Raymond Weil established his eponymous wristwatch company in Les Brenets, Switzerland, in 1976. A fan of classical music and opera, Weil wristwatches have names like Amadeus, Fidelio, and Othello. While the engineering of these timepieces is not groundbreaking, the designs of the watches often are. For example, ladies wristwatches in the 1988 Traviata collection (since discontinued) feature multicolored crystals, producing a kind of stained-glass-window effect on the watch face, which is divided into sections in some models by a tuning-fork shape. More recent Raymond Weil collections for men and women include Parsifal, Tango, Freelancer, and Maestro. For men, the Don Giovanni chronograph is a highly sought model.