During 1976 at the height of the watch industry crisis namely the quartz revolution Raymond Weil decided to create his own watch brand. Based in Geneve Switzerland he travelled across Europe and became well known for his watches and Jewellery. Inspired by his love of music he made a series of successful collections. His roots began in 1949 where he joined Camy Watch S.A, he spent 26 years with them building his knowledge base ready for his own venture. In 2014 Raymond passed away. Today they have expanded into China, India and Russia. Continuing his legacy.
Every year, Raymond Weil sponsors the Brit Awards, the UK's biggest pop music event, and releases a very exclusive limited edition watch for the occasion. This is the first such watch from the year the sponsorship deal began – 2008. They are presented to every performer and presenter at the show. It's a stunning Raymond Weil Freelancer, a **mm round case has brushed and polished surfaces that transition with fine crisp lines. On the right side, a signed crown. A stainless steel bezel with diamond inset. A flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal AR coated sits above a chocolate brown sunburst dial. Diamond inset indexes mark the hours capturing the light beautifully as you rotate your wrist. The captivating balance wheel is exposed at 12 o'clock and the watch has more than 90 diamonds on the dial and case. Elegant Baton hands are lume infilled. On the reverse, a sapphire case back showcasing the Automatic caliber RW4200, 26 Jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, based on the Sellita SW200 ebauche. It has the Brit Awards logo printed on the back. Fitted on a leather strap with a signed butterfly clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Raymond Weil box and Raymond Weil papers, as photographed. The watch comes paired on its original strap with its signed clasp. The watch is from February 2008 and is sold in worn condition. Overall, however, the watch is very good condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Whilst certainly not for everyone this Raymond Weil offers a TON of value for the person who is after a watch with genuine diamonds and a truly unique look. Plus the connection with the BRIT Awards is amazing, again, not for everyone but for those who appreciate these nuances that a watch can have, this is for them.