Raymond Weil is a watchmaker that has been in tune with the times for many decades. Founded in 1976 in Geneva Switzerland by its namesake watchmaker, the brand as long been associated with innovative design and creativity. Weil, a revered veteran in the watch industry who held posts as both the President of the Geneva Watchmaker Union and Vice President of the Watchmaking Industry Training Centre, sought out in 1976 to bring a new dimension and vision to the watch industry.
His vision has been accomplished in the forty years that have passed. Raymond Weil is one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world today. The brand’s premium Swiss-made timepieces are renowned for their artistic design, as well as incomparable precision and expert craftsmanship. Interestingly Raymond Weil remains one of the last independent Swiss watch brands around today and Weil’s grandsons Elie and Pierre are currently at the helm of the company.
The harmonious blend of materials, meticulous movement and precision design incorporated into each Raymond Weil timepiece can easily be compared to a beautifully conducted symphony… and music related themes have served as an inspiration for the names of many of the brand’s collections, including Amadeus, Fidelio, Traviata, Parsifal Maestro, Tango, Nabucco and Toccata.
Raymond Weil recently launched the Maestro Beatles Automatic Watch, a limited edition stainless steel timepiece that pays tribute to “Fab Four” and features some of the group’s most popular song titles and their image on the outer dial. In addition, Raymond Weil annually sponsors numerous music-related events and issues throughout the globe, including the Classic Brit Awards and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
The brand is currently highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Raymond Weil Time Essentials Event, featuring over 36 men’s and women’s timepieces from the brand’s most popular collections.
Your wrist will be in perfect command with the Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic watch. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch features the perfectly round stainless steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow, presented on a handsome black leather strap.
The stationary stainless steel bezel surrounds the legible black dial with a small-second and date sub-dials, polished silver-colored sword hands and white Roman numeral hour markers.
An exhibition skeleton case back lets you the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Raymond Weil Maestro men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 11mm thick.
The term Tocatta can be defined as a musical composition that is designed to exhibit a performer’s technique and the Raymond Weil Tocatta watch exemplifies the brand’s exemplary craftsmanship and design. This classically elegant women’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in highly polished premium-grade stainless steel.
The stationary highly polished bezel surrounds the silvery-white dial with polished silver-tone sword hands and eleven shimmering inlaid diamond 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. Raymond Weil Toccata women’s watch is 34mm in diameter and 7mm thick.
Composer Richard Wagner’s epic opera Parsifal served as the inspiration for the Raymond Weil collection and the Parsifal Automatic Chronograph is certain to impress with its impeccable good looks and stature. This outstanding men’s timepiece features the generously appointed 42mm diameter, 8mm thick case in brushed and polished stainless steel. The handsome vertical link brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished accents has a push-button clasp for added security and convenience.
The handsome black dial has three sub-dials, luminous baton hands and silver-colored Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A semi exhibition case back lets you view the Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Additional features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.
Verdi’s triumphant opera Nabucco serves as the inspiration for another Raymond Weil collection of the same name. Impressive in design and craftsmanship, the Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph features the ultra-lightweight, ultra-durable titanium case in bright polished finish. The high-performance, textured black rubber strap has a deployment clasp for added convenience.
The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black chronograph dial with three silver-colored subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar at the 4 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.
A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made automatic movement for precise time-keeping accuracy. Raymond Weil Nabucco men’s chronograph is43mm in diameter and 15mm thick.
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Symphony orchestra image courtesy of Wiki Commons