Raymond Weil celebrated its new title as the Official Timing Partner for the newly built SSE Hydro in Glasgow with a sold out concert featuring famous rocker Rod Stewart.
To welcome visitors to the new music purpose built venue Raymond Weil strategically placed maestro clocks throughout the SSE Hydro arena, and at exactly five seconds prior to Rod Stewarts appearance on stage, a unique countdown clock appeared around the bowl of the arena to welcome Stewart’s well awaited performance.
The partnership between Raymond Weil and SEC Ltd. is well timed for both organizations – timing being an essential part of performance. Oliver Bernheim, CEO and President of Raymond Weil, expressed his excitement about the partnership with The SSE Hydro and drew parallels between the art of music and watchmaking, as both he pointed out, are derived from inspiration and precision. Mr. Bernheim also commented that it is Raymond Weil’s second music arena partnership, which includes its involvement with the famous Royal Albert Hall in London. Raymond Weil’s title as the Official Timing Partner of the SSE Hyrdo arena allows the organization to promote its global music marketing strategy furthering its brand universal outreach.
The SSE Hydro, at the SECC, is a 64 acre site that has been transformed into to exhibition, conference and entertainments complex. It is the latest landmark on Glasgow’s skyline standing at an amazing 45m high with architectural structures resembling Greek and Roman amphitheaters. It provides visitors with exceptional sightlines from fixed, tiered and demountable seating systems with the acoustics promising to be of the highest standards. Standards Peter Duthie, Commercial Director of SEC Ltd., is delighted that the Raymond Weil brand will bring to the amazing arena.
Raymond Weil has always made music a central theme of its brand, aptly reflected in collections with names like parsifal, maestro, nabucco and jasmine. Watch collections that incorporate impassioned stories and brilliant melodies synonymous of the Raymond Weil brand.
Raymond Weil has orchestrated a visual composition illuminating the design process of one of its most luxurious timepieces, the Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier. (To appreciate this visual composition click on the picture to the left)
Raymond Weil continues its sonata of complications and craftsmanship in its latest Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier watch. The overall design ensemble of the Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier is so ornate it enraptures one’s visual senses when reading the time, day, date, month and moonphases.
Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier (Reference 2859-STC-00659) stunning silver colored dial is a beautiful arrangement with notable guilloche patterns accentuated with a 12 month calendar circling the circumference of the dial, black Roman numerals and three subdials: date (at 3 o’clock), day (at 9 o’clock) and moonphase (at 6 o’clock). The midnight blue hour/minute, sweeping seconds, subdials indicators and crescent hands bear somewhat of a striking resemblance to those found on Breguet timepieces.
Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier playfully exhibits these amazing features inside a round 41.5mm stainless steel case with a case height of 10.35mm which is protected by an anti-glare treated sapphire crystal. The Raymond Weil signature logo crown which when turned clockwise sets the time, and also changes the date and displays time for morning or afternoon. The case design harmoniously incorporates four functional push-buttons at 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock. The push-button at 10 o’clock sets the date; at 8 o’clock sets the day of the week; at 2 o’clock sets the week; and 4 o’clock sets the moon phase using the calendar below. It is also recommended that the watch be set using the crown and utilizing each push-button in the order (10, 8, 2 and 4) as previously fore-mentioned above.
Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier is a Swiss Made watch featuring a mechanical with automatic winding movement – Caliber RW 3600, which includes the moon phase, month, week, day and date functions. It has a 42 power reserve, an exhibition sapphire crystal caseback, and it is water resistant up to 50 meters (165 feet). It is adorned with a leather strap featuring alligator finish with saddle stitching and a traditional buckle.
From the guilloche finishes on the dial, the moonphase subdial and the harmonious push-buttons incorporated in the stainless steel case, every single detail and finish of the Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier exemplifies the very essence of Raymond Weil’s brand statement “Precision is my Inspiration.”
Founded in 1976, Raymond Weil is a family owned Geneva-based brand that makes watches known for accuracy, quality, dependability, and charm. It has been making high quality timepieces for over 30 years and remains in the family hands. The Raymond Weil Freelancer collection is known for its men and women watches that are elegant and classic. Just as the name suggests, Freelancer is all about watches that show creativity and independence.
This 2012, Freelancer has added a new timepiece to its collection called Lady Sunshine watch. This beautiful stainless steel watch is polished, stylish, and attractive and is perfectly described by its name. This feminine and chic watch combines the mechanical precision that Raymond Weil is known for with a beautiful exterior. The band and its deployment buckle are made of polished stainless steel for comfortable and perfect fit. The round case measures 29 millimeters in diameter and is also made of stainless steel for a great look and protection. The case is further protected by sapphire crystal from scratches caused from daily grind. The case houses automatic self-winding movement for precise and accurate time keeping. Inside the case, you will notice beautiful mother-of-pearl dial that is set off by a sunray decoration at the center. The hours are marked by pink gold indexes that contrast the dial nicely and are finished off with sparkling diamonds on the edges. The hour, minute, and second hands are also all made of pink gold and shine beautifully along with the hour markers. A neat and unique addition to this watch is the flange that reveals the balance and its inner rubies right below the 12 and 2 O’clock markers. One of the striking features of the watch is its bezel, which is crowned by sparkling diamonds that will sure capture attention and compliments. The watch is resistant to water for up to 330 ft and should keep the watch safe from minor accidents that involve liquids.
Stainless steel case and strap
Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Bezel crowned with diamonds
Pink gold minute and hour markers and hands Cons
Small for those who prefer big or oversized watches
This is a versatile watch that is perfect for everyday wear or those special occasions. The watch is beautifully detailed, solidly constructed, and very functional. Whether you like collecting brand name watches or are venturing into a new territory, you are sure to enjoy owning this Raymond Weil Freelancer Lady Sunshine Watch.
Raymond Weil’s Freelancer collection speaks urban styling fashioned in elegance. The men’s collection of timepieces delivers the scoop on design and charisma. Raymond Weil did not withhold any bold statements with regards to Freelancer’s styling or its masculinity.
The Freelancer collection is well-versed delivering modern styling fashioned in luxurious elegance.
The Freelancer collection is available in five categories, each catering to discriminating client’s distinctive palates.
Freelancer categories are:
Automatic Chronograph – nine designs
Automatic Open Balance Wheel – five designs
Automatic Day-Date – four designs
Automatic Date 38 mm – four designs
Automatic Date – eight designs
Showcased below are a few of the elegant, yet signature Raymond Weil Freelancer collection designs. All of the timepieces have Raymond Weil’s signature logo on the crown as well as the signature folding clasp with double push security locking system, and all are manufactured in Switzerland.
The Automatic Chronograph Timepiece. This distinctive design has a 42 mm diameter stainless steel case with screwed case back and sapphire crystal, and black dial with brown leather strap. It is vibrantly urban and makes an outspoken statement with its yellow second and chronograph indicator hands. Its movement is mechanical chronograph with automatic winding and day and date windows at 3 o’clock. It also boasts 46 h power reserve.
Automatic Open Balance Wheel Timepiece. This modest yet simple design has a 42 mm diameter stainless steel case with screwed case back and sapphire crystal; it has an open black leather strap, the black dial is open at 12 o’clock through which the balance wheel can be seen. Its movement is mechanical with automatic winding.
Automatic Day-Date Timepiece. This charming modern design has 42 mm diameter stainless steel case with screwed case back and sapphire crystal, and recharges with wrist movement. Its movement is mechanical with automatic winding with 38 h reserve power. The day window is at 12 o’clock with the date window at 6 o’clock.
Raymond Weil timepiece designs articulate charisma and elegance in every detail of its prized Swiss manufacturing. Attention to detail is given to the development and materials selected with regards to the production of all its timepieces.
The Freelancer collection is a well versed genre possessing both urban and charismatic elegance. It is a collection that continues to report a timeless chronicle of inherent style, elegance and personality. As Raymond Weil so aptly stated, “Independence is a state of mind,” and the Freelancer collection certainly delivers an independent statement of urban elegance.
Ever the lover of music, Raymond Weilhas struck another chord with the release of the maestro Quantieme a Aiguille watch. The maestro Quantieme a Aiguille presents itself with a flare of showmanship and elegance as it makes its way into the Maestro Collection.
After devoting twenty-six years with a Geneva watch company, Raymond Weil decided to found his own company in 1976. The RAYMOND WEIL brand was born. Since then, Raymond has poured his expertise and heart into making his brand an international success. Maybe it is his two daughters who are performing artists that brought about his appreciation for music and the arts. Whatever his inspiration, the watchmaking industry has benefitted as his musical inclination has brought grace and beauty to his brand. The company continues its legacy with Raymond’s son-in-law and grandsons.
The maestro Quantieme a Aiguille is a classic luxury watch for the ages. It is housed in a steel case with a silver dial that is decorated with a sunray guilloche adornment in the main region and a concentric musical stave theme. It carries two indicators at 3 and 9 o’clock which display the temporal passage of the date and the seconds. Black Roman numerals mark the dial with blued steel hands to indicate the time. The back sapphire glass case exposes the watch mechanics armed with 33 jewel bearings. The maestro Quantieme a Aiguille produces 38 hours of power reserve. To finish the ensemble, it sports a brown alligator style strap.
Raymond Weil watches come in a myriad of styles and designs featured in their Ladies and Gents Collections. Many of the timepieces are dedicated to the arts:
The Othello Collection, celebrating Raymond Weil’s tenth anniversary and inspired by William Shakespeare, helped the brand in becoming an international success with its refined ultra-thin case. Raymond Weil continues its tribute to the arts and world of music through the brand’s extravagant advertising campaigns. The latest campaign was conducted in the lavish Victoria concert hall in Geneva where the models were featured wearing Raymond Weil watches. It expresses the family’s “true love, appreciation and respect for the arts.”
The maestro Quantieme a Aiguille showcases the refinement, workmanship and elegance that has made Raymond Weil an international brand. The family has continued its legacy of precision and timeless sophistication and grace. The Maestro Collection is all the finer with the maestro Quantieme a Aiguille in its portfolio.