After this year we see Raymond Weil announce the arrival of Freelancer Pop Chronograph in partnership with the musicians Sandy Sax and Victor Le Douarec in a limited edition, the watchmaker brand repeats the formula but now in partnership with The Basquiat artist.
Jean-Michael Basquiat was an enigmatic and prominent North American artist of urban and contemporary art who was noted in the 1980s, leaving his work unfinished by a premature death at the age of 27.
This special edition Freelance Chronograph pays tribute to the artist, highlighting many of his works in the form of colours, figures and symbols.
The new Freelance Chronograph returns to wear the robust case in full titanium of 43.50mm diameter by 13.70mm thick, ceramic bezel, PVD coating crown and pushers decorated with the paintings of the yellow crown and symbols ‘$’ and Copyright respectively — sapphire glass on both sides and lastly 100m of water resistance.
The black dial is inspired by many of Basquiat’s works. Still, it is the colourful and fun forms that give life to the watch, namely the yellow crown that marks 12 o’clock and shines in the dark thanks to its filling with Super Luminova which we can also find in the hour’s markers and in the central pointers. The two counters in addition to the white tones notes also add details in yellow, red and blue in harmony with the decoration we found at Tachymeter bezel. In the dial, we can also find the dinosaur T-Rex figure in the centre and a pulsometer scale in the falange with blue and yellow strokes and whose shades also give colour to the chronograph centre seconds hand.
Inside there is nothing new, operating the RW5030 caliber based on the Sellita SW510 automatic movement, which reaches 28,800 Vph and offers up to 56 hours of power reserve.
The exclusive timepiece is attached to a black calf leather strap with a titanium clasp and can be purchased at USD 4,495 price which curiously represents a USD 500 prize compared to the limited version released in July and which came with a titanium bracelet.
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Brand: Raymon Weil
Model: Raymond Weil x Basquiat Freelancer Special Edition
Case Material: Titanium
Case Dimensions: 43.50 mm Diameter, 13.70 mm thick
Case Back: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Black calf leather strap with a titanium clasp
Caliber: RW5030 (Sellita Sw510 basead)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 56 Hours
Price: € 4,995