RAYMOND WEIL – FREELANCER 7740
THE FREELANCER DOES VINTAGE SPORTY STYLE
The Geneva canton-based brand has unveiled a new spin on its star product inspired by classic 60s sports chronographs.
A freelancer may be able to work when they want but they have to work twice as hard as employees. Freelancing is something that Raymond Weil knows all too well. The brand founded in 1976 is one of few watch brands to not only be an independent but also family-run business (now run by the third generation) that excels in its field. The models made by Raymond Weil are unbeatable value for money, just like the new Freelancer 7740 which comes in three versions. One model blends white, blue and silver and comes in at less than 3000 Swiss Francs.
The chronograph’s 43.5mm steel case has a white tachymeter scale on the blue bezel. A blue-rimmed pusher at 10 on the case enables you to change the date display whilst the two buttons to start, stop and reset the chronograph stand at 2 and 4 as standard on either side of the crown at 3. The case back is sealed by a sapphire crystal disc so you can watch the self-winding RW 5010 calibre’s oscillating weight bring the functions and 46-hour power reserve to life.
The silver dial has a sunburst centre with luminescent hour and minute hands and a white hand tracking the chronograph seconds. The seconds tick by at 9 in a blue counter with a silver hand. The hour rim lies on a ring engraved with circular lines and has metallic barrel-shape markers surrounded by an accurate minute track by the chapter ring. The chronograph counters are blue to match the bezel and small seconds with little white hands to match the central seconds hand. The minute counter lies at 3 and the hour counter at 6.
The Freelancer 7740 is also available with a shimmering dial, black counters and red hands or an all-black dial with yellow features (central seconds hand, chronograph hands and the word “tachymètre” on the bezel).
Price: 2,995 CHF
By Sharmila Bertin