The latest musical collaboration to come from Raymond Weil is the Buddy Holly Maestro
Raymond Weil has launched the Buddy Holly Maestro, the latest music-themed model to come from the brand.
Last year Raymond Weil released the limited edition Maestro Beatles, with the Fab Four’s album titles written around the dial, and two years ago we had the Maestro Frank Sinatra.
Now it’s the turn of rock’n’roll legend Buddy Holly, with a Maestro designed in collaboration with his widow Maria Elena Holly.
Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, Texas, on the 7th September, 1936 (so the Maestro was announced as a tribute on what would have been his 80th birthday). He became a world-famous rock’n’roll star before his untimely death at the age of 22 in a plane crash – the infamous ‘Day the Music Died’.
His music went on to inspire everyone from Elton John to the Rolling Stones (although you’ll have to look to Zenith for that particular collaboration).
The 39.5mm Buddy Holly Maestro in stainless steel features plenty of references to Holly: there are accents in pale blue, his favourite colour, with a pale blue and black minute track and small seconds at 6 o’clock.
Sweetly, the second hand also sports a pair of recognisable thick-rimmed spectacles, and Buddy Holly’s signature is emblazoned across the middle of the dial. The only numeral on the dial is an oversized number 9 – Holly’s lucky number.
Inside is the automatic RW4250 with a 38-hour power reserve. It’s visible through the smoked sapphire glass caseback, which bears the logo of the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation.
Raymond Weil will be contributing a portion of the sale of each watch to the foundation, an international charity which funds the musical education of young people, from songwriting and arranging to production and performance education.
The Buddy Holly Maestro is available now, priced at £995.