Swiss watch brand RAYMOND WEIL revives its Parsifal collection by introducing a new automatic chronograph model.
Introduced 20 years ago, Parsifal has a long-established identity with its much-admired elegance and harmonious curves.
Now, while remaining true to its time-honoured values, Parsifal is reinventing itself, with precision, rounded outlines and aesthetic refinement lending the collection a distinctly contemporary feel.
The RAYMOND WEIL Parsifal collection takes its name from Wagner’s final opera: a mystical world of chivalry and spiritual quest.
Parsifal once again shows RAYMOND WEIL watches’ deep attachment to its roots, and desire to preserve tradition as a source of inspiration – while, at the same time, refining the key design elements (the ‘godron décor’ to the bezel, curved outlines, and sophisticated bracelet) which have forged the powerful identity of this symbolic collection.
The striking black dial, set off against a pink gold bezel, has Roman numerals underlining the timepiece’s depth and elegance.
In line with the “Parsifal style” dating back 20 years, the new timepiece remains 41mm in diameter, complemented by a saddle-stitched, full-skin black alligator strap with double push-piece security.
Discreet, refined subdials for the hours, minutes and seconds are ingeniously spaced around the dial, with the date-window delicately positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The mechanical movement, with automatic winding, has an ETA 2892/2 base with Dubois Dépraz 2010 chronograph module and 42-hour power-reserve. There is a push-piece at 2 o’clock to start and stop the chronograph; a second push-piece at 4 activates the back-to-zero function.
The innovative contrast between the elegant curves, and the imposing chronograph and chunky pink gold, underlines the originality of this stunning timepiece.
Model: RAYMOND WEIL Parsifal Chronograph, Reference 7260 SC5 00208
Mechanical chronograph Calibre ETA 2892/2 base with Dubois Dépraz 2010 chronograph module
Power-Reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 57 rubies
– start, stop & re-start by push-piece at 2 o’clock
– reset by push-piece at 4 o’clock
– central chronograph hand
– 30-minute subdial at 9 o’clock
– 12-hour subdial at 6 o’clock
– 60-second subdial at 3 o’clock
Date: Square window at 4:30
Round – 18ct pink gold & steel
Diameter: 41.4 mm
Thickness: 11.85 mm
Bezel: 18ct pink gold
Crown: Fluted, screwed-down, with RW monogram in transparent resin
Crystal: Sapphire with double-sided anti-glare treatment & date magnifier (cyclops)
Case-back: Screwed down, with sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Indexes: Pink gold coated, in relief
Hands: Bâton, pink gold coated, with luminescent highlights
Black, full-skin alligator strap with RW steel folding clasp with double push-piece security