This past Sunday, January 26, 2014, The watch world lost a true Legend. Raymond Weil founder and President Rayond Weil passed away at the age of 87.
In 1976, Raymond Weil founded the Swiss luxury watch company in one of the most challenging times in watch history. His vision was to design and create watches that had very high styling and quality at very competitive prices.
Raymond Weil’s son- in- law, Olivier Bernheim is now running the company with his two sons Elie and Pierre Bernheim who are the chief officers.
To his credit, Raymond Weil held quite a few high positions in various professional organizations throughout his career: he was President of the Geneva Watchmakers Union, Vice-President of the Watchmaking Industry Training Centre (CFH), and member of the Watchmaking Federation (FH) and other employers’ associations. He was also President of the Exhibitors Committee of the Basel International Watch and Jewellery Fair until 1995.
According to Mr Weils son-in-law, Olivier Bernheim, “Raymond Weil was a self-made man. He was my mentor and I learned so much from him,” says Olivier Bernheim, President & CEO. “His legacy and enthusiasm will live on through our family, his Brand, its team over the world and all of those who wear the <span>watch</span> that bears his name.”