Pre-BaselWorld 2016: Raymond WeilWritten by Alvin Wong
Raymond Weil kicks off its big 4-0 this year with a skeleton watch that blends the old with the new.
The Freelancer Skeleton, decked out in a black PDV-coated steel case, exudes sleek, modern elegance; beautifully anchored by an open-worked dial that brandishes an automatic movement underneath. Unlike old-school skeleton watches, which are typically more ornate with engravings on the movement parts, this version with gold-plated hands, and circular gained bridges and ruthenium finishes on the skeletonised movement look decidedly contemporary.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.