Historic Gevril Madison Watch Collection

Taxi Cabs on Madison Avenue, 1900


by Adrian Herscovici  

Gevril WatchesThe grandeur of New York’s Madison Avenue is captured in a 1995 watch release from Gevril – a watch known simply as the Madison. Madison Avenue runs south-north through the heart of Manhattan. It originates from Madison Square Park at 23rd Street – named after the fourth U.S. president, James Madison – and flows northbound all the way up to 135th Street where it merges with the on-ramp to the Madison Avenue Bridge.

Beginning in the 1920s, Madison Avenue became synonymous with the American advertising industry, which flourished in the ’50s and ’60s. Many recognize the name as the setting for the hit television series Mad Men, which first aired in 2007. Today Madison Ave. is a world-class shopping destination with upscale boutiques that house many of the biggest names in fashion and luxury goods, including several watch boutiques.

Like the glory days of the ad industry, the Gevril Madison watch weaves its own narrative; this is a story of refinement and sophistication that is worthy of the grand Gotham thoroughfare.

Madison watches were encased in one of two materials: stainless steel or 18 kt. yellow gold. Each case was 39 mm, large enough to showcase the superb dial work but small enough to stay within the limits of discernment. A polished bezel with a tiered rim gave way to a brushed case side with a vertical grain, which met another polished rim at the caseback.

Gevril 2502L Madison- Front Gevril 2502L Madison- Back
Gevril 2502L Madison- Front Gevril 2502L Madison- Back
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Inside the caseback rim, a coined pattern bordered the perimeter. Engravings denoted particular details including the reference number and the limited edition number: in the Gevril tradition, the stainless steel model was a series of 500 and the gold a series of 100. Sapphire crystal, front and back, provided durable scratch resistance. The large crystal on the caseback also allowed for an ample view of the Swiss made ETA 2895 automatic movement, which featured a rotor stamped with the Gevril signature.

The remarkable case, however, was but a backdrop for the extraordinary dial, which featured a silvered finish and guilloché engraving. This fine decoration appears in the primary dial space, and within the small seconds sub-dial, and at the very edge of the outer dial. The applied serifed Roman numerals and pomme hands (generally referred to as Breguet hands) are the perfect complement. On the steel version, the hands are blue and the Romans are black; on the gold version both the hands and numerals are gold. The date window featuring beveled edges is another pleasing detail.

Gevril 2501 Madison Gevril 2505L Madison
Gevril 2501 Madison Gevril 2505L Madison
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The gold version of the watch came paired with a brown crocodile leather strap and matching 18 kt. gold buckle. The stainless steel version included a stainless steel bracelet as well as an optional brown crocodile leather strap with a folding clasp.

“Power to influence” was the catchphrase from the 1995 catalog entry for the Madison watch. The phrase, in essence, was also the hallmark of the ad industry during its 20th century boom. Gevril’s Madison watch was designed for the same type of self-assured innovators who built Madison Avenue, and it demonstrated the type of detailed work that remains a pillar of Gevril watch design to this day.

Note: Several watches from the Madison collection were held from distribution at the time of the original release and are available today, NOS (new old stock), at select authorized online retailers. Contact us for more information.

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Historic Gevril Tribeca Watch Collection

Old Washington Market in Tribeca


by Adrian Herscovici  

Gevril WatchesFans of Gevril watches know of the company’s penchant for naming its watch collections after famous or important New York City neighborhoods and landmarks. These include the brand’s signature Avenue of Americas collection and the current Columbus Circle and Gramercy collections. Several other similarly themed collections have appeared in the Gevril lineup over the years, collections long sold out or discontinued. One of these is the Tribeca, released in 1990.

Tribeca is an area in Lower Manhattan. The name is an acronym taken from the words Triangle Below Canal (Street). The area (actually a trapezoid) evolved in the 20th century from an industrial center to an artist community to what it is today: an upscale residential neighborhood, among the most affluent ZIP codes in the entire city and home to numerous celebrities and other notable figures.

The Tribeca watch collection aspired to celebrate the notion of “seizing the moment and the bounties of life,” a phrase that appeared in the original catalog entry. Indeed, the Tribeca chronograph was abundantly detailed. The overall design pays homage to a famed chronograph style of the ’60s and ’70s with its triple registers, square-foot indexes and arrow-tip chronograph hand. The design just works: it is contrasting and capacious with a down-to-earth simplicity that is admired by watch enthusiasts to this day.

Gevril R004 Tribeca Gevril R005/1 Tribeca Gevril R005/2 Tribeca
Gevril R004 Tribeca Gevril R005/1 Tribeca Gevril R005/2 Tribeca
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In addition to the famous black-on-white “panda” style dial, the Tribeca dial also appeared in a white-on-black variation, as well as a black-on-champagne and its reverse, champagne-on-black. Like other Gevril collections, the Tribeca was produced in a limited edition of just 500 watches per steel variant and 100 watches per gold variant, each individually numbered on the dial. Covering the dials were hesalite (acrylic) crystals, softer than sapphire, but domed and rich in vintage charm.

There were two variations of the case: one in stainless steel, the other in 18 kt. gold. The cases were 37 mm. The bezels were either black enamel or polished stainless steel and featured tachymeter scales. Tribeca watches had solid casebacks and fluted screw-down pushers and crowns, which added to their 330 feet of water resistance. All of the cases featured “holed” lugs, meaning the holes for the spring bars were drilled all the way through the lugs and were visible from the outside. Holed lugs added desirable character to the watches and, on a practical level, made it easier to change the straps or bracelets.

Gevril R006/1 Tribeca Gevril R006/2 Tribeca
Gevril R006/1 Tribeca Gevril R006/2 Tribeca
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The Tribeca models with white-and-black dial combinations came on stainless steel integrated bracelets while the gold-and-black versions were offered on brown crocodile straps with 18 kt. gold buckles. Inside, the Tribeca housed a 51 jewel automatic movement made up of an ETA 2824 with a Dubois & Dépraz 2020 chronograph module.

Gevril’s Tribeca is as an excellent example of the brand’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship, and one of its most compelling offerings of the 1990s with an effortless and composed design that will be valued for many years to come. If you are interested in picking one up, check the auction sites – they do occasionally come up. The Tribeca would make an excellent addition to any watch collection.

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Criminal Minds Jennifer Love Hewitt Wears Gevril

Jennifer Love Hewitt


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Gevril WatchesGoing into its 10th season the police procedural Criminal Minds is getting a fresh face and character with Jennifer Love Hewitt joining the cast alongside Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore. Starting in October, she will be introduced to audiences playing FBI agent Kate Callahan, whose work has gotten her an invitation to the coveted Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). The unit tracks the most dangerous criminal minds, studying them in attempts to stop them from wreaking terror and havoc on the public. These people are referred to as unsubs or “unknown subjects”.

Though one of the younger agents, Hewitt’s character Callahan is wise and savvy from her eight years on the force. She has a background in criminal psychology and works from the heart to make the world a safer place. In her backstory, Callahan has endured a lot of personal loss that makes her not only an ardent patriot but also a nurturing person.

Hewitt started her career out in commercials but vaulted to the public’s attention with her role on the popular television series Party of Five. She later achieved stardom on the screen with the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer. In addition to acting, Hewitt is also a writer, director and producer. This talented actress even sings. Atlantic Records and Jive Records both have signed her to their labels in the pop genre. Her most successful single thus far was the 1999 release How Do I Deal.

Actors obviously create their characters through behavior but wardrobe, including accessories, also contributes to defining a character. Callahan reveals her more feminine side by the watch she chooses to wear. Around her wrist is the Gevril Avenue of Americas Glamour model 6209NE. It makes not only practical sense for a BAU agent to wear a watch but also makes symbolic sense since time is of the essence in tracking a criminal.

Jennifer with Her Gevril Avenue of Americas Glamour 6209NE
Jennifer with Her Gevril Avenue of Americas Glamour 6209NE Gevril 6209NE Avenue of Americas Glamour
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Hewitt is very enthusiastic about her Gevril. She says, “I love this watch so much! Makes watching time fly more fun.”

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New GV2 Aurora Watch Collection

Artist's Conception of the Aurora Hypersonic Jet


by Adrian Herscovici  

GV2’s Latest – A Covert Operator

GV2 WatchesClandestine military projects are not unusual, especially when they concern technological advancements in weaponry and intelligence: countries, after all, want to keep their plans secret, both to surprise and surpass the capabilities of competing nations.

The fabled Aurora project is one such military undertaking. Aurora is the name of a reconnaissance aircraft (or perhaps the larger project surrounding the plane’s construction), which the United States allegedly began developing in the 1980s. Plenty of circumstantial evidence exists to support the reality of Aurora, but nothing conclusive – it remains wrapped in a shroud of mystery, which undoubtedly was the intention all along.

GV2 patterns its new men’s Aurora watch collection on this legendary aircraft. The watch captures the essence of the phantom plane with its stealthy black-on-black exterior. Each of the watches is cast in a sizeable 45 mm, 316L stainless steel case and coated with black IP; the solid caseback features an engraving of the aircraft based on a familiar conceptualization.

In keeping with the spectral theme, the central area of the Aurora’s black dial includes a semitransparent screen; beneath the screen, the entire bilingual (English and German) day wheel and the numerical date wheel are visible. The current day and date appear in apertures on the left and right sides of the dial, and the GV2 logo is printed directly onto the crystal below 12 o’clock. The hands have white luminous tips and the hour indexes are silver, allowing the dial to fly under the radar without being awkwardly invisible.

The notable difference between the watches in the collection is the color of the aluminum unidirectional bezels. For the complete black-on-black look, opt for the model with the black bezel. There is also a silver-color bezel for those who prefer something tonal and bright, and for those looking for a splash of color there are bezels in red, blue, orange or green. On the colored bezel models, the minute indexes at the outer rim of the dial match the color of the bezel; on the models with black and silver bezels, these indexes are silver.

GV2 9703 Aurora GV2 9704 Aurora GV2 9705 Aurora
GV2 9703 Aurora GV2 9704 Aurora GV2 9705 Aurora
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A black silicone strap comes mounted on every model. It features two spiny vertebrae at each lug end and levels out towards the inscribed buckle. Aurora watches are Swiss made and contain Ronda 517 Swiss quartz movements. Each utilizes an anti reflective sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 330 feet. Each variation is manufactured in a limited edition and comes in a special presentation box.

Given the advancements in technology between the ’80s and today, there is every reason to believe that the Aurora aircraft – or its equivalent – exists, and the military is no less determined to keep it a secret. But adding one of these stealthy instruments to your watch collection is completely in reach: the only thing that won’t go undetected is your sense of style. Contact an authorized GV2 dealer today and pick your favorite.

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Joe Mantegna Catches Criminals with Fortis

Joe Mantegna as David Rossi on Criminal Minds


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Fortis WatchesCriminal Minds has been a hit since debuting on CBS in September 2005, and it’s no small part due to the acting talents of Joe Mantegna. Although Mantegna joined the cast in the show’s third year, after the departure of Mandy Patinkin who played Senior Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Jason Gideon, he took over the big responsibility of being the headliner responsible for carrying a large part of the show.

Mantegna plays David Rossi, another Senior Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) voluntarily returning to the team after taking early retirement from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) for personal projects. A highly experienced profiler, he was one of the original members of the unit. During his hiatus he wrote books and did the lecture circuit discussing criminal analysis.

Criminal Minds is what’s classified as a police procedural program. What makes it different is the focus. While most, if not all, procedurals focus on solving the crime, Criminal Minds puts their attention to profiling the dangerous criminal referred to as the unsub or “unknown subject”—and these people have really twisted minds.

On the show, part of Mantegna’s wardrobe is the Fortis 648.10.12 K, from the B-42 Diver watch collection. Fortis is known for their rugged watches, and this model has the added benefit of being water resistant, so Rossi can rely on it to hold up in the field, which is crucial in his job.

Joe Mantegna With His Fortis B-42 Diver Fortis 648.10.12 K B-42 Diver
Joe Mantegna With His Fortis B-42 Diver Watch Fortis 648.10.12 K B-42 Diver
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Off the Criminal Minds set, Mantegna is a busy guy with a multi-faceted career. He works in television, film and stage, having appeared in David Mamet’s play Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won a Tony. He’s acted in films including The Godfather Part III, Bugsy and Searching for Bobby Fischer, and he voiced characters in The Simpsons and Cars 2. But his talent doesn’t stop there, he’s also a musician who played in a band that eventually went on to form the group Chicago. By that time, Mantegna had left the band to pursue his acting career.

Fans, however, get their biggest dose of Mantegna weekly on Criminal Minds where, when he’s not profiling the bad guys, you can see he’s definitely having a ball with the crew and his co-stars on the set.

In the following video, Joe Mantegna is wearing his Fortis 635.10.11 L.01 B-42 Pilot Professional watch. “I chose this Fortis watch, because this is what a successful FBI profiler would wear,” Joe says.

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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Versus Wows at WWD Magic Las Vegas August 2014

Versus Watches Showcase at WWD Magic 2014

by Meehna Goldsmith  

Versus WatchesTwo times a year buyers, editors as well as bloggers flock to Las Vegas for the WWD Magic fashion trade show held in the Las Vegas Convention Center. A show catering to young women and teens, it’s the place to be to find out the latest styles for the upcoming season. The show is so influential because trends aren’t just discovered here, they’re created. In over 5,000 brands vying for attention, the Versus by Versace booth stands out as a destination.

Designed for hip, young fashionistas, Versus is the edgier side to Versace. According to Donatella Versace, the Creative Director, Versus is the brand’s rock-n-roll soul. The line includes everything from clothing and shoes to accessories, such as watches.

Versus Setting the Trend for Fashionistas

“Watches are a hot accessory, an easy way to add personality to an outfit,” says Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces USA. “Our Versus watches set the trend for fashionistas with their youthful vibe and progressive style.” She adds, “The Versus Miami, Key Biscayne, Globe and Aventura collections particularly caught the eye of the fashion forward crowd.”

While all the Versus watches possess character and presence, there were four collections that took center stage.

Versus Miami Collection

Both men and women gravitated to the Versus Miami, a bold timepiece encapsulating a rock-n-roll spirit. In a 40 mm case, the watch features the Versus lion on the dial. In order not to detract from the feline image, the designers kept the dial clean by not including a seconds hand and using baton indexes and sword hands. Showing off some spunk are the Versus-studded bezel and the black leather strap sporting the Versus safety pins.

Versus Miami SF7040014 Versus Miami SF7060014
Versus Miami SF7040014 Versus Miami SF7060014
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Versus Key Biscane Collection

For the woman with a rebel edge, the Key Biscayne was just the right sensibility. It merges high style with attitude just like the South Florida island it’s named after. The collection pops with color including dials in pink, green, orange, white and black set against a raised metal chapter ring with Versus studs acting as indexes at the quarter hours. Don’t expect a regular strap here. This one includes a working metal zipper on a topstitched leather strap that includes the Versus Lion safety pins.

Versus Key Biscane SOB02 Versus Key Biscane SOB03
Versus Key Biscane SOB02 Versus Key Biscane SOB03
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Versus Globe Collection

Only Versace could make bigger the way to go when everyone else is trending smaller. At a whopping 50 mm, the Versus Globe draws a line in the sand and dares anyone to question its stature. With a three-subdial layout at 12, 9 and 6 o’clock, the Globe looks like a chronograph, but looks can be deceiving. The subdials show the day, date and a 24-hour counter. Substantial Arabic numerals circle the dial with contrast added by shading the quarter hours in a separate color. The dials are offered in a sleek selection of blue, black and silver. Cases come in stainless steel, IP black, IP rose gold and IP yellow gold, which secure to the wrist with a PV black strap with overstitching.

Versus Globe SBA020014 Versus Globe SBA050014
Versus SBA020014 Globe Versus SBA050014 Globe
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Versus Aventura Collection

A chronograph is the quintessential male complication. Associated with science, aviation and popularized in car racing, it is a helpful tool to measure intervals of time. Versace takes this traditional complication and gives it a fashionable makeover with the Aventura.

The dial keeps it classic with a tri-compax layout of subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Baton markers with lumed tips circle the dial crowned by an Arabic numeral 12, while a tachymeter circles the flange. The sword hands also get the lume treatment to help with visibility. A convenient date aperture resides at 4 o’clock. The Aventura mixes it up on the case. The bezel is embellished with the signature Versus pyramids anchored by 6 Allen bolts. The crown and crown guards also add to the rebellious stance of the Aventura. Dial options include silver, white and black and cases in stainless and black on leather or bracelet straps.

Versus Aventura SOC050014 Versus Aventura SOC020014
Versus SOC050014 Aventura Versus SOC020014 Aventura
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From the response of the crowds the Versace Versus watch collections received at the WWD Magic Show in Las Vegas, it’s clear Versace is still a leader in setting the stage for the next wave of fashion.

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Just Cavalli Women’s Just Solo Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Just Cavalli WatchesAccessories make the woman, so it is said. Therefore, a woman must pick carefully which pieces she chooses to “make” herself. An essential piece in every woman’s accessory wardrobe is a jewelry watch. The reason is you get two for the price of one: a bracelet and a timekeeper.

Buy Just Cavalli Just Solo Watch CollectionJust Cavalli, the youthful and energetic extension line of Cavalli, offers just the answer with the Just Solo women’s watch collection. A lot of bracelet watches have trended upward and are rather big and chunky, which is definitely on point fashion-wise. However, there are times when a more subtle statement is called for and here’s where the Just Solo collection comes in.

Hearkening back to a traditional style, Just Solo could actually be mistaken for a piece of jewelry. It comes in a delicately sized 30 mm case with a linked circle bracelet. The link between the lugs is embellished with diamonds giving it a chic extra detail. Although these watches are inspired by traditional pieces, they have been given a modern update seen in the style, design and materials.

Cavalli is known for experimenting with textures and patterns and here we see it on the dial. There are two “wild” options of either zebra or snake scaled decorations. Maintaining the clean and sleek lines of the bracelet, the time only Just Solo dial keeps it simple with 4 diamond indexes at the quarter hours and the Just Cavalli logo centered underneath the 12 o’clock position. The diamond-enhanced bezel provides extra sparkle so the watch can be worn in formal or casual environments.

Buy Just Cavalli Just Solo Watch CollectionThe Just Solo comes in options of steel, yellow gold PVD and rose gold PVD. The watch is powered by a quartz movement and is water resistant to 99 feet. For a classic bracelet watch with a modern update, the Just Solo is one to have on hand in your jewelry box. Purchase your Just Cavalli watch from an authorized Just Cavalli Dealer.

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Just Cavalli Women’s Spire Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Just Cavalli WatchesSince appearing on the fashion scene, Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has consistently shown incredible imagination and creativity in his designs. Not only did he debut the sandblasted look for jeans and patchworks of different materials, he also invented and patented a way to print on leather. He brings that same original vision to his watches.

Buy Just Cavalli Spire Watch CollectionCreated in 2001, Just Cavalli is an extension line of the brand that caters to an international and younger, free-spirited generation. Just Cavalli watches followed in 2002. New to the line this year is the Spire collection. The name gives a hint as to the theme of the watches. Just as a spire can coil round, so too does a snake.

One of the iconic symbols of the Cavalli brand, the snake appears on the Spire watch designed into the bezel with a crystal studded snake head overlooking the dial at 12 o’clock. The execution is so subtle and elegant that you wouldn’t necessarily recognize the hissing amphibian. The design works even better this way because it has the double effect of standing on its own as a lovely and fanciful case as well as incorporating the characteristic Cavalli snake.

Since the case is so striking, Cavalli smartly kept the dial simple but luxurious. All of the iterations of the dial contain a mother-of-pearl element. It’s in the center of the dial and the numerals where there are differences that achieve alternate looks. Some Just Cavalli Spires contain a circular center sprinkled with diamonds; hour indexes include baton and baton combined with either Roman or Arabic numerals.

Buy Just Cavalli Spire Watch CollectionIn a 40 mm stainless steel case, the Spire offers finishes in steel, yellow gold PVD and rose gold PVD. They come on either matching steel bracelets or on a crocodile leather printed strap. The Just Cavalli Spire collection captures high energy infused with sophistication. It exemplifies Cavalli’s spirit of experimentation and eclectic design and yet still maintains that timeless quality. Purchase your Just Cavalli watch from an authorized Just Cavalli dealer.

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Colors of Fall 2014 Women’s Fashion and Watches

Prada and DVF Fall 2014 Women's Fashion Runway Shows

by Meehna Goldsmith  

Fashion designers are like artists, using a palette of colors and textures in creation of collections for the seasons. Fall is on its way into town, and if you’re expecting oranges, forget it. Autumn is wearing a whimsical wardrobe of hues that are quite surprising and romantic. Look to dress yourself up in fun colors including neutrals, brights and metallics. Fashion ensembles also include accessories, such as jewels and watches, that get the same fanciful and artistic treatment.

Sangria

Sangria isn’t just a drink you order when you feel like a Spanish cocktail. It’s a color Elie Saab rocked on the runway in this pantsuit with a peplum flair matched with shoes highlighted in the same color. Why not finish off the look with the matching Ferragamo Gancino watch wrapped around your wrist? In a classic Ferragamo Gancino IP gold case, it features a Gancino-patterned dial and leather strap, both in the sangria hue.

Elie Saab Ferragamo Gancino
Elie Saab Ferragamo FP5030013 Gancino

Almond

Neutral colors are one of the names of the game to be ready for the brisk autumn air. Valentino presented this gorgeous sleeveless floor length embroidered gown. It’s both elegant and bold with the careful placement of the embroidery on the see-through top. Neutrals can be wild too, as seen in this spicy and glamorous Glam Rock GR10521D Miami Python timepiece. Glittering with diamonds, the leather python-patterned strap would give some contrasting pizzazz to this look.

Valentino Glam Rock Miami
Valentino Glam Rock GR10521D Miami Python

Mustard

Carven proved mustard is a versatile color not just meant for a condiment. This matching skirt and top sports a below the knee look. It manages to avoid being too stuffy by embellishing with zippers and a leopard pattern on the collar and shirt pockets. The Hush Puppies Orbz complements the design gracefully. In a stainless steel round case, the silver dial has golden numerals and a leather strap in just the right color to fit fall.

Cognac

Givenchy glammed up this cognac colored dress with the same color fur collar. Not one but two belts give the piece dimension. One at the waist matches the dress, while the other swiveling at the hips contrasts in a mocha color. Ferragamo has the perfect accessory with the Ferragamo Buckle. Here again the famous Gancino mark, in a different style, would elevate an outfit with its IP gold Gancino-shaped case and lush patterned brown dial that finishes off with a matching brown strap.

Givenchy Ferragamo Buckle
Givenchy Ferragamo FG5060014 Buckle

Mauve

Elie Saab shows his penchant for the peplum again with another pantsuit, this time in the dusky and romantic mauve color. A similar color fur stole with contrasting black color on the shoulders drapes lushly around the model’s shoulders, adding both tone and textural contrast. Johan Eric obviously wasn’t designing for Elie Saab, but the brand could have been. The Johan Eric JE2100-09-001.9 Herlev Slim watch looks like it was made to go with this ensemble. From its identical colored strap, diamond-enhanced dial and its slim figure, the watch is the sweet icing on the cake.

Cranberry

Sangria isn’t the only red available in this season’s oeuvre. Versace shows its rock-n-roll edge in this meshed and sequined fringe dress that ties together formal and dance club. It could be easily paired with this yummy furry coat, which switches environments with as much ease. Versace has the answer for your watch too. The cranberry Versace Vanity shows two looks with a dial that combines Roman numerals with a studded bezel. Dial color matches the strap, on which the famed Medusa head appears on two studs.

Versace Versace Vanity
Versace Versace P5Q80D800 S0800 Vanity

Aurora Red

Another great accompaniment option is the red Glam Rock Bal Harbour. Adding some sport to the glamour element, this chronograph comes in an IP gold case with Roman numeral white dial. The punchy red strap caps the argument for autumn.

Royal Blue

Ferragamo calls on Royal blue in this slightly mysterious turtleneck dress with accenting belt. The outfit is ready to transition from indoors to out paired with a long cape-like jacket that flows to the knees. Dip into Ferragamo’s accessory treasure chest to accessorize with the Ferragamo FG3040014 Gancino Deco. Styling a similar colored blue geometric dial with Arabic and diamond-studded baton numerals, the watch is a winner with its matching strap studded with the famed Gancino.

Peacock Blue

Versace goes full on peacock blue here in sporty suede pants featuring the Medusa studs paired with a turtleneck. Hitting at the waist, the similar colored furry coat provides a dressy element. Remember this is Versace so the coat still retains that rebellious touch. All that’s left to do is accessorize the wrist with a JOWISSA AJ2.011.M Roma Colori. Here the black hour indexes set against the white dial backdrop act as the bezel. That blue strap is right on target to complete the fashion forward fall look.

It may be shifting from summer to autumn and outside, and it may be less shiny and bright, but dressing and accessorizing will make for a fall season awash in artistic color.

Fall 2014 Fashion Color Palette
Fall 2014 Fashion Color Palette

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Gevril Columbus Circle Watch Collection

Columbus Circle in 1905


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Gevril WatchesGevril watch collections take their inspiration from New York City and its numerous famous locales and areas, such as the Avenue of the Americas, Times Square and Columbus Circle.

One of the most recognized places in Manhattan, Columbus Circle, located at W. 59th Street and Broadway is a roundabout outside Merchant’s Gate that marks the southern reaches of Central Park. Many will recognize it from the Columbus monument by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo erected in 1892 in honor of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus arriving in America. The Gevril Columbus Circle Collection pays tribute to this essential hub of activity in Manhattan.

Just as the builder of the actual Columbus Circle William P. Eno, an innovator in road safety and traffic control, constructed the roundabout for functionality and ease of use, so did Gevril with the Columbus Circle collection. The dial actually resembles a roundabout with its concentric circle layout of complications.

Moving from the outside, the Columbus Circle features a day, date and astrological symbol that corresponds to the day of the week. Indicators for the day and date are rather unique and interesting. A diamond shape moves around the dial to signify the day while two markers highlight the correct date of the exposed date ring at 12 o’clock. Lume filled hands track time around baton markers on the outer ring.

The Gevril Columbus Circle Collection comes in a 45 mm stainless steel case with a crown engraved with the Gevril logo. There are seven different model options limited either to 150 or 250 that include case finishes in IP gold, black PVD and stainless steel, and dials in black and silver. All come with a handcrafted leather strap with crocodile pattern.

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Powering the Gevril Columbus Circle collection is a robust Swiss automatic movement, which can be glimpsed through a porthole in the caseback engraved with a picturesque scene of streetcars moving through Columbus Circle at the turn of the century.

The Gevril Columbus Circle collection gives a great new spin to the day/date watch. Like its namesake, it leaves a lasting impression. Purchase your Gevril watch from an authorized Gevril dealer.

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