On October 28th, RAYMOND WEIL celebrated its continued partnership with Labyrinth Theater Company with the sponsorship of the annual benefit ‘Celebrity Charades’ in New York featuring four celebrity teams that participated in a hilarious speed charades competition to support the Labyrinth Theater Company’s 2013/14 season.
To celebrate our 10 years of support to music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins - Music Transforming Lives, we’re delighted to launch a very special #MusicMatters campaign with JLS & an amazing selection of musicians: Labrinth, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Coldplay, Plan B, Wretch 32 and DJ Fresh.
A single tweet from you will generate funds for kids in need! Watch the video to learn how you can help us support Nordoff Robbins!
We’re thrilled to be the title sponsor of Wired, the live music platform that supports great emerging music talents. Wired presents the best of the live music scene, an attentive audience of music lovers and a family atmosphere where artists can explore the breadth of their potential.
We have just launched our new brand film, Precision is my Inspiration as well as a dedicated microsite which offers exclusive content and insights!
Discover now: http://inspiration.raymond-weil.com/
RAYMOND WEIL CONTINUES TO SHOWCASE ITS MUSICAL CREDENTIALS BY SUPPORTING THE BRIT AWARDS 2013 TOGETHER WITH MASTERCARD
Last night, RAYMOND WEIL celebrated its sixth year as Official Watch & Timing Partner of The BRIT Awards for 2013 by gifting some of the most recognised names in the music industry at this year’s star studded awards ceremony, held for the third year at London’s premier entertainment location, the prestigious 02 Arena, London.
For this event, We created two special edition timepieces, from the famous Freelancer collection line, limited to a total of 75 pieces. They were gifted to key artists, presenters and performers during the evening’s celebrations.
Receivers of the Limited Edition RAYMOND WEIL BRIT Awards 2013 timepieces included: Emeli Sandé, Ben Howard, One Direction, Tom Odell, Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake, Bryan Ferry, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, Delilah, Jake Bugg, Ne-Yo, Plan B, Labrinth, Simon Pegg, Alt-J, Tom Daley, Jessie Ware, Rafe Spall, Greg James to name a few.
This year’s event was held to honour War Child who are celebrating 20 years of work changing and saving the lives of 800,000 children in the world’s most war torn countries.
Why is number four represented by “IIII" instead of "IV" on RAYMOND WEIL watches?
Under Louis 14 (XIIII), Roman number 4 was spelt IIII. Hence the actual use which is in fact the oldest one. It was later changed to a subtractive form (IV) - or common form - to avoid any confusion between Louis XIII and Louis XIIII coins (Louis XIV being easily distinguishable from Louis XIII).
Reasons why IIII remained in use in the watchmaking industry: Balances VIII and constitues tree groups of 4 numbers:
· Using I => I, II, III, IIII
· Using V => V, VI, VII, VIII
· Using X => IX, X, XI, XII
On a religious side, the division reminds of the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
· Ensures a balance of 14 numbers on each side of the 12-6 o’clock axis. On a traditional dial, this axis starts between the X and the II of number XII and ends between the V and the I of number VI, thus gathering together 14 numbers in delimited zones.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2012 RAYMOND WEIL International Photo Contest is Portuguese contestant Ana Maria Cortesao! Congratulations to her!
We’re thrilled we held last night’s Pre-Brit Awards dinner party with Labrinth! Watch this video of the evening with all our friends Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah, Plan B and many more!
We’re giving away a prize a day leading up to our grand prize - a MAESTRO timepiece! Enter now!