Luxury Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil isn’t afraid to show off its love of music. For proof, look no further than the “Music Icon” series, which sees the brand collaborating on exemplary timepieces with some of the biggest names in the music game. At Baselworld 2018, Raymond Weil introduced two new slayers: the Marshall Amplification Limited Edition Tango Chronograph and the Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition. Like the very entities from which they take their name, these watches render an immediate and powerful impression by way of quality and aesthetic alike. Equal parts bold and stylish, each piece is pumped for just about any occasion you can throw its way.
We’re all familiar with Marshall Amplification as the company that provides amps for just about every famous rocker to ever live. To honour the iconic brand, Raymond Weil took direct, but subtle design cues from Marshall gear when crafting the new Tango Chronograph. Specifically, the textured surface on the black dial brilliantly resembles an amplifier grille, while the gold chronograph sub-dials are fashioned after amplifier sound buttons. Further distinguishing the piece is a white ring around the dial, which calls upon the eye-catching finish of Marshall amps. That’s joined by a robust 43mm case of black PVD, a black leather strap, and a numbered case-back engraved with the Marshall logo. Limited to 1000 pieces, the chronograph is simply stunning, and a worthy addition to Raymond Weil’s “Music Icon” Series and Tango Collection alike.
Equally ready to party is the Freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition. Named for the hard rocking and massively popular Aussie band, the watch emanates with an energetic, masculine vibe. Powering the piece is in-house developed calibre RW1212 movement, which flaunts an “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance through a circular window in the dial. Also featured on the dial are studded indexes for the hour markers, a textured bolt graphic pattern, luminescent hour and minute hands and the band logo embossed at the top. Sealing the deal is a black leather strap, which also features the band logo. The watch is powerful, stylish and limited to 3000 pieces. Long live rock and roll.