Aligning with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, RAYMOND WEIL continues to innovate with its first in-house movement. Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o’clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ. Named Calibre RW1212 as a nod to the postal code of the company headquarters in Grand-Lancy Geneva, it pays tribute to 40 years of RAYMOND WEIL creations and to the Brand’s determination to highlight the richness of watchmaking expertise, while infusing it with its uniquely free-spirited attitude.
Brand & Values
RAYMOND WEIL has always strived to achieve watchmaking excellence and use its know-how and expertise to meet the prerequisites of the much sought-after Swiss made label. While this knowledge and the passion have been handed down from generation to generation within the family, so has the love of music! Music has always been an essential part of RAYMOND WEIL’s DNA. With over 40 years of involvement in the music industry across all genres, the Swiss watchmaker composes its timepieces the way musicians compose their chef d’oeuvres.
A homage to that which has always inspired the Swiss Watchmaker, the film, Precision is my Inspiration, evokes the creation of two masterpieces, the one watchmaking and the other musical – in two universes intimately bound together. “Our watchmaking Company has been involved with music, ever since its foundation”, confides Elie Bernheim, RAYMOND WEIL Genève CEO. The Music that was yesterday’s source of inspiration, today becomes the vehicle of the values, the know-how, and enthusiasm of the watchmaker music lover – to the extent that it becomes an integral part of the Company’s marketing.
Aestheticism is a constant preoccupation in the development of RAYMOND WEIL timepieces. The Brand takes great care of the design of its watches in order for them to combine ergonomics, refinement, and modernity. This aesthetic pursuit results in distinctive and identity-marked models.
The RAYMOND WEIL Brand brings together all the elements of excellence of the Swiss luxury watchmaking industry. Precision, quality, reliability, nobility and technical nature of the materials are many standards that the Geneva-based Brand combines to create its models. This know-how confers RAYMOND WEIL its watchmaking legitimacy.
Precision and attention to detail set the tone throughout the creation process. Inspiration is what is found on the basis of each work of art; precision is the indispensable condition required for achieving excellence.
Switzerland’s centuries of carefully handed-down watchmaking skills and know-how are harnessed by RAYMOND WEIL and reflected in its choices and developments of materials, components and craftsmen in all the stages of production and assembly, to meet the prerequisites of the “Swiss made” label. The Company is situated in Geneva, home of Switzerland’s most prestigious watchmakers, together with the industry’s topmost expertise in component and materials supply.
A priority among the Brand’s guiding principles is its orientation towards the future. This principle is applied in the constant upgrading of technical know-how and equipment within the Company, enabling the computer-aided design and production of new products, using methods and materials which are truly visionary. The Company is constantly looking for new ways and approaches to secure its future evolution. It has chosen to build rather than rest on its laurels.
Beauty and aesthetic proportions are no coincidence. Thanks to its experience, know-how and to the mechanical precision of its watchmakers, RAYMOND WEIL is capable of transforming a design concept into a high quality watch to please its demanding clients. From conception through to the final stage of assembly, RAYMOND WEIL’s attention to quality is constant. The experienced watchmaker’s hands and eyes and his traditional tools, are highlighted by highly sophisticated technology. Each watch is minutely examined and undergoes 350 checks before receiving the RAYMOND WEIL quality label.
TRIBUTE TO MR. RAYMOND WEIL
Raymond Weil was a great man whose vision led to the creation of a Company which, over the course of almost four decades, has gained international renown – the Company remains to this day one of the last few independent family-run watchmakers – and is the legacy left by an exceptional man to his family. Elie Bernheim, grandson of the founder, today heads the RAYMOND WEIL family business, and with the maestro collection is offering a truly unique limited edition timepiece, paying fitting tribute to a life’s work.
To pay homage to Mr. Raymond Weil, we asked our partners and friends around the world to choose the one word that best describes our founder according to them.
Here is what they said. Watch the film.