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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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.

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Joe and Shemar Celebrate at TCA Press Tour Party

Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore by the TCA Press Tour Party


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Fortis WatchesIf you’re a network, producer, critic or actor in television, then the place to be is at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour in July. Here the networks announce their new shows and schedules in the never-ending race to be the ratings king. During this time the press has the opportunity to interview the players, including the creators, writers and stars of the show all in one place. And with announcements come the parties.

On July 17, CBS/CW and Showtime were the hosts, where Criminal Minds stars Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore came out to have some fun. The show is about a group of profilers who keep tabs on dangerous criminals in order to anticipate and stop them before they strike again.


Veteran actor Mantegna plays David Rossi, an FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent who came out of early retirement to rejoin the BAU. Mantegna is a multi-talent who acts, writes, produces, plays music and even does voice work, most notably for The Simpsons as Fat Tony.

As usual Mantegna was a good sport with the press, answering questions and posing for pictures. He looked dapper wearing a suit with an open collar. Around his wrist was spotted a Fortis B-42 Diver watch to complement his outfit.

Mantegna mugged it up with co-star Shemar Moore in some fun pictures posing as if they were holding guns (top of page). As FBI BAU Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan on “Criminal Minds”, Moore is a black belt in judo and runs FBI self-defense classes in addition to his profiling work. Before landing the role on Criminal Minds Moore worked as a model and was a regular on The Young and the Restless .

Joe Mantegna with Co-Star Shemar Moore
Joe Mantegna with Co-Star Shemar Moore
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Like his buddy Mantegna, Moore is press friendly and had a good time at the party, posing for pictures and granting interviews. His style of dress differed from Mantegna’s. He was more street cool in a black short-sleeved shirt with a leather vest over it and a black hat. Like Mantegna, he also sported a watch, a GV2 Fiamme.

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The Amazingly Versatile Actor Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantagna as David Rossi in Criminal Minds


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Haurex WatchesJoe Mantegna might not get the pubic attention of a Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt or Bradley Cooper, but the actor has got the chops and talent to compete with the best of them. He’s a true actor, not a superstar, rather someone who can disappear into a role and sometimes not be recognized and therefore he can play a range of genres from comedy to drama.

Such is Mantegna’s talent that he has been cast in the comedy Airheads as a harried shock jock and an incompetent kidnapper in Baby’s Day Out. Drawing upon his Italian heritage, he brought to life Joey Zasa, a monstrous mobster in The Godfather Part III. And yes, he sings too, playing Dean Martin in The Rat Pack on HBO, for which his was nominated for an Emmy. Many might not know that Mantegna first went in front of an audience on the stage in the 1969 production of Hair.

Mantegna in Baby’s Day Out Mantegna in The Godfather Part III
Mantegna in Baby's Day Out Mantegna in
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Joe Mantegna and acclaimed playwright and screenwriter David Mamet have a long time working relationship, with Joe appearing in such productions as Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won a Tony, the film House of Games and the TV series Homicide. Mantegna has also been tapped to work with some of the most talented directors in the business, such as Francis Ford Coppola, Barry Levinson, Steven Zaillian and Woody Allen.

Fans of The Simpsons will know him as the voice of mob boss Anthony “Fat Tony” D’Amico. Mantegna loves this role so much that he will voice the character no matter how little dialogue. He has said that it if Fat Tony sneezes, I want to be there.

Mantegna in Homicide “Fat Tony”
Mantegna in Homicide Mantegna's Character Fat Tony
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More than just an actor, Joe Mantegna possesses some other surprising talents and achievements. He’s a writer who co-wrote and played a role in the Emmy award winning play Bleacher Bums, which later went on to play at Chicago’s Organic Theater Company in Mantegna’s home state of Illinois. In addition, he’s musician. A bass player, Joe played in a band called the Apocryphals, which later joined another group called The Missing Links. And here’s the kicker: that group went on to form the well-known group Chicago, but by that time Mantegna had left the band to pursue acting full time. Mantegna still maintains relationships with his old band mates, however.

For his illustrious career, Mantegna received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Italian Film Festival in 2004.

You can now experience Mantegna’s work on the critically acclaimed television series Criminal Minds, where he plays FBI Supervisory Special Agent David Rossi.

Joe Mantegna Wearing an Haurex 6N506UWN Turbina II Watch
Joe Mantegna Wearing an Haurex 6N506UWN Turbina II Watch
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The Lasting Mystique of Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Haurex WatchesIt’s tough to be a movie star with a career spanning almost 30 years. Most stars have their day and flame out to the annals of history, but Kevin Costner possesses a rare longevity that has kept him in the public spotlight.

He first became “famous” for being left on the cutting room floor of the classic Lawrence Kasdan film “The Big Chill”. He was supposed to be in the flashbacks but got left on the cutting room floor, only his hair and wrists visible. Kasdan promised Costner there would be another opportunity to show his talents when he made another film and that was in the cult classic Western “Silverado” in 1985. This is where Costner really came to the attention of Hollywood as the charismatic ladies’ man Jake.

After “Silverado” Costner had gained momentum, taking on the role of federal agent Eliot Ness in Brian DePalma’s “The Untouchables”, followed by the suspenseful thriller “No Way Out”. Teaming up with director Ron Shelton, Costner scored big with the public in the baseball movie “Bull Durham” as a philosophical and brainy player who lacks the talent of his dimwitted teammate played by Tim Robbins but gets the girl (Susan Sarandon) anyway. This movie solidified Costner as an A-list player and gave him the coveted control to pick and choose projects.

Kevin Costner Stars in “The Untouchables” With Susan Sarandon in “Bull Durham”
Kevin Costner Stars in The Untouchables Kevin Costner Starts Alongside Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham
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Other starring acting parts followed but Costner’s newfound status allowed him to direct for the first time with the epic film “Dances with Wolves”, which he produced, starred and also won an Academy Award for Best Director.

When his feature film stardom waned a bit, Costner turned to television to showcase his talents where he won many awards including a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe for his role as Devil Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”. But Costner’s talents aren’t just limited to acting. He’s the lead singer in the country rock band Kevin Costner & Modern West, performing all over the world. While a lot of actor’s forays into the music scene aren’t well received, Costner’s album “Untold Truths” reached No. 61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and No. 35 on the Top Heatseekers charts.

Costner’s big screen popularity has resurged in recent years with a trifecta of starring roles in films released in 2014: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 3 Days to Kill and Draft Day. For his contributions to entertainment Costner was given the honor of setting his hand and footprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 2006.

Kevin Costner Wearing an Haurex Men’s Mangusta Watch
Kevin Costner Wearing Haurex 3R326UMN Men's Mangusta Watch
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Mario Andretti Inducted Into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame

Mario Andretti Wins the 1981 Indianapolis Trophy


by Erica Love  

Mario Andretti was honored for a lifetime of achievement by the National Motorsports Press Association’s Hall of Fame. As a teen, Andretti came to America from post-World War II Italy, and went on to reach the pinnacle of auto racing, garnering worldwide fame.

During a career that has spanned four decades, Andretti was a Formula One, Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 winner. He also won 33 times in IndyCar, and 19 in CART. Andretti remains the only driver to capture the Indy 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One championships, and is one of only two drivers to win in Formula One, Indy car racing, NASCAR and the World Sports Car Championship.

Mario Andretti with His Daytona 500 Trophy Mario Andretti Celebrates His Victory
Mario Andretti with His Daytona 500 Trophy Mario Andretti Celebrates His Victory
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73 and still one of the most recognizable names in sports, Andretti said being voted into the NMPA Hall of Fame was one of the highlights of his career. “You get that beautiful call and then it gives you a chance to pause and look back at everything that has happened to you, to count your blessings,” he said. “The greatest compliment is your work has been acknowledged, and this is what it’s all about.”

Andretti was awarded the traditional plaque and grey NMPA jacket. “Quite honestly, when some of these invitations still appear, it’s the ultimate compliment that can be paid to you,” said Andretti. “It’s because somehow they still are looking at your career after all the years.”

“I count my blessings every day because I’ve been so, so fortunate to have a long career and be able to meet so many incredible people along the way – and some of them are in this room,” he said. “I look back with no regrets whatsoever.… to be able to have a long career like I have… it allowed me to retire on my own terms.”

Mario Andretti Wearing a Gevril 5150
Mario Andretti Wearing a Gevril 5150

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