Independent Swiss watch maker RAYMOND WEIL pays tribute to its founder by unveiling a limited edition timepiece from its popular Maestro Collection.
The family run watch company was established in 1976 by Raymond Weil. In April 2014, Elie Bernheim, the grandson of Raymond Weil took over the reins from his father Olivier at the head of the RAYMOND WEIL family business. Here watch-making is more than a family affair, as it was at the end of the 70’s that the late Raymond Weil, eponymous founder of the watch Brand, had the audacity and courage required to launch his own business. It is this same independent and valiant spirit which drives Elie Bernheim today, both in terms of his way of understanding the market and his involvement in creating and designing the models which form the RAYMOND WEIL collections – continuing the tradition of high-quality, ever-reliable and sophisticated Swiss watch-making.
A timepiece in tribute to a life’s work is the quiet testament the Company wished to pay its founder. A subtle reference to Raymond Weil’s favourite complication, an automatic winding mechanical heart, equipped with a 42-hour power reserve, sits inside this COSC-certified chronometer.
Each timepiece is engraved with a unique number on its movement and comes with a certificate issued by the COSC official organization. The 45mm 18K rose gold case shelters a dial featuring Raymond Weil’s hand-written signature. The chronograph pushbuttons sit on both sides of the crown and allow for the chronometer to start, stop, restart and reset.
It is an expertly conducted harmony of decoration which comes to life under the baton of the music-loving watchmaker, granting this timepiece all of its pedigree. The distinctive sign of high-quality watch movements, a “côtes de Genève” decoration embellishes the skeleton oscillating weight adorned with the RAYMOND WEIL monogram.
Presented in a prestigious box made of olive tree wood and bearing Raymond Weil’s signature, the timepiece expresses all of its personality, flattered by an impressive showcase of craftsmanship.
With this 100-piece numbered limited edition tribute timepiece, RAYMOND WEIL is not only highlighting its attachment to watch-making values but above all to family values, which will continue through high-quality creations, flying the flag for renowned Swiss watch-making expertise.
Model: MAESTRO RAYMOND WEIL LIMITED EDITION
Ref. 14845 GC5 65001
Mechanical chronograph – RW1926 COSC Automatic
Power reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 61 rubies
Central hours and minutes, small second at 6 o’clock
Date window at 4:30 o’clock
Start, stop and restart using pushbutton at 2 o’clock
Reset using pushbutton at 4 o’clock
Central chronograph hand
30 minute counter at 9 o’clock, 12 hour counter at 6 o’clock
18K rose gold
Crown: 18K rose gold fluted with RW Monogram
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment
Case back: Screwed down with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Silver, hand-written style “Raymond Weil” inscription
Circular tachometric scale
Indexes: Gold applied baton indexes
Hours / Minutes: 18K rose gold electroplated, leaf-shaped
Small second: Blued steel, leaf-shaped
Chronograph: Blued steel, leaf-shaped
Counters: 18K rose gold electroplated, leaf-shaped
Genuine brown alligator, folding clasp with double push security system and 18K rose PVD coating