|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Width||20 Millimeters|
|Case Diameter||43 Millimeters|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Thickness||11.9 Millimeters|
|Item Weight||454 Grams|
|Special Features||Stop Watch|
|Water Resistance Depth||300 Meters|
From the manufacturer
It all started in 1976, in the middle of a watch industry crisis, when Mr. Raymond Weil decided to found his own company and turn his vision of what Swiss watchmaking should be into actual timepieces that would bring a new dimension to the industry. Mr. Weil’s creations were immediately praised by watch enthusiasts – amateurs and connoisseurs alike. Once strongly settled in Switzerland, and carried along by both his enthusiasm and his experience, the founder of Raymond Weil explored Europe and the whole world to gradually put together an international network. Raymond Weil is now a famous brand and one of the flagships of the Swiss watchmaking industry.
Over the years, they have managed to carve out space for themselves and burgeoned into one of the world’s finer watch brands. The ownership of the Raymond Weil dynasty has come down three generations, who have taken a fresh look at the world of music through their timekeeping instruments and successfully intertwined watchmaking craftsmanship with music-themed collections.
Raymond Weil is one of the few companies that still keep watchmaking in the family as an independent business. It is not just the precision and passion of watchmaking that is passed on from one generation to another, but also the passion for music. Pioneering watchmaker Raymond Weil, who established his own brand at the age of 50, was a life-long music lover. His daughter, Diana inherited this passion and is now a virtuoso pianist. Elie Bernheim, the grandson of the founder, had a musically-inclined childhood as well and is now preserving the exceptional heritage of the company as the current CEO.
Any watch enthusiast who has closely followed the free-spirited Raymond Weil (RW) will be aware of their two major distinguishing factors. First, it’s one of the only few independent Swiss watch manufacturers left; and second, the brand has an impressive list of associations with the world of music, which has served as inspiration for some handsome RW timepieces.
After a period of rapid development, the company needed to expand and increase competitiveness. To reach this goal, Raymond Weil’s son-in-law Olivier Bernheim joined what was to become a family business in 1982. He modernized its structure and organization, developed numerous markets, and took in charge the communication and marketing departments. His arrival reinforced the idea of an independent family-owned company dear to Mr. Weil. Olivier Bernheim was to become President and CEO in 1996. The Brand was always influenced and inspired by music, and this was reflected in collection names as early as 1983 when the Amadeus collection, named after the classical Austrian composer, Mozart, was launched in conjunction with Milos Forman’s world-acclaimed film of the same name.
Music-inspired collection names were to become a distinguishing feature of the Brand’s identity and more were soon to follow: Fidelio -named after Beethoven’s only opera – Traviata or Saxo. More cult collections have shaped the brand’s personality: Toccata, the feminine collection Fantasia, and the emblematic Othello – a blend of avant-garde technology and refined design with its ultra-thin timepieces and created 1986 to celebrate Raymond Weil’s tenth anniversary.