Because all the functions of this timepiece are connected, we recommend you always set your Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier in the following order:
1. Setting the time: turn the crown clockwise until the date changes so as to determine if the time displayed is for morning or afternoon. Once the date has changed, continue turning the crown until the hands reach the desired time. Please note changing the time may result in a change of the day, date, moon phase and ultimately, week.
2. Use the pushbutton at 10 o’clock to set the date. Please note changing the date will result in a change of the day, and ultimately, week.
3. Use the pushbutton at 8 o’clock to set the day of the week. Please note changing the day may result in a change of the week.
4. Use the pushbutton at 2 o’clock to set the week.
5. Use the pushbutton at 4 o’clock to set the moon phase using the calendar below.
To set your Maestro Phase de Lune Semainier, select the date using the calendar below:
A lunar calendar shows the cycles of the lunar phase. The different phases of the Moon we can observe from Earth are not caused by the shadow of the Earth, but are the result of the observer looking at the illuminated side of the Moon from a certain geometry.
Seven midnight blue hands travel across the heavenly dial of the maestro Phase de Lune Semainier. They give order to the universe, beating in time to the conductor and indicating the phases of the moon, the month, the week, the day, the date, the hours and the minutes. With this unique complication in its collection, and a design of refined elegance, RAYMOND WEIL offers watchmaking enthusiasts an exceptional timepiece.
Time has always enjoyed a privileged relationship with astronomy. In fact, observing the heavens over the centuries has made it possible to measure the passage of time. Astronomical complications were very much in vogue from the Renaissance, first of all in big clocks then in pocket watches with skillfully miniaturized mechanisms. Today, these complications are still just as fascinating, exhibiting the ultimate technical craft and know-how of the watchmaker.
As heir to this great watchmaking tradition, the maestro Phase de Lune Semainier concentrates time and space within a 41mm case diameter. On an almost lunar galvanic dial, seven blued steel batons orchestrate the whole. The four large hands indicating the hours, minutes, seconds, weeks and months revolve around the central part of the dial with its “clou de Paris” decoration. The three small ones indicate the date, the moon phases and the day of the week in three small counter displays (at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock respectively), like astral bodies in orbit around the sun. To regulate the measurement, four push-pieces are very ingeniously set in the polished steel case. This correction system which needs only a simple pressure of the finger was developed by RAYMOND WEIL’s watch designers. The center of this complex system comprises an automatic winding mechanical heart, generating a power reserve of 42 hours that can be seen beating through a sapphire crystal. This marvel of precision and elegance is mounted on a black crocodile-style leather strap with an ardillon buckle, in the truest watchmaking tradition.
With the maestro Phase de Lune Semainier, the conductor RAYMOND WEIL sets the rhythm of time and space. The universe it reveals reflects the image of the Swiss Brand, combining harmony, elegance, tradition and innovation.
|Functions||Central hours, minutes and seconds
Date counter at 3 o’clock
Moon phase counter at 6 o’clock
7 days counter at 9 o’clock
12 months and 52 weeks indicator with moon-shaped central hand
Correction by simple digital pressure on buttons incorporated in the case at 2, 4, 7 and 10 o’clock
|Case||Round – polished steel
|Crown||Polished steel – fluted with RW monogram|
|Crystal||Sapphire crystal with dual-sided antiglare treatment|
|Dial||Silver galvanic, central zone in Clou de Paris|
|Indexes||Black transferred Roman numerals|
|Hours / Minutes||Steel type, blued, in the most classical watchmaking style|
|Counters day and date||Steel type, blued, leaf-shaped|
|Week and Month||Steel type, blued, with moon-shaped pointers|
|Case back||Snapped, sapphire crystal|
|Strap||Black alligator-style calf leather strap, with saddle stitching and polished steel ardillon buckle|
|Water resistance||5 ATM|