Raymond Weil is well known for making classically beautiful watches and this Jasmine is no exception to that rule

Despite only having been part of the Raymond Weil collection since 2011, this Jasmine watch looks more classic than contemporary. Which isn’t surprising as it does carry a lot of elements from earlier watches Weil has created such as the Parsifal from 1991 and the Tango from 1995.

It is also a quintessentially Raymond Weil watch. This is not a brand known for being out there or for pushing design boundaries. It is one that creates classic, timeless pieces that look more expensive than they actually are.

At first glance

Raymond Weil watch

This is a classic rose-gold bracelet watch. It has simple Roman numerals, blued hands and a small date window at three o’clock. The first impression is that this is an elegant tasteful piece, but with nothing to really make it stand out. It’s only when you look closer you realise the detail.

Up close and personal

Raymond Weil watch

Take some time to really examine the watch and you start to notice the many design quirks. Firstly, there are the lugs that interrupt the bezel rather than stopping at its edge.

Then there’s the flower petal-like engraving on the dial and the Roman numerals that are flush to the case, rather than having a space between, which is more usual. And the gold-ringed date window is also an interesting detail as it highlights the date, but manages not to throw the balance of the dial off kilter, which is what some date windows can do.

On the wrist

Raymond Weil Watch

We’ve talked before about how rose gold complements every skin tone and you can really see that here. If this watch was in yellow gold, it could be a bit over the top for some tastes, but in rose the effect is softer and more wearable. The roundness of the bracelet links, combined with the round dial makes the watch feel voluptuous despite its 29mm diameter case.

The bracelet sits perfectly on the wrist, however do remember to get it adjusted if it hangs below the wrist bone. Not only does that put strain on the watch, it also looks as though you’ve borrowed it from your mother, which isn’t de rigueur at all.

The overall impression you get of this watch is that it is elegant and sophisticated but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Rather like the type of woman you can imagine wearing it.

If you want to know more about Raymond Weil you can read all about it here.

  • It is a classic piece of watch design that gets more complex the more you look at it
  • The price tag really doesn’t match how this watch looks
  • If you love rose gold, then this is a must-have piece
  • Might be too conservative for some tastes
  • At 29mm it could be too delicate for a larger wrist


RRP: £1,150

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Style: Luxury
Colour: Rose Gold
Watch movement: Quartz
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date
Case shape: Round
Case material: Rose-gold plated steel
Case width: 28mm
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Dial colour: Black 
Strap type: Bracelet
Clasp: Fold over 
Water resistance: 5 atm
Manufacturer warranty: Two years
Model reference: 5229-P5-01659
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