Raymond Weil: photos and reviews
The brand started its activity not so long ago - in 1976. At that time, a real crisis broke out for watchmakers. But this did not stop Raymond Vella, who decided to set up his own business and put his ideas into reality as to what really Swiss Swiss chronometers should be. Raymond Weil's watches brought new standards to the almost completely studied industry and, judging by the numerous laudatory reviews, were recognized by both amateurs and connoisseurs of watchmaking.
After Vell densely settled in Switzerland, he began to closely study the European market, and thanks to enthusiasm and accumulated experience, his products were appreciated all over the world. Today Swiss watches (the original) from Raymond Vell enjoy an enviable popularity, and the brand retains the leading position in the market. By the way, it's worth noting that the company's products are reliably protected from copying and forgery: the owner of the watch just enter the serial number on the official website of the brand to make sure the authenticity of the chronometer.
A little later the business was joined almost by the whole family of Wells, and production was significantly expanded and firmly entrenched in the world market. One of the main features of the watch "Raymond Vell" is synergy with music, it also serves as inspiration for new collections. For example, in 1984 saw the collection Amadeus (90 thousand rubles.), Which was created simultaneously with the release of the same film Milos Forman about the Austrian composer Mozart.
Calling Raymond Weil watches and collections in honor of musical works has become a certain tradition and distinctive feature of the brand. Later the light was seen by the brand Fidelio, named after the single opera by Beethoven, then Saxo and Traviata.
In honor of its tenth anniversary, the store of Swiss watches "Raymond Vell" was replenished with avant-garde models combining exquisite design and ultra-slim body: Toccata, Othello and the women's Fantasia line (from 50 thousand rubles). Reviews of the models were extremely positive, and experts in watchmaking were completely satisfied with such specimens.
You can view the collection in more detail in the Moscow branch of Raymond Vell, which is located on the lower Krasnoselskaya street. Also, it's not out of place to visit the official Russian-language resource of the brand, where all novelties and other useful information are presented.
A new step towards the conquest of Europe and the strengthening of the brand was the release in the 90s of the elite class line for men and women Parsifal (from 120 thousand rubles.). It is worth noting that these Swiss watches in Moscow have gained frenzied popularity among the then-widespread "new Russians" class. The series was characterized by an appropriate combination of complex design, the presence of noble materials, original design and sophisticated decoration.
On the international stage, the collection of Tango, which combined aesthetic perfection, functionality and ideal proportions of rectangular corners along with rounds, gained full recognition among watch lovers. In the Swiss watch store, the line came in a limited number, as feedback on the model was diverse: one liked it, and others considered it pretentious and too provocative, so the series can be identified with the well-known stamp - "the lover."
You can see and evaluate the Swiss watches live in the Moscow branches of the company "Consul" on the streets of Tverskaya, Arbat and Novy Arbat, and also in the company "Status" on Volkhonka.
Approximately at the same time, another special collection - Tradition - was born. It was created for true admirers of classics and conservatism: without superfluous details, a strict appearance, that is, parameters that originally embodied the Swiss watchmaking.
Innovations and technologies
Already at the beginning of 2000, the brand, armed with innovations and the latest technological achievements, fully controlled the development and design of models, and at all levels, positioning the watch "Raymond Well" as a standard of accuracy, success and sophistication.
The own engineering department allowed the brand to introduce into production a weighty list of innovative ideas, which included such memorable technologies as the function of time zones and quick replacement of a bracelet with a strap. The first new technologies were tested by a Swiss watch (the original "Raymond Well") from the women's collection Shine (from 140 thousand rubles.). A little later, according to a similar principle, the models for men Don Giovanni Cosm Grande were released, which, judging by the responses of the owners and watchmakers, once again confirmed the leadership and undeniable mastery of the brand.
In 2006, the watch "Raymond Well" celebrated its 30th anniversary. Wanting to introduce some new vision into the established production, the engineers began to develop new, technically modern and functional models, which, incidentally, will be a great success for both the younger generation and the elder.
The first "Raymond Well" watches, designed in accordance with a new type and principle, were named Nabucco. The main feature of the collection was an impressive body size (46 mm in diameter), water resistance (up to 210 meters) and use in the production of innovative material - carbon fiber. Continuation of the collection was the Nabucco Cuore Caldo model with a new technology - a split-chronograph with a power reserve. The series was released in a limited edition (only 500 copies), and therefore the Raymond Well clock (prices for the spring of 2016) from this collection at a price close to the mark of 1 million rubles. Particularly warm about the model are the connoisseurs of watchmaking and admirers of the brand's products.
Strengthening of positions
The next collection, which embodied the technical knowledge and skills of the company - is Maestro (from 70 thousand rubles.), Released in mid-2007. Separately, it is worth mentioning the Maestro phase de lune model, which was the first moon phase complication on this kind of watch. The series is equipped with an automatic plant and is capable of operating for about 40 hours. The clock is complemented by functional sensors of the day, week and month.
At the same time, the brand strengthens its position due to close cooperation with the organizers of musical events, including the BRIT Awards. Being a partner of such significant companies, the brand received excellent advertising, due to which it densely settled in watch markets all over the world.
After the celebration of its 35th anniversary, the brand released a new collection of women's watches Jasmine. She gave a push to the launch of a new advertising campaign from "Raymond Wells" with the slogan "Precision is my inspiration". The event turned out to be a dynamic and rich innovation along with subtlety.
The collection was recognized in the luxurious Geneva hall "Victoria Hall", where the most venerable watchmakers approved and appreciated the new creation of the brand. There were also shown models using the beautiful images of the score sheet and the clock in the shining of light.
In 2013, which was full of musical events and innovations, the company put on the audience original models that directly related to both the compositions themselves and musical instruments.
The exhibition Baselworld-2013, which is famous all over the world showing jewelry watch, "Raymond Wells" presented an impressive stand, made like a cello (9 m high), with solid wood, hitting many seasoned visitors.
Further, the company became the general partner of the London hall "Albert Hall", adding to its image one more step passed.