Raymond Weil

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Raymond Weil Genève
Company typeWatchmaking
IndustryWatch manufacturing
Founded1976; 48 years ago (1976)
FounderRaymond Weil
Key people
Elie Bernheim (CEO)
Olivier Bernheim (President)
Raymond Weil (Founder)[1]
ProductsWristwatches, Swiss luxury watches
Production output
200,000 pieces (2014)
$110 million
Number of employees

Raymond Weil Genève (French pronunciation: [ʁemɔ̃ vɛːj]) is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1976 in Geneva by Raymond Weil and Simone Bédat.[2] Simone Bedat and her son left the company in 1996 to form Bedat & Co.[3] Raymond Weil led the company until his retirement in 2002; he died in 2014.[4][5] The company is now managed by Weil's grandson, Elie Bernheim.


Weil initially sold his designs from a foldout bridge table in a stall in Geneva. The line included both the traditional spring-powered and cog-and-gear mechanical Swiss watches and quartz-powered watches. He marketed the watches internationally towards lower-end luxury watch buyers.[1]

As of 2014, the company sold 200,000 watches yearly at an average price of £1,000.[2]

In July 2018, Weil moved its UK head office into St Peter’s Square in Manchester.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Vitello, Paul (3 February 2019). "Raymond Weil, Whose Swiss Watches Told More Than Time, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Raymond Weil: Businessman who founded a company which went on to become a world leader in the luxury watch industry". The Independent. London. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  3. ^ Turner, Lucinda (16 January 2018). "10 questions with Raymond Weil CEO Elie Bernheim". Global Blue. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  4. ^ Diderich, Joelle (27 January 2014). "Raymond Weil Dies at 87". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil dies at 87". Mint. New Delhi. Agence France-Presse. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  6. ^ Malins, Daniel (2018-07-10). "Raymond Weil Settles Into New Manchester Headquarters". Retrieved 2023-02-06.

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