In 1991, Operation Desert Storm was in full swing, only half of the team in the Boss Hunting office were alive, quartz watches dominated the global watch market, and Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil launched their iconic Parsifal line, inspired by Richard Wagner’s last opera entitled, you guessed it, Parsifal.
This year, nearly three decades since its launch, the Parsifal range returns in time for Christmas with a subtle facelift that gracefully waltzes the watches into the 21st Century while keeping true to the key Raymond Weil tenet of taking inspiration from tradition. The timepiece sports a two-tone silver and gold case and bracelet which Raymond Weil says gives it 'aesthetic refinement', a matte white face, and Roman numeral hour markers.
The signature elements of the early 90's watch are all there, from its artfully cross-linked bracelet to its gracefully curved outline. The timepiece also boasts the brand's emblematic gadroon bezel and the crown of its matte white face is embellished with blue lacquer for a subtle pop of colour.
As with previous releases, the company has stuck with the theme of dancers to help launch the watch. This year, though, there's a uniquely Australian connection with Sydney Opera Ballet dancers gracing the ad campaign.
The new Raymond Weil Parsifal is ETA quartz-powered and embodies simple, understated luxury at a competitive price point. It's priced at $2,295 for the men's variant, and $2,100 for the ladies watch. It's a perfect holiday gift for couples or a classic stand-alone timepiece for anyone who appreciates the arts and the icon that is the reimagined Raymond Weil Parsifal.
Both the Parsifal Ladies Quartz Classic 8 Diamond Dial Watch and the Parsifal Men's Quartz Classic White Dial Bracelet Watch in all of their iterations can be found on Raymond Weil's website.
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