I’ll concede that for somebody with my preference for sports watches, Raymond Weil isn’t generally the most intriguing brand. In any case, that doesn’t mean I’m not open to being astounded. Appeared at Baselworld recently, the new Maestro 2239 Moon Phase might be minimal in excess of an unpretentious turn on a longstanding plan from Raymond Weil, however the outcome capitalizes on a strong base, solid extents, and a simple wearing yet nitty gritty design.
The Maestro 2239 with the dark dial.
Offered in both a silver/white dial and a dark dial form, the Maestro Moon Phase utilizes a 39.5mm steel case that is coordinated with a Milanese lattice arm band, or a differentiation sewed calfskin lash. Both dial models at Baselworld were on the lattice lash and keeping in mind that it’s not actually such a watch to turn my head, when I put the silver dial on my wrist, I was astonished by the amount I enjoyed it. The measuring is amazing, the dial has a blend of completions yet oversees solid decipherability, and the blued steel hands function admirably with the profound blues of the moon stage display.
I like the possibility of a straightforward dress watch on a fine cross section arm band (like that exceptionally fun Mido Commander Shade I expounded on after Basel) and, in one or the other dial, the Maestro 2239 Moon Phase feels more unique than I at any point would have anticipated from a picture, or regardless of whether I saw a similar watch on a cowhide lash in a showcase case. Indeed, similar to it’s other Maestro kin, yet I’d contend it functions admirably, offering a triumphant blend of that medium-sized case, a wide dial, short drags, and the more easygoing cross section bracelet.
39.5mm wide and truly pleasant on wrist.
Using Sellita’s SW 280-1 programmed development, the Maestro 2239 has hours, minutes, focal seconds, a date show at three, and a moon stage at six. In light of the SW 200 and noticeable through an included presentation case back, the 280-1 ticks at 4Hz, has hacking seconds, hand-winding, and a force save of 38 hours.
Mounted to a comfy and flexible cross section bracelet.
In a profound shade of blue, the moon stage show adds some visual interest to an exemplary dressy look.
Visible through a showcase case back, the Maestro 2239 utilizations a Sellita SW 280-1 programmed movement.
With such a Cartier-like tasteful, the Maestro’s dial has a striking place component with a wavy spiral completing that contacts a wide ring for the Roman numeral hour markers. The date show, on one or the other rendition, utilizes a white plate with dark content, and the opening is enriched with a basic yet powerful casing. The outcome is that of an exemplary dress watch, and keeping in mind that absolutely not unique to Raymond Weil or earth shattering in any capacity, the execution is insightful and handsome.
If you’re at all intrigued, this is one I’d recommend looking at your neighborhood AD, as its appeal is all on the wrist. I think that its really difficult to contend with any smooth and exquisite plan at 39.5mm, and the Maestro Moonphase, particularly on the cross section wristband, is an engaging blend of customary dress watch plan with a somewhat more easygoing turn from the case plan and the bracelet.
Classic, simple wearing, and pleasantly detailed.
Carrying a MSRP of $1,295 on the cowhide lash and $1,495 on the cross section arm band, the competition this watch faces isn’t to be downplayed, including items for both general buyers and energetic aficionados. From cheaper non mainstream brands to enormous firearms like Oris, Hamilton, Longines, Frederique Constant, Nomos, and even Apple, $1,500 is a hard-battled value point nowadays. By and by, I found the Maestro 2239 Moon Phase shockingly decent on the wrist and a strong generally speaking package.
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