RAYMOND WEIL unveils a brand new timepiece that’s been impressed by the open street and a personalized bike crafted by the artisans of Meister Engineering. The freelancer bronze chronograph 7780 is a vintage-inspired watch with a pulsometer scale.
RAYMOND WEIL wished to obtain a personalized bike for promotional functions, so it turned to the specialist agency, Meister Engineering, paying a go to to its showroom within the centre of Geneva. Meister Engineering, a group of artisans and engineers, reimagines commonplace motorbikes, infusing its personal distinctive mix of creativity, fashion and mechanical talent. Seeing these outstanding automobiles impressed the Genevan watch model to create a brand new bronze timepiece outfitted with a chronograph, the freelancer 7780.
Impressed by the bespoke bike
The model’s customised bike was made, with the title RAYMOND WEIL emblazoned the gas tank in rose gold foil. This function is echoed within the watch’s 43.5mm bronze case and the 2 counters gracing the dial. Likewise, the bike’s gradient impact paint offered the concept for the watch’s black smoked dial; an fascinating show with gentle tones on the centre, that assume a darker shade close to the sting. The tachymeter and pulsometer scales engraved on the bike tank cap have been recreated on the watch’s satin-finished ceramic bezel insert and flange. A wealthy brown calf leather-based strap has been impressed by the bike’s leather-clad seat, enlivened with contrasting stitching and paired with a bronze folding clasp outfitted with a double push-security system. And a tachymeter scale, offered on the bezel, permits the wearer to find out the velocity of a bike (or one other automobile) over a identified distance.
Consideration to element
A symmetrical bi-compax structure incorporates a 30-minute chronograph counter and a small seconds show, whereas the golden hour and minute arms are massive and legible. The hour observe is snailed, whereas the arms and indexes function luminescent remedy, permitting readability in darker situations The central chronograph seconds hand, the hand on the 30-minute register and the numerals on the pulsometer scale are all in the identical shade. A date show is positioned at 6 o’clock, contributing to the general symmetry of the dial; its disc is offered in black, matching the color of the dial, a function proving very pleasing to the attention and contributing to the watch’s subtle look.
Bronze and metal
Residing on a bronze-toned flange, a pulsometer scale permits the wearer to establish the center price of a person. Over time the bronze will mature and type a patina, rising its traditional class. An exhibition case again is offered in chrome steel, with the Calibre RW5030 seen and the watch is fitted with a W-shaped skeleton oscillating weight, a reference to the founder’s surname. When the mainspring is totally wound, the watch will run autonomously for 56 hours.
Purchase This Watch
Out there in two variants — one with orange accents, restricted to simply 300 items and the opposite with blue accents — this new chronograph is completely suited to free thinkers and creatives and are priced at £2,995-£3,495.