In collaboration with Sellita, Raymond Weil continues it’s Swiss watchmaking tradition with it’s first in-house movement. It was developed by Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle in the Jura Mountains.
Calibre RW1212 pays tribute to 40 years of RAYMOND WEIL creations with it’s defining characteristic prominently positioned at the 6 o’clock, showing off its regulating function of the new freelancer. The development took 18 months to complete.
“Calibre RW1212 is a tribute to the present and a symbol of the future. Its name picks up the digits of our address here in Switzerland: 1212, standing for the Geneva suburb Grand-Lancy… It is our first in-house movement, born from our partnership with the Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita”, said Elie Bernheim, CEO RAYMOND WEIL.”
The new Raymond Weil Freelancer is nestled inside a 42.5mm steel case with diamond polished balance wheel and skeletonized bridges for transparent viewing of it’s intricacy. The balance and spring assembly is designed with beauty similar to a tourbillon regulator.
The Calibre RW1212 mechanical self-winding movement performs at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 38 hour power reserve. The freelancer “Calibre RW1212” watch comes in several versions, featuring a silver-toned or black dial teamed with a steel case and bracelet, or with a leather strap, as well as in two-tone variations featuring matching bracelets or leather straps.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212