Friday, July 22, 2005

Raymond Weil Don Giovanni Cosi Grande two time zones

For modern-day globe-trotters, Raymond Weil launches this new watch in its Intemporelles collection. In addition to the GMT function, this model with its steel case is worthy of interest in that it operates with a single movement. This motor, enriched by a gearing system, controls the two time-zones: the first with a 12-hour indication of the hour, and the second over 24 hours, thus avoiding any ambiguity as to whether it is day or night. The dial, which is split in two, features an uncluttered lower part, while the hour circle in the upper part lends a distinctly modern touch. The model also features applied numerals and hour-markers, sapphire crystal, calendar at 3 o’clock, 38-hour power-reserve and a brown leather strap with pin buckle.