As a brand that has always had music at its heart, RAYMOND WEIL has the continuous pleasure of tying more and more partnerships with the music industry: recently with major venues, talent shows and platforms and charities involved in giving to music a place of prime importance in our societies.
FRANK SINATRA SPECIAL EDITION
To celebrate music icon Frank Sinatra’s 100th anniversary, RAYMOND WEIL teamed up with the Sinatra Estate to create a watch in honour of a career constantly crowned with success.
The maestro Sinatra special edition watch - limited to 1212 pieces as a reminder of the artist’s date of birth - features a mechanical movement with date function. The stainless steel case shelters a silver dial with blue hands, indexes and date window as a homage to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” and sits on a genuine leather strap.
Frank Sinatra was a critically acclaimed singer and actor who is still internationally known for his hits Strangers in the Night, My Way and New York New York among many others. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time and one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.More information
The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry’s annual pop music awards and one of the United Kingdom’s most influential music awards ceremonies.
RAYMOND WEIL has been the Official Watch & Timing Sponsor of the BRIT Awards since 2007. The Brand has been rewarding artists with Limited Edition RAYMOND WEIL Brit Award timepieces, among which Kylie Minogue, Emeli Sandé, The Klaxons and Robbie Williams to name a few. Additionally, since 2012, RAYMOND WEIL has been holding an Annual Music Dinner hosted by singer, songwriter and producer Labrinth at his London restaurant to celebrate the work achieved by a charity.More Information
NABUCCO INSPIRED BY GIBSON
Created in partnership with legendary American guitar manufacturer Gibson®, a limited edition timepiece was designed to once more celebrate RAYMOND WEIL’s timeless love for music of all genres.
The nabucco Gibson® timepiece features unique design elements echoing Gibson® guitars: a guitar head and Gibson® logo, sub-dials resembling knobs and pickup selectors and motifs that remind of the guitar body and the 6 strings of the instrument.
Gibson® has been a leading guitar manufacturer since its creation in 1902. Internationally renowned musicians across all music genres, like Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendricks, B.B. King, John Lennon and Bob Marley, have composed some of their greatest songs on their Gibson® instruments.More information
RAYMOND WEIL is the official timepiece of the Prudential Center in Newark, United States - a world-class entertainment destination. This is the Brand’s first sponsorship of a music arena in North America and will see RAYMOND WEIL digital countdown clocks on the arena’s website and limited edition clocks in each of the executive suites throughout the property.
The Prudential Center, which opened in October 2007, welcomes two million guests through 200 events annually. In 2013, the state-of-the-art destination was ranked the third highest-grossing arena in the United States and the ninth highest in the world by Venues Today.More information
VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
Keeping true to RAYMOND WEIL’s support for the arts and, most importantly, music, from which the Brand draws constant inspiration, RAYMOND WEIL is thrilled to support and partner with USA-based charity VH1 Save The Music Foundation. This non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs, ensures that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction.
RAYMOND WEIL has supported The VH1 Save The Music Foundation throughout the fourth quarter of 2011 with a combination of sales promotions and special events, including the third instalment of the Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series in Los Angeles featuring some of today’s most celebrated artists, including headliner and Grammy Award Winner, Colbie Caillat, performing hit songs while also sharing personal stories behind the music in front of a live audience.
Additionally, RAYMOND WEIL, in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, had launched a sales promotion with the new maestro collection, where a portion of the sales of any purchased maestro timepiece went to support the foundation.More Information
NICOLA BENEDETTI SPECIAL EDITION
RAYMOND WEIL is pleased to partner with internationally renowned classic violinist Nicola Benedetti to present a new ladies toccata limited to 300 units.
This new 34mm toccata watch is dedicated to ladies in need of a sober and timeless yet elegant and precious timepiece. Equipped with a quartz movement, toccata subtly combines accessibility and quality. The chocolate-brown version of the new toccata is set with 91 diamonds and will undoubtedly catch all eyes.
Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. At 27 years old, she appears with many of the world’s leading orchestras festivals and conductors and has already won multiple awards over the course of her career, including the BBC Young Musician award and two Classic BRIT awards. Nicola’s charity work for music education will be supported by the Brand throughout 2015.More information
RAYMOND WEIL MUSIC DAY
As part of its ongoing wish to support music of all kinds, RAYMOND WEIL invites its aficionados to take part in a unique contest on the Brand’s website to win exclusive tickets for highly awaited music concerts around the world, each year on June 21st.
Participants are offered the chance to experience a unique classical, pop, rock or jazz concert with the biggest stars on World Music Day on June 21st by simply registering and choosing the concerts they would like to attend. To further engage the community, the Brand invites winners and participants to share their experience on social media by using the dedicated hashtag #RWMusicDay, created specifically for this yearly event.
As of 2014, the music-loving watchmaker further enriches its “music box” with the annual RAYMOND WEIL Music Day to celebrate its dear passion - Music.
Nordoff Robbins is a national music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. Each year, Nordoff Robins organises the O2 Silver Clef Awards to honour musicians whilst raising funds for the charity. The event gathers the most successful artists of the music industry for an awards ceremony. RAYMOND WEIL has been a partner of the charity since 2000 has supported the Best International Artist Award, which has been received by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Michael Bublé, Swedish House Mafia and Kelis in past years.
For over 50 years Nordoff Robbins has been widely respected as the benchmark for using music to improve health and wellbeing. Patrons of the charity include David Bowie, Coldplay, Roger Daltry and Mick Jagger.More Information
THE SSE HYDRO
RAYMOND WEIL is the Official Timing Partner of Scotland’s newest landmark, the SSE Hydro.
The SSE Hydro is a major exhibition, conference and entertainments complex of significant national scale. Standing at 45m high and modelled on Greek and Roman amphitheatres, it has become the newest landmark on Glasgow's skyline and meant to host major concerts and musical events. Designed from the inside out, visitors will enjoy acoustics of the highest standard. The SSE Hydro will attract an audience of one million visitors each year, which positions it as the fifth busiest entertainment arena in the world.
RAYMOND WEIL celebrates this partnership with a campaign around time: Maestro clocks positioned throughout the arena and count down before each event.More Information
CELLO MUSIC SPECIAL EDITION
The freelancer Cello Music Special Edition Watch was created in partnership with virtuoso cello duo 2Cellos. They first attracted attention when they posted a cover of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal to YouTube. The video went viral and they were invited to perform on major TV shows and were consequently contacted by Elton John who offered them to tour the world with him. 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.
Equipped with a mechanical movement with chronograph, day and date complications and a 46 hour power reserve, it boasts a titanium case with an exhibition case-back featuring the signature of the artists. This timepiece offers exclusive design features: 4 strings of a cello wrapped around the dial are caressed by 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.More information
CLASSIC BRIT AWARDS
The partnership with the British Phonographic Industry through the Brit Awards was reinforced in 2011 when RAYMOND WEIL became a partner of the Classic Brit Awards. The Classic Brit Awards is an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom rewarding classical musicians and performers. Inaugurated in 2000, the ceremony takes place at the Royal Albert Hall each May.
As part of its partnership, RAYMOND WEIL presents each performer, presenter and winner with a special timepiece, among whom Andrea Bocelli, John Williams, Il Divo and Alison Balsom.More Information
Guitar Music Special Edition
Designed in partnership with award winning classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, this special edition maestro timepiece was created to help raise funds and awareness for the Mladost Orphanage in Bijela, Montenegro. The orphanage is home to up to 160 children aged between one month and 18 years old and provides a safe place to grow and prepare for their independent adult lives by providing social support, high quality education and professional non-parental care.
The beat is given by a bespoke RW4200 automatic movement visible through an aperture highlighted with rose gold. The dial design was inspired by a guitar and features an intricate string design that recalls the rosette of the instrument and that wraps around the entire circumference of the watch dial. Hints of rose gold further highlight the indexes and a plectrum. The finishing touch is an exhibition case featuring Miloš’s signature.More Information
LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN
RAYMOND WEIL is a proud partner of American music platform Artists Den, best known for presenting Live From The Artists Den, a televised concert series featuring extraordinary artists performing in non-traditional, often historic settings.
Some artists who have performed for the Artists Den include Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Soundgarden, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Ringo Starr and Elvis Costello. Unusual venues have included Graceland, the first art museum in America, a Masonic temple, a 1930s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, The New York Public Library, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.More Information
LONDON MUSIC AWARDS
The Mayor of London’s London Music Awards is a glittering celebration of the capital’s musical talent to recognize the achievements of London’s aspiring young musicians, its rising stars and legendary performers. RAYMOND WEIL’s involvement with the London Music Awards has spanned from years of supporting the music industry.
The London Music Awards is the latest addition to the brand’s music marketing strategy. The event acts as an important annual fundraiser for the Mayor’s Music Fund, a charity that nurtures and develops the skills of talented children from across London’s 32 boroughs. In just two years the fund has given out grants worth £1.3m, impacting on over 14,000 young musicians, with plans to grow its reach every year.
THIS IS WIRED
Wired is an exciting music project founded by Kate Bond and Michael Duke that is known by many labels and industry professionals as the night that introduces artists before they break. Over the past four years Wired made itself at home at East London’s premier members club Shoreditch House and sister club.
RAYMOND WEIL – which has been a partner since June 2013 - plans to celebrate its involvement with Wired by supporting the performing artists using its music marketing know-how to launch a multi channel media campaign that utilises the Brand’s marketing reach - from its extensive social media footprint, its advertising and PR power, to its followers - to offer artists the opportunity to heighten their visibility and promote their worth to a much wider audience. RAYMOND WEIL will also finance the creation of high quality assets such as professional performance videos that will be offered back to artists to use across their own media platforms.More Information
Electro Music Special Edition
The freelancer special edition watch is the result of a collaboration with English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer Labrinth, who designed this timepiece to help raise funds for KORI, the cultural arts and education charity based in the Borough of Haringey, London. Labrinth selected the freelancer collection that represents independence and free spirit, values shared by the artist and RAYMOND WEIL as one of the last remaining independent watch houses. The collection is characterised by a constant reinterpretation of itself, conveying the single mindedness of those who remain in control of their own destiny - much like Labrinth with his music.
This music special edition freelancer offers a 42mm stainless steel case that features a satin finished rose gold PVD plated bezel and crown. The case houses a bespoke RW4200 automatic mechanism with a 38-hour power reserve. The inner dial features Labrinth’s very own three-dimensional motif pattern and indexes that are inspired by music equalizers in matt grey. The timepiece is finished with a brown leather strap and an exhibition case featuring Labrinth’s signature.More Information
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Since May 1871, The Royal Albert Hall has become one of the world’s most desirable venues. Built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s consort) of a central hall used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences, surrounded by museums and places of learning, the Hall has been affectionately titled “The Nation’s Village Hall”.
Its architecture is spectacular and as prestigious as the events the hall has been hosting each year since its inauguration by Queen Victoria. From opera and ballet to classical music and more recently pop music and film premieres: more than 350 events are held there each year. The Classic Brit Awards - for which RAYMOND WEIL is also a timing partner - have been hosted there since 2000.
RAYMOND WEIL has always placed music at the centre of its universe and seen it as a force that brings people together and changes the world. This vision shared by the Swiss watchmaker and the prestigious venue has led to a partnership where RAYMOND WEIL has become the Official Timing Partner of the Royal Albert Hall.More Information