The Raymond Weil Don Giovanni Cosi Grande ''Jumping Hour'' watch, premiered at Baselworld 2009, demonstrates a modern, refined design. The timepiece is characterized by sober elegance and mechanical sophistication.
The stylish rectangular case of the Raymond Weil watch is sculptured in polished steel. The zest of the elegant dial is the "jumping hour" display. The brandís designers have replaced the traditional hour-hand by a large, easy-to-read window positioned at 12 o'clock.
The captivating jumping hour complication has become possible due to a mechanical automatic movement - the calibre RW 1400, with a disc showing the hour numbers. Every hour, the proper number "jumps" and appears in the window.
The minutes and seconds are displayed via two sub-dials that are framed by diamond-shaped applique that forms a figure 8. The silver curved outlines of the figure 8 contrast nicely with the black background of the dial, the same as differently sized Arabic numerals.
The mechanical movement of the Raymond Weil watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, is beating at a frequency of 28 800 vibrations per hour. It can be admired through the screwed sapphire crystal case-back. It reveals meticulous attention to detail through circular-graining on the bridges and Cotes de Geneve decor on the central rotor.
The movement offers 42 hours of power reserve.
is 30-meter water-resistant.
The Raymond Weil Don Giovanni Cosi Grande ''Jumping Hour'' watch is presented on a saddle-stitched, full-leather black alligator strap, or a steel bracelet provided with double push-piece security.
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