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Raymond Weil Reinterprets its Emblematic Parsifal Line

Nearly three decades after its inception, RAYMOND WEIL’s iconic parsifal collection returns this autumn 2018. First launched in the early 90’s, this heritage range for him and her has been reimagined by the luxury Swiss watchmakers, adding a modern twist in time for gifting season. Inspired by Richard Wagner's last opera, Parsifal, this revisited collection of men’s and ladies’ timepieces are the perfect accumulation of horology, classic aesthetics and accessible luxury. parsifal once again shows RAYMOND WEIL's deep attachment to its roots, and desire to preserve tradition as a source of inspiration – while, at the same time, refining the key design elements such as the curved outlines and sophisticated cross link bracelet which have forged the powerful identity of...

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Raymond Weil Present 'The Gift of Time' Event

On Sunday 26th August 2018 father and son duo Steven and Marc Rom, owners of AVSTEV and distributors of Raymond Weil in Australia, hosted an intimate event at Spicers Potts Point giving guests ‘The Gift of Time’. In the lead up to Father’s Day media and influencers were invited with their Father’s or loved ones to take some time out within the luxurious Victorian Terrace and experience Raymond Weil, with every guest being adorned in a hand selected timepiece before having their portrait taken. Luxury wedding and event planners The Wedding Series bought the vision to life with stunning floral, an abundant feasting station and heavenly acoustic tunes performed by Duke Sydney. The Wedding Series Founder Kate O’Shea said of...

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The Art of Giving by Raymond Weil

Life is filled with special moments – occasions worthy of a gift that will stand the test of time, quite literally! A timepiece shared between a couple on their wedding day is a traditional yet an intensely personal gift that will probably last for the wearer’s entire lifetime – and beyond, through future generations. It’s giving someone the gift of time. Raymond Weil brings together all the elements of excellence of the Swiss luxury watchmaking industry making their watches the perfect gift to mark such a special occasion. Precision and attention to detail set the tone throughout the creation process. Inspiration is what is found at the basis of each work of art; beauty and aesthetic proportions are no coincidence....

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RAYMOND WEIL UNVEILS A NEW COLLABORATION WITH MARSHALL AMPLIFICATION

RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a new music collaboration as part of its Music Icons Series. The Marshall Amplification Limited Edition timepiece part of the tango collection pays tribute to the iconic amplifier and speaker cabinet, renowned for being used by the most iconic musicians of all time. This exclusive watch pays homage to the distinctive style and appeal of Marshall, playing on generous volumes to delightful effect. RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to unveil its newest music collaboration which pays tribute to the legendary British manufacturer - Marshall Amplification. The unique timepiece incorporates subtle design cues, influenced by Marshall’s iconic product design and intricate detailing. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the new Marshall Limited Edition is generously proportioned, revealing a...

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RAYMOND WEIL INTRODUCES THE MAESTRO BLUES - TWO NEW WATCHES INSPIRED BY THE TUNEFUL SOUNDS OF BLUES MUSIC

RAYMOND WEIL, proudly presents two new additions to its emblematic maestro collection, the maestro Blues, a tribute to the Brand’s source of creativity: music. RAYMOND WEIL presents two new models, the maestro Blues, inspired by the bewitching sounds of the “blues”. Equipped with a mechanical automatic winding movement housed in a 40mm-diameter case, these timekeepers feature a captivating dark blue dial, endowed with a delicate wave-like decoration.The refined contemporary hands offeran elegant match for the dial’s white Roman numerals.   The maestro Blues with the rose gold PVD plated case features a date aperture at 3 o’clock, while the stainless steel version is equipped with an aperture at noon, subtly revealing the heart of the watch. Both of these versions marry...

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LIVING EASY, LIVING FREELANCER - RAYMOND WEIL UNVEILS THE NEW FREELANCERAC/DC LIMITED EDITION

RAYMOND WEIL, is proud to unveil a new collaboration in its Music Icons series, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition, paying tribute to legendary Rock and Roll Hall of famers AC/DC. This exclusive watch incorporates the in-house developed Calibre RW1212 movement, allowing onlookers to view the rocking “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance within the timepiece. A true collectors timepiece - just 3,000 have been made available worldwide.    Contact AVSTEV for availability.

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Revolution Interview

Interview by Wei Koh.(reproduced with permission from Revolution Australia Magazine) Founder and CEO of AVSTEV, Steven Rom with Chief of Operations, Marc Rom REVOLUTION: What brought you from South Africa to Australia? Steven Rom: Due to a horrific political experience and with the future uncertainty in the country at the time, I decided to relocate my family to Australia. We feel privileged to have been allowed to call this fine country, Australia, home.   How did you get involved in the watch industry? I had done a deal to purchase a majority stake in a very successful liquor business, but when I arrived in Australia, the deal fell apart. I was not doing anything for too long and a business...

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QANTAS Article

MARC ROM’S first day at his father’s business left no-one in doubt about where the son ranked in the hierarchy: right at the bottom, cleaning out the bins. “Marc has worked his way up,” says Steven Rom, who founded Avstev Group in Sydney in 1999 as the regional distributor for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. “I never gave him any titles.” Marc was just 21 and had no outside experience, “whereas I’d been in business for 20-plus years in South Africa”, says Steven. He was prepared to give his son a start but not a free ride. As the company grew – it’s now Australasia’s largest privately owned distributor of Swiss watches – Marc inched his way up, learning the workings...

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Huffington Post Article

How One Small Family Business Is Tapping Into The Luxury Watch Market In an age of discount online sites and consumers riding the bargain bandwagon, it may seem a tough gig to sell a $1.5 million Swiss watch. But Steve Rom, who co-founded his small family business The AVSTEV Group with his son Marc, says being a successful player in the luxury business isn’t as hard as you might think. “It’s a competitive industry, but luxury is not a tough sell in Australia,” he told The Huffington Post Australia. “There are the three giants and then there’s us. We don’t want to compete with them -- we are happy to be a small player.” AVSTEV is a distribution company for high-end...

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