BRI­TISH IN­VA­SION

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The Ray­mond Weil Mae­stro Bea­tles Lim­ited Edi­tion cel­e­brates the Fab Four’s ca­reer and proves that Beatle­ma­nia never truly went away Ray­mond Weil turns 40 this year. What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate this mile­stone, than with the re­lease of a time­piece fea­tur­ing the great­est band the world has ever seen? The Mae­stro Bea­tles Lim­ited Edi­tion is the re­sult of Ray­mond Weil’s part­ner­ship with Ap­ple Corps, the com­pany that the Fab Four founded in 1968. Ini­tially con­ceived as a tax haven, Ap­ple Corps grew into a con­glom­er­ate rep­re­sent­ing the lads’ busi­ness in­ter­ests, and cur­rently owns the rights to The Bea­tles’s im­ages and other in­tel­lec­tual prop­er­ties, which Ray­mond Weil has li­censed for use.

Un­like most other Bea­tles-themed prod­ucts that are cen­tred on a spe­cific as­pect of the band (Yel­low Sub­ma­rine, any­one?), the Mae­stro Bea­tles Lim­ited Edi­tion is a cel­e­bra­tion of the group’s en­tire ca­reer. The time­piece has all 13 al­bums com­pris­ing its “core cat­a­logue”, ar­ranged chrono­log­i­cally in a clock­wise di­rec­tion be­gin­ning with Please Please Me at 12:30, and in­clud­ing Mag­i­cal Mys­tery Tour, orig­i­nally a Us-only re­lease. In lieu of text, Help!’s en­try on the dial at four o’clock is a sim­pli­fied ver­sion of the al­bum’s cover, which had The Bea­tles pos­ing in flag sem­a­phore, thus dou­bling as a graph­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the band as well.

Both the sil­ver dial and smoked sap­phire case back bear the of­fi­cial The Bea­tles logo, so fans of the band can proudly wear their hearts on both their sleeves and wrists. Lim­ited to 3,000 pieces. MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing RW4200 cal­i­bre with 38-hour power re­serve

CASE 39.5mm in steel, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50m STRAP Stain­less steel bracelet with de­ploy­ant buckle PRICE $2,180

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