Raymond Weil is one of the few handful of Swiss watchmakers still run as an independent family-owned business. Founded in 1976 by Weil, this almost 4 decade old company is now run by Weil’s grandson Elie Bernham. Paying tribute to late founder’s work and vision, the company has introduced a limited edition timepiece named Raymond Weil Maestro.
The Raymond Weil Maestro comes in a 45 mm 18 karat rose gold case with a silver dial. Weil’s hand written signature is part of the dial decorations along with guilloche work. Hours are indicated by large rose gold roman numerals, while minutes are shown with railroad minute track in black. Hour, minute and chronometer hands are made from rose gold. Blued hands are used for seconds and two sub-dials. Its date aperture in large black numerals is located between 4 and 5 o’clock. The chronograph pushbuttons sit on either side of the crown and allows easy access for chronometer functions.
Powered by one of Weil’s favorite automatic winding mechanical movements, the COSC-certified caliber come with an impressive 42-hour power reserve and 50 meters of water resistance. Its skeleton oscillating weight feature “côtes de Genève” decorations. The movement and its workings are visible through the crystal sapphire caseback.
Completing the Raymond Weil Maestro is its brown alligator strap with a stainless steel rose gold plated folding clasp. Special edition is limited to just 100 pieces comes in an attractive box made of olive tree wood. Pricing on request.
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