates elegant and refined watches for women and men. Founded in 1976, it is now headed by Elie Bernheim, grandson of the founder who gave his name to the company.
Across three generations, the Geneva-based firm has been pursuing its development and steadily consolidating its status as a leading light in the Swiss watch industry.
A brand that has a rich history of producing chronographs and its latest model builds upon the brand’s vast expertise.
Freelancer Chronograph 7741
Once again, RAYMOND WEIL has created a refined, luxury watch, ideally suited to modern-day life. RAYMOND WEIL is pleased to unveil a new model, the Freelancer Chronograph 7741, a Tri Compax chronograph brimming with elegance. Offered in different dial variants, the model is available with a 5-rows bracelet or a colour-coordinated strap.
Rest assured, irrespective of which version is selected; all models exude an air of understated elegance. The 43.5mm stainless steel case encompasses a combination of brushed and polished surfaces, imbuing the watch with a sumptuous appearance.
The hours and minutes are conveyed with bold hands and collaborate with legible indexes. Both the hands and indexes are lined with luminescent treatment, aiding readability in restricted light. The dial dispenses with a conventional date display, thereby affording more room for the remaining dial indications.
The design team at RAYMOND WEIL has paid close attention to upgrading each aspect of the dial composition. The company’s logo is now presented on an applied panel. Furthermore, the bezel features a scratch-resistant ceramic inlay, marked with a tachymeter scale, contributing to the refined and luxurious feel.
At the heart of the new freelancer Chronograph 7741 sits the new Calibre RW5030. Visible through the exhibition caseback, this automatic movement has a power reserve of 56 hours.
Perhaps one of the most eye-catching models in the new collection is the reference 7741-SC7-52021, presented in a bewitching shade of green.
On this model, the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph registers are equipped with highly legible white hands, while all three counters are framed with silver-toned circlets.
The hour track is snailed, adding a delightful texture to the display and the dial is slightly smoked, contributing to the model’s handsome appearance. At the heart of the new freelancer Chronograph sits the new Calibre RW5030. Visible through the exhibition caseback, this automatic movement has a power reserve of 56 hours.
Time to Explore
The RAYMOND WEIL freelancer Chronograph 7741 offers the utility of a chronograph when seconds count. However, blessed with a prepossessing appearance and sophisticated specification, this new timepiece is also suitable for those occasions when you wish to savour life’s many pleasures.
The Freelancer Chronograph 7741 is the ideal companion whether you choose to live life in the fast lane or slowly sample its many delights.
Available from Raymond-weil.co.uk, £2,595 – £2,695.