What about Raymond Weil
Raymond Weil Genve 1st worked on in Europe in the UK, before developing its distribution network global, 1st starting with the United Arab Emirates , then the United States and India in the early 1980s. Olivier Bernheim produced the Research and Development department in 1999 with the full control of the watch design procedure as an objective. The R&D department is accountable for: the complication for the GMT function of the Don Giovanni Cos Grande two time zones, the patented interchangeable bracelet system for the Shine collection, the moon phase complication on auto motion of the Maestro collection.
The brand opened in 2009 own subsidiary in the United States RW USA Corp., ending its collaboration with its historic distributor. It also produced RW India Pvt. Ltd. In 2010 100 subsidiary company in Bangalore and opened some number of exclusive boutiques in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai that same year. Raymond Weil Genve watches are now sold global.
In 2013, the brand transformed its distribution contract in the United Kingdom into a management agreement and produced a subsidiary R. WEIL DISTRIBUTION UK LTD in April.
The company also develops its presence online. it’s the 1st luxury watch brand to opened a club reserved to watch owners. The brand was the 1st in the luxury watchmaking business on location based social media Foursquare and the 1st to use Fcommerce Facebook commerce , and in September 2007 RAYMOND WEIL also became the 1st luxury watchmaker to create its island on Second Life. The Brand’s presence on Second Life and other social media channels is part of a strategic choice to adopt new channels of communication so as to be closer to clients and convey the Brand’s values.
Raymond Weil Founder and Honorary President was born in Geneva in 1926. After he got a diploma in commerce, he entered Camy Watch S.A. a Swiss watchmaker, in 1949 where he was to become manager and use up 26 years of his life. In 1976, throughout a crisis that influenced the watch business, he decided to create his own company.
Raymond Weil occupied some number of high positions in different professional organisations: he was President of the Geneva Watchmaker Union, Vice President of the Watchmaking business Training Centre CFH, and member of the Watchmaking Federation FH and other employers relations. till 1995, he was President of the Exhibitors board of the Basel International Watch and Jewellery just.
Raymond Weil is married, has two daughters and six grandchildren. He got his flying certification at the era of 56. On 27 January 2014, the company declared that Raymond Weil died.
Olivier Bernheim President : He was born in 1954 in Strasbourg France and has a law degree from the management school of Strasbourg France, and he started his career at Kronenbourg, before he became Marketing Development Manager at Unilever in Paris.
He joined Raymond Weil Genve S.A. In 1982 and became President and CEO in 1996. His mission was to restructure, develop and consolidate the image and international presence of the brand, without it losing its family identity. Olivier Bernheim shares Mr Weil’s interest in music and art and oriented the brand universe in that direction. He founded the research and development department in 1999.
Olivier Bernheim is both Swiss and French and is married to Mr Weils elder daughter Diana, a professional pianist. They have three kids together: Elie, Pierre and Nomi.
Elie Bernheim CEO is Olivier Bernheims elder son. After graduating from the honored Ecole htelire de Lausanne and creating his own import export textile company, Elie joined the family company in 2006. His mission is to prepare the brands strategic development. Just like his father and grandfather, he enjoys music and owns a professional diploma in cello. Among his different projects and developments, one can count the renewal of the collections, change of Raymond Weil Genves corporate identity, creation of new male and female marketing campaigns with famous Swiss photographer Jol von Allmen and the Nabucco marketing. Ellie Bernheim became CEO of the company in April 2014.
Pierre Bernheim Director is Mr Weils grandson and the second son of Olivier Bernheim and joined the company in 2006. Already graduated in accounts, Pierre graduated in International Business and governance from La Haute Ecole de Gestion in Geneva. Interested in finance, he worked in Institutional Asset Management for Mirabaud Bank, one of the most famous Swiss private banks. he’s passionate about aviation and owns some number of flying certificates: a flying permit, a high aerobatic flying permit and a seaplane permit.