A VINTAGE-INSPIRED TIMEPIECE THAT’S PERFECTLY IN TUNE WITH MODERN-DAY LIVING November 30, 2023 13:38
In the heart of Switzerland’s watchmaking center, RAYMOND WEIL has been nurturing its craftsmanship for nearly half a century with a relentless pursuit of creative elegance, innovative technicality and Swiss-made excellence, all offered at an unequalled price.
For this inaugural millesime collection, RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to the rich heritage and traditions of horology while celebrating the simplicity of refined design. The brand has naturally delved into the past, creating new timepieces that offer period charm combined with present-day practicality.
The complex and carefully orchestrated watchmaking process behind the millesime collection highlights the brand’s expertise, skill, and precision. From the delicate assembly of the mechanical self-winding movement to the intricate finishing touches, every component is crafted with the utmost care. The result is a symphony of complex details that captivates watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
The collection comprises two horological variations referenced 2925 and 2930, one featuring a center-seconds and the other a small seconds display at 6 o’clock. Both models are housed in a slender stainless-steel case, measuring 39.5mm in diameter and enjoy a graceful thin profile.
The dial, located beneath a vintage-inspired sapphire crystal glassbox, has been refined to the highest degree. The hours and minutes are eloquently conveyed with silver-toned hands, lined with SuperLumiNova®. The sector dial presents the hours, minutes and seconds periods on discrete tracks, augmenting readability. A closer inspection of the dial reveals contrasting finishes. For instance, the hour track is smooth, the minute track is snailed and the central area of the dial is adorned with a delicate vertical brush. As previously stated, the millesime 2930 features a small seconds display at 6 o’clock which is enriched with a tasteful selection of details. For instance, it is delineated with a neat recessed circlet, introducing a seemly play with depths.
The bezel is decorated with a vertical satin-brush that contrasts wonderfully with the highly polished bevel nearby. This juxtaposition of two finishes reinforces the overall level of finishing, a characteristic that distinguishes the millesime collection as special within a crowded marketplace.
A sapphire caseback affords sight of the self-winding movement within and the “W-shaped” oscillating weight, RAYMOND WEIL’s horological signature. Offered in a selection of dial colours, each model is paired with a colour-coordinating genuine calf leather strap with a unique W-stitched detail.
As the name suggests, the collection is a grand vintage interpretation of the RAYMOND WEIL brand. It represents an enduring family legacy and a commitment to preserving generations of Swiss-made artistry while honouring the craftmanship, finesse and passion of watchmaking. Millesime timepieces are genuine collector’s item.
Embrace the Journey December 12, 2022 12:37
Ash Barty and Rado Switzerland Collaborate on the new True Square Limited Edition
Rado x Ash Barty True Square Limited Edition III
We loved helping you create your dream rings! December 10, 2021 00:52
Massive congratulations to our lovely couple Maddie and Rich who’s fabulous wedding day story was featured in the Age Australia.
We loved helping you create your dream rings!
Maddie had a clear vision of what she was after, a stunning Oval shaped diamond ring with close to 2.00ct of sparkling diamonds.
The diamond was handpicked and personally designed by Frank Salera.
Salera’s have called the design ‘The Madeline’ in recognition
of Richard and Madeline’s vision for the design.
This Magical moment was captured by @mottaweddings
Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness together from the Salera family.
JAA Lifetime Achievement Award July 13, 2021 17:39
This year the Jewellers Association of Australia has awarded Alfredo Salera, from Salera’s, the honourable JAA Lifetime Achievement Awards for his sustained contributions to the industry, exceptional personal integrity and high standards and his service as a role model to his peers. Here is his story.
In 1952, a young Italian jeweller and watchmaker by the name of Alfredo Salera boarded the Castel Felice on its maiden voyage from Genoa, Italy to Melbourne, Australia.
During the voyage, the ship’s captain learned of Alfredo’s trade and approached him to repair his watch. After Alfredo refused payment for the repair, Captain Matarese offered to set up a stand on the ship for Alfredo to tend to the watch repair requirements of other passengers throughout the journey.
By the time the ship landed in Melbourne, Alfredo had earned enough to open the very first Salera’s store in North Melbourne, Victoria. Not long after, he relocated the store to the suburb of Footscray in Melbourne’s West where there was a significant European migrant population.
At that time there was a general lack of fine gold Italian jewellery available in Australia. Alfredo and his wife, Mirella, worked hard in the store and built up the store’s stock to a point where the store became a destination for customers throughout Melbourne and even country areas looking for Italian jewellery. They also focussed on engagement rings and it was traditional for European customers to buy engagement rings for both men and women as well as a collection of jewellery for the bridal event. The store would often be filled by family on both the bride and groom’s side who would attend the store and assist with the selection process, which would last for hours. It was often the case that Alfredo and Mirella would then be invited to the weddings and they would attend many customer weddings each year.
As was typical for jewellery stores at that time, the product range was vast and included clocks and watches glassware, silverware, pens, music boxes, picture frames and offered services including in house watch repairs, jewellery repairs and even in-house ear piercing. However, Alfredo recognised the need for watch brands that were recognised by his customers. It took him considerable time and energy for him to convince the distributors of fine Swiss brands to allow his suburban store to be an agent for their product. His persistence paid off and Alfredo established relationships with Swiss watch suppliers that often lasted for decades. The secret for the long-standing relationships was simple, he would always treat then with respect and provide his suppliers with support when times were bad.
For example, when the Swiss watch company went through the Japanese invasion of the watch industry, brands like Omega would ask Alfredo to take up their excess stock. Alfredo always followed the policy of being a big buyer and good payer and was happy to assist whenever possible. In some cases, he assisted knowing that he would not be making a good stock purchase but did so in order to assist the supplier. These favours were never forgotten, and the suppliers would always provide Alfredo with opportunities before offering them to others.
Recognising the appetite for gold jewellery, Alfredo started a wholesale gold business. He operated this from the back office in his retail store and employed agents throughout Australia to sell his product. He also opened a furniture business which included several retail stores plus a furniture manufacturing factory specialising in Italian style furniture.
|JAA Directors with Alfredo and Mirella Salera|
Alfredo and Mirella Salera with sons - Frank & Robert
The retail business continued to prosper, and Alfredo decided to double the size of his original store and then open a second store in the same suburb of Footscray. Realising that he could not successfully run all these businesses he decided to focus on his first love, being the jewellery retail. However, it was not long before shopping centres started to appear and compete with strip stores. Fortunately, the Salera’s stores were still offering a product that was not generally available and the personalised service ensured continuing customer loyalty for some time but it was clear to Alfredo that the business had to move with the trend.
In 1985, Alfredo and Mirella’s sons, Frank and Robert, joined the family business. This provided the additional manpower that would allow growth beyond the two stores and the company expanded to Swanston Street, Melbourne and soon after to a number of suburban shopping centres where the Salera brand was well received. The company then expanded into Queensland opening a number of stores in that state.
Now, over 60 years after its humble beginnings, the diverse collections of diamonds, fine jewellery and premium watches found in Salera’s are available across locations throughout Melbourne and metropolitan Brisbane. However, for Alfredo it was not just about the business but more about the relationships. As a migrant to Australia, he arrived with a small amount of money but received considerable support from people both within the industry and outside. Alfredo has a distinct and likeable character and made a point of always being true to his word.
His first car was bought with money that was lent to him by his a local ‘Aussie’ butcher who he came to know who gave him the money on a handshake. When Alfredo returned the money well ahead of time the butcher told him that he could hold on to the money for longer and use it for his business. Alfredo politely declined the offer. The assistance that he received in the early years from friends and business suppliers was appreciated to the point where he would do whatever he could to assist anyone who needed help. If a sale rep was unfortunate enough to lose his job Alfredo would be the first to ring his other suppliers to try and secure another job.
Relationships with suppliers, sales reps and customers were the foundation for Alfredo’s love of the jewellery business. The opportunity to speak to these people face to face provided him with the motivation to happily go to work every day.
Now, at the age of 92, Alfredo and his wife Mirella still attend work seven days per week at one of their stores in the Western suburbs of Melbourne where they serve the grandchildren of their first customers at Footscray.
The jewellery trade is not a job, it is a lifestyle that satisfies all of their needs.
Mido has joined the Salera’s family of brands June 2, 2020 18:47
Mido Watches has joined the Salera’s family of brands.
Dive in and discover the collection.
Webpurchase a Mido watch and receive a complimentary Mido Travel Bag as our gift.
Limited quantities, so hurry.
Only a few simple conditions apply.
Reopening of Stores - Limited Hours May 7, 2020 16:08
Some of our Victorian stores are reopening at limited hours, from 11am - 4pm.
Selected Queensland stores are open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Please check the Store Locator for details and updates on store reopening dates.
COVID-19 Update: Temporary Store Closure & Lay-By Arrangements March 30, 2020 16:55
Salera’s are now temporarily closed as a response to the COVID-19 situation.
We are currently working on making arrangements where customers wanting to either make payments or collect lay-bys may do so once the logistics have been finalised.
We will make every effort to expedite potential solutions as quickly as possible and we will post instructions via our website and/or social media.
Please be assured that this closure will be temporary and we will resume normal trade once it is safe for our staff and customers to do so.
We ask for your understanding and patience during these very extraordinary times.
The Salera Family
The Fashionista's Jewellery Bucket List - Jewellery Must Haves September 13, 2019 10:52
Vogue Fashion's Night Out Event on 29th August at Melbourne City Store August 23, 2019 15:07
You're invited to a Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out event on Thursday, 29th August 2019 at our Melbourne City store at 154-156 Swanston St, Melbourne.
Stand a chance to WIN A PIECE OF AMÉLIE JEWELLERY VALUED AT $400 just by registering your details here: http://eepurl.com/gz-Jlj
Attend the event go into the running to WIN A SEVENFRIDAY WATCH.
Visit us & make a purchase anytime during the day & automatically go into the running to WIN A LIGHT CHAMPAGNE COLOURED DIAMOND VALUED AT OVER $2,000!
There will be SPECIAL OFFERS & REFRESHMENTS available THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Then in the EVENING, our HIGHLIGHT FOR THE DAY.
Salera’s PRODUCT SHOWINGS at 6.45pm & 8pm showcasing the latest in our jewellery & watches and PRODUCT EXPERTS will be on hand to answer your questions. Singer/songwriter duo JESS & MATT will make an appearance from 6pm - 8pm.
See you at our Melbourne City store on 29th August!
- Win a light champagne coloured diamond valued at over $2,000: Visit us & make a purchase anytime during the day & automatically go into the running to win a diamond.
- Win a piece of Amélie jewellery valued at over $400: Register your details & automatically go into the running to win a piece of Amélie jewellery.
- Product showings: Models and product experts will present our finest jewellery and watches at 6.45pm and 8pm.
- Appearance by Jess & Matt: Singer/songwriter couple Jess & Matt of X Factor fame will be at the event from 6pm – 8pm
The Glen Stage 4 Opening Event - New Collection, Special Offers & Drinks August 1, 2019 10:25
4 DAYS ONLY
You're invited to The Glen Stage 4 Opening Event from 1st to 4th August 2019.
Exciting new products, special offers across the store. Come and visit us and browse our new assortment whilst enjoying a bite to eat or a drink.
See you in store!
The Glen Shopping Centre
The Glen store is now open February 20, 2019 18:10
Our exciting new concept store at The Glen Shopping Centre in Glen Waverley opens on Wednesday, 20 February 2019.
It presents a brand new design concept that balances modernity and sophistication while paying homage to Salera's rich Italian heritage.
The store displays a myriad of intricate and elegant jewellery designs and collections including Salera's Premium Collection, Salera's Esclusivo Collection, and diamond engagement rings. True to the store design's modern edge, it also carries the chic and sleek Calvin Klein jewellery range and the masculine SEVENFRIDAY jewellery collection.
It is also the stockist of several watch brands including Fendi Timepieces, Gucci Timepieces, Longines, Tissot, and SEVENFRIDAY.
The Glen is the first Salera's store to stock the stylish Fendi Timepieces range.
We look forward to seeing you there soon!
INCORRECT PHOTOS ON PAGE 9 OF SALERA'S CHRISTMAS/YEAR END SALE CATALOGUE December 24, 2018 12:22
The Sapphire ring (761679) & Ruby ring (767869) on page 9 of Salera's Christmas/Year End Sale catalogue has incorrect photos. The style is similar but the photos below feature 10 diamonds; but the actual ring has 12 diamonds.
LIVING EASY, LIVING FREELANCER: RAYMOND WEIL UNVEILS THE NEW FREELANCER AC/DC LIMITED EDITION May 14, 2018 10:24
Luxury Swiss watchmaker, 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.
RAYMOND WEIL, unveils its latest edition to its ever-expanding collection of music influenced timepieces, featuring subtle design cues inspired by the legendary Rock band, AC/DC that have been translated into a horology masterpiece using decades of watchmaking know-how.
Measuring 42mm in diameter, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition exudes a notable air of masculinity. Lined with luminescent treatment, slender hour and minute hands articulate the time with lucid dialogue. To reinforce the Rock and Roll attitude of the timepiece, the hours are marked with studded indexes. The black dial features a textured pattern recalling the AC/DC high voltage bolt graphics. It sits adjacent to the iconic AC/DC typography placed at 12 o’clock.
The powerful rock credentials are reaffirmed through the black leather strap, adorned with the AC/DC logo.
Beyond its aesthetic prowess, the 3,000 pieces and numbered freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition is endowed with the in-house, self-winding movement, the Calibre RW1212. It offers a stage opening on the lower part of the dial allowing onlookers to view the rocking “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance.
Each of the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition will be presented with a specially designed watch case and a corresponding certificate of authenticity.
“There is very little doubt that AC/DC is and continues to be one of the most iconic rock bands of all time and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with them. As AC/DC perfectly quoted “let there be light, sound, drums and guitars-let there be rock” declares Elie Bernheim, CEO RAYMOND WEIL.
“The collaboration with RAYMOND WEIL marks a fantastic opportunity for AC/DC to join the other great music artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie and Frank Sinatra, who have already collaborated with the luxury Swiss watchmaker. AC/DC is delighted to be part of RAYMOND WEIL’s music Icons series. It was essential that the design of the watch represent the tireless energy of the band. The balance between being aesthetically pleasing and mechanically crafted was key in the design process” says Norman Perry, president and founder of Perryscope Productions who along with Epic Rights are AC/DC’s worldwide licensing representatives.
RAYMOND WEIL continues to use music as its key inspiration for both product design and marketing of the Brand worldwide. It carefully selects its music icon partners based on very specific touch points. The honesty and trueness of the design process and intricate detailing placed within each timepiece is what sets the music icons series apart. Join the discussion on social networks using the hashtag #RWacdc.
Salera's Jewellmasters now carry this Freelancer watch, which is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide. It comes in a specially designed box which pays homage to the music icon.
©2018 Leidseplein Presse B.V. Under License to Perryscope Productions / Epic Rights
How to clean and care for your jewellery October 31, 2017 10:00
Many of us probably still think our jewellery doesn’t need a clean.
Though you may not realise it, your jewellery needs some care and a good clean from time to time. Neglect your jewellery and you may notice it getting tarnished or grubby.
Be it an heirloom piece or dress jewellery, all jewellery pieces need be looked after. This is especially true for handmade jewellery.
Handmade jewellery are precious, crafted pieces that have to be kept at their best to prolong their lifespan.
If your jewellery needs a clean and you don’t know where to start, fret not. We’ve prepared some tips on how to care for your jewellery.
- Give it a clean
Lightly clean your jewellery using mild dish soap, water and a soft toothbrush. After cleaning, be sure to dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth. Then let it air dry for a time before putting it away. You may brighten it up with a jewellery polishing cloth from time to time.
- Remove jewellery before showering and doing chores
Never wear your jewellery when bathing, showering, or cleaning. Soaps or body care products used while bathing, showering and cleaning can cause a film to form, making your jewellery appear dull.
- Polish your jewellery
Polish your silver or gold with a jewellery polishing cloth for best results. Professional cloths are best. Be careful as some cloths, tissue or paper towels can cause scratches because of the fibres present in these products.
- Use appropriate products
Be careful when cleaning jewellery and be sure to use the right products to avoid damage. Warm water is great for cleaning many types of jewellery. However, be aware that water can cause reactions when combined with some cleaning fluids. This reaction can result in discolouration. Sterling silver is especially susceptible to this.
- Avoid cleaning damaged jewellery
Never clean any jewellery that is damaged, cracked or broken. The additional handling is likely to worsen the problem instead of improving it. If you find that a piece of jewellery is damaged, it should be set aside for repair as soon as possible.
- Check jewellery for problems
When having your jewellery professionally cleaned, it's a good idea to have each item checked for any possible problems. Addressing signs of damage or loose gemstones will prevent any further damage or loss, keeping all of your pieces in excellent shape for years.
Raymond Weil Unveils Limited Edition Watches Inspired By Music Legends October 20, 2017 13:00
Raymond Weil has long been know as The Musical Watchmaker, producing tributes to opera and classical music - passions of the late founder and his family.
The Swiss manufacturer has unveiled an exciting selection of limited edition timepieces for 2017 inspired by pivotal icons of contemporary music.
The first is the brand's second tribute to the legendary English rock band The Beatles. It features a black dial reminiscent of a vinyl LP record with the band's logo and a 4 o'clock indicator in the silhouette of the fab four from the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover.
Limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide, this limited edition watch is powered by the RW4200 self-winding mechanical movement and looks befittingly classic in the Maestro case and steel bracelet.
In commemoration of the 80th birthday of Buddy Holly, Raymond Weil's tribute to the father of rock and roll is a silver and baby blue dial Limited Edition Maestro watch.
Limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide, the beautiful timepiece is powered by Raymond Weil's RW4250 calibre, a high-quality swiss 31 jewel automatic mechanical movement.
Gibson Les Paul
The Raymond Weil Freelancer Gibson Les Paul seamlessly blends the watchmaker's signature style with the unmistakable aesthetics of the legendary “Black Beauty” Les Paul guitar.
The case is topped with a tachymetric bezel with black PVD accents, inspired by the black lacquer finish of the fabled guitar. The gold split-diamond inlay alongside the date between 4 and 5 o’clock is taken from the Les Paul Custom models, top of the Les Paul range, which had a headstock inlaid with the motif in mother-of-pearl. The gold colour is also found on the chronograph counters, the Les Paul signature at 12 o’clock and the top-stitching of the perforated ebony calfskin strap.
Six guilloché grooves around the perimeter of the black dial represent guitar strings, with fret-shaped hour markers to complete the resemblance to a guitar neck.
The most recent release is the Raymond Weil Limited Edition Freelancer David Bowie watch. Its 42 mm diameter case contains a dial resembling a vinyl record clearly featuring some of the most emblematic design cues of the British artist.
This Freelancer watch is powered by the RW4200 mechanical calibre and is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide. It comes in a specially designed box, paying homage to the music icon.
Celebrate the iconic by visiting your nearest store or by purchasing online.
An Everlasting Legend: Raymond Weil Limited Edition Freelancer David Bowie Watch October 9, 2017 09:00
In collaboration with the David Bowie Estate, RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to legendary musician – David Bowie.
The Limited Edition freelancer “David Bowie”, is a tribute to the life and musical career of one of the most influential artists of all time.
Created to celebrate what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday, this timepiece is dedicated to a few of the many personas created by David Bowie, an artist with unparalleled creativity, a singular visionary, a man of a thousand faces and voices.
Bowie's boundless talent and fearless innovation shone through his final masterpiece, ★, released last year to some of the best critical notices of his distinguished career and winning five Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards in 2017.
To celebrate the immortal David Bowie, RAYMOND WEIL has chosen its most free-spirited model – freelancer. Its 42 mm diameter case contains a dial resembling a vinyl record clearly featuring some of the most emblematic design cues of the British artist.
Amongst the key design features, the lightning bolt painted across his face that first appeared on the cover of the Aladdin Sane album in 1973.
The instantly distinctive mark universally recognized, the stylized lightning bolt is featured in red at 12 o’clock.
The pop art logo designed by Andy Warhol especially for David Bowie and revealed on the cover of the album Diamond Dogs in 1974 makes its mark on the dial of the David Bowie Limited Edition.
Salera's Jewellmasters now carry this Freelancer watch, which is limited to 3,000 pieces worldwide. It comes in a specially designed box which pays homage to the music icon.
Oris Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition II April 13, 2017 10:29
Following the success of Oris's 2013 limited edition watch produced in partnership with the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Swiss brand has released a stunning follow-up in three variations.
Powered by a 26-jewel self-winding mechanical SW220-1 movement, the beautiful sweep of the second hand can be used in conjunction with the Pulsometer gauge on the inner-bezel to calculate a patient's heart rate.
Aside from the larger 45mm case, the new RFDS Limited Edition II differs from its predecessor by controlling its rotating inner-bezel cleverly through the outer-bezel instead of an additional crown. It's a neat feature that cleans up the case design and operates beautifully.
The original RFDS models flew off the shelves, get in quick to your nearest store or order online by selecting your favourite design below!
TAG Heuer CARRERA Heuer-01 43 mm February 24, 2017 10:35
In black, navy blue and cognac brown, and a new diameter of 43 mm, the famous Heuer-01 Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph is available in 6 new references in steel with a matching ceramic bezel.
Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 opened the doors to a new market. A 45 mm Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph with a contemporary sports design at its price point redefined the notion of value for money.
This year, the famous proprietary chronograph is being unveiled with a slightly smaller diameter of 43 mm, in a choice of three versions: intense black, deep navy blue and an elegant cognac brown.
The brilliance of the polished ceramic tachymeter bezel echoes the polished, satin-finished steel of the iconic 12-part modular case. The skeleton dial – the trademark of the Heuer-01 – and the sapphire case-back reveal the beauty of the mechanism. The chronograph operating levers and the date disc are open-worked on the dial side. On the case-back, the red column wheel — a bold visual anchor — the skeleton chronograph bridge and circular black PVD weight also draw the
eye into the mechanism, which is equipped with a clutch with oscillating pinion.
All of the movement's Chrono functions are identified by the colour red, in a nod to the world of motor racing: the central seconds, the 30-minute counter, the 12-hour counter and the Start/Stop push-button. A sporty exterior complements the Heuer-01 Manufacture Chronograph movement, named in honour of the brand's founder, Edouard Heuer. And 01 because it was the first of a new generation of chronographs.
After more than five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, it now offers a very high level of quality, while its production costs have been carefully managed to make it one of the very few 100% Manufacture Chronographs available at its price point.
TAG Heuer watches are available at the Salera's boutiques in:
Upcoming Model Reference
CAR201T.BA0766 - Blue Dial & Steel Bracelet
CAR201T.FC6404 - Blue Dial & Blue Leather Strap
CAR201U.BA0766 - Brown Dial & Steel Bracelet
CAR201U.FC6405 - Brown Dial & Brown Leather Strap
CAR201V.BA0766 - Black Dial & Steel Bracelet
CAR201V.FT6087 - Black Dial & Black Rubber Strap
CAR2090.BH0729 - Black Full Ceramic
Longines Announced As GC2018 Official Timekeeper February 10, 2017 10:21
Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 9 February 2017– Longines, has today been unveiled as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Official Partner for timing, scoring and results, and will be known as the Official Timekeeper.
With 419 days until the Opening Ceremony of the largest multi-sport event to be held in Australia this decade, Longines becomes the first international Tier One Partner to join the well-respected brands supporting GC2018.
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said Longines’ world renowned experience in delivering Games timing, scoring and results were absolutely critical to delivering a great 2018 Games. “With 6,600 athletes demonstrating greatness rarely seen on the field, track or in the pool, Longines will be delivering precise timing, scoring and result services to feed the global broadcast and provide official results for every heat, match and final across every event at GC2018,” Mr Beattie said.
“For GC2018, signing our first international tier one partner with over one year to go, illustrates the reputation GC2018 are developing as a strong brand with international appeal. “In terms of tradition, Longines have been a long-time supporter of the Commonwealth Games movement having delivered timing services to the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games and most recently being a partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. “Longines support, performance and expertise as the Official Timekeeper is critical to delivering large multi-sport events and I welcome them to the GC2018 Family,” Mr Beattie said.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, said, “Longines is delighted to be the Official Partner of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, one of the most famous sporting events in the world. We are really proud that organizers place their trust in our brand and choose us as Official Timekeeper of all the competitions, which will be held during the event. We are looking forward to seeing remarkable sporting achievements, especially in Athletics (Track & Field), Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis, the sports we are partnering with during the Commonwealth Games.”
Acting Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Curtis Pitt said timing is everything when it comes to a gold, silver or bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. “Longines is known around the world for excellence in precision timing and I look forward to seeing many Australian record-breaking performances captured by Longines’ official time keeping equipment in Games competition venues and on broadcast television across the Commonwealth,” Minister Pitt said.
“Athletes from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories are training hard right now for medals on the Gold Coast in 2018, and it’s important their efforts are recorded accurately for all time.”
GOLDOC Chief Executive Officer, Mark Peters said he looked forward to working closely with Longines and welcomed their ongoing support of the Commonwealth Games. “As we get closer to GC2018 our focus is on delivering an unforgettable global Games and our work with Longines is crucial to shaping the experience for spectators, broadcasters, working media and a cumulative television audience of up to 1.5 billion people,” Mr Peters said.
“Over 200 Longines technicians will be working on the timing, scoring and results during Games time delivering Games overlay requirements across all 18 competition venues.
Mr Peters said as part of the sponsorship arrangements, Longines is presenting partner for a number of sports with their branding to adorn the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) uniforms across the 388-day journey from Buckingham Palace to the Gold Coast. “The QBR is GC2018’s longest continual promotion. Starting in London on March 13 the baton will travel 230,000 kilometres across 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth before arriving at the Gold Coast to start the Games.”, he said.
Watch Winders & Boxes February 9, 2017 13:44
A Love Like Ours - Jewellery Sale February 2, 2017 13:09
For A Love Like Ours
Give your heart this Valentine's Day
Discover a beautiful collection of new and classic Salera's jewellery pieces to cherish a love like no other.
Catalogue Correction : Swiss Selections Volume 2 January 6, 2017 15:30
Salera's would like to make our customers aware of an incorrectly featured watch image on page 13 of the Swiss Selections Volume 2 catalogue.
The Shine Diamonds model with product barcode 762114 refers to Raymond Weil reference 1600-STS-00995 and not the featured image of 1600-SCS-97081.
Salera's apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Find Your #ckminute At Salera's October 27, 2016 12:13
Life in the now
Calvin Klein's collection of sleek Swiss-made timepieces has officially launched at even more Salera's locations throughout Melbourne and Brisbane.
Calvin Klein Watches are available at the Salera's boutiques in:
Tissot AFL Premiership Watch 2016 September 20, 2016 11:24
For the second year running, Tissot has created a limited run of 23 exclusive AFL Premiership Watches to be awarded to the AFL Premiers and their coach.
The timepiece’s case back is a replica of the AFL Premiership medallion that the winners will also receive. The Tissot AFL Premiership Watch is presented on a cushion made from genuine Sherrin football leather.
This unique timepiece is based on case style of the Tissot T-Classic Couturier collection - discover more about Tissot watches here.
This watch is made exclusively for the AFL premiership winning team and is not available for purchase.
DiaMaster Grande Seconde becomes latest award-winning Rado timepiece March 9, 2016 10:08
Rado’s distinctive DiaMaster Grande Seconde has received the prestigious 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award, further expanding the brand’s impressive collection of award-winning watches. The Rado DiaMaster Grande Seconde is a classic gentleman’s timepiece with a twist: The dial displays two overlapping sub-dials, one for hours and minutes, the other for seconds. The showstopping 43mm dial fastens to the wrist with a sumptuous embossed calf leather bracelet.
But it’s not just good looks that make the DiaMaster Grande Seconde so remarkable. The unique timepiece is also a stage where Rado’s mastery of materials takes the spotlight. The case of the DiaMaster Grande Seconde is engineered from plasma high-tech ceramic, a signature Rado material that was also pioneered by the brand.
In Rado’s plasma process, finished white ceramic components are placed in a plasma furnace, where gases activated at 20,000°C trigger a molecular reaction that gives the piece a unique metallic luster. With this cutting-edge process, Rado is able to offer metallic-looking watches with all the comfort of high-tech ceramic: Scratch-resistant, light and hypoallergenic, the benefits of high-tech ceramic remain unaffected by the plasma transformation. The DiaMaster Grande Seconde’s eye-catching plasma case encircles its large unconventional dial, making this timepiece, as well as its wearer, stand out.
The 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award is the fourth design award Rado has won recently, following on the heels of Rado’s three-time award winner from 2014, the HyperChrome Ceramic Touch Dual Timer.
Irish He Was Mine - Fifi & Dave March 1, 2016 10:53
On a day that comes once every four years, February 29th, it is an Irish tradition that a woman can propose to a man.
With the help of Fifi & Dave, one lucky lady has landed herself a fiancé and a special surprise from Salera's.
Congratulations Matt & Andii!
View the beautiful moment below:
Irish He Was Mine proposal
This is the moment our lucky Irish He Was Mine lady followed Irish tradition and proposed to her man on a leap day. Jardin Tan provided a beautiful setting and Andii even received a special Salera's Jewellmasters surprise!Posted by Fifi And Dave on Monday, 29 February 2016
Salera's on the 2015 Brownlow Red Carpet September 29, 2015 10:27
The 2015 Brownlow Medal red carpet shone with dapper AFL stars and their stunning partners as they entered the glitzy affair at Crown Palladium.
Danni Shreeve, partner of Hawthorn's Jack Gunston, glistened down the carpet in her Mathieu Salem ivory dress and diamond rings, bangle, and drop earrings from Salera's. Click to view her Effy Signature leopard ring.
Kelly Sinclair, partner of Geelong's Steven Motlop, also turned heads with her stunning gown and diamond ensemble from Salera's.
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The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph September 14, 2015 10:45
The Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph – A reissue of a sleekly designed Single Push-Piece Chronograph.
With over 180 years of watchmaking history, Longines have produced a plethora of iconic timepieces that are elegant in both their appearance and operation. Enter the Longines Heritage Collection - each watch a manifestation of the company's tradition and experience, featuring many reissues of models from the Longines Museum.
The latest addition to the Heritage Collection is the Longines Column-Wheel Single Push-Piece Chronograph, a soberly elegant timepiece inspired by a Longines model produced in the first half of the 20th century.
The exclusive chronograph movement is housed in a 41mm stainless steel case, embracing the wearer's wrist with a black or brown leather strap. The blued column-wheel and fine details of the movement are visible through a transparent case back. Chronograph functionality is controlled via the ultimate simplicity of a single push-piece built into the crown.
Time and time measured are displayed on a black matte or white lacquer dial with rhodium-plated or blued steel hands respectively, reaching towards contrasting arabic numerals and a tachymeter scale.
Click on a model below to learn more:
Raymond Weil's First Pilot Watch August 4, 2015 17:05
In partnership with the legendary Piper Aircraft Inc. aviation manufacturer, Raymond Weil presents its first ever pilot watch, the Freelancer Piper.
Made of titanium and stainless steel, this 45mm freelancer features a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement with date and GMT functions, making it easy for all experienced pilots to read. The shiny blue minute and hour hands resemble the aircraft’s rotor blades while the GMT hand, with its red pointer, references a compass. The small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock is inspired by the attitude indicator and the openwork black leather strap completes the aviator look of the timepiece.
With its tachometric bezel, 100-meter water resistance and 46-hour power reserve, flying enthusiasts can set off to conquer the skies and discover new horizons above the clouds. Each freelancer Piper watch will be offered in a special box, which will include a model of a RAYMOND WEIL-branded Piper aircraft.
Click HERE for technical specifications.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with best-in-class manufacturer, Piper Aircraft Inc. on our first-ever pilot watch. Raymond Weil was not only a visionary and daring entrepreneur but also a passionate pilot and the proud owner of a Piper plane”, says Elie Bernheim, CEO of RAYMOND WEIL.
“The Freelancer Piper is a fitting homage to my grandfather and the invaluable heritage he left us. I am sure he would be immensely proud of this new introduction.”
Throughout his life, Raymond Weil demonstrated a visionary’s thinking, an independence of spirit and an admirable determination. An enthusiastic pilot, he was particularly fond of mountain flights, especially around the Matterhorn, which he did not hesitate to admire with his Piper plane during his travels in Switzerland. As a nod to the man’s dear passions, the advertising campaign unveiling the freelancer Piper watch features the Swiss Alps and displays a RAYMOND WEIL-branded Piper plane.
UPDATE: NOW IN STOCK - EXTREMELY limited quantity.
TAG Heuer Limited Editions 2015 June 2, 2015 09:37
2015 is an exciting year for TAG Heuer, representing milestone partnerships and several exciting new ambassadors.
To celebrate these achievements, TAG Heuer have designed a range of new special and limited edition models slated for release later this year with pre-orders available now.
Duty Free and Tax Free Purchases May 5, 2015 12:52
If you're planning to travel internationally from Australia, your purchase may be eligible for a GST refund through a government initiative called the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS).
To make it easier for our customers to make the most of this scheme we have prepared the following guide to assist in identifying whether your purchase is eligible and how to make the claim.
Is your purchase eligible for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund?
All overseas visitors and Australian residents who have made a purchase from Salera's are eligible for the Tourist Refund Scheme upon departure from Australia provided:
- The purchase value was over $300 (GST inclusive)
- The passenger paid for the goods
- The purchase was made within 60 days before departure
- The passenger still has the original tax invoice for the goods
- The passenger wears or carries the goods in hand luggage aboard the aircraft as they leave Australia, or checks in the goods after verification by an officer at the Customers and Border Protection Client Services counter
Please note the following purchases from Salera's that are not eligible for a TRS refund:
- Spare parts
- Gift cars or vouchers
How do I claim the refund?
You can claim your GST refund by visiting the TRS counter at an international airport or the cruiseliner terminal of some seaports.
In early 2015, TRS launched a phone application on Apple, Android and Windows Phone app marketplaces to simplify the process, download your respective app here.
Follow these steps to claim your refund:
- Ensure upon purchase that you provide your full name, as it appears on your passport
- If your purchase is valued at over $1000 the tax invoice must also include your address
- Present your goods, original tax invoices, passport and boarding pass to the TRS counter upon departure
- If you have pre-entered your claim details using the mobile application, present the generated code to a Customers and Border Protection Officer at the TRS counter
How much will I get back?
All watch and jewellery purchases from Salera's are subject to a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST), to calculated the amount refunded you can divide the total purchase price by 11.
For example, $1000 / 11 = $90.91 GST
View the official TRS page HERE for more details.
Ball Watches Now Available at Garden City May 1, 2015 16:01
Photo Credit: Kimberley Goh
Ball Watches are now available at the Salera's boutique in Westfield Garden City, Queensland.
See the latest range in store now.
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Press Release: Combining Forces March 13, 2015 15:47
Interesting news today from the world of Oris.
Oris has become the official partner of the United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance.
Read the Press Release below, courtesy of Oris:
"Oris is very proud to announce a new partnership with the United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance, also known as Force Recon, one of the elite US Special Forces companies."
"Force Recon is a special operations command unit – like the US Navy Seals or Army Special Forces – that operates independently behind enemy lines to provide military intelligence to Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, performing deep reconnaissance and direct action missions at sea and on land.
For Force Recon, Oris has created a high-performance, state-of-the-art wristwatch designed to meet the unit’s demanding equipment standards. The Oris Force Recon GMT is based on Oris’s innovative ProDiver, the diver’s watch renowned for its Oris-developed Rotation Safety System, which locks the bezel into place according to the wearer’s requirements.
This special watch has a new Oris GMT movement, giving it a second time zone, indicated via a central hand and a 24-hour scale around the dial. It also has an innovative small seconds display at 9 o’clock, designed to show the wearer the watch is working in low-light conditions, a useful device when ‘going dark’.
The 49mm case is made of titanium and treated with a tough black DLC coating, while the unidirectional rotating bezel inlay is made of scratch-resistant matt black ceramic. The watch comes on a black rubber strap, with a black NATO fabric strap option included in the presentation case. The rubber strap features Oris’s pioneering quick-adjustment sliding sledge folding clasp, which can be adjusted while the watch is being worn. Protection and cover is offered by a ‘tactical watch cover’ – a mask with a retractable top section that wraps around the watch.
The dial carries the Force Recon emblem, which is also engraved on the case back. The watch comes in a black water-resistant case, and will be delivered in June 2015."
Oris Force Recon GMT
Ref. No. 747 7715 7754Set, Ø 49.00mm
- Automatic movement Oris cal. 747, based on Sellita SW 220-1, with date at 3 o'clock, small second window at 9 o’clock and a 24h pointer hand for second time zone
- Multi-piece 49mm titanium case, screw-in crown, case back and crown
- protection with black DLC coating. Helium valve at 9 o’clock. Water-resistant to 100 bar/1000 metres
- Diver’s unidirectional revolving bezel with Oris-developed Rotation Safety System and matt black ceramic inlay with 60-minute timer scale
- Sapphire crystal, double domed with antireflective coating on inside
- Black dial featuring Force Recon’s emblem, with applied indices and nickel hands, both with white Super-LumiNova® inlay. 24h numerals printed with green Super-LumiNova®
- Black rubber strap with Oris-developed safety anchor and quick adjustment
- sliding-sledge folding clasp
- Set includes waterproof case, additional black NATO strap, strap-change tools and a tactical watch cover for full camouflage
- Australian pricing not yet announced
Congratulations to Our Winners! February 18, 2015 10:26
Congratulations to the winners of our Avalon Airshow giveaway thanks to Oris!
Don't forget to follow Salera's for future competitions, events and promotions!
From left to right the winning submissions were:
Oris Divers Small Second - Submitted on Instagram by @tuink305
Oris Aquis Red Limited Edition - Submitted on Instagram by @micmickeykey
Oris Big Crown ProPilot - Submitted on Twitter by @MrTimothyKaye
Oris Big Crown ProPilot - Submitted on Instagram by @cookiefried
Oris Artelier Date Two Tone Matching Set - Submitted on Faceboook by Ashley B.
Ball Watches Land at Salera's Chadstone December 5, 2014 18:19
This is your invitation.
To realise that yesterday's best is just a starting point for today.
There's more to take on. More to risk. And more to earn.
Just remind yourself that it's easier to keep going if you never stop.
This is your invitation.
To value yourself against one set of standards.
It's up to you to create expectations.
And then to shatter them over and over again.
Because greatness is not a record of your past.
It's the pillar of your future.
This is your invitation.
To be daring. To be ambitious, yet humble.
To be open. To be grateful.
To be honourable and compassionate.
To be never satisfied.
TO BE YOURSELF
Ball Watches are now available at the Salera's Chadstone boutique.