This year marks the 20th anniversary of what may be Raymond Weil’s most
recognizable collection, Parsifal.
The first Parsifal model, which debuted in
1990 and was named for the opera by Richard Wagner, features largely
stainless-steel models, some with 18k yellow gold accents, Roman numerals on
the face, and quartz and mechanical functionality. To celebrate the popularity
of the rugged model, the watchmaker created the fifth generation, adding curved
outlines and a sleek bracelet to refine the look.
The 20th anniversary piece boasts a signature lacquer crown featuring the RW
monogram and a thinner design than many other chronographs. The 41mm automatic
movement comes in an 18k rose gold and stainless steel case, with a black dial
on a black alligator strap. Available in September, the anniversary piece will
retail at $3,895.
The 20th anniversary
Parsifal watch features an 18k rose gold and stainless steel case, among other
details, for $3,895.