In recent years, Geneva-based watchmaker Raymond Weil has significantly changed their image and overall quality. They have gone more upscale, without overly inflating their prices. The new Nabucco Pensiero, unveiled at Baselworld last week is the perfect example. It is a great looking chronograph powered by the new Valjoux 7753 movement, housed in a cool sand-blasted 46mm titanium case, all for under five grand.
The watch is very masculine, without being gigantic and uncomfortable on the wrist. The gray dial, titanium case and bezel all work together really well. The dark gray alligator strap is very comfortable and adds a nice contrast to the light colored gray on the rest of the watch. The new look is a refreshing change from the all black model introduced last year. Although, last year’s model is quite attractive as well. The 2010 titanium model, which will be in stores soon, doesn’t look like everything else on the market, it has a nice understated style of its own.
Automatic mechanical chronograph
28 800 vibrations per hour
Power Reserve 46 hours
minute subdial by central chronograph hand
30-minute subdial at 3 o’clock
12-hour subdial at 6 o’clock
Central hour’s and minute’s indication
Second’s indication in subdial at 9 o’clock
Date Round window at 4:30, push-button date-set at 10
Round sandblasted titanium
Steel fluted screwed-down with RW monogram
Push-pieces Steel fluted screwed-down
Sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment, 2.5mm thick
(Ref. 7820 STC 05607)