May 19, 2015 10:00 ET

RAYMOND WEIL Last Night Celebrates Its UK Launch With Ambassador Nicola Benedetti

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - RAYMOND WEIL, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, yesterday announced classical violinist - Nicola Benedetti MBE, is the Brand's first female music ambassador.

Last night at London's iconic, Savoy Hotel - London, Nicola Benedetti launched her special edition timepiece, designed in collaboration with CEO, Elie Bernheim. To mark the occasion, Nicola treated her audience to two musical recitals before performing with fourteen students from Jessop's Primary School in Herne Hill, South London who were thrilled to showcase "Spring", from the first movement of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, live on-stage alongside Nicola.

RAYMOND WEIL and Nicola Benedetti, together, present Nicola's signature watch as part of the new toccata collection. The special limited edition toccata features a chocolate-brown satin strap and contrasting chocolate ironized dial, which set with 91 diamonds, makes for a truly precious and elegant timepiece, priced at £1,695. Being one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation, RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to count Nicola Benedetti as one of the brand's artistic friends and hails her instinctive musicianship and dynamic presence.

"We first met Nicola approximately three years ago at The Classic BRIT Awards and immediately became inspired not only by her extraordinary talent as a musician but also the wonderful philanthropic work that she undertakes on a daily basis. In September, we will unveil our partnership at retail through the launch of her special edition toccata timepiece. It has been a joy to collaborate on the design process with Nicola" - Says Elie Bernheim, CEO - RAYMOND WEIL

Joining existing music ambassadors, Labrinth, Milos Karadaglic and 2Cellos as the latest Raymond Weil music ambassador, Nicola Benedetti, embodies the brand's musical DNA and Raymond Weil's core values. RAYMOND WEIL has a rich history of working partnerships with the music industry, through sponsorships and activations and this passion for music is omnipresent in the entire luxury Swiss watch collection.

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Founded in Geneva in 1976, RAYMOND WEIL is one of the last remaining Swiss independent family-owned and family-operated watchmaking companies. Based in Geneva, home of Switzerland's most prestigious watchmakers and of the industry's topmost expertise in component and material supply, the Brand enjoys a unique position in the exclusive world of luxury with a collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend of elements inspiring emotions with both customers and partners.

Music has always been at the centre of the RAYMOND WEIL universe. This is borne out by the names of the Brand's collections - taken from famous operas such as nabucco and parsifal, or with musical connotations, such as maestro or jasmine - and the various musical partnerships RAYMOND WEIL has signed with some of the most recognized concert halls, exclusive music awards ceremonies, live music platforms and music-related charities.

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