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Raymond Weil Freelancer David Bowie

Marina Milojević | 03.25.17 | 09:50 PM

BaselWorld 2017

The famous Swiss watchmaker, Raymond Weil, known for its passionate involvement in the music industry, has partnered with the David Bowie Estate to pay homage to the legendary musician – David Bowie. At the BaselWorld 2017 trade show, Raymond Weil introduced the limited edition Freelancer David Bowie, a watch that honors the life and musical career of one of the most interesting artists of all time. This special edition Freelancer is created to celebrate what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday.

Raymond Weil Freelancer David Bowie

Raymond Weil has chosen to revisit its most free-spirited model, the versatile Freelancer, which goes hand in hand with any of the many personas created by David Bowie. This rather large, stainless steel model measures 42mm in diameter. Its watch face reveals an imaginative, yet streamlined dial, resembling a vinyl record. A red lightning bolt appears at 12 o’clock position, evoking the cover of the Aladdin Sane, which is the sixth studio album recorded by Bowie. As Bowie described it, a lightning bolt represents the duality of mind.

Raymond Weil Freelancer David Bowie

The lower part of the dial reveals the famous Bowie logo in red, the artist’s recognizable signature designed by Andy Warhol for Bowie’s eight studio album Diamond Dogs. The reverse side of the watch features a miniaturized version of a black and white portrait of Bowie as The Thin White Duke, shot in 1974 by iconic photographer Terry O’Neil. The famous photograph is printed on the sapphire covering a self-winding mechanical movement.

Raymond Weil Freelancer David Bowie

The Raymond Weil Freelancer David Bowie is powered by the mechanical self-winding RW4200 movement, which provides functions for hours, minutes, and seconds. The mechanism is mounted on 26 jewels, and endowed with 38-hour power reserve. Water resistant to 100 meters of depth, this exquisite timepiece is held on a black leather strap with red stitching and RW folding clasp.

The Raymond Weil Freelancer David Bowie, reference number 2731-STC-BOW01, is produced in a 3,000-piece limited. The launch date and the price are yet to be announced.

#RWDavidBowie more information at Raymond-Weil.com.

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