Hands-on With The Unique, Impressive And Masculine Raidillon Chronograph Watches
“Swiss Powered. Race Minded” is the logo of Raidillon Mens Watches, a small Belgian watch maker who has a knack for design and a penchant for simplicity. So much simplicity, in fact, that the majority of their watches are more or less the same with various cosmetic changes such as colors, textures, and strap choices.
Meeting with Raidillon, you get the sense that the small company is genuinely enthused about their product and really focused on design. With a racing theme and pretty much all limited editions, it is easy to get behind some of their better designs, especially since each model is limited to 55 pieces.
The brushed steel Raidillon Chronograph case is 42mm wide and water resistant to 100 meters. It is rather tall, but it is a swiss sports watch. Over the dial is a sapphire crystal, and I like the large, round chronograph pushers next to the crown.
These two distinguished watches are the cream-dialed with Clous de Paris Raidillon Chronograph reference 42-C10-148 and the black, blue, and silver Raidillon Chronograph 42-C10-159 model. Each of them is basically the same watch, but you can appreciate how distinct a look can be achieved with different dials and straps. Raidillon has other models as well with three-hand movements, but in my opinion, the brand right now is all about the fun stuff they can do with these Chronograph models.
The 7750 movement is visible through the sapphire crystal display back, and you’ll find a custom rotor. The straps, however, according to Raidillon, are produced in Belgium – which should be much closer to home than where most of the rest of the watch is made. Each of the Raidillon Chronograph watches is part of a limited edition of 55 pieces.