Raymond Weil Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton Watch Hands-On

Raymond Weil Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton Watch Hands-On

Raymond Weil presented a flawless new skeletonized dial watch assortment this year at Baselworld 2018 known as the Raymond Weil Freelancer Caliber RW1212 Skeleton. The Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton will at first be accessible in three model variations being the reference 2785-BC5-20001 in dark, 2785-ST-65001 in steel on the arm band, and the 2785-SC5-20001 in steel and rose gold tone on a tie. The purpose of the assortment is to offer a “enthusiast-oriented” skeletonized dial in a standard bundle as far as dial and cost. I think for a great deal of watch sweethearts Raymond Weil nailed it with the Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton watch model.

The Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton expands on Raymond Weil’s cozy relationship with Swiss development creator Sellita. The development was planned by Raymond Weil and exceptionally worked for them by Sellita. The two companies started their relationship with an alternate adaptation of this equivalent development that isn’t skeletonized, however with a “open dial” and the equilibrium wheel uncovered at 6 o’clock. Notwithstanding this rich even situation for the obvious guideline framework, another unmistakable plan component is the extension over the equilibrium wheel. This isn’t carefully fundamental yet is “tourbillon-esque” in its stylish and I concede that the outcome looks pretty attractive.


In skeletonized structure the RW1212 development looks exceptionally pleasant. Not all skeletonized developments (in the moderate reach) are made equivalent. Get a couple of modest Chinese ones and you’ll understand what I mean. It requires a specific kind of completing and fitting embellishment, notwithstanding the appropriate by and large development design for the subsequent skeletonized dial to look appealing. Raymond Weil further guarantees that the Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton dials are readable. That implies properly measured (and lumed) hands alongside a full (beside 6 o’clock) hour marker scale. The outcome is the stylish allure of a skeletonized dial with a large portion of the readability you’d need/anticipate from a day by day semi-formal “business” watch.

The Freelancer RW1212 Skeleton case is in steel and 42mm wide by 10.6mm thick and water impervious to 100m. Over the dial just as over the development on the back of the case is a sapphire gem. Contingent upon the model the hour markers, hands, just as the actual development are in various tones. My #1 model is the manly and specialized reference 2785-BC5-20001 in the PVD-covered dark steel case with coordinating material tie. The common steel model comes on a coordinating steel metal arm band and with extremely simple to peruse blue-hued hands and hour markers. The most “mature” model comes on an earthy colored calfskin cowhide tie and matches a PVD-covered rose gold tone bezel to the steel case.

The RW1212 development is a programmed working at 4Hz with 38 hours of force hold. The programmed rotor has likewise been skeletonized to improve the feeling of an open view into the component. A portion of the development spans have been given appealing perlage cleaning on them and in general I feel that Raymond Weil and Sellita worked really hard on the execution –particularly for the cash. Dial equilibrium and balance just as by and large decipherability win this one as I would see it with regards to offering a day by day wear with enough character to say “I’m not boring” and “I like devotee watches.”


Price for the Raymond Weil Freelancer Caliber RW1212 Skeleton watch starts at $2,450 USD for the reference 2785-ST-650001, which is in steel on the steel wristband. The costs go up insignificantly to $2,495 USD for the reference 2785-SC5-20001 with the rose gold-conditioned bezel. My number one model in the dark PVD-covered case (the reference 2785-BC5-20001) has a retail cost of $2,595 USD. raymond-weil.us