Raymond Weil Nabucco Rivoluzione

Par Florian Matrion, le 18 avril 2011
Nabucco Rivoluzione
Nabucco Rivoluzione
Diaporama
In 2007, Raymond Weil launched the Nabucco collection, which was described by its creators as audacious and modern. Let's take a look at it, and its newest creation, the Nabucco Rivoluzione.
Exclusive! review of the Nabucco Rivoluzione. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
67/100
Note des internautes
74/100

Slideshow = 14 photos to see this watch from every angle.

 

Foreword

Raymond Weil is a family business which has preserved its independence since 1976.
Its rather classic collections is now energized by the Nabucco series which offers models focusing on more modern designs and materials.

On the design side, the Rivoluzione model focuses on the sporty “All Black” look.

The black dial and hands, dark markers, generous size, screwed-in push pieces, angular crown protector, complete the sporty look of this watch.

 

Contrasts in Materials

Let's address the recurring question of readability which comes up for watches with full dark finishes.

Indeed, the hour hands are polished and grey, similar to anthracite, while the chronograph's hands are blued.
The hands' colors thus provide little contrast with the dial's.

 

Its coherent design, simultaneously sporty and elegant, and mixed with beautiful finish is quite convincing.

But the opposite is also true when it comes to the materials.

The reflection of the hands on the mat background provides an effective contrast and allows a level of readability that is more than satisfactory, and even surprising under full lighting.

The readability is noticeably diminished in poor lighting.

Both sides of the flat sapphire have been very efficiently treated with an antireflective coating to improve the readability.

Its “blued” appearance also lends itself well to the overall style of the watch.

However, the SuperLumiNova applied on the markers and hands only provides marginally effective visibility at night, and doesn't last very long.

 

 

High Quality Finish

While the poor readability remains for many a noticeable weakness for this type of watch, the finishing on this Raymond Weil are of a very high quality and give it a real appeal.

First off, let's look at the dial.
Entirely in relief, it happily compensates the lack of colors.
Its three hexagonal hollow screws are reminiscent of the ones on the lugs, and add to the coherence of the whole watch.

Next, we look at the case.
Made of titanium with a mat black coat of PVD, its sides are raised with perfectly cut and applied carbon inserts.
A touch of white appears on this scenery in the form of the numbers on the tachymetric bezel, engraved in black and steel-framed on the titanium bezel.
The overall job is very well executed.

The solid and clean finish back follows the same theme, made with black titanium, with
the RW raised logo as a bonus.

 

Made of titanium with a mat black coat of PVD, its sides are raised with perfectly cut and applied carbon inserts.

And last but not least, the strap.
Made with black crocodile skin, and very pleasant to the touch, it is complemented with a black titanium deployment clasp with a safety lock and a cleverly-designed adjustable band.

The band's thickness near the lugs make is very rigid at that point. The appearance is unappealing when worn on a thin wrist, and it becomes a reminder of the watch's imposing size, which is made less noticeable by the titanium when we hold the watch in our hand.
The overall comfort of the wristband would have been undisputedly improved by making the strap a little more flexible.

 

The icing on the cake is the gift of black titanium cuff links which are provided with this classy sports watch; they are a perfect addition to this watch and a delight for detailed-oriented fans.

 

Movement

Raymond Weil is using a well-known and proven movement to power this watch: the Valjoux 7753.
Without getting too much into the details, we'll simply mention the movement's well-known precision and sturdiness.
But we were disappointed that such a meticulous look and design was not complemented with a more original caliber.

We did note, however, that one of the 7753 known weaknesses - namely its lack of quick-date setting - is corrected on the Nabucco with the addition of a handy and practical push button to refresh the date.
This is what we call an excellent idea!

 

Conclusion

In this Nabucco Rivoluzione, Raymond Weil gives us a watch with a personality that is both assured and modern.
Its coherent design, simultaneously sporty and elegant, and mixed with beautiful finish is quite convincing, and will undoubtedly seduce the fans of very unique watches.
Even though it may seem paradoxical, this “all-black” time-keeper will not go unnoticed when you have it on your wrist!

 

Pros:

  • high quality finish
  • the materials used
  • an assured design

 

Cons:

  • the strap's rigidity for small wrists
  • the large dimensions of the watch
  • a standard movement

 

Additional information:

  • tester's wrist size = 17.5 cm
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L'avis de la rédaction 67/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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Note des internautes 74/100

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