Versus by Versace at WWD Magic Show Las Vegas 2015

New Versus by Versace Watches at WWD Magic Las Vegas 2015


by John Sealander  

For Trendsetting Brands like Versus Versace
Magic Begins Where Trends are Established

The influential WWD Magic show, hosted by Women’s Wear Daily and held twice each year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is where marketing magic happens for today’s hip, young fashion leaders. Each year, this essential fashion venue is responsible for over $200 million a day in orders and has become the place where trends are established and reputations are made.

With the growing importance of this influential fashion trade show, Versus by Versace simply has to be there. Each year, the stylish Versus Versace booth is a focal point where buyers, industry insiders, designers, media influencers, and fashionistas discover what fashion forward women will be wearing on their wrist in the year ahead.

Versus made a visit to their iconic booth worthwhile during this year’s recently concluded show. The edgy brand introduced some of its most exciting collections ever, reinforcing its reputation as the rock-n-roll soul of Versace.

Making their debut at this year’s show were the elegantly simple Versus Chelsea, the extravagant Versus Sertie Multi-Function, the stunning Tokyo Mini and the colorful and fun Versus Fire Island collections. Each of these exciting new collections enhances Versus by Versace’s reputation as a trend setting fashion leader.

New Versus Watches Versus Booth at WWD Magic 2015
New Versus Watches Versus Booth at WWD Magic 2015
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Customers View New Versus Collections Versus Aventura Chronograph
Customers View New Versus Collections Versus Aventura Watches
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Buyers had an opportunity to view the dramatic 50 mm multi-function Globe Collection, with its chronograph style subdials. The urban gentleman got some attention with the introduction of the men’s Aventura Collection. This bold 44 mm chronograph features a knurled bezel adorned with Versus pyramids and secured with six Allen bolts.

The bold Miami Collection wowed the WWD Magic audience with its youthful energy and iconic imagery. This edgy 40 mm masterpiece is like nothing else on the market, featuring signature Versus studs and two personalized Versus safety pins.

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Versus is unique in its ability to combine affordability, craftsmanship, and an edgy self-assured sensibility in a timepiece that resonates with today’s young fashion-forward men and women. Based on the enthusiastic response the brand received at WWD Magic Las Vegas 2015, you can expect to see a lot of Versus timepieces on fashion forward wrists in the year ahead.

About Versus Timepieces

Versus WatchesThrough the success of the Versace brand, Versus by Versace was born. Versus is the true rock and roll soul of Versace. It presents a fashion-forward collection at an accessible retail of $95 to $400. The Versus watch collection is an artistic force that anticipates new trends and evokes the qualities of a self-confident, young, dynamic and modern fashion-enthusiast.

Gevril Group US and Caribbean Agent for Versus Watches

Gevril GroupVersus Watches is represented in the US and the Caribbean by Gevril Group. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Johan Eric Holstebro Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

The classic simplicity of this inspired design is a tribute to the beauty and sophistication of its Danish namesake.

Johan Eric WatchesHolstebro has long been known as an important Danish cultural center. The picturesque city has a rich and varied cultural life, enhanced by a multitude of theaters, museums and outdoor sculptures, including Alberto Giacometti’s famous Woman on the Cart. The popular Holstebro Convention and Culture Center hosts over 100 cultural events each year and is visited by more than 100,000 people.

With this strong cultural heritage, it is not surprising that this historic town in Western Jutland became the namesake for one of the most artful Johan Eric timepiece collections. The elegant 37 mm stainless steel Holstebro features a simple, uncluttered white dial enhanced with elegant black Roman numerals as indices. The three-hand configuration features two delicate sword hands, along with a free running small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock.

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Encircling the sophisticated dial is a spectacular diamond cut bezel that has the appearance of pavé diamonds. This unique bezel adds a subtle sparkle and shine to the entire watch, making it almost impossible to ignore. The 37 mm size is ideal for both men and women, making this watch the perfect companion for any dressy occasion.

The Holstebro Collection includes six exciting variations. The watch is available in stainless steel, IP yellow gold, or IP rose gold and can be fitted with a matching stainless steel bracelet with a convenient deployment clasp, or a luxurious leather strap with a traditional tang buckle.

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This artful design is powered by a precision quartz movement that has been engineered to provide years of reliable service and is waterproof to 99 feet. As with all Johan Eric timepieces, the Holstebro carries a two-year manufacturers warranty.

The Holstebro Collection’s clean lines and high-quality craftsmanship represent a tremendous value to any watch aficionado. Like all Johan Eric timepieces, the Holstebro is surprisingly affordable. To put one of these artistic masterpieces on your wrist, all you have to do is contact your authorized Johan Eric dealer and ask to see the Holstebro Collection.

Gevril Group US Agent for Johan Eric Watches

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GV2 Principessa Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Who needs a knight in shining armor when you can wear something shiny on your wrist?

GV2 WatchesThe stunning new GV2 Principessa was designed with today’s princess in mind. This affordable, fashion-forward timepiece adds a touch of casual elegance to any ladies wrist. Taking its name from the Italian word for princess, the elegant rectangular 23 mm x 33 mm Principessa features a lustrous genuine Mother of Pearl dial with raised, applied metallic numbers at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Eight genuine diamonds serve as indices for the remaining hours.

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This dressy two-hand configuration is available in stainless steel, IP rose-gold, and two tone stainless and IP rose gold or stainless and IP yellow gold variations. A beautiful stainless steel bracelet secured with a push-button dual deployment clasp has been fitted that matches the color palette of each of the collection’s available case variations. A demure textured stainless steel crown capped with a blue Swarovski crystal provides an elegant accent at 3 o’clock and the 316L stainless steel caseback is secured with four stainless steel screws.

GV2 8400 Principessa GV2 8401 Principessa
GV2 8400 Principessa GV2 8401 Principessa
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The Principessa is powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda 1062 quartz movement that as been engineered to provide years of reliable service. The classic art-deco inspired dial is protected by a durable mineral glass crystal and the stainless steel case is water resistant to 99 feet.

Like all GV2 timepieces, the Principessa represents a tremendous value. Although surprisingly affordable, each watch in the GV2 Principessa Collection exhibits the old world quality and craftsmanship that GV2 is famous for. GV2 watches are still manufactured by skilled craftsmen, using the finest quality movements and components, at the Gevril factory in Switzerland. Principessa Collection timepieces carry a two-year manufacturers warranty.

If you’re a modern day princess, or just want to be treated like one, you need a GV2 Principessa on your wrist. The delicately styled Principessa is elegant enough for your dressiest occasions while still being affordable enough to wear anywhere. To see how these fabulous fashion accessories look on your wrist, contact your authorized GV2 dealer today and ask to see the Principessa Collection.

Gevril Group Worldwide Agent for GV2 Watches

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Madonna Face of Versace Spring/Summer 2015

Madonna Wears Versace Watch in Versace 2015 Spring Summer Campaign

Madonna: Real True Versace Fashion Icon

You simply can’t avoid Madonna when she decides to grace the world with her newest concern. This time it’s a fashion hook-up with a series of dramatic and stunning photos. Just released by Versace for their new Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign, Madonna’s new photo shoot is riveting.

Photographed by fashion photo royalty Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the Versace campaign reminds us why we still love Madonna. She’s an everlasting symbol of female sexual power.

When it comes to powerhouse fashion icons, Donatella Versace has been holding her own for over twenty years as chief designer and VP of the always relevant Versace Group. So it makes perfect sense that Versace has once again named Madonna the “Face of Versace’s Spring 2015 Campaign.” In discussing why she chose Madonna for the campaign, Donatella stated, “Madonna is one of the true icons of Versace.”

Versace Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign
Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign Spring/Summer 2015 Versace Campaign
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Her words were sprinkled with references to power, strength, and fearlessness. Speaking to how she directed the photo shoot, Donatella says she told Madonna to show vulnerability but also told her, “I want you like I know you…strong, determined, and fearless.”

Indeed, Mert and Marcus have captured Madonna in a rare eyes-down demure state, coyly biting her finger and looking at us from behind a lock of hair. Yet, she somehow still manages to look as powerful as ever! Perhaps it’s the bold menswear-style accessories, the powerful lines of the body-con tube top, and the stark black and white format chosen by the photographers.

Pure Madonna, Not Photoshopped

Or perhaps it’s Madonna herself, who’s perfectly lean and toned. Nothing says power like a strong body, and Madonna has taught us this for decades now. Even at 56, she seems more powerful than ever.

Madonna 2015 Grammy Performance
Madonna 2015 Grammy Performance
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Madonna looks incredible in the Versace line, which features pieces molded to the body. Some items are glammed up with glittery fabric, bold shapes, and midriff-baring styles, absolutely perfect for Madonna and her trim physique. It’s as if Madonna and Versace were made for one another.

Madonna and Versace Go Way Back

Versace is an iconic fashion line for women who can command an opulent look, dressing some of the world’s most alluring women for almost 40 years. Since Donatella took over, Madonna has served as the face of Versace at regular intervals.

Versace Fall/Winter 1995 Campaign
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Every ten years, Madonna and Versace have teamed up for a partnership featuring the Queen of Pop as the face of Versace. She lends her own iconic branding to the brand’s equally iconic look for a match made in branding heaven. It’s hard to say which name is bigger!

Power, Opulence, and Glam

Like Madonna, the quintessential look of Versace can be described as strong and sexy… sometimes even strict, with a touch of PVC here and a corset dress there. Both also share a taste for the dramatic, although always tastefully executed and fabulously trend-setting. Remember J Lo’s 2000 Grammy Awards jungle dress? The green one cut way down to there? That was Versace.

For Madonna, aligning herself with the Versace brand has always been easy and vice versa. That’s because both represent power, affluence, and classic glamour.

Versace Spring/Summer 2005 Campaign
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The perfect pairing of the pop culture queen and the renowned fashion house might also be attributed to the decades-long friendship between Madonna and Donatella Versace. Donatella again summed it up nicely when she said, “I am thrilled to have my friend and the most powerful and directional artist as the face of Versace for Spring 2015.”

Now, it’s been three decades and four Versace modeling campaigns for Madonna: In 1995, she first modeled for her new friend in an ad campaign featuring Palm Beach-inspired rich housewife luxury, dressed in 1930′s style silk gowns, and a corset dress. Within the same year, Madonna was also featured in the Fall/Winter collection.

Versace Spring/Summer 1995 Campaign
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In 2005, Madonna modeled for Versace again; this time the campaign featured opulence galore, plus Donatella’s love of the flared trouser with Madonna rocking the look. Now in 2015, we see Madonna again in Versace wearing iconic mesh.

Madonna, the True Icon of Pop

This year, Madonna reinforces her position as the Queen of Pop with several key moves, one of which is the release of her highly anticipated new album. Additionally, Madonna looked fabulous as she posed topless for Interview Magazine. The Versace campaign is simply one of several ways in which she’s establishing her dominance in a world typically ruled by younger women.

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Madonna's Rebel Heart Album Cover
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Now that Madonna has unseated Lady Gaga as the face of Versace, there’s a power shift in the pop culture/fashion world. Fashion enthusiasts rarely mention that Madonna is twice Gaga’s age. Both Donatella and Madonna are in their 50s, making the new campaign a testament to female power at any age.

About Versace Timepieces

Versace WatchesVersace has long been known as a leader in the world of glamour and fashion. The evolution of the Versace style has demonstrated a perfect balance between the classical and modern. In every Versace watch creation is a commitment to the finest quality and a reflection of a long manufacturing tradition. This is demonstrated by the Greek key and Medusa logo, unmistakable design details that confer a distinctive signature and represent a definitive expression of the glamorous style of the Maison. The Italian style of the watches combined with the “Swiss Made” precision and innovation are parts of what makes the watches what they are.

Today the Versace brand is widely recognized as a leader in the world of luxury and renowned for its classic elegance. Timepiece collections range from $795 to $22,000 retail.

Gevril Group US and Caribbean Agent for Versace Timepieces

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Versace V-Race Women’s Chronograph Collection

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by John Sealander  

This superlative chronograph proves that pretty and practical don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Versace WatchesVersace timepieces are well known for their fashion forward good looks. It’s no surprise that the superlative ladies Versace V-Race Chronograph is one of the most beautiful timepieces available today. With its innovative retrograde chronograph sub-dials, IP gold case, and 72 genuine topaz stones artfully placed in groups of six on the bezel, this unique timepiece is simply spectacular.

Buy Versace V-Race Women's Chronograph CollectionWhat many people don’t realize is that behind the beautiful good looks lies an extremely practical timing tool. What sets the 42 mm Versace V-Race Chronograph apart are the two retrograde totalizers. These distinctive sub-dials, which indicate 5 minute and 60-minute intervals, are exceptionally easy-to-read and greatly facilitate the timing of a wide variety of events. When combined with the free running small seconds dial at 6 o’clock and a large sweep second hand, this versatile timepiece is ready for anything.

Like all Versace timepieces, the craftsmanship and attention to detail on the V-Race Chronograph is exceptional. The watch comes with two interchangeable bezels. The first features 72 precious topaz stones mounted in groups of six that alternate with an engraved Versace Greek key motif. An alternate bezel features the Versace logo with three precious topaz stones. The two-tone grey and white chronograph dial is exceptionally well designed and is clearly legible even under adverse viewing conditions. An iconic Versace Medusa head occupies the 12 o’clock position and there is a convenient date window at 4 o’clock. To finesse the design, two attractive luminous sword hands are color coordinated with the topaz stones and luxurious leather strap.

These exceptional chronographs are available in two fashion forward colors. One model features fuchsia topaz stones, while the other features light blue stones. A luxurious topstitched pink or blue leather band is color coordinated with the sparkling precious stones and attached to the watch using Versace’s signature T-bar lugs. An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the beautiful dial and the entire watch is water resistant to 165 feet.

Buy Versace V-Race Women's Chronograph CollectionThis fine timepiece is powered by a precision Swiss made ETA G15.261 quartz chronograph movement that had been engineered to provide years of reliable service. Like all Versace timepieces, the Versace V-Race Chronograph carries a two-year manufacturers warranty. If you feel like fashion is just as important as function, you need a Versace V-Race Chronograph. To put one of these exceptional timepieces on your wrist, contact your authorized Versace timepiece dealer immediately and ask to see the Versace V-Race Chronograph collection.

Gevril Group US and Caribbean Agent for Versace Watches

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Rüdiger Hesse Watch Collection

Hesse, Germany


by John Sealander  

One of Germany’s most prosperous regions has become the
inspiration for one of Rüdiger’s most sophisticated timepieces.

Rüdiger Watches German state of Hesse is one of the country’s most successful and prosperous regions. Hesse is home to the most important German stock exchange, as well as the European Central Bank and numerous other international financial institutions. With major chemical and pharmaceutical companies headquartered here, it’s no surprise that Hesse has one of the strongest economies in all of Europe.

When Rüdiger wanted to create a sophisticated, contemporary ladies timepiece, they turned to the most important cities of this equally sophisticated region for inspiration. The Rüdiger Hesse Collection evokes the luxury of Wiesbaden’s fabled spas and Frankfurt am Main’s urban sophistication.

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With its clean modern lines and masterful detailing, the beautiful Rüdiger Hesse Collection is a fitting tribute to the prosperous and sophisticated German state of Hesse. This elegant two-hand configuration features a clean, unadorned black or silver dial with twelve raised indices, including a sparkling, genuine diamond at twelve o’clock. Encircling the minimally modern dial of this 26 mm masterpiece is an intricate diamond cut bezel that gives the watch the look of pavé diamonds.

By using modern manufacturing techniques and high quality movements, Rüdiger has been able to offer luxury timepieces like the beautiful Hesse at a more affordable price point than many competitive models. This classic ladies dress watch is a great way to look prosperous without spending a fortune.

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The Hesse is powered by a precision Ronda 762E quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet. This exquisite timepiece has been fitted with your choice of a fitted stainless steel or IP gold bracelet that is secured with a convenient fold over clasp with a double push button safety clasp. Like all Rüdiger timepieces, the Hesse carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

To put one of these elegant , fashion forward beauties on your wrist, contact your authorized Rüdiger watch dealer immediately and ask to see the Hesse Collection.

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