Versus Riverdale Chronograph Collection


by John Sealander  

In a community distinguished by classically styled mansions, you’d feel right at home with a Riverdale timepiece on your wrist.

Versus WatchesRiverdale, one of the most sought after residential communities in the New York City area, is known for its abundance of large distinguished mansions that were built in the area early in the 20th century. The Roosevelt family used to live in the area during the summer months and Wave Hill, one of Riverdale’s most famous estates, was home to both Mark Twain and famous orchestra conductor Arturo Toscanini.

It’s not surprising that this distinguished community became the namesake for one of Versus by Versace’s most distinguished looking timepieces. The boldly styled Versus Riverdale chronograph is available in four different versions, each featuring a retro-inspired 40 mm cushion case with a beautifully articulated dial featuring a 31-day date wheel at 6 o’clock and two conveniently placed totalizers at 10 and 2 o’clock for timing events.

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This stylish and original tool watch is powered by a precision Japanese quartz chronograph movement and is water resistant to 164 feet. Like all Versus timepieces, the Riverdale carries a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

Available with a choice of black or silver dials and a stainless steel or IP yellow gold case that can be equipped with a beautiful textured black leather or sporty two-tone nylon NATO style strap, this versatile watch can be worn anywhere. Riverdale models equipped with the nylon sport strap also feature brightly colored yellow or orange hands and indices that coordinate with the strap’s accent color.

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The sophisticated retro-inspired styling found in the Riverdale Collection is equally appropriate for both dress and sporting occasions. The attention to detail and fine craftsmanship found in the Riverdale give this watch the look of luxury timepieces costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars more.

Despite its high-end appearance, the Versus Riverdale is surprisingly affordable. If you’d like to see what one of these distinguished looking men’s timepieces looks like on your wrist, contact your authorized Versus by Versace timepiece dealer today and ask to see the Riverdale Collection.

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Versus Manhasset Watch Collection

Americana Manhasset Mall


by John Sealander  

Like the charming Long Island village it was named for, the Versus Manhasset offers a unique combination of cosmopolitan style and practical value.

Versus WatchesLocated only 20 miles east of New York City, the small hamlet of Manhasset is providing an exciting new alternative for city dwellers who are looking for cosmopolitan ambience combined with small town safety and affordability.

In recent years, young urban families have been flocking to the small town for the comfortable vibe, great schools and affordable housing. Manhasset offers these people the best of both worlds. The same thing is true for watch aficionados who are discovering the new Versus Manhasset timepiece Collection.

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Like its namesake, this stunning new 37 mm multi-function ladies timepiece is practical, cosmopolitan, and very affordable. The artfully asymmetric guilloché dial is available in black, white, and silver tones, all equipped with three well-placed sub-dials indicating the day, date, and 24-hour time. Finished with metallic raised bar indices, pencil hands, and the Versus logo at 12 o’clock, this fashion forward timepiece is a thing of beauty.

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Manhasset timepieces can be equipped with your choice of a premium croco patterned calf leather strap or a coordinated stainless steel or IP gold bracelet with asymmetrical links that complement the unique asymmetrical guilloché dial. The Manhasset’s durable stainless steel or IP yellow gold case is water resistant to 98 feet, and like all Versus timepieces, the watch carries a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

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Like its Long Island namesake, the Versus Manhasset is a lot more than just a pretty face. Powered by a precision Japanese multi-function quartz movement and affordably priced so any young fashionista can wear one, this versatile fashion accessory represents a tremendous value. To see how a Manhasset looks on your wrist, contact an authorized Versus by Versace timepiece dealer immediately and ask to see the entire Versus Manhasset Collection.

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Versus Roslyn Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

What says elegance better than a watch that takes its name from a place where the Tiffany, Vanderbilt, and Guggenheim families once lived?

Versus WatchesRoslyn, New York, located in the heart of Old Long Island’s fabled Gold Coast, has long been a home to the rich and famous. For over a century some of the most well known names in America called this exclusive area home. Famous early American poet William Cullen Bryant made his residence in Roslyn.

Today, a long list of luminaries from noted author Michael Crichton, to controversial baseball player Darryl Strawberry, and even the notorious swindler Bernie Madoff have called Roslyn home. Roslyn has come full circle in recent years. New York City’s Bryant Park, home of the world famous Fashion Week popularized by Project Runway, takes its name as a tribute to early Roslyn resident William Cullen Bryant.

When Versus by Versace created their newest cocktail and dress timepiece collection, it almost had to be called the Roslyn. The Versus Roslyn is a thing of beauty. This diminutive 34 mm three-hand configuration would look great on the wrist of any of Fashion Week’s famous runway models. The elegant, understated design features a clean unadorned dial, decorated with 11 iconic Versus studs with a single Versus Medusa at 6 o’clock as a dramatic accent.

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Versus SOM02 0015 Roslyn
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The Roslyn is available in stainless steel and IP yellow gold versions with a choice of a black or white dial. The elegant timepiece is equipped with a chic narrow black or white calf leather band that is secured with distinctive ring shaped lugs. Powered by a precision Japanese quartz movement, the Roslyn is water resistant to 98 feet and carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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The Gilded Age that brought extravagant mansions to Old Long Island communities like Roslyn may be over, but luckily, you can still wear the elegance of Roslyn on your wrist. To see why many consider this masterpiece to be the ultimate affordable fashion accessory for this year’s party season, contact your authorized Versus by Versace timepiece dealer today and ask to see the entire Versus Roslyn Collection.

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Fortis 19Fortis Watch Collection

Fortis 19Fortis Watch Collection - 902.13.22


by Adrian Herscovici  

New Territory, Same Fortis Expertise

Fortis WatchesAfter more than a century of watchmaking, Fortis can cite several years in its history that are significant to the establishment of its reputation as a leader in the design of fine timepieces. Years like 1943, when Fortis introduced the water resistant Fortissimo; or 1987, the year Fortis launched its trend-setting Fortis Flieger Chronograph; and 1994, when a Fortis watch made its first orbit around the earth aboard the MIR space station.

Fortis introduced its newest collection – Terrestis – in Basel earlier this year, and in doing so added 2015 as another watershed year in the brand’s history. Within the Terrestis collection, watches like the 19Fortis series pay homage to vintage designs of the 1900s, especially the ’30s and ’40s, and fill a previously vacant niche in the brand’s lineup. The 19Fortis is a sophisticated dress watch for the cosmopolitan adventurer – the kind of suave gent who spends his time negotiating the rhythms of fast-paced modern life.

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The design is part nostalgia and part opulence, beginning with a straightforward case that aims to highlight the dial with its thin polished bezel and discreet curved lugs. At 40 mm in diameter and 8 mm in height, it’s designed to have a low profile and slide comfortably under a shirt cuff. And the case is available in one of two metals: polished stainless steel or solid 5N rose gold.

There are two dial variants for each metal: an “a.m.” version of silver-opaline and a “p.m.” version of anthracite, the first representing day (light) and the latter representing night (dark). Aside from the a.m. versus p.m. background coloration, the dials of all four 19Fortis models are almost identical. The pattern at the center of the dial is described as “pleated texturing,” meant to convey the qualities of a perfectly “pressed tuxedo shirt,” which speaks to the watch’s place among gentlemen.

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Moving outward, applied rose-gold-coated Roman numerals at 12, 2, 4, 8 and 10 o’clock are interspersed with similarly coated dot hour markers. A small minute-and-second track at the outside of the dial features Arabic numbers at five-minute increments, in pleasant contrast to the large and sparsely populated Romans.

The watch’s baton-style hour and minute hands are also coated with 5N rose gold, with the hour hand reaching just to the outer edge of the central pleated pattern and the minute hand extending further to the minute-and-second track. The silver-opaline dial version features one significant difference – a blued sweeping seconds hand, another nod to traditional watchmaking and a striking focal point. Models with anthracite dials have a rose-gold-coated seconds hand instead. The 19Fortis features a single complication – the date – aptly framed in a tidy window at 6 o’clock.

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More blued steel is visible through the window on the caseback, where the blued screws of the Swiss made ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement appear. The winding rotor is engraved with the Fortis emblem and features perlage circular graining to match the bridges below. The caseback employs six screws to fasten it to the front of the case.

19Fortis watches are paired with one of two strap styles, dressy alligator-patterned leather with matching parallel stitching or more casual grained leather with white parallel stitching. Each strap is available in black or brown and all of them have tang buckles in either stainless steel or rose gold to match the case.

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The symmetrical design of the 19Fortis is an example of refined, harmonious arrangement, and it proves once again that Fortis sees no boundaries in its ability to build watches for all aspects of modern life. Every 19Fortis watch is packaged in a leather box and comes with the Fortis international warranty. Contact an authorized Fortis dealer today to explore the 19Fortis and the entire 2015 Terrestis collection.

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Fortis Hedonist Watch Collection

Fortis Hedonist p.m. Watch Collection - 901.20.11


by John Sealander  

Both classically inspired Fortis timepieces have their roots in the elegance of the 1930’s but are as different as night and day.

Fortis WatchesThe beautiful new Fortis Hedonist Collection is a tribute to the iconic timepieces from the 1930’s that made the Fortis brand world famous. There’s nothing old fashioned about the Hedonist though. These big, bold 40 mm stainless steel timepieces have a clean simplicity that pays respect to the past while remaining true to today’s latest fashion trends.

The minimalist three-hand configuration features a traditional free running small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, accented with classic feuille hands, raised dot indices, raised applied Arabic numbers, and a convenient date window at 6 o’clock. An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the beautiful dial, while a mineral glass caseback secured by six screws lets you observe the intricacies of the precision Swiss made 27-jewel ETA 2895-2 automatic movement within.

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There are two models of the Fortis Hedonist available. The Fortis Hedonist a.m. features a silver-opaline dial with raised black numbers and rose-gold plated hands and indices. The Fortis Hedonist p.m. features an anthracite dial with rhodium coated hands and numbers. Each of these fine timepieces has their own personality, so you may want to acquire both.

Hedonist timepieces have a 42-hour power reserve and are water resistant to 167 feet. They can be equipped with your choice of a premium black, medium brown, or light brown leather strap and come in a luxurious leather presentation case. Like all Fortis timepieces, the Hedonist is protected by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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Fortis 901.20.12 Hedonist a.m.
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If you’re fond of vintage styling, but prefer today’s larger sizes and modern reliable movements, then the fashionable Hedonist is the perfect watch for you. If you’re a hedonist, or would like to become one, you need one of these superb timepieces on your wrist. To reserve your own Hedonist, contact your authorized Fortis dealer today and ask to see the entire Hedonist Collection.

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Versace and Versus Watches Wow JCK Las Vegas 2015

by John Sealander  

When Versace and Versus, two of the world’s favorite timepiece brands attend the jewelry industry’s most important event, it’s a recipe for excitement and sales. Although the annual JCK Show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is over for another year, the excitement the show generated will last for months to come. A big part of this excitement originated at the all-new Versace and Versus booth.

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Versace and Versus Booths Versus Tokyo and Logo Watches on Display
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According to Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces USA, their new booth at the show was a big hit and retailers are already excited about showcasing new Versace and Versus timepieces collections during the upcoming Fall and Holiday shopping season.

There was plenty to get excited about this year, with important new collections from both Versace and their youthful sister company, Versus by Versace. Additionally, a whole new line of Versace writing instruments made their JCK debut this year.


Versace DV-25 Collection

Versace WatchesThe stunning new DV-25 may well be the ultimate dress and cocktail watch. Created and worn by Donatella Versace herself, this 30×30 mm square design redefines the House of Versace in a fresh and completely modern way. This opulent two-hand configuration pairs the familiar Versace studs and Greek key motif with sparkling diamond indices.

A special limited edition adds additional diamonds on the top ring for a luxurious fashion forward look. There is even a one-of-a-kind DV-25 created expressly for Donatella to wear that embellishes an 18 kt solid gold case with 28 brilliant baguette cut diamonds on the top ring.

Versace DV-25 Watches Display at JCK Las Vegas
Versace DV-25 Watches
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Versace V-Metal Icon Collection

The reimagined Versace V-Metal Icon Collection features intriguing floating hands, which seem to move around the dial without being mechanically attached. To create this illusion, these mysterious hands are mounted on transparent rotating crystal disks that are encircled by a beautiful gourmette bezel, inspired by a traditional Italian curb link chain.

With an iconic Versace Medusa at the center of the dial and a concentric Greek key motif on the rehaut ring, this amazing watch celebrates Versace’s Italian heritage with a modern, fashion forward look.

Versace V-Metal Icon Watches Display at JCK Las Vegas
Versace V-Metal Icon Watches Display at JCK Las Vegas
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Versace V-Race GMT Collection

The sophisticated 46 mm Versace V-Race GMT has quickly become the global traveler’s best friend. This boldly masculine timepiece features a red tipped GMT hand that can be used to track a second time zone, along with a blue tipped alarm hand to indicate your designated alarm time.

With its elongated big date window at 6 o’clock and small running seconds dial at 2 o’clock, this inspired design is easily the most fashionable way to tame the world’s 40 time zones. The attention to detail on this superb dual time zone watch is a testament to the uncompromising quality and craftsmanship that the House of Versace if famous for.

Versace V-Race GMT Watches at JCK Las Vegas
Versace V-Race GMT Watches at JCK Las Vegas
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Versace V-Helix Collection

The unique shape of the new Versace V-Helix definitely caught the eye of this year’s JCK visitors. The artful, asymmetrical dial features raised bar indices arranged in a delicate spiral pattern surrounding an inner minute scale. The stunning 39 mm two-hand configuration is embellished with a beautiful guilloché pattern on the dial with Clou de Paris detailing.

This iconic timepiece features the Versace Medusa at 6 o’clock and is fitted with a stunning quilted leather strap embossed with an intricate geometric pattern. The signature model in this stunning new collection features a dazzling bezel studded with genuine diamonds.

Versus Tokyo Crystal Collection

Versus WatchesThe reimagined Versus Tokyo Crystal Collection provided JCK visitors with a convincing example of why Versus is considered to be the rock and roll soul of Versace. This youthful and amazingly affordable fashion accessory features a double row of sparkling crystals set in a segmented bezel surrounding a beautiful silver sunray dial.

The bold 44 mm stainless steel case can be fitted with a comfortable caoutchouc strap or a matching stainless steel bracelet. For a sporty look, there is even a chronograph version of the Tokyo Crystal available with three sub-dials for timing events.

Versus Tokyo Watches at JCK Las Vegas
Versus Tokyo Watches at JCK Las Vegas
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Versus Bayside Collection

The sporty and sophisticated Bayside Collection adds a new dimension to Versus youthful, fashion forward appeal. Available in 38 mm and 42 mm versions, this distinctive three-hand configuration features a bezel with three rows of Versace studs surrounding a beautifully detailed geometric patterned dial. With two distinct sizes, blue, black, silver, and rose gold dial options and a variety of handsome straps and bracelets, there is a Bayside that’s perfect for just about everybody.

Versus Bayside Watches at JCK Las Vegas
Versus Bayside Watches at JCK Las Vegas
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Versace Writing Instruments

Versace Writing Instruments are the latest addition to the growing Versace family of clothing, home goods, shoes, and accessories that define today’s latest styles. These superbly crafted ballpoint and rollerball pens combine Italian styling with Versace’s legendary craftsmanship.

There are three collections of precision writing instruments available, all designed to add the allure of the House of Versace to your signature and written communications.

Versace Writing Instruments at JCK Las Vegas
Versace Writing Instruments at JCK Las Vegas
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Versace Cosmos ballpoint pens have a smooth black or white barrel that retracts with a twist and is accompanied with IP yellow gold or stainless steel caps and tips. The Versace logo is engraved on the top of the barrel and there is an iconic Medusa head on the top of the cap.

The Versace Astrea ballpoint pen, available in rose gold, IP brown, IP black, and stainless steel, adds a bit more embellishment to the Cosmos design with a lovely guilloché pattern on the barrel and a Greek key motif engraved on the clip.

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The Versace Olympia rollerball pans are composed of a special lightweight resin that is available in a variety of fashion forward colors. The Olympia pens are available with stainless steel or IP gold embellishments and a special version features a repeating Greek key motif engraved on the cap. All three of these distinctive writing instruments are manufactured to the highest quality standards and will provide a lifetime of writing pleasure.

And Much, Much More.

2015 was a big year for Versus and Versace at JCK. In addition to the collections mentioned above, Versace also introduced its impressive new Dylos Lady and Chronograph, Khai, Day Glam, and Leda Collections, along with crowd favorites like the Versace Vanitas and Vanity. Versus also featured the colorful Fire Island Collection, along with favorites like the Versus Logo, Sertie, Manhasset, Roslyn, and Sunnyridge Collections.

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Meeting to Discuss the New Versace Watches Versus Watches Display at JCK Las Vegas
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After the success of this year’s show in Las Vegas, Versus and Versace are looking forward to a lot of fabulous timepieces appearing on fashion forward wrists in the weeks and months to come.

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