Raymond Weil watch pays homage to music legend David Bowie

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Raymond Weil has struck an agreement with the David Bowie Estate that has led to the creation of a watch paying homage to the legendary musician.

The Limited Edition freelancer ‘David Bowie’ is designed to be a tribute to the life and musical career of one of the most influential artists of all time. It will be confined to 3,000 pieces, each individually numbered.

Created to celebrate what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, the timepiece is dedicated to a few of the many personas created by David Bowie.

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The watch features a mechanical self-winding movement that appears beneath a portrait of David Bowie, immortalised in 1974 by famous photographer of legends, Terry O’Neill.

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The 42 mm diameter case contains a dial resembling a vinyl record clearly featuring some of the most emblematic design cues of the British artist.

Key design features include a lightning bolt painted across his face that first appeared on the cover of the Aladdin Sane album in 1973. The instantly distinctive mark is featured in red at 12 o’clock.

Additionally, the pop art logo designed by Andy Warhol especially for David Bowie and revealed on the cover of the album Diamond Dogs in 1974 makes its mark on the dial of the David Bowie Limited Edition.

Elie Bernheim, CEO of Raymond Weil, said: “[Bowie] was an artist in a league of his own, a visionary, multi-faceted icon whose work is testimony to an exceptional career as a musician and a creative.”

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