It’s patently obvious, but it still bears repeating: watches are three-dimensional objects. It’s worth saying because if you’re anything like me, you spend far more time looking at watches on screens than in real life. That’s fine, it’s an unavoidable by-product of our modern world. And while some watches look exceptional in pictures, others (I would argue, all) need to be held to truly be appreciated. A photo, no matter how good, cannot catch the whirr of a movement, the satisfaction of unscrewing a crown, or the cheeky play of light as it bounces from dial to hand to crystal. And while video is also a two-dimensional medium, it does a much better job of capturing the feel and nuance of a watch than a static photo. Not the same as having it on your wrist, but the next best thing. Don’t believe me? Check out our review (and Jason’s excellent pictures) of the Freelancer Calibre RW1212 here, and now watch our video review. Same watch. Completely different feel.
Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212 Australian pricing
Raymond Weil Freelancer Calibre RW1212, two-tone on bracelet, $3150, on leather $2850