A Watches And Wonders Debut

For its first participation at the watchmaking world’s beacon event, Geneva-based brand Raymond Weil presents its ‘millesime’ collection, enhanced with three new dimensions of style.

Aligning with the new, more accessible ‘neo-vintage’ trend, the new millesime collection – awarded the ‘Challenge’ Prize at the GPHG 2023 – heralds a new wave of creative elegance for the brand.

Whether it is the GPHG 2023 award-winning model with a small seconds counter at six o’clock, now enhanced with two new colour hues, an elegant moon phase with central seconds, a new feminine line in a delicate 35mm case, designed with a central seconds hand, a poetic moon phase with a contemporary setting of 16 laboratory-grown diamonds or a Tri-Compax chronograph with the vintage allure of celebrated Panda ‘sport-chic’ models, each model is the result of a perfect mastery of watchmaking expertise and faithful adhesion to the codes of an understated, elegant style, that blends character and discretion, distinctiveness and timeless appeal.

Raymond Weil is positioning the millesime collection as its flagship in reaching out to new generations will 11 new references in total.

So far, the millesime collection had consisted of just two creations: reference 2925 with a central second hand available in four dial colours (silver, midnight blue, anthracite and salmon); and reference 2930 featuring a small seconds counter at six o’clock, available with a silver or anthracite dial.

Two trendy new dial colours are introduced for 2024: Denim Blue and British Racing Green. These two new references come in the same elegant 39.5mm case in highest-quality stainless steel. The dial on each watch in the collection captures the attention with delicate, textured finishes, and the glass box sapphire crystal makes the vintage vibe resonate even more strongly.

The award-winning model, with its small seconds display at six o’clock echoes a compass. The silvered hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova for perfect readability in low light. The same goes for the sector dial, which visually presents the hours, minutes and seconds on discreet markers, again providing optimum legibility.

From the reliability and precision of the mechanical selfwinding movement FEATURING RAYMOND WEIL’s meticulous finishing, to the carefully crafted grey leather strap with its W-shaped stitching, every aspect reveals the attention to detail that goes into each watch. It also shows in the contrasts between the smooth hour circle and sector dial, in the transitions from minute track to hour track, and the straight-grained dial centre.

New Millesime Moon-Phase Model

While the moon phase is often associated with classic watches of a past age, RAYMOND WEIL gives it a millesime twist, breathing new life into this emblematic watchmaking function. This model, reference 2945, combines a visually sectorised, highly graphic dial – the collection’s hallmarks – with the poetic horological complication and offers a reading of the moon phases that is both dynamic and intuitive.

This new millesime moon phase is equipped with the RW4280 automatic movement, providing a comfortable 38-hour power reserve. The moon phase pops in its own way on two distinctive dial versions. The first is a sober, contemporary take with the tone-on-tone of a silver dial encased in stainless steel. The second embraces more traditional watchmaking codes, marked by the bi-colour effect of its rose gold PVD steel case and deep midnight blue dial.

An Inspired Line For The Woman Of Today

In 2024, the brand’s millesime creations for women are flying to the moon. With an elegant, more restrained diameter of 35mm, five new models are built around the two flagship references, 2125 and 2145.

The first is equipped with a central second hand, while the second features a moon phase. Both models are presented in thin stainless-steel cases.

Reference 2125 combines a contemporary sensibility with a neo-vintage aesthetic. This central seconds comes in three very distinctive dial colours – silver, denim blue and burgundy – with geometric lines and a sector dial.

More whimsical, reference 2145 echoes the primordial relationship between the measurement of time and the great ballet of the stars. The watch’s design is distinguished by the contrast of two colours: rose gold PVD steel/silver dial or steel/ denim blue dial.

The lugs of the denim blue dial millesime timepieces are adorned with 16 laboratory-grown diamonds (0.24 cts), providing a discreet sparkle that blends quintessential femininity with modern sensuality.

The Millesime 7765 Tri-Compax Chronograph

Already known for its highest standards of excellence in movements, casing, technology, aesthetics, function and precision, the brand underscores its reputation with the two new Tri-Compax chronographs.

In a respectful homage to the famous Panda dials, with that classic elegance and a sporty touch, the neo-vintage 7765 Tri-Compax chronograph is presented in a 39.5mm diameter stainless steel case, every detail contributing to mechanical brilliance.

The dial evokes elegant sportswear with three silvered subdials on the midnight blue version, reference 7765-STC-50651, accented by light blue Arabic numerals. The white tachymeter scale on the midnight-blue dial injects a dynamic element. For a finishing touch of racy elegance, it is paired with a premium blue calfskin leather strap, ensuring both comfort and style for all wearers. The second version, reference 7765-STC-20001, sports a black dial with white hour-markers and Arabic numerals, creating a strikingly bold and assertive look.

For more information, please visit www.raymond-weil.com