Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal Diamond Accented 18k Gold-Plated and Stainless Steel Watch Review

Raymond Weil Women's 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal Diamond Accented 18k Gold-Plated and Stainless Steel Watch
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Music has been a strong source of inspiration for many people, regardless of gender, stature or age. Such inspiration gave birth to many ideologies, scientific concepts, and other works of art. A perfect testament to this would be Raymond Weil watches, in which the brand stands by music as an essential part of its DNA. The Parsifal collection, named after Wagner’s opera, was first launched in 1991 and re-launched almost twenty years after, in 2010. The Parsifal line of watches celebrates the chivalry and majesty reminiscent of its namesake, as this is Raymond Weil’s first stainless steel and 18 karat gold collection in 1991, followed by the “golden jewelry and diamonds line” which came out in 1992.

Product Features

  • Color and Accent: The Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal watch has an 18 karat gold plated bezel with 44 diamonds set on it. This timepiece also has gold tone hour and minute hands. Its case and bracelet are predominantly polished/brushed stainless steel. Gold accents enhance most of the bracelet’s links. The watch also has a white mother-of-pearl dial, and a blue sapphire cabochon crown.
  • Display and Movement: The Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal watch runs on Swiss quartz movement. Its rectangular case has Roman numeral hour markers on the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock positions. Eight (8) genuine diamonds mark the rest of the hours. Its dial window is made out of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
  • Bracelet: This timepiece’s link bracelet’s enclosure has a deployment clasp with push buttons. It follows typical women’s watch bracelet lengths, and is 13 mm thick.
  • Dimensions: The Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal watch case has a diameter of 20.6 mm, and 6 mm in thickness. It weighs about 2.1 pounds
  • Other features: This piece is water-resistant for up to 99 ft. or 30 meters.

Advantages

Bring it to the Opera

I am such a music lover that anything inspired by music, in my opinion, must be really, really good. As the collection that this timepiece was named after is one of Wagner’s operas set in medieval times, I expected nothing but magnificence and luxury. Although I probably would have expected more bling because of its namesake, the Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal watch remains practicable enough by toning down on the bling. But, that should not stop you from wearing this beauty to the opera, or to a fine-dining restaurant on your anniversary.

Excellent Quality

Let me summarize in a few phrases why I think the Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal watch is a keeper, and worth every penny spent:

  • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal – only diamond can scratch this dial window
  • Swiss-quartz movement – the best in the world!
  • Water-resistance for up to 3 ATM

Need I say more?

Disadvantages

Bracelet Nit-picking

Although I really don’t mind if the gold link accents don’t go all the way to both ends of the bracelet, I actually think it would look a lot better if it did. Another issue with the Raymond Weil Women’s 9740-STS-00995 Parsifal watch is that you really would need to go to the jeweler to have the band length adjusted to suit your needs or taste. It’s not that easy to take out or add links.

Seconds Count

I really don’t see the use of having the second markers on the dial if you don’t have a sweep second hand. It would have been better to either take out the second markers, or to add a second hand instead.

Music has been a strong source of inspiration for many people, regardless of gender, stature or age. Such inspiration gave birth to many ideologies, scientific concepts, and other works of art. A perfect testament to this would be Raymond Weil watches, in which the brand stands by music as an essential part of its DNA. The Parsifal collection, named after Wagner’s opera, was first launched in 1991 and re-launched almost twenty years after, in 2010. The Parsifal line of watches celebrates the chivalry and majesty reminiscent of its namesake, as this is Raymond Weil’s first stainless steel and 18 karat gold collection in 1991, followed by the “golden jewelry and diamonds line” which came out in 1992.

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