Raymond Weil unveils Freelancer Lady Urban Black


Check out this beauty – Raymond Weil has prepared something truly extraordinary, at least for them. It’s the Freelancer Lady Urban Black, their first ladies’ watch in black PVD. Indeed, the watch itself leaves a pretty strong first impression, incorporating some stunning black diamonds on the case. But at the same time, it has a very sleek, subtle, and undoubtedly fashionable appearance that brings something new and fresh into the Freelancer collection. So, without any further ado, let’s see what the new timepiece brings to the table.

First, let’s talk about the case. It’s a round case measuring 38 mm, while the thickness is 9.65 mm. It’s made of steel and has black PVD coating, which gives it its final look. On the right side of the case, we can notice the matching crown, which is fluted with Raymond Weil’s monogram. Naturally, one of the things you’ll most easily notice here are the diamonds. 86 black diamonds, set on the case, as well as the bezel. As for the case-back, it’s transparent, thanks to the sapphire crystal, which gives the wearer an opportunity to take a look at the movement. Finally, there’s the water resistance of 10 ATM, meaning the watch can withstand pressures at depths up to about 100 meters. This lady won’t mind the water at all!

This is Raymond Weil's first feminine watch in black PVD

Moving on to the dial – there we are greeted by, of course, a black galvanic dial, with a nice sunray finish. This is the outer part though, while the central segment features a distinctive texture reminiscent of black diamonds. On the sunray finished part, we can see the black Arabic numerals. Contrasting this, we have an open section at 12 o’clock, revealing the balance wheel of the movement. As for the hands, it’s a standard set of three hands; they are barrel-shaped, made of steel, and nicely match the dial color-wise. All this is protected with a sapphire crystal, which has antiglare treatment on both sides, ensuring best visibility at all times.

When it comes to the movement, Raymond Weil used their caliber RW4200. This is a mechanical movement with 26 jewels, and a power reserve of 38 hours, which sounds pretty reasonable. The winding is automatic.  The movement can be partially seen through the sapphire crystal case-back, and also on the dial, although just a small portion of it.

The dial reveals a bit of the movement

As a whole, the timepiece delivers an interesting combination of different materials with different finishes, which under the influence of different light conditions, makes the watch shine with seemingly different colors, from anthracite grey to deep black. This interesting look is completed by a stylish black calf leather strap, with shagreen-style texture, also known as “shark skin”. It nicely suits the watch, both in terms of color and style. The strap itself is completed with a folding clasp, made of black PVD, just like the case, and it features a double push-button security system, making sure the whole thing stays firmly on the wrist.

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