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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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Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph Limited Edition Review. BY WATCHADVICE

Chronoswiss is a Lucern based Swiss watchmaking company that was founded in 1983. Created during a time where quartz timepieces were the popular choice for wristwear, Gerd-Rüdiger Lang founded Chronoswiss, as he believed in the timeless fascination of mechanical timepieces.  Chronoswiss was a brand made for visionaries, pioneers, and nonconformists. They were the first brand to miniaturize the regulator into a wristwatch, and then build a whole collection of watches around this design. Chronoswiss is also a specialist when it comes to skeletonised watches. They have been practicing this craft in watchmaking for more than 30 years, while also giving the skeletonised timepieces a modern twist. For Chronoswiss, the process of skeletonising a watch isn’t just simply removing pieces of...

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CHRONOSWISS GETS CREATIVE & COLOURFUL WITH BOLD 2021 WATCH RELEASES. BY DMARGE

After what’s been a whirlwind few weeks, Watches & Wonders – the industry’s pre-eminent trade show – has finally wrapped up. W&W 2021 was a hybrid conference, with an initial mostly virtual Geneva show followed by a traditional expo in Shanghai. The unique model allowed for a whopping 40 brands to exhibit literally hundreds of watches in some of the most lavishly produced unveilings we’ve seen in a while. With so many watches, you’d think it would be hard to pick a unifying theme, but there’s one standout trend that’s emerged: colour. Lots of colour. Cartier’s eclectic Tank Must collection, Hublot’s eye-catching yellow ceramic Big Bang, Zenith’s luxurious takes on their Defy high-frequency chronograph… Brands didn’t hold back when it came to colourful releases, that’s...

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WATCHES & WONDERS 2021: Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear Pink Panther. By Horologium

Watches, like other inanimate objects, are inherently neutral. Sizing, decoration – these are all a product of socio-cultural and historical influences, and preferences similarly the subjective mix of time, place, and individual. It’s why there are trends, why which watches do well can differ between markets, and why special regional editions exist. So too, is colour. There have been a lot of green dials over the last twelve months, and there’s no reason to think that this won’t continue until the end of 2021, but there have also been some recent bursts of other bright and bold hues, including a number during Watches & Wonders. The influences for some of those colourful new releases have included the 1970s and 1990s, and even the new...

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Chronoswiss - Brazilian Reflection - Open Gear ReSec Paraiba

Turn the Open Gear ReSec Paraiba around in your hands, and the handmade guilloché watch display magically changes from soft turquoise and petrol blue into jungle green and deep purple – the result of relentless experimenting in a field unique to Chronoswiss. The timepiece´s varying hues are as mesmerising as the semi-precious Paraiba tourmaline unique to the Brazilian region. “Chronoswiss is the only brand with colour-shifting, handmade guilloché. And you cannot simulate this effect in any way – you simply have to experiment,” says Chronoswiss head of design Maik Panziera. After months of testing a plethora of treatments, colouring agents, lacquers, finishes, patterns and materials, the most stunning result came from a secret, unique type of nano-decorative chemical vapour deposition....

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The Open Gear ReSec Black Ice is a modern mechanical timepiece with influences from historical watchmaking as well as frozen lakes and heavy metal. It is also a reminder that black can have a near-infinite number of shades, depending on surface, texture and materials. Let’s start with the base of the hybrid dial: reminiscent of the first ice on a frozen lake or coarse, glittering, black sand. But despite these natural aesthetics, it takes heavy metal industrial operations to achieve the effect – a complex process involving structure-cutting laser beams and a heavy pressure stamping procedure before the solid metal is dunked into a galvanic bath, which gives it its final pearly lustre. Says Chronoswiss designer Maik Panziera: “This watch...

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Chronoswiss - The Dark Side of Horology - SkelTec Pitch Black

Inspired by science fiction, the latest Chronoswiss SkelTec collection is taking its open-worked horology into the dark. Matt black parts make an extremely reduced and see-through timepiece with a hand-wound 166-part movement housed in an organically shaped 51-part case. “You are not afraid of the dark, are you?” laughs Chronoswiss designer Maik Panziera. For him the SkelTec collection is a modern mechanical canvas, and for the SkelTec Pitch Black he went deep into space and science fiction for inspiration. “This watch is really on the dark side,” he says of the new SkelTec model presented during Watches and Wonders 2021. Let’s start by looking at some of the dark matter: The knurled bezel and onion crown, typical Chronoswiss design markers,...

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