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.
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.