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2011-01-21

PARSIFAL, for a life time…

Three new prestige models expand RAYMOND WEIL’s emblematic collection.

In 2010, Swiss Watch Manufacturer RAYMOND WEIL celebrated the relaunch of its parsifal collection in great splendour, consolidating its strong identity and distinctive design features. After 20 years of success, parsifal is reinventing itself this year through three creative new variations, each sublimely elegant and refined.

As a homage to the Richard Wagner opera, the parsifal collection celebrates the noble and chivalrous values of the opera’s hero in its own special way: staying true to the design of its early models and preserving their pure aesthetics. Since its inception, parsifal has represented the perfect reflection of RAYMOND WEIL’s attachment to tradition, as the inexhaustible source of inspiration. Completely reworked to mark its 20th anniversary in 2010, the collection has emerged more contemporary, while still remaining totally faithful to its original aesthetical philosophy…

The three new compositions devised by RAYMOND WEIL underline the emblematic lines of the collection: bezel with gadroons, refined style and sophisticated bracelets…

The first gents two-tone model, with automatic winding mechanical movement and 38-hour power reserve, features a distinctive curved day of the week window at 12 o’clock, in addition to the square date at 3 o’clock. The pink gold of the bezel and the indexes offers a delicate contrast to the silver dial and the polished steel links of the bracelet.

The collection’s other two new models, a gents version (39mm) and a ladies version (28mm) identical in appearance, form a refined duo that lends itself to joint ownership, symbolizing a firm union experiencing the inexorable passage of time together. Here, the interplay between the steel and pink gold materials is enhanced by a black dial with mysterious depths, providing a splendid backcloth for the pink gold Roman numeral indexes.

Some will see in this parsifal pair a romantic allusion to another Wagner opera, “The Tale of the Swan Knight”. Legend has it that once swans form a couple, their relationship will withstand the test of time.

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