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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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Ulysse Nardin - Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Distinctive and modern, the Executive collection unabashedly flaunts its generously-sized attributes. It embodies the avant-garde spirit fueled by know-how and inventiveness that has guided Ulysse Nardin throughout its 170 years of existence. Expressing an exploratory nature steeped in watchmaking expertise, the new Executive Skeleton Tourbillon timepiece combines lightness, purity and technical features in a creation full of strong character.   Featherweight Reigning atop its category, the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon presents unparalleled lightness, despite its substantial size – 45 mm in diameter – and its character capable of competing with the heavyweights of watchmaking excellence. This triumph takes the form of a round titanium case, water-resistant to 30 meters, which is topped with a ceramic bezel that matches the crown in...

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H. Moser & Cie. Presents the Swiss Alp Watch S : S For Smart, Sexy and Swiss Made

In January 2016, H. Moser & Cie. joined the smartwatch debate, causing a stir with its Swiss Alp Watch, a fully mechanical Swiss Made model with a contemporary design. The message from the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture was clear: "We're not straying; we're remaining true to the tradition of mechanical watchmaking; that's what we do, and we do it well". The message was widely appreciated, and the 50 Swiss Alp Watches were immediately popular with collectors. The now iconic Swiss Alp Watch is added to the H. Moser & Cie. collection in a model with a midnight blue fumé dial: the Swiss Alp Watch S. H. Moser & Cie. is an advocate of traditional watchmaking values, retaining a sense of humour and...

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Ulysse Nardin - Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar

They say the art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity, and this timekeeper is no exception. The annual calendar offers a mechanical solution of the utmost elegance, favouring technological simplicity and ease of use. Smplicity is the hardest thing to achieve. It is the ultimate test of experience, the final push of genius. With the new Marine Chronograph Annual Calendar, Ulysse Nardin has successfully applied this new paradigm to premium watchmaking. The product of a quest for perfection, its annual calendar offers a mechanical solution of disconcerting purity. Simple to use, adjustable both on the front and back, this piece is imbued with the values of innovation, reliability and high-precision that are so cherished by the watchmaker. Its UN-153...

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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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