Raymond Weil Biography
M. Raymond Weil was a watch designer for other manufacturers; before he founded his own company in 1976.
He is now retired and his son in law and grand children run the day to day operation of the company.
Raymond Weil makes watches in the mid-range luxury market. His watches are handmade and quality tested. M.
Raymond Weil wanted his company to design and manufacture watches with innovative and creative design.
Raymond Weil today, remains an independent family run business. For the last 30 years,
Raymond Weilís family run business has held a unique and independent place in the Swiss watch making industry.
The success of the company is the work of three generations, whose efforts have assured the companies heritage and international status,
while securing its independence. Their hallmark collection, manufactured within the Swiss watch making industry, is elegant,
modern, with all the quality and excellence the Swiss are known for.
In 1982, after a period of rapid development, Raymond Weilís son in law Olivier Bernheim joined the family business.
He would modernize the business structure and organization, develop numerous markets and take charge of communication and marketing.
All while reinforcing the commitment to an independent family run enterprise. 1991 would see the launch of menís and womenís Parsifal collection:
a delicate, original combination of complications, excellent materials, innovative design and meticulous finish.
In 1995 they would launch the new men and womenís Tango collection. With contemporary, classical relaxed allure and
perfectly proportioned round or rectangular cases, a brilliant blend of elegance, functionality and aesthetics.
Oliver Bernheim becomes the President and CEO in 1996. His dynamic, entrepreneurial vision and avowed aesthetic
sensitivity allow Raymond Weil to grow internationally while still maintaining its family identity.
In 1999, the launch of the R&D department would help Raymond Weil control the watch design process;
by developing the latest technology and has been responsible for numerous innovations.
2002 would see the launch of the Don Giovanni Cosi Grande Collection, with refined contemporary design,
hi-tech precision and Raymond Weilís savoir-faire (knowing how to do it). This collection offers the last word in chic.
Celebrating 30 years of success in 2006, Elie and Pierre Bernheim, Raymond Weilís grand children would enter the business.
This would secure family continuity, guarantee equilibrium, stability and the future of the brand.
The same year they would launch the ladies Shine collection. The many facets of this watch;
make it a must for the todayís modern women, with its glamorous, sensuous, audacious personality.
At Baselworld in 2007, Raymond Weil launches the Nabucco collection. This is the brands first collection with a
46mm case and water resistant to 200 meters; it also integrates high-tech carbon fibre material.
They also introduce two watch making innovations, the visible balance wheel and the creation of a mechanical range of ladies timepieces.
2007 sees Raymond Weil win the Industry award from the State of Geneva and the office for the Promotion of Industry and Technology.
The award was given to mark the companies economic model, a young, dynamic, innovative Geneva based business.
In 2008 Raymond Weil becomes the official watch of the Brit Awards, one of the most glamorous and widely recognized events in the music world.
That same year at Baselworld, Raymond Weil would introduce a split-second chronographer with power reserve indicator; a first in the history of the company,
it would be produced in an exclusive limited edition of 500. Also launched that year was the Nabucco Cuore Caldo Limited Edition collection and
a luxury male accessories collection (cufflinks and pens), another first for Raymond Weil.
Raymond Weil Design
Raymond Weil has truly established itself as a modern and innovative company. Its design and quality has won them worldwide recognition.
Now run by the second and third generation they remain a family run business. Their collections cover a broad range of taste that can satisfy almost any pallet
and are modern, elegant, innovative and pleasing to the eye. Currently they have eight collections: Nabucco with exceptional architectural power.
Shine, exquisite symbol of delicate sensuality. Don Giovanni Cosi Grande, reflects technical precision. Parsifal, exhibiting harmonious forms.
Tango, functional simplicity and aesthetic appeal. RW Sport, a sporty city look. RW Spirit, a dynamic feminine and sporty sensual look.
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