Over the last few seasons, luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil has built up quite a reputation for timepieces inspired by music and that theme continues for spring/summer 2015 with two stunning new watches.
First up, is the first ever tourbillon. (For those of us that do not speak watch language it’s an incredibly complicated mechanical movement involving a balance wheel on a rotating cage. At Raymond Weil, the price point for this truly breath-taking design is £27,500.
Whilst we might stagger at such a price, compared to its competitors, this is actually quite an affordable luxury watch. Made in partnership with renowned Swiss manufacturer Tec-Ebauches, the sleek black watch has a self winding movement offering 105 hours of power reserve, a titanium steel case and carbon fibre elements.
The musical influences are based around the cello, with signature elements of the classic instrument cleverly worked into the design. Originally unveiled at Baselworld earlier this year, the most striking design feature is the tiny steel strings across the style.
The second new design is slightly more affordable than the first. Priced at £3,495, the timepiece is collaboration between Raymond Weil and Gibson.
Inspired by Gibson, the special edition boasts a majestic steel and titanium diameter case, a black galvanic dial with six grooves symbolizing the strings of the Gibson SG Standard, as well as the brands logo at 12 o’ clock. On top of all that, it features twenty-seven jewels.