Raymond Weil has added to its music-themed collections with a new Freelancer chronograph inspired by the Gibson Les Paul guitar.
The new model is inspired by world-renowned guitar manufacturer Gibson, and the “pioneer of modern music” Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul. This Gibson Les Paul guitar has been the choice of artists including Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton to name a few.
Raymond Weil chief executive officer Elie Bernheim commented: “Music has the ultimate power of making an impression on people. It doesn’t matter what kind of music catches our fancy, nobody can remain unmoved by a virtuoso’s skill. Blues, rock, pop, classical: we all have a striking memory of a concert, a piece of music or an artist that is profoundly linked to a key moment in our lives. The power of music is also about travelling in time. Today, Gibson leads us into the best that rock has to offer and makes our watches hum to this legendary beat.”
The 43.5mm Freelancer is made of steel and features a tachymeter bezel enhanced with black PVD – directly inspired by the lacquer on the Black Beauty guitar. The watch also offers a circular guilloché motif on the dial, fret-shaped hour markers, the Les Paul signature at 12 o’clock, and a perforated calf leather strap. It houses a RW5010 mechanical self-winding movement with a 46-hour power reserve.
Just 300 numbered, limited edition Gibson Les Paul freelancers will be available in a specially designed collector’s box.
Previous music-themed timepieces by the brand include a Frank Sinatra-inspired model and a watch dedicated to The Beatles.