For generations leading fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors have designed for prominent fashion houses Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Celine respectively, while maintaining their own independently operated eponymous fashion brands. Lagerfeld in fact is not only the creative director for his own brand and Chanel, but he is also the creative director for house of Fendi too.
You don’t have to look any further in the watch industry than the Raymond Weil and 88 Rue Du Rhone brands for similar circumstances. Both brands are helmed by brothers Eli and Pierre Bernheim and are independently operated. The Bernheims are the grandsons of Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. In 2012, the two sought out to create and sell luxury Swiss-made watches at highly desirable prices with the introduction of the 88 Rue Du Rhone brand.
While both brands offer expert Swiss-made precision and craftsmanship, 88 Rue Du Rhone watches feature more contemporary silhouettes and designs along with more affordable price points.
The two brands are prominently featured at TheWatchery.com, including styles from the Raymond Weil Parsifal, Maestro, Noemia, Tango, Jasmine, Tradition and Nabucco collections, as well as the 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight series.
The Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic Chronograph for men is meticulously crafted to the luxury of every detail. This distinguished Swiss-made men’s timepiece features the perfectly round case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The attractive crocodile textured dark brown leather strap has a deployment clasp for added convenience and security.
The integrated stationary with raised detail surrounds the attractive dark brown dial with a textured center background, tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.
An exhibition skeleton case back lets you view the intricate automatic movement inside. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Raymond Weil Parsifal Automatic men’s chronograph is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.
The Raymond Weil Jasmine Diamond Watch is a dazzling choice. This exquisite women’s dress watch makes a statement on the wrist a lustrous stainless steel case and matching multi-link bracelet in highly polished stainless steel. A blue cabochon-cut stone tops the fluted, granular detailed crown.
Thirty shimmering round-cut diamonds, prong-set to glowing perfection create a dramatic focal point on the lustrous stainless steel bezel. The silver guilloche dial shines with sapphire colored sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.
Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. Raymond Weil Jasmine women’s diamond watch is 35mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
The 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Origin Eight men’s watch is modern and urbane in black ion-plated stainless steel. The sleek and slender round case in black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on the matching multi-link bracelet in black ion-plated stainless steel with a convenient push-button clasp closure.
The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the striking black dial with a textured raised double eight pattern background, luminous silver tone hands and silver tone Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.
Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, quality Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight men’s watch is 39mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
The 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight Origin women’s watch is elegant and understated in stainless steel and leather. The lustrous stainless steel case is presented on a supple and attractive white leather strap. The stationary polished steel bezel encircles the tone-on-tone white dial with an emblematic double eight patterned background, luminous silver tone hands and ten diamond hour markers.
Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial, quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. 88 Rue Du Rhone Double Eight Origin women’s watch is 35mm in diameter and 6mm thick. `
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Image of the Rue Du Rhone in Geneva, Switzerland courtesy or Wiki Commons.