Raymond Weil created the Parsifal collection as a tribute to the great opera composer and director, Richard Wagner, in 1991. The challenge embraced by the collection was to adequately depict the struggles and qualities of a man well ahead of his times, and the brand succeeds in doing so owing to its revolutionary technology and masterful aesthetics. With an elegance that is ideal for men and women, this collection pleases the most avid of watch enthusiasts. Although this line was discontinued for a while, it started afresh in 2010 and continues till today.
The artistic appeal of the Parsifal line lies in the subtle interplay of textures attempted by it. The dial appears in shades of white, brown, and black, with subdials of a tone very similar to that of the dial, as opposed to contrasting, as is generally the case. The time intervals are marked with applied Roman numerals fro a stately appeal. The polished stainless steel fixed bezel sits upon a crown case that extends into the straps. The crown itself is topped with a domed gem.
The watches from the Parsifal collection operate on mechanical auto-winding movements for immaculate timekeeping functions, with a power reserve of 42 hours. Subdials on these watches offer small seconds, minutes and hours counters with indicators. The screw down crowns of these watches allow water resistivity of up to 100m. The bezel additionally boasts a tachymeter. Raymond Weil celebrates the Wagner opera fittingly by crafting masterpieces of their own.