“Oh well I look at my watch, it says 9:25”
Raymond Weil CEO, Elie Bernheim (pictured), proudly introduced the Limited Edition David Bowie freelancer at the #baselworld2017 fair today.
Mr Bernheim had this to say regarding Bowie.
“He was an artist in a league of his own, a visionary, multi-faceted icon whose work is testimony to an exceptional career as a musician and a creative. His metamorphoses both in terms of style and music studded his career, catapulting both himself and his characters to legendary status. He embodies the free spirit that has guided RAYMOND WEIL day after day since it was created”
Aside from the Bowie references on the watch face, another cool feature is the iconic Terry O’Neill photograph from 1974 printed on the sapphire of the watch’s case-back.
Terry spoke of his honour to have been involved with the project.
“I’ve always felt that there was a real synergy behind great timepieces and photography. The precision of keeping time is akin to a photographer needing to know the exact moment to capture an iconic image. As a watch collector myself, this RAYMOND WEIL collaboration is a wonderful project to be affiliated with. Their watches are a thing of beauty. I’m thrilled they’ve selected to pay tribute to David Bowie in such a way and I’m honoured to be a part of it.”
Produced in a 3,000-piece limited, numbered series, the freelancer David Bowie will be released later in the year.
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