Luxury Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil announces a new addition to its series of music special edition timepieces, which celebrate influential and iconic musicians, with the launch of the Buddy Holly maestro watch. Recent partnerships with The Beatles and Frank Sinatra cement the Brand’s continued commitment and credentials as supporters of the music industry and charities.
Designed in collaboration with Maria Elena Holly, the Limited Edition Buddy Holly watch pays tribute to legendary musician Buddy Holly, who is recognized as the pioneer of Rock & Roll and who influenced and inspired so many artists, including; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elton John. Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas on 7th September 1936 and this Limited Edition maestro watch pays tribute to the 80th anniversary of his birth.
A contribution from each watch sold will be donated to the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, a charity set up to provide music education and opportunities to young people worldwide. The Foundation wishes to acknowledge BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, the steward of Buddy’s intellectual property rights, for their kind assistance in this project.
Raymond Weil has designed a truly unique Buddy Holly watch with distinctive features and references to the artist. The 39.5 mm maestro has a polished stainless steel maestro case houses an automatic mechanical movement RW4250 with a 38 hour power and polished stainless steel bracelet. The silver galvanic dial has highlights of pale blue (Buddy’s favorite color) encircling the rim, and on the secondary second sub dial, which also wears a miniature pair of glasses (the iconic emblem of the musician) on the sweep of the second hand. The oversized number 9, featured as a reference to Buddy’s lucky number, is balanced by the date dial at the 3 o’clock
The watch features a self-winding mechanical movement with a 38-hour power reserve and its functions include ours, minutes and small seconds. The dial has a date window at 3 o’clock and the watch case is round shaped and made of polished stainless steel with the diameter measuring 39.5 mm. The watch features an oversized number 9 and Buddy Holly Signature. The watch caseback features a smoked sapphire crystal featuring Buddy Holly Educational Foundation logo and Limited Edition engraving.
Raymond Weil is the name of a Swiss watchmaking Maison and that of a family which has for almost half a century been embedding its values at the very heart of its watches. Belonging to the privileged circle of independent family businesses, they create elegant and refined watches for men and women. Founded in 1976, it is now headed by Elie Bernheim, grandson of the founder who gave his name to the company. Across three generations, the Geneva-based firm has been pursuing its development and steadily consolidating its status as a leading light in the Swiss watch industry.