Raymond Weil introduces Toccata, a collection of timepieces in a range of colours with rectangular and round cases that takes inspiration from the Art-Deco movement.
Put yourself back in the 1920s; life was good, and following the end of the Great War, people wanted to celebrate. They wanted to shed the shackles of depression and uncertainty. A cultural change swept through USA and Europe, leading to new Art, Music and Dance. You would be dancing the Charleston, sipping on fashionable cocktails and looking at Art-Deco pieces. It was a glamourous time, with both men and women wearing exquisite outfits and accessories.
Raymond Weil has created a broad selection of timepieces which look vintage encompassing clean lines with sumptuous dials ideally suited to any occasion.
These new creations are housed in elegantly refined rectangular cases and exude a charming simplicity. Every timepiece is equipped with a Swiss quartz movement, delivering precision and negating the need for regular winding.
The Toccata collection offers stainless steel or stainless steel cases suffused with yellow gold PVD plating. The dial options for the Toccata range include champagne, emerald green, black, ruby and blue. Roman numerals, Strap or bracelet, and diamond-set indexes give you a broad selection of models.
The Art-Deco style is distinctive and has stood the test of time, with many designers returning to the geometric and linear look. Think Clarice Cliff with her pottery and Rene Lalique, the Master of glass sculpture. They employed streamlining, long lines with crisp edges, symmetry, and simplified figures and shapes. Raymond Weil looked to these experts and installed the feeling of the period and the thinking into Toccata.
The watches are housed in elegantly refined rectangular cases, exuding charming simplicity; the watches feature a Swiss quartz movement, delivering precision and negating the need for regular winding. Displaying merely the hours, minutes, and date, each dial option has a welcome purity.
The toccata collection offers stainless steel or stainless steel cases suffused with yellow gold PVD plating. The Swiss brand indulges would-be wearers with a beautiful selection of models with a star or bracelet, Roman numerals or diamond-set indexes.
Each model within the toccata collection is enriched with luxurious details. For example, the centre of each dial is endowed with a matte appearance, while the hour track is adorned with a sunray satin finish. A striking champagne option, brooding shades of emerald green, black, ruby, and a becoming shade of blue provide an abundance of choice.
However, the notion of choice ascends to new heights due to the plethora of dial hues on offer. The dial is dressed in a new lacquer finish, imbuing it with a charming radiance and heightening the overall sumptuousness.
With its sleek appearance, pure lines, and notable refinement, each member of the toccata collection is perfectly suited to an array of social settings, while the model’s exquisite styling promises an enduring beauty.
I am a fan of the Art-Deco style and seek to purchase Ink Wells, pens and wooden objects from the period. The Toccata watch collection appeals to me because it combines function and style. You can buy a thoroughly modern timepiece from an era that has never gone out of fashion.
In the UK, the range starts at £650.00 and goes up to £1850.00. To find out more about the Toccata Collection, please visit www.raymond-weil.com.
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