A family-owned watch brand in an era of umbrella firms and luxury holding groups, Raymond Weil of Geneva is a modern exception. Guided by CEO/owner Elie Bernheim and his family, Raymond Weil focuses on offering high style and value in Swiss watchmaking. Also a young brand, Raymond Weil’s history began in 1976 when company namesake Raymond Weil defied the challenge of the Swiss watch industry’s “Quartz Crisis” and boldly founded a new brand. While quartz watches initially were a major focus, today’s Raymond Weil offers a full line of quartz and mechanical watches. Signature model lines include the Freelancer and Tango sports watches for men and the Shine and Nomia ranges for women.