Baselworld 2018: Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Skeleton


This year at Baselworld, Raymond Weil introduced the in-house designed movement, the new skeleton Calibre RW1212.

Calibre RW1212 reveals an open-worked dial, displaying most of the intricate movement with a perlage finish. The 6 o’clock front dial positioning of its visible balance wheel is a key identifying design feature. The dial, however, has been opened, exposing the manufacturing skill while infusing the watch with Freelancer’s free-spirited attitude.

Freelancer Calibre RW1212 stainless steel on steel bracelet: $2,450

Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Rose gold-toned bezel: $2,495
Freelancer Calibre RW1212 with black PVD-coated case: $2,595

The freelancer Calibre RW1212 Skeleton is a two-hand model providing an understated display of the hours and minutes. While working on the initial design of the Calibre RW1212, the R&D team at RAYMOND WEIL redesigned and pared down all the elements closely relating to the mechanism so as to endow the in-house movement with even more depth and character. The movement was custom made for Raymond Weil by Selitta.

Framed by a 42mm steel case, the mechanical self-winding Calibre RW1212 beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a 38-hour power reserve. The Raymond Weil engraved oscillating weight has been skeletonized to increase the transparency of the timepiece.

The new Calibre RW1212 is presented in three different executions, offering different personalities. Versions include a full black PVD plated version with rose gold indexes a rose gold and stainless steel two-tone model and the total stainless-steel look featuring blue indexes and hands.

How much?

Prices for the Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Skeleton watch are $2,450 for the steel on steel bracelet. $2,495 for the rose gold-toned bezel, and $2,595 for the black PVD-coated case.


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