Versus Versace V-Covent Garden Timepiece Collection Unveiled at Baselworld 2016

Versus Versace V-Covent Garden Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Versus Versace Shows Baselworld Buyers
That Simple and Sophisticated Sell

Versus WatchesAmazing complications and jeweled cases often garner most of the attention at the annual Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show, but top buyers know that these extravagances aren’t what most of their customers are looking for. That’s why the Versus Versace Booth has always been an essential destination for Baselworld visitors.

During the recently concluded Baselworld 2016 show, buyers, industry insiders, and watch aficionados were all impressed by the simple, sophisticated lines of the new Versus Versace V-Covent Garden Collection. Like the elegant Royal Opera House and historic St. Paul’s Church that characterize the London neighborhood that gives this exciting Collection its name, the Versus Versace V Covent Garden is timeless and refined.

Versus Versace V-Covent Garden
Unveiled at Baselworld 2016
Versus Versace V-Covent Garden Watch Collection Baselworld 2016
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This exquisite 34 mm two-hand configuration features a unique faceted top ring that artfully reflects the light and gives the bezel the appearance of a precious stone. The beautifully crafted bezel encircles a stunning white guilloché dial with raised metallic indices and the iconic Versus lion at 6 0’clock. This classically styled timepiece can be fitted with a choice of a beautiful matelassé effect leather strap with an ardillon buckle, or alternately, a fitted stainless steel bracelet with pyramid links.

According to Kari Allen, president of Versus Versace Watches in the U.S. and the Caribbean, Baselworld visitors were particularly impressed by the affordability of this chic but unexpected design. “Buyers know that a watch like the Versus Versace V-Covent Garden will sell,” says Allen. “Tourbillons and technical prowess may get a lot of attention at shows like this, but accesible, fashion forward styles like the V-Covent Garden Collection are what the watch and jewelry industry depend on.”

Baselworld’s 145,000 visitors may have been the first to appreciate the fabulous new Versus Versace V Covent Garden Collection, but they won’t be the last. These uniquely beautiful timepieces will be available at your authorized Versus Versace timepiece dealer soon. To see what simple sophistication looks like on your wrist, contact your Versus Versace dealer immediately and ask to see the V-Covent Garden Collection.

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Versace DV-25 Round Timepiece Debuts at Baselworld 2016

Versace DV-25 Round Baselworld 2016


by John Sealander  

Last year, the Versace DV-25 made its Baselworld debut as a carré watch. This year the iconic design returned in a fresh round shape.

Versace WatchesIn 2015, Versace wowed Baselworld crowds with the distinctive square shape of its iconic DV-25. Created to celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary, the DV-25 has been described by Donatella Versace as a special moment of pure luxury that can be felt and appreciated at any hour of the day.

This year Baselworld visitors got a chance to see Versace’s iconic carré watch in the round. Making its 2016 Baselworld debut was a spectacular new DV-25 Collection, including a 36 mm women’s quartz model and a companion 41 mm men’s edition powered by a highly reputed Swiss made automatic movement.

Versace DV-25 Round 1 Baselworld 2016 Versace DV-25 Round 2 Baselworld 2016
Versace DV-25 Round 1 Baselworld 2016 Versace DV-25 Round 2 Baselworld 2016
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Like the original DV-25, the new round models feature a spectacular top ring decorated with the Greek Key and a circle of iconic Versace studs. Joining the signature metal bracelet with V-shaped links is a fashion forward wristband strap in elaphe snake leather that can be quickly detached and replaced with the help of Versace’s innovative fast spring bar system.

Six different versions of the DV-25 are available, including a special edition that has been coordinated with Versace’s Spring/Summer 2016 fashion line.

Versace DV-25 Fashion 1 Baselworld 2016 Versace DV-25 Fashion 2 Baselworld 2016
Versace DV-25 Fashion 1 Baselworld 2016 Versace DV-25 Fashion 2 Baselworld 2016
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According to Kari Allen, president of Versace Watches in the U.S. and the Caribbean, Baselworld visitors were enthusiastic about the reimagined DV-25, along with other new Versace offerings like the cleverly conceived V-Race Chronograph. “Baselworld has always been an essential part of our marketing plan,” says Allen. “The show provides a unique opportunity to connect with the most influential people in the watch industry. From what I’ve seen this year, the new DV-25 Round will do very well.”

With the conclusion of Baselworld 2016, the excitement has moved from the show to the showroom. Now fashionistas and watch aficionados around the world will have their own opportunity to see what generated so much interest at Baselworld at a nearby Versace retailer. To see what a new Versace DV-25, or any of Versace’s exciting new timepieces looks like on your wrist, contact your authorized Versace timepiece dealer immediately and ask to see the reimagined DV-25.

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Fortis Classic Cosmonauts Chronograph Launched in Basel 2016

by John Sealander  

Fortis fans know that the most exciting timepieces in Basel aren’t always found in the exhibition hall.

Fortis WatchesBaselworld 2016 has come and gone, and once again, some of the most exciting news wasn’t found in the main exhibition halls. Savvy visitors knew to head straight for the Hotel Dorint located near the Basel exhibition grounds. This is where Fortis previewed their latest offerings, including the exciting new Classic Cosmonauts Collection.

The Classic Cosmonauts are a fresh new interpretation of the legendary Official Cosmonauts Chronograph, the first automatic mechanical timepiece to be certified for space travel. Fortis has been developing space rated timepieces for over forty years and these exceptional timing tools are still the only official timepieces of the Russian Space Program.

Fortis 401.26.11 Classic Cosmonauts
Chronograph p.m. – Front View
Fortis 401.26.12 Classic Cosmonauts
Chronograph a.m. – Front View
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This year, Basel visitors got a preview of the first major update to the legendary Official Cosmonauts Chronograph. The new Classic Cosmonauts feature a redesigned 42 mm bicolor housing with a hi-tech ceramic bezel. Also making its debut is a sapphire crystal caseback, providing a clear view of the precision 7750 W Valjoux mechanical movement. The screwdown pushers are retained from the original 1994 model, along with an integrated tachymeter scale engraved on the bezel.

This modern interpretation of a Fortis legend was a hit with Baselworld visitors. With its larger 42 mm case, ceramic bezel, and exhibition caseback, the new Classic Cosmonauts were enthusiastically received by buyers and watch enthusiasts as a space rated timepiece for the modern world. It is only a matter of time before this superbly executed update joins earlier Official Cosmonaut Chronographs in space.

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Fortis 401.26.11 Classic Cosmonauts Chronograph Basel 2016
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The Fortis Classic Cosmonauts, along with the new 2016 Aeromaster, are proof that Fortis isn’t content to rest on its laurels. Continual refinement and improvements ensure that these exceptional timepieces will continue to be an essential tool for pilots, astronauts and adventurers around the world.

The Fortis Classic Cosmonauts will be available at Fortis retailers soon. If you’d like to see what it’s like to wear a space rated timepiece, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the exciting new Classic Cosmonauts Collection.

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Ferragamo Smartwatch Wows Crowds at Baselworld 2016


by John Sealander  

Baselworld 2016 buyers and journalists were especially excited by Ferragamo’s first smartwatch, the innovative new F-80 Motion, which fuses technology and style.

Ferragamo WatchesThe annual Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show provides a unique opportunity for over 145,000 of the world’s leading manufacturers, buyers and journalists to take the pulse of the watch industry. For eight days, these industry leaders gather in Basel, Switzerland to launch new collections, capitalize on new business opportunities, and get a preview of innovations and trends to look for in the year ahead.

Baselworld 2016 lived up to its reputation as an industry barometer, especially for Ferragamo. According to Kari Allen, president of Ferragamo Timepieces, Baselworld buyers and journalists were especially excited by the company’s first smartwatch: the innovative new F-80 Motion.

Ferragamo F-80 Motion Smartwatch Introduced at Baselworld 2016
Ferragamo F-80 Motion Smartwatch Introduced at Baselworld 2016
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This groundbreaking timepiece combines a precision Swiss made MOMT285-1 mechanical movement with state-of-the-art functions that include activity tracking, adaptive coaching, sleep pattern tracking, smart sleep alarms, time zone synchronization and backup. The innovative F-80 Motion retains the style and exemplary craftsmanship that has always been associated with the popular F-80 line, while incorporating the cutting edge interactive features that have made smartwatches so popular.

Visitors were also excited to learn that Ferragamo has not abandoned its roots. A new 36 mm women’s Ferragamo Style Collection showcased key elements of the brand’s DNA, including handcrafted leatherwork and sophisticated detailing. The elegant two-hand configuration features a sophisticated two-level silver sunray guilloché dial surrounded by a distinctive top ring capped with a classic grooved crown encircled by a ring of genuine diamonds.

Ferragamo Style Watch Collection Introduced at Baselworld 2016
Ferragamo Style Watch Collection Introduced at Baselworld 2016
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The refined Ferragamo Time Collection also made its debut at Baselworld 2016, combining classic simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship as only Ferragamo can. Available in both men’s and women’s editions, the Time Collection got rave reviews and was seen as one of Ferragamo’s strongest collections yet.

Baselworld 2016 is just a memory now, but the excitement felt by this year’s attendees is just beginning. The F-80 Motion, Style, and Time Collections will be available soon from an authorized Ferragamo Timepiece dealer or Ferragamo boutique near you. To secure one of these exciting new creations, contact your Ferragamo Timepiece dealer immediately and ask to see what got Baselworld so excited.

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Versus Versace V-Brick Lane Debuts at Baselworld 2016


by John Sealander  

When Versus Versace brings Brick Lane to Baselworld, everyone can share the excitement.

Versus WatchesLondon’s Brick Lane and Baselworld have a lot in common. For centuries, Brick Lane has been home for immigrants from around the world, evolving into a vibrant art and fashion center featuring some of the city’s best-known nightclubs and curry houses. The famous Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Fair is equally cosmopolitan, welcoming over 1,500 companies, 150,000 buyers and watch aficionados, and 4,000 journalists from almost every country on the globe.

This diverse audience will get a chance to see why Versus Versace chose Brick Lane as the namesake for it’s latest creation. Making its Baselworld 2016 debut, the spectacular new Versus Versace V-Brick Lane exhibits the universal appeal that made the Brick Lane and Shoreditch community famous. This 36 mm two-hand configuration combines classic elegance with a hip irreverence. A beautiful Clous de Paris top ring surrounds a cleverly designed dial featuring a sculptured Versus lion in relief partially concealing the hour and minute hands. The hands seem to mysteriously float above the sunray dial embellished with raised bar indices and a Versus Versace logo at 12 o’clock.

Versus Versace V-Brick Lane Baselworld 2016
Versus Versace Brick Lane Baselworld 2016
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This casual elegance is what Baselworld visitors have come to expect from Versus Versace. According to Kari Allen, president of Versace Watches in the U.S. and the Caribbean, customers are looking for the brash, youthful energy that Versus Versace timepieces represent. “Timepieces like our new Brick Lane Collection are so accessible,” says Allen. “These are fashion accessories that women can afford and will actually wear.”

The versatile V Brick Lane is available with a choice of silver, white and black, blue or purple dials. The stainless steel, IP yellow gold, or IP rose gold watch is fitted with a beautiful matching fitted stainless steel bracelet secured with a diver clasp and powered by a precision quartz movement.

Versus Versace had the crowds buzzing at last year’s Baselworld Fair. With new editions like the spectacular new Brick Lane Collection, the edgy, affordable vibe that has given the brand its rock and roll reputation should be even stronger. Baselworld has something for everybody, and so does the cosmopolitan Versus Versace V-Brick Lane. Don’t take our word for it though. Come join us at Hall 1.1 Stand E67 and see for yourself. If you consider yourself a fashion forward citizen of the world, you’re going to want a Brick Lane on your wrist.

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