Raymond Weil, located in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the last independent Swiss luxury watch companies. Even more uniquely, the company has remained a family business and is currently managed by Raymond Weil’s son-in-law Olivier Bernheim, and his sons, Elie and Pierre Bernheim.
Raymond Weil opened his watch-making business in 1976 during a very difficult period for mechanical watches. At the time, quartz watches were swiftly replacing their predecessors as a more affordable and equally accurate alternative. However, due to his 26 years of experience in the industry, Raymond Weil’s design concepts, impeccable, mechanical movements, and commitment to entirely Swiss-made products earned him a clientele that continued to expand over the past 37 years.
Despite the company’s current popularity, these high standards have not relaxed, and each Raymond Weil watch passes 350 different checks before being put on the market. Raymond Weil’s in-depth knowledge of horology has earned him several prestigious recognitions, including being named President of the Watch Manufacturer’s Union of Geneva, Vice President of the Watch Industry’s Training Center in Lausanne, member of the Watchmakers’ Federation, and President of the Exhibitors’ Committee of the World Watch-making and Jewelry Exhibition at Basel.
The company’s signature motto–“Independence is a state of mind”–is a reminder of its desire to conceive timepieces that are different, elegant and modern, while at the same time displaying all the rigor of watchmaking excellence.
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed stainless steel bezel. Mother of pearl dial with silver-tone hands and diamond hour markers. Roman numerals mark the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions.
Fixed stainless steel bezel
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case diameter: 28mm
Water resistant to 165 feet