Raymond Weil Don Giovanni Così Grande Jumping Hour
July 29, 2009
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.
What really stands out, on this timepiece, is on the outside. The dial features a clean look, with black and rose gold, including large 18kt rose gold-plated indexes. At 12 o'clock, in place of the hour hand, is a "jumping hour" window. The hour is shown in a large window and every 60 minutes, it jumps to the next hour. For minutes, a traditional hand, in rose gold, is used. And for the seconds, a "small seconds" subdial sits at 6 o'clock.
A chocolate-brown, genuine full-skin alligator strap with saddle-stitching and an 18kt rose gold Ardillon clasp is standard. Water-resistance is 30m.
Ref. 14400 G 20001