History of Raymond Weil
Raymond Weil’s story starts in 1976 when the watch industry was right in the middle of the quartz crisis. Mr. Raymond Weil had a vision of what Swiss watchmaking should really be all about. He decided to start his own watch brand under his own name to bring his new concept into reality. His timepieces met with high praise and once he was firmly established in the Swiss market he traveled worldwide to build his international network.
The company grew rapidly, and Raymond Weil needed to further expand and increase competitiveness in the market. To reach this goal, he brought on his son-in-law Olivier Bernheim in 1982, who developed numerous markets, modernized its structure, and took over the marketing and communications departments. Olivier Bernheim was appointed President and CEO in 1996, a position he held until 2014.
In 2006, Raymond Weil’s grandsons, Elie and Pierre Bernheim joined the company. They have added their vision and know-how to this 3rd generation family company. New collections like the high-tech Nabucco line for men and the Noemia collection exclusively for women were both huge successes. Elie Bernheim assumed the role of CEO in April 2014 upon the retirement of his father.