May 13, 2011 12:29 ET

RAYMOND WEIL celebrates the Classic BRIT Awards 2011 With Winners, Performers and Presenters

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) -

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RAYMOND WEIL, the luxury Swiss watchmaker celebrated its status as official watch partner at the Classic BRIT Awards 2011, which took place on Thursday 12th May at The Royal Albert Hall. The partnership is an addition to RAYMOND WEIL's four very successful years as Official Watch of The BRIT Awards, resulting in a closer brand association with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

A special Limited Edition RAYMOND WEIL Maestro watch was presented to performers, presenters and winners during the evening. Each watch was engraved with this year's Classic BRIT Awards 2011 logo. An alternative variation of the watches will be available to purchase nationwide via high-end jewellers and watch retailers.

Recipients included host Myleene Klass, performers Katherine Jenkins, Dame Shirley Bassey, Anne-Sophie Mutter, conductor Christopher Warren-Green, composer Eric Whitacre and leads from the hit musical Les Miserables, including Alfie Boe and Samantha Barks. Winners including Alison Balsom (Female Artist of the year, who also performed), Antonio Pappano (Male Artist of the year) and Vilde Frang (Newcomer Award) also received the limited edition RAYMOND WEIL watches. Guest presenters Angela Rippon, John Suchet, Virginia Mckenna, RAYMOND WEIL fans Laurence Llewelyn Bowen and Julian Lloyd Webber were also gifted the watches.

In addition to its Official watch Partner status, RAYMOND WEIL sponsored the 'Artist of the Decade' Classic BRIT Award awarded to internationally recognised vocal quartet, IL DIVO. Each of the members of the group also received the limited edition RAYMOND WEIL watches to celebrate their success.

RAYMOND WEIL has become internationally recognised as the number one watch in the music industry with over thirty years of involvement across all musical genres. Once again RAYMOND WEIL has succeeded in reflecting the image of today's musical talent while remaining true to its traditional values.

The Classic BRIT Awards, now in its twelfth year has played a major role in supporting and nurturing talent in both the core classical and crossover world. Formally 'The Classical BRIT Awards', the introduction of a new name reflects the show's ambition to embrace a more diverse range of music genres including musical theatre.

The Classic BRIT Awards 2011 will air on Sunday May 29th2011 at 10pm on ITV 1.

Notes to Editors:

RAYMOND WEIL history of music includes:
Partner to the Royal Opera House 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000,1999, 1998,1997
Sponsor of MTV Europe Sony BMG after-show party 2006, 2005, 2004
Sponsor of 47th Grammy EMI after-show party in LA 2005
Sponsor of Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef lunch 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Design collaboration with Lemar 2007
Design collaboration with Jay Kay 2006
Design collaboration with Craig David 2005
Involvement at Music Industry Trust Award dinner 2006,2004
Official Watch of The BRIT Awards 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Official Watch of The Classic BRIT Awards 2011
Sponsor of The Classic BRIT Awards 'Artist of the Decade Award' 2011
Advertorials with Il Divo, Sugababes, Natasha Bedingfield, Katherine Jenkins, Leona Lewis, Lemar, Beth Rowley, Gabriela Cilmi, Bryn Christophers, George Craig and Jade Ewen

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