Raymond Weil watches have long been associated with creativity and innovative design since the brand was founded by its namesake watchmaker in 1976. Weil, who previously held the reigns as President of the Geneva Watchmaking Union and Vice President of the Watchmaking Industry Training Centre sought out at the time to create impeccably crafted Swiss-made timepieces of distinction, artistic in design, yet highly accomplished in precision and craftsmanship.
Forty years later, Raymond Weil is one of the most respected and revered Swiss watchmakers in the world. The brand’s ultra-thin and classically elegant timepieces for men and women have been heralded for decades.
More notably Raymond Weil is also one of the few independent Swiss watchmakers around today and remains family owned and operated as well. Weil’s two grandsons Pierre and Elie Bernheim recently took over at the helm of the company and also are responsible for the introduction of two of the brand’s newest collections: the Freelancer and the Nabucco.
Bold and masculine, the Nabucco automatic timepiece collection for men offers the premium craftsmanship Raymond Weil is renowned for in a modern, new oversized setting. The Raymond Weil Freelancer collection offers precision balance wheel automatic excellence matched to time-honored design in premium timepieces for both men and women.
Both collections along with other Raymond Weil time-classics: the Parsifal, Tango, Maestro, Noemia, Jasmine, Tradition and Don Giovanni and featured this week are in the Raymond Weil Must Have Styles Event at WorldofWatches.com.
Created and designed expressly for women, the Raymond Weil Noemia wristwatch glistens with luster and brilliance in stainless steel and diamonds. Fifty-four shimmering diamonds, pave-set to perfection dramatically adorn the outer bezel and lugs of the graceful 32mm diameter case in premium-grade stainless steel.
The matching triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel has a convenient push-button clasp for easy openings and closings. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with silver colored hands, Roman numeral quarter hour markers and eight sparling inlaid diamond hour markers. A blue cabochon-cut stone on the crown adds distinction. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.
Impressive in size and stature, the Raymond Weil Nabucco Automatic Chronograph makes a sleek and sporty statement on the wrist in premium grade titanium, stainless steel and black rubber. The highly pronounced 43mm diameter, 15mm thick case in ultra-light, ultra-durable titanium is presented on the attractive and highly durable black rubber strap with crocodile-textured detail. A costly deployment clasp on the strap adds convenience.
The stationary stainless steel and titanium tachymeter bezel surrounds the black dial with three silver-colored sub-dials, luminous baton hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.
The A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. Additional features include a glare-proof, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside.