Latest News — Raymond Weil



Why the Raymond Weil Freelancer Should Be Your Next Watch

Behind all those classic dress watches, there’s always been a certain audacity lying at the heart of RAYMOND WEIL. This, after all, is the underdog brand that dared to launch in 1976 when the quartz crisis was raging and the Swiss watch industry was teetering on the brink. Yet RAYMOND WEIL, the brand’s eponymous founder, was undeterred by such harbingers of doom. Pluckily sticking to his conviction that there was a gap in the market for an entry-level luxury watch, he quit his day-job and struck out alone. Forty-five years on, it’s fair to say the gamble has paid off. That bold spirit continues to inform the approach of one of the last remaining independent Swiss watchmakers (now headed by...

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Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Skeleton Review. BY WATCHADVICE

Raymond Weil’s latest skeleton watch comes in the form of the Freelancer 42mm Full Skeleton Calibre RW1212. Skeleton watches present a unique interpretation of watchmaking, where sometimes everything is removed down to the bare minimum to showcase nothing but just the movement and the time.  There is something about a skeleton watch that just grabs attention. Whether it’s the human curiosity to want to know what goes on behind closed doors or whether it’s the fascination of seeing all the intricate pieces come together to create something complex yet beautiful, skeletonised timepieces can awaken the watch fanatic in all of us.  This however does not mean that skeleton watches can always be so easy to read. Quite a common pitfall...

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Raymond Weil’s Freelancer Collection Offers a Full Gamut of Temptation. BY MANOFMANY

JACOB OSBORN, 22 APR 2021 Swiss luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil rocked the world with their 1976 debut and they’ve been killing it ever since. Elbowing their way into the room, the brand continues to hold its own against some stiff competition. With exceptional quality, cutting-edge design, and unbeatable value as its core, Raymond Weil has rapidly become one of the industry’s foremost watchmakers.   For proof, look no further than the Freelancer Collection. Anchored by its experimental sensibility, precise mechanics, perennial “wow” factor, and affordable pricing, the collection delivers a full gamut of temptation. Pardon us while we resort to juvenile language, but these timepieces are just freaking cool. If you’re a man of taste with an eye for style, it’s all but guaranteed that...

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RAYMOND WEIL’S NEW SKELETON WATCH LOOKS A MILLION BUCKS FOR A LOT LESS. BY DMARGE

A work of art for less than you think. Jamie Weiss  Sunday 28th March, 2021 Photo: DMARGE RAYMOND WEIL is one of those rare beasts of the luxury watch world: an independent brand. It’s surprising to see how far the brand has come since its humble beginnings in 1976, too, its namesake founder initially selling his pieces from a foldout bridge table in a stall in Geneva. 45 years later, the brand has secured its name as one of the most successful watch brands in Switzerland, while remaining family-owned. RAYMOND WEIL’s vision from the start was to make the highest-quality Swiss watches possible, at the most competitive price point possible. ‘Affordable luxury’ is a term that’s thrown around a lot...

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New Look For The Freelancer Chronograph

Swiss independent watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL introduces the latest freelancer timepiece with a distinctive personality. This new chronograph model was reinterpreted with legibility and design in mind. The freelancer chronograph is one of RAYMOND WEIL’s most technical collections. Assembled with care by RAYMOND WEIL’s master watchmakers and meeting all luxury standards of the Swiss label, this men’s automatic self-winding freelancer boasts the Calibre RW5200 chronograph movement. It has a 48-hour power reserve and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Housed in a round 42mm titanium-coloured stainless steel case, this new vintage-inspired freelancer chronograph offers a day date window at 3 o’clock, and a circular tachymeter scale. The deep blue satin brushed dial contrasts the three beige chronograph counters...

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Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Green

RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a stunning new addition to the flagship freelancer Calibre RW1212 range; this time, in a striking green. This deep coloured freelancer Calibre RW1212 is brand new to the market for Spring 2020. In 2017, RAYMOND WEIL meticulously developed an exclusive inhouse movement produced by the manufacturer Sellita. Paying tribute to the brand’s Swiss origins, RAYMOND WEIL named this movement Calibre RW1212. It is a nod to the postal code of the company’s global headquarters, Grand-Lancy. The movement is a testament to over 40 years of the finest Swiss watch-making traditions and expertise. Therefore, it was only fitting that this automatic movement be housed in it’s bestselling freelancer. Today, RAYMOND WEIL announces the 2780-STC-52001 with...

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Matt Price for Raymond Weil

A constant source of inspiration for Mr Raymond Weil, and our brand today – we celebrate musical talents of young artists from across the globe & proudly re-introduce Australian friend of the brand, Matt Price -- One half of Australian Musican Duo Jess & Matt – whose trademark harmonies, coupled with their impressive musicality & performance experience has grabbed attention right around the globe, receiving public praise from some of music’s biggest legends including Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) and Chris Isaak. The couple duo first captured the hearts of audiences across Australia when they took to the prime time stage on the X Factor Australia. Soon after signing their record deal with SONY Music Australia, the duo scored an ARIA No. 1 Australian...

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Freelancer Calibre RW1212

In 2017, RAYMOND WEIL meticulously developed an exclusive in-house movement produced by the manufacturer Sellita. Paying tribute to the brand’s Swiss origins, RAYMOND WEIL named this movement Calibre RW1212. It is a nod to the postal code of the company’s global headquarters, Grand-Lancy. The movement is a testament to over 40 years of the finest Swiss watch-making traditions and expertise. It was only fitting that this automatic movement be housed in collection that is forward and unconfined. That is why the freelancer Calibre RW1212 collection allows you to see below the surface, with a view of the balance wheel at 6 o’clock. It is a window into the core traditions that make RAYMOND WEIL tick. Today, RAYMOND WEIL announces two...

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Freelancer Evolution - The New Half-Moon Opening Date Window

Discover the evolution of RAYMOND WEIL’s freelancer. An integral part of the core collection from the luxury Swiss watchmaker, freelancer surprises again in 2019 with a modern twist. Handmade in Geneva with care, these two new 42mm models feature a striking half-moon opening date window – a centrepiece in this bold masterpiece. First launched in 2007, the freelancer collection contains the perfect timepiece for those looking for a classic wrist watch with an urban twist. Now, RAYMOND WEIL’s two latest models have been reinvented to highlight this distinctive half-moon opening that tracks the date monthly in a crescent shape. The 42mm variations feature RAYMOND WEIL’s mechanical self-winding RW4250 movement, with a small second hand at 6 o’clock. Made for both...

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The New Tango GMT Bob Marley Timepiece

A magnificent ode to this world-class music icon, the Bob Marley tango GMT timepiece is limited to just 1,500 pieces worldwide and set to be an international success. With the first Bob Marley Caribbean. Exclusive Limited Edition timepiece selling out when reaching the market in 2017, the new Bob Marley tango GMT Limited Edition designed in collaboration with House of Marley will not be around for long – so add this collector’s piece to your collection while you can! The black dial is decorated with the iconic lion head that every Bob Marley fan will recognise. With a colour palette inspired by the Ethiopian flag, this exclusive watch features sapphire crystal with a red second hand, green GMT hand and...

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