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RAYMOND WEIL: MAESTRO FRANK SINATRA LIMITED EDITION

Swiss watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL is proud to join the Sinatra family to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra.  As part of the “Sinatra 100” centennial celebration, RAYMOND WEIL has introduced a special limited edition timepiece reinterpreted from its classic maestro collection.

The maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch pays homage to the legendary artist and his iconic persona. With restraint, elegance and precision, the timepiece evokes a sense of admiration for the entertainer’s illustrious career.

“It is a great honour to have partnered with the Frank Sinatra Enterprises to create a design that celebrates this special occasion. Frank Sinatra was a charismatic character who left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of many generations; he embodied an era, a style, and a tradition and was above all a passionate man of extraordinary talent. As a music-loving family company, it is perfectly fitting that we pay tribute to this undisputed maestro of music with a limited edition piece in our maestro collection,” says Elie Bernheim, CEO, RAYMOND WEIL.

“Frank Sinatra understood the vital importance of time and when preparing his music he employed what he had named ‘the heartbeat tempo.’ For that reason, he insisted that his wristwatch would have the utmost mechanical integrity and construction to guarantee many years of faithful and accurate service,” says Frank Sinatra, Junior. “Master of horology, RAYMOND WEIL has steadfastly maintained this degree of excellence and in the centennial celebration of the birth of Frank Sinatra, I am proud to see my father’s name associated with this magnificent timepiece.” 

The timepiece features a mechanical movement with automatic winding housed in a 39.5 mm stainless steel case. Reminiscent of the famed “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” the hands, index markers, and contour of the date window are a bright blue hue, against the backdrop of a silver dial. A transparent caseback boasts a special Sinatra Centennial insignia, while the twelve marker, highlighted as the only Roman numeral, signifies Sinatra’s December12th birthday. Also in reference to his birthday, only 1,212 pieces of the maestro Frank Sinatra Limited Edition watch will be available, starting June 2015.                                                                                                                        

Among his many accomplishments, Sinatra earned a total of 21 Grammys, three Oscars and two Golden Globes, frequently earning him the title of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. And yet the leader of the Rat Pack was not just one of the most renowned singers of his generation, he was, and remains a true icon of elegance and style. His extraordinary voice, impeccable suits, iconic tipped hat and soulful blue eyes all contributed to his legendary status. Throughout 2015, Sinatra will be globally honored with special tributes, partnerships, book and video releases, television and film events, performances and much more, including the Grammy Museum’s “Sinatra: An American Icon” exhibit hosted by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Key Features:

  •  Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
  • Power reserve 38 hours
  • Jewels 26
  • Functions Hours, minutes and seconds
  • Date Window at 3 o’clock
  • Case Round – Polished steel
  • Diameter: 39.5mm
  • Thickness: 9mm
  • Crown Polished steel – fluted with RW monogram
  • Crystal Sapphire with dual-sided antiglare treatment
  • Dial Silver with blue Roman numerals and indexes
  • Hands Blued steel type, leaf-shaped
  • Case back Sapphire crystal with the artist’s name and a sketch of his iconic hat
  • Bracelet Genuine brown leather with polished steel ardillon buckle
  • Water resistance 5 ATM

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

THE RAYMOND WEIL MUSIC BOX

RAYMOND WEIL is getting ready to present its symphony of 2014 novelties to its public at Basleworld 2014, and is coming back to the strong musical tempos that have set the rhythm for its new developments over recent months… Its constant source of inspiration, music, is today more than ever anchored in the universe of the watchmaking Brand.

RAYMOND WEIL is on the point of reopening the music box it inaugurated last year. True to the Brand’s image, this stand again takes the shape of a solid, 9-metre high, wooden cello, symbolising its profound attachment to music. It evokes the creation of two masterpieces – the one, watchmaking and the other, musical – in the two intimately connected universes. With refined design, noble materials and 360m2 surface area – among the largest watch brands in Hall 1.0, the “Hall of Dreams”- the orchestra conductor’s baton will determine the rhythm for more than a week.

With the birth of the “music marketing” concept, music, yesterday’s inspirational source, becomes the vehicle for the values today, the know-how, and the enthusiasm of the music-loving watchmaker. So year after year, RAYMOND WEIL thus has the pleasure of entering an increasing number of partnerships with the musical industry – collaborations with such emblematic musical shrines as the Royal Albert hall in 2013 or the SSE Hydro, for example the BRIT Awards, the Classic BRIT Awards or Live from the Artists Den, on-line musical platforms such as Wired or charity works that give music pride of place in our societies, such as VH1 Save the Music Foundation and Nordoff Robbins.

And so RAYMOND WEIL is preparing to unveil its 2014 musical score composed of notes from nabucco, maestro, freelancer and jasmine. On the programme, emotions, precision and performance, values common to music and watchmaking that RAYMOND WEIL wishes to share with its clientele. Music Maestro!

Founded in Geneva in 1976, RAYMOND WEIL is one of the last remaining Swiss independent family-owned and family-operated watchmaking companies. Based in Geneva, home of Switzerland’s most prestigious watchmakers and of the industry’s topmost expertise in component and material supply, the Brand enjoys a unique position in the exclusive world of luxury with a collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend of elements inspiring emotions with both customers and partners.

Music has always been at the centre of the RAYMOND WEIL universe. This is borne out by the names of the Brand’s collections — taken from famous operas such as nabucco and parsifal, or with musical connotations, such as maestro or jasmine — and the various musical partnerships RAYMOND WEIL has signed with iconic musical venues, exclusive musical awards ceremonies, live music platforms and music related charities.

Emotions, precision, performance: these are the values common to music and watchmaking that RAYMOND WEIL wishes to share with its clients.

                                                                         

To learn more about this ionic watchmaking company visit www.raymond-weil.com