Easy, Living Freelancer – Raymond Weil Tribute to AC/DC

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The Swiss watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, probably most famous for its watches honoring the legends of the music world, introduced a new collaboration in its Music Icon series, the Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition. This watch pays tribute to the legendary rock band. AC/DC has already its place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – and now also between the music icons of Raymond Weil.
Elie Bernheim, Raymond Weil’s CEO declared: “There is very little doubt that AC/DC is and continues to be one of the most iconic rock bands of all time and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with them.” And the other side is also enthusiastic about working together: “The collaboration with Raymond Weil marks a fantastic opportunity for AC/DC to join the other great music artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie and Frank Sinatra, who already collaborated with the luxury Swiss watchmaker. AC/DC is delighted to be part of Raymond Weil’s music icons series. It was essential that the design of the watch represents the tireless energy of the band.” Which was successful.

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The Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition is dominated by design cues inspired by the legendary rock band. Lined with luminescent treatment, the slender hour and minute hands stand back against the rather dominant AC/DC logo at 12 o’clock, the stubbed indexes and the balance wheel which can be seen at 6 o’clock. The legibility is still superb though. The big band logo makes for a balanced look of the dial.
All this happens on the background of a black dial which features a textured pattern recalling the AC/DC high voltage bolt graphics.

The watch features a stainless steel case which measures 42 mm in diameter and is water resistant up to 10 atm. Inside works the caliber RW1212, an in-house, self-winding movement. The automatic calibre offers a power reserve of 38 hours and offers only the essentials: hours and minutes.

The rock credentials of the watch are reaffirmed through the black leather strap, adorned with the AC/DC logo. Aesthetically bold and limited to 3.000 pieces the Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition is unmistakably appealing.

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