Raymond Weil Three unique Music Special Editions
The watches have been created in collaboration with three talented artists to support their charities.
Freelancer Cello Music Special Edition
The first Music Special Edition timepiece is a 45mm freelancer equipped with a mechanical movement with chronograph, day and date complications and a 46 hour power reserve. Its titanium case hosts a grey dial with indexes and sits on a genuine leather strap.
This timepiece offers exclusive design features: 4 strings of a cello wrapped around the dial and a red bow-shaped chronograph hand. The day and date indicators are shaped like the bridge on which rest the strings of the instrument. A scroll-like decoration wraps around the seconds sub dial.
This freelancer presents an exhibition case-back featuring the signature of cello duet 2Cellos.
2Cellos is a virtuoso Croatian cello duo composed of Luka Šulic and Stjepan Hauser. They first attracted attention when they posted a cover of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal to YouTube.
This Cello Music Special Edition freelancer will benefit 2Cellos’ very own charity that aims at providing easy access to musical instruments and at developing the practice of music.
Maestro Guitar Music Special Edition
This watch from the maestro collection consists of a 39.5mm stainless steel case that houses the automatic movement RW4200 with a 38 hour power reserve. The details of the movements are visible through an aperture in the dial highlighted with rose gold plating. An intricate design that recalls the rosette of a guitar wraps around the inner dial while a rose gold plated plectrum points at the 6 o'clock position and seems ready to strike the string motif that circles the dial.
Musician Miloš Karadaglic, award-winning classical guitarist and exclusive Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, is widely regarded as the leading talent in classical Spanish guitar.
This Guitar Music Special Edition timepiece was designed to raise awareness and much needed funds for his preferred charity, Mladost Orphanage in Montenegro.
Freelancer Electro Music Special Edition
This bespoke freelancer timepiece has been created in partnership with English artist
Labrinth . It offers a 42mm stainless steel case that features a satin finished rose gold PVD plated steel bezel and crown.
The case houses a RW4200 automatic mechanism with a 38-hour power reserve. It offers a crystal case-back featuring Labrinth’s signature. The inner dial features Labrinth’s very own three-dimensional labyrinth pattern on a silver background. A music equalizer motif spreads around the dial.
Labrinth is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer based in London.
The Electro Music Special Edition was designed to support KORI, a charity very dear to Labrinth. Launched in 2002 the charity supports and educates children from the Borough of Harrigey, London.
Thanks to his relationships with key established music players, Elie Bernheim Raymond Weil CEO - piano and cello player himself - has succeeded in creating exclusive limited edition timepieces full of musical elements, presented in exclusive high-end boxes. Two timepieces of each Special Edition will be sold at selected auctions over the course of 2014 to raise funds to support the aims and objectives of the charities chosen by the artists themselves. 100% of the proceeds generated at auction will be donated to these charities.
Moreover, Raymond Weil will be organizing an Instagram challenge from October 8th through to October 31s t and offering its followers to capture a music moment and submit it with #RWInstaMusic. The winner will get to choose between one of the three Music Special Edition timepieces.
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