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.

The dial is galvanic black and opaline with 8 transferred Arabic numerals. Hour hand, minute hand, and hour numerals are coated with luminescent material. Hour, minute and small second hands have a black gloss finish. Chronograph hands are in contrasting red. Black matte finish calf leather strap with anthracite stitching, resistant elastomer lining, equipped with an RW folding clasp. Water-resistance is 100 meters. (Ref. 7730 BK 05207)
The retail price is $3,250.

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