2021 Raymond Weil Maestro “Let it be” Limited Edition

by Chamath Gamage
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Raymond Weil has just unveiled the latest edition of their Music Icons limited edition collection. The tribute for this timepiece is none other than The Beatles, with this latest watch being the epilogue of their exceptional partnership with one of the most iconic rock bands in the world. Raymond Weil has named this latest timepiece “Let it Be” after the Beatles hit song. 

Music and art drive the vision of this family-built watch manufacturer, while also shaping its distinctive nature. They also stimulate the brand’s creativity and are at the heart of nearly all of the brand’s international partnerships which include renowned artists and famous music brands. The Raymond Weil “Let it Be” maestro is therefore a fitting tribute to the watch manufacturer’s musical heritage and roots. 

Design:

The “Let it Be” maestro timepiece showcases Maison’s desire to go back to their musical roots, with the design of the watch being inspired by The Beatle’s last album in 1970. The Raymond Weil “Let it Be” maestro is housed in a 40mm round stainless steel polished case. The dial of this timepiece is stunning, with the middle portion of the dial being skeletonised. What’s interesting about this skeletonised part is that it is done as a UK-figurative cut-out. 

The dial of this timepiece does stand out quite nicely, with the covered background being a two-tone anthracite grey/beige colour that acts as a great contrast to the hours and hands. The hour indices are done in baton style, and along with the hour, minute, and seconds hands, they have all been gold plated. At the 4 o’clock hour marker, four baton hands are used as a reference to the four members of The Beatles. The design of the hands and hour markers give the dial a very refined and sharp look. 

The centre of the dial where the hands are positioned is where Liverpool is located in the Uk cut-out of the dial, which acts as a reminder of where the iconic story of the band first began. The dial also features a nice balance between the two partnerships, with the official Beatles logo at 9 o’clock matched by the Raymond Weil logo at the 3 o’clock position. 

Raymond Weil has chosen to give this “Let it Be” maestro timepiece a light brown “vegan leather” polyurethane strap with a steel RW folding clasp. Although a black strap would’ve done the watch justice by matching the dial and letting the workings of the dial stand out, the brown surprisingly works well too as it matches the hour markers and hands. 

Raymond Weil has given this timepiece a mechanical self-winding skeleton movement, which gives out a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The case back of the watch features a smoked sapphire crystal that reveals the beautiful movement underneath. The official Beatles logo is on the crystal and the words Limited Edition engraved onto the case back. 

The “Let it Be” maestro model from Raymond Weil brings forth their passion for music and art onto a beautifully created timepiece. A tribute to one of the most iconic rock bands in the world, the “Let it Be” maestro is also a symbol of the watch brand’s unwavering horological virtuosity. Limited to 3000 pieces.

Reference: 2215-STC-BEAT4

Raymond Weil Maestro “Let it be” Specification:

  • Case: 40mm (9.2mm Thickness)
  • Case Material: Round – Polished stainless steel
  • Dial: Two-tone dial, anthracite grey/beige Opening on the skeleton movement, with the shape of the United-Kingdom Nickel-plated The Beatles logo at 9 o’clock and RAYMOND WEIL logo at 3 o’clock
  • Crystal: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
  • Case-back: Snapped, with smoked sapphire crystal featuring official Beatles logo and Limited Edition engraving
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Movement: Mechanical self-winding skeleton movement
  • Power reserve: 38 Hours
  • Strap options: Light brown “Vegan leather” polyurethane strap with steel RW folding clasp and double-push security system

Australian Retail Pricing: $2,995.00

Availability: Now, Limited to 3000 pieces world wide

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