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New Model: Raymond Weil Freelancer Diver Automatic

This week Raymond Weil unveiled a new steel dive watch called the Freelancer Diver Automatic. The watch is presented in a nicely proportioned stainless steel case (42.5 mm x 11.8 mm), with either a polished finish or a black PVD treatment – and top by a black ceramic unidirectional rotating dive bezel with either green or orange luminescent material. The Raymond Weil Freelancer Diver Automatic (Ref. 2760-ST1-20001) looks attractive from the pictures, and somewhat reminds me of the Oris Sixty Five, or even the Tudor Black Bay. The black galvanic dial features applied indices and steel hands, both with luminescent material in either green or orange (matching the bezel), and a 3-day aperture for the date. The movement is automatic and features a 38-hour power reserve. Water-resistance is 300 meters. You can select a bracelet or perforated strap (shown). The

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Raymond Weil's First Pilot Watch

Crafted in a titanium and stainless steel case measuring 45 mm by 13.7 mm, and produced in association with Piper Aircraft Inc., the Freelancer Piper is Raymond Weil’s first ever pilot watch. Boasting a chronograph, date and GMT, the black dial is populated with numerous useful functions including blue minute and hour hands, that resemble the aircraft’s rotor blades. The GMT hand, designated by its red pointer, references a compass and indicates a second time zone ( 24-hour military time), at a glance. And the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, inspired by an altitude indicator, allows for the watch to be set with high precision. To complete the aviation aesthetic, the Freelancer Piper has been fitted with a black perforated leather strap, with a RW titanium and steel folding clasp. The Arabic numerals hour markers, hour and minute hands

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Raymond Weil Family Creates New Brand - 88 Rue du Rhone

Today, Elie and Pierre Bernheim, grandsons of Raymond Weil, have announced a new watch accessibly priced (sub-$1,000) Swiss watch brand - 88 Rue du Rhone. Named after the famous shopping street in Geneva (similar to Fifth Avenue). The first watch designs will be unveiled at JCK in Las Vegas next month. "The launch collection is comprised of both female and gents pieces ranging in size from 29mm to 42mm with both quartz and automatic movements. The brand's name comes from the famous and prestigious street in the city of Geneva, which mirrors the name of the city's river. The signature logo engrained in the design of the collection bears the number 88, encompassing the ideology of good fortune and representing infinity."

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Raymond Weil Nabucco Cuore Vivo

Raymond Weil recently announced the new Nabucco Cuore Vivo chronograph with a dial cut-out that allows a view of the movement's going train, balance and escapement. The round case is 46 mm x 15.85 mm and is made of matte titanium and polished steel, with a circular matte titanium and polished steel tachymeter bezel. Steel screwed-down crown fluted with RW logo and steel screwed down fluted pushers. The dial is galvanic black, with a central checkered motif pattern in the center. Applied luminescent indexes and 12 o'clock Arabic numeral with polished edges. Titanium counters at 3 o'clock (30-minute counter), at 6 o'clock (12-hour counter) and at 9 o'clock (small seconds). Visible balance and escapement wheels at 10 o'clock. Steel hour and minute hands with luminescent material. Blued steel bâton second hand with glossy finish and blued counter hands.

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Freelancer Urban Black with Anti-Fingerprint PVD

Raymond Weil introduced the Freelancer Urban Black at Baselworld last month. It features a matte black PVD treated stainless steel case. Notably, the black coating is not typical PVD, it is anti-fingerprint PVD. The case, bezel and crown feature the special matte black PVD treatment. The case back has the same matte black finish, and a black tinted sapphire crystal. The case measures 42 mm x 13.7 mm and has anti-glare treatment on both sides of the sapphire crystal. The self-winding chronograph movement has 25 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a power-reserve of 46-hours. Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, 3-day date/day and chronograph.

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Raymond Weil Maestro RW Club Special Edition

The RW Club & Community Special Edition timepiece is available now to RW Club members (from September 1st - September 8th). A percentage of the sales will be donated to the charity of the buyer's choosing: The Pediatric Hemato-Oncology Unit of the Geneva University Hospital, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® or the Singapore Cancer Society.

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Raymond Weil Nabucco Pensiero

In recent years, Geneva based watchmaker Raymond Weil, has significantly changed their image and overall quality. They have gone more upscale, without overly inflating their prices. The new Nabucco Pensiero, unveiled at Baselworld last week is the perfect example. It is a great looking chronograph powered by the new Valjoux 7753 movement, housed in a cool sand-blasted 46mm titanium case, all for under five grand.

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Raymond Weil Don Giovanni Così Grande Jumping Hour

Raymond Weil recently introduced a new version of the Don Giovanni, the Così Grande Jumping Hour. A 50 mm x 37.6 mm x 12.4 mm rectangle rose gold case houses an automatic RW 1400 calibre movement. The movement runs at 28,800 vph and has a power reserve of 42-hours. It has been decorated with a "Côtes de Genève" finish and circular-graining. All of which can be viewed through the clear caseback. Surprisingly though, the real treat is not necessarily what is inside.

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