INTRODUCING: A watch for the opera – the Raymond Weil ParsifalCameron Wong
It goes without saying really, Raymond Weil have a penchant for the melodious methods. Releasing scores of limited-edition pieces that pay tribute to all things musical – from Gibson guitars and Marshall amps, to Aussie rockers AC/DC and Ol’ Blue Eyes, Mr Frank Sinatra.
The latest note in their sonata of releases revisits a collection the family-owned Swiss-made brand first introduced in the early 1990s, taking you to the opera and drawing its inspiration and name from Richard Wagner’s famed oeuvre, Parsifal.
Designed for the everyday, with just the right amount of dressy appeal, Raymond Weil’s latest sees the Parsifal collection’s key design elements refined with a contemporary touch, with its curved outlines and unique cross link bracelet updated subtly and reflecting the model’s recognisable aesthetic. As does the stainless-steel case with its characteristic gadroon bezel.
For that classic two-tone look, the bezel is also available with a yellow gold PVD plating that is mirrored on the central links of the bracelet as well as on the inner crown guards and on the dial’s Roman numeral hour markers. An embellishing of blue lacquer on the crown then gives each version of the Parsifal a subtle pop of colour, which can be matched by a blue-coloured dial, or brought to the fore with both black and white dial options also available. Also on offer are two different case sizes – 41mm and 30mm – that mean the Parsifal should be suited to most wrists and making an ideal pair for anyone looking for a watch for both him and her.
Returning in 2018 with a Swiss quartz movement, the Parsifal is a classical restyling of Raymond Weil’s favourite opus.