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.

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Fortis Monolith Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

Over 20 years of space proven experience went into creating this new timepiece for the next generation of space travelers.

Fortis WatchesThe new Fortis Monolith Collection of space watches is aptly named. For over 20 years, Fortis has maintained a monolithic presence in space, spending more time on the wrists of working astronauts and cosmonauts than any other brand. Fortis space proven timepieces have been standard equipment on a wide variety of missions dating back to 1994 when a Fortis Stratoliner was worn aboard the Russian MIR space station.

Since that time, Fortis has remained committed to meeting the timing needs of space travelers. To this day, the Russian Federal Space Agency, or ROSCOSMOS as it is commonly called, continues to equip all cosmonauts and astronauts attending the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center with a space rated Fortis timepiece.

To make sure that future generations of space travelers have a timepiece that meets their needs, Fortis has taken everything it has learned about producing space rated watches during the past 20 years and used it to create the all new Monolith Collection as part of the larger Cosmonautis timepiece collection. Available in both three-hand and chronograph configurations, the impressive 42 mm Monolith has been crafted using time tested principles and high tech space proven materials.

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Fortis 647.18.31 Monolith Three-Hand Fortis 638.18.31 Monolith Chronograph
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With its black PVD finish and bright white lettering, this superb design is exceptionally easy-to-read under the most arduous of conditions. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal has a special anti-reflective coating on both sides so that glare is never a problem. The hands and indices are coated with bright Superluminova material that has a green afterglow, so the watch is as easy to read at night as it is during the day. Everything about this well-engineered timepiece collection is designed to meet the needs of working cosmonauts and astronauts.

A reliable Swiss made ETA 2836-2 automatic movement powers the three-hand configuration, while a space proven Swiss made ETA 7750 movement powers the chronograph. The massive PVD coated stainless steel case is water resistant to an impressive 669 feet. Both watches bear the official seal of the Russian Federal Space Agency on the screw down stainless steel caseback.

The three-hand Monolith features a large day/date window at 3 o’clock, while the chronograph model adds three well-placed totalizers for 30 minute, 12 hour, and 60 second intervals. To satisfy individual preferences, Monolith timepieces can be equipped with a luxurious black leather strap, a leather performance strap, a black PVD coated stainless steel bracelet, or a comfortable black caoutchouc strap.

The Fortis Monolith comes packaged in a deluxe leather box and carries a two-year manufacturers warranty. This exceptional timepiece is the culmination of everything Fortis has learned about timekeeping in open space. Amazingly, you don’t even have to be an astronaut to own one. To put one of these space rated beauties on your wrist, just contact your authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Monolith Collection.

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Fortis PC-7 Team Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

For over 25 years, the famous Swiss Airforce PC-7 Aerobatics Team has been demonstrating the elegance and beauty of precise formation flying. Now they have a timepiece that demonstrates the elegance and beauty of the watchmaker’s art.

Fortis WatchesThe Swiss Air Force PC-7 Aerobatics Team is legendary. Their exciting maneuvers and acrobatic stunts require precise timing and tremendous flying skill. The nine pilots who are members of this prestigious team inspire thousands of fans and future pilots every year with their extraordinary flying skills. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the PC-7 Aerobatics Team, Fortis has created a special limited edition timepiece in their honor.

The extraordinary Fortis PC-7 Team is a true pilot watch with a large legible dial and an accurate Swiss made automatic movement. This 42 mm masterpiece is emblazoned with the official PC-7 Team team logo on the dial and is limited to only 250 pieces worldwide. To meet your own personal needs, the collection is available in both three-hand and chronograph configurations.

These superlative commemorative timepieces combine space rated materials with precision Swiss craftsmanship to create a precision timing tool that meets the specifications required by working air force pilots. Pilots will appreciate the oversize dial with bold Superluminova numbers and indices that remain easy-to-read under the most adverse conditions.

There is a rotating bezel clearly marked in 60-minute increments and a large day/date window at 3 o’clock. The chronograph configuration adds three well-placed totalizers for 30 minute, 12 hour, and 60 second intervals, making it easy to time virtually any event. To activate the sub-dials, there are two protected pushers flanking the setting crown.

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Fortis 638.10.91 L.01 PC-7 Team Chronograph
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A dependable Swiss made ETA 2836-2 automatic movement powers the three-hand configuration, while a precision Swiss made ETA 7750 automatic movement powers the chronograph. Protecting the impressive dial is an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and protecting the movement itself is a massive stainless steel case that is water resistant to 669 feet.

This superlative timepiece can be equipped with a your choice of a topstitched leather strap, a special leather performance strap, a comfortable caoutchouc band, or a fitted solid stainless steel bracelet. The Fortis PC-7 Team comes in a deluxe leather box and carries a two-year manufacturers warranty. If you’re a fan of fine aviation timepieces, you’ll need to act fast to put a PC-7 Team on your wrist. Only 250 pieces of each configuration will be produced worldwide. To be cleared for takeoff, you will need to contact your authorized Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your PC-7 Team while they are still available.

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Fortis Daybreaker Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

With more than 500 micro-mechanical parts, this extraordinary GMT, alarm, chronometer is one of the most complex timepieces ever made.

Fortis WatchesThe astonishing Fortis Daybreaker is in a league of its own. Created in 2012 in a strictly limited edition of 100 pieces to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fortis, the Daybreaker represents the culmination of the watchmaker’s art.

Fortis has taken classic Flieger elements and used them to create the ultimate tool watch. This 43 mm C.O.S.C. certified chronometer features a mechanical alarm, a window at 12 o’clock that indicates GMT time, a power reserve indicator for both the alarm and movement, a date window with AM and PM indicators, two chronometer totalizers for 30-minute and 12-hour intervals, and a free running small seconds display.

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This mechanical masterpiece is powered by a proprietary Swiss made Fortis Calibre F-2012 automatic movement and is controlled by two independent setting crowns for the alarm and time, as well as three conveniently placed pushers for additional timing functions. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides protects the beautiful fluted dial and a massive stainless steel case provides water resistance to 167 feet. This one-of-a-kind timepiece has an exhibition glass back, allowing you to see the astonishing complexity of the precision F-2012 movement at work.

The Daybreaker Collection includes the Stealth edition with a black dial, white lettering and a tachymeter inscribed around the chapter ring. The Recon edition has a cream colored dial with blue lettering and indices. Both models can be equipped with your choice of a luxurious topstitched leather strap, a leather performance strap, a beautiful solid stainless steel bracelet, or a comfortable caoutchouc band. Whatever you choose, you will be wearing an exclusive and unique timepiece that combines sporty elegance with unprecedented functionality.

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Daybreaker Recon – Front View
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Daybreaker Recon – Side View
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To improve visibility at night, the Daybreaker’s raised, applied numbers and indices, as well as the beautiful sword hands, have been coated with a Superluminova material with a green afterglow. Everything about this special anniversary timepiece is a testament to 100 years of watchmaking history. The skill and craftsmanship exhibited by Fortis master watchmakers is exemplary. Like all Fortis timepieces, the Daybreaker carries a two-year manufacturers warranty.

Although the Daybreaker is one of the most complex and exclusive timepieces Fortis has ever produced, it is also a highly functional timing tool that is meant to be worn. Only a hundred people will ever be able to own one of these masterpieces, so if you’d like to see a Daybreaker on your wrist, you’re going to have to act fast. To secure your Daybreaker Stealth or Recon, contact your authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Fortis Daybreaker Collection.

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Fortis Spacematic Pilot Professional Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

When Fortis decides to update an icon, everything has to be perfect.

Fortis WatchesThe Spacematic name has a long and illustrious history. Earlier editions of this iconic watch were favored by several of the original Mercury astronauts and the continuing success of this historic timepiece led Fortis to develop enduring ties with space exploration that continue to this day.

To celebrate the 2000 millennium, Fortis decided to create a new edition of the Spacematic for the 21st Century and the Spacematic Pilot Professional Collection was born. This inspired design is the synthesis of everything Fortis has learned from the worlds of aviation and space. The Spacematic’s clean, uncluttered dial and simple three hand configuration is exactly what a pilot needs in the cockpit.

Bright white numbers have been applied to a contrasting jet-black dial, making this precision timing tool instantly readable under any conditions. The 40 mm case is the perfect size for working professionals. It is large enough to be legible at a glance and small enough to never get in the way. Huge timepieces can make a dramatic fashion statement but they are seldom practical for working professionals.

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The Spacematic Pilot Professional takes space proven elements from the Fortis Flieger Collection and uses them to create the perfect aviator timepiece. This superlative watch is highly legible, extremely durable, and provides the accuracy and reliability that aviators depend on. A proven Swiss made 25-jewel ETA 2836-2 automatic movement powers the Spacematic Pilot Professional. The rugged 316L stainless case is water resistant to 335 feet and includes a professional screw down threaded stainless steel caseback. To improve water resistance there is also a screw down crown.

A scratch resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides protects the oversize aviator style dial. The bright white Arabic numbers and square dot indices are coated with a Superluminova material that has a highly visible green afterglow. As an added bonus, a convenient day/date window at 3 o’clock provides a choice of indicating the day in either English or German.

Two versions of the Spacematic Pilot Professional Collection are available. The first has a brushed stainless case that looks great with an available solid Fortis stainless steel bracelet. The second version is finished with a black PVD coating that provides a stealthy look when fitted with the available black rubber strap. A luxurious top stitched premium leather strap is also available if you prefer. Like all Fortis timepieces, the Spacematic Pilot Professional comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

If you are a pilot, or would just like to wear the same watch that working pilot’s depend on, the Fortis Spacematic Pilot Professional is for you. To put one of these iconic timing tools on your wrist, contact your authorized Fortis dealer immediately. Only 2,012 pieces of this watch were ever produced and if you want one of your own, you’ll have to act fast.

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Fortis Tycoon Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

After 100 years of watchmaking history, Fortis understands that
planning for the future always begins with a respect for the past.

Fortis WatchesFortis is a pioneer in the watch industry. For over 100 years the company has been shaping the future by building on their heritage of traditional craftsmanship and technical innovation. Fortis developed the world’s first automatic wristwatch in 1926. They introduced the first widely available waterproof watch in the early 1940’s. In recent years, the company has become famous for space proven timepieces that are still standard equipment aboard many missions to the International Space Station.

To celebrate this unique heritage, Fortis is creating a new line of Terrestis timepieces that are designed to re-introduce todays watch aficionados to these milestones in watchmaking history. The flagship of the new Fortis Terrestis Collection is the Fortis Tycoon. This classically elegant men’s timepiece combines state-of-the-art technology with a genuine reverence for the traditional Swiss craftsmanship that made the Fortis brand what it is today.

Fortis 904.21.12 Tycoon – Front Fortis 904.21.12 Tycoon – Back
Fortis 904.21.12 Tycoon - Front Fortis 904.21.12 Tycoon - Back
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The understated and elegant Tycoon is a celebration of the old and new working together in perfect harmony. This superb 41 mm stainless steel gentlemen’s timepiece features a historically correct domed sapphire crystal protecting a classic understated dial with raised applied numbers, raised dot indices and elegant rose gold or blued feuille style hands.

An exhibition back secured with eight precisely spaced stainless steel screws provides a clear view of the state-of-the-art 21-jewel Swiss made ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement. This unpretentious yet technical advanced timepiece makes a bold statement for the modern day tycoon or anyone who aspires to success. The Tycoon Collection is available in chronograph and three-hand configurations, each with a choice of a silver-opaline or anthracite black dial. The watch has been equipped with an elegant, padded and topstitched tan leather strap and comes with a two-year manufacturers warranty.

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Tycoon Three-Hand
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Terrestis Collection timepieces, like the flagship Tycoon model, are a testament to the skill and heritage of Fortis master craftsmen. These slim, historically inspired timepieces will also be available in gold, for Tycoons who want to make an even larger statement.

If you’re a bold, confident watch aficionado with a strong respect for the past, you’re going to want a Fortis Tycoon on your wrist. The Fortis Terrestis Collection, including the spectacular Tycoon, will be introduced in the Spring of 2015. If you want to be first in line to acquire on of these beauties, contact your authorized Fortis dealer today and reserve your Fortis Tycoon immediately.

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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.

Johan Eric Holstebro
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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.

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