Raymond Weil Reinvents Iconic Parsifal Watch

Apr 06, 2010
Created and released by Raymond Weil 20 years ago, the renowned Parsifal collection has returned to the watchmaking stage in a highly contemporary version. The novel timepiece, revealed at Baselworld 2010, eloquently expresses its commitment to the heritage of the past. The name of the collection stems from that of Wagner’s final opera. It implies a mysterious world of chivalry and spiritual search.

The brand’s highly qualified craftsmen have enhanced the timeless Raymond Weil watch with the following elements of the progressive design: a godron decor of the bezel, curved outlines, as well as a sophisticated bracelet. These very components turned the timepiece into a true horological standout.

The new Parsifal watch accommodates a mechanical self-winding movement, which utilizes an ETA 2892/2 base with Dubois Depraz 2010 chronograph module. It is adorned with 57 rubies. The mechanism provides a 42-hour power reserve.

The movement is incorporated into a round-shaped case, sculptured in an 18ct pink gold and steel. It features the dimensions of 41.4 mm x 11.85 mm, diameter and thickness indicated respectively. The case is outfitted with a fluted, screwed-down crown, which reveals RW monogram in transparent resin. It is also equipped with an 18ct pink gold bezel that securely holds a sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides.

Just as well, the case is endowed with two push-pieces, located at 2 and 4 o’clock. The first one is intended for starting, stopping and restarting the chronograph function. The second push-piece is meant for resetting the chronograph. The Raymond Weil watch also demonstrates a screwed down case-back, fitted with a sapphire crystal.

The case frames a stunning black dial, completed with pink gold-coated indexes. The baton, pink gold-treated hands with luminescent inlays glide across the eye-catching display. Set within the dial are the 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock and the 12-hour counter at 6 o'clock. They are joined by the 60-second counter at 9 o'clock. The date is displayed in a square cutout at 4.30.

Keeping the new Raymond Weil Parsifal watch secured to the wearer’s wrist is a black, full-skin alligator leather strap, which terminates in a RW steel folding clasp, equipped with a double push-piece security system. The water-resistance of the new Raymond Weil watch is down to 100 meters.

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