New York’s Astor Place is a short but busy crossroad in the heart of lower Manhattan connecting Broadway, Lafayette and Cooper Square before merging into East 8th Street and St. Marks Place. Astor Place was named after John Jacob Astor, a successful furrier, real estate mogul and patron of arts and culture.
The Astor limited edition women’s watch collection by GV2 is a tribute to Astor and his influential life as a prominent New Yorker. GV2 Astor watches represent refined urban versatility for the modern woman. They are watches designed with classic elements and overtones, fine enough to wear in formal environments, but equally appropriate for casual settings thanks to their chic and durable cases.
Each stainless steel Astor case is a contemporary 40 mm in diameter. The GV2 9101 Astor’s case, interlinked bracelet and push-button deployment clasp are coated in IP yellow gold. The bracelet’s relative narrowness of 18 mm amplifies the case size. The round bezel immediately stands out with its array of 50 genuine diamonds. Because the bezel is wider at the sides and narrower at the top and bottom, the illusion of an oval shape is created. The diamonds are placed accordingly: lined up in a single row at the top and bottom, and offset in two rows where the bezel widens.
The crown is in the shape of an onion bulb, both tasteful and workable, with a decorative blue sapphire cabochon. The blue is picked up again in the small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, which has a centrally mounted blue hand atop engraved concentric rings. Large Roman numerals and cathedral hands on a silver dial round out the traditional facade.
GV2 9101 Astor Women’s Watch
- Limited edition watch
- Swiss quartz movement
- Yellow gold IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 9.5 mm thickness
- Anti- reflective sapphire crystal
- Silver dial with sub seconds
- Yellow gold IP stainless steel bracelet with white leather strap, width 18 mm, push button deployment clasp with buckle
- Stationary stainless steel bezel, 50 genuine diamonds around bezel
- Water resistant to 99 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
If a strap is preferred over a bracelet, the Astor also comes with an interchangeable white leather strap that takes the watch in a dressier direction. Astor watches have anti-reflective sapphire crystals, reliable Swiss made quartz movements and water-resistance ratings of 99 feet.
Astor watches offer a tasteful balance of sparkle and discretion. Whether it’s for a sophisticated night out at one of the theaters around Astor Place, or for a quick dinner in the East Village, an Astor watch is a splendid accompaniment to any urban style and lifestyle. Check in with your authorized GV2 dealer to inquire about availability.