Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart Collection

Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesThe “open heart” concept on a watch dial is a feature that appeals to watch enthusiasts everywhere. Whether it is fully skeletonized, or a small window, the chance to see the moving components of a mechanical watch through the dial provides a constant reminder of all that is enchanting about watchmaking.

Claude Bernard’s Classic Automatic Open Heart from the Sophisticated Classics Collection is an example of this concept. The open heart appears vertically centered below 12 o’clock on all the models. Through the circular aperture, the wearer is treated to a view of the balance wheel, which makes its thousands of beats (or vibrations) per hour while slowly metering out the energy of an uncoiling mainspring allowing the timepiece to measure the hours, minutes and seconds of the day.

Claude Bernard Classic
Automatic Open Heart 85017 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Classic
Automatic Open Heart 85017 3 ABN
Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart 85017 3 NIN Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart 85017 3 ABN
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Even with the perpetual motion of the balance wheel on display, Classic Automatic Open Heart watches retain an understated appearance by balancing this active element with a highly symmetrical and clean design. These handsome three-handers have lance-style hour and minute hands and baton-style central seconds hands. The dials are otherwise unfussy, allowing the simplicity of the time-only function to take center stage.

Four dial-color patterns are available: black-on-black or white-on-white (both with silver-tone hands and accents), and two-tone brown or white-on-white (both with gold-tone hands and accents). Each of these color patterns has two dial variations: one with simple “bar” hour markers and another with deco-style numerals. On every model, the central part of the dial features a vertical rib design surrounded by a chapter ring, upon which the hour numerals or markers appear.

Claude Bernard Classic
Automatic Open Heart 85017 37R BRBR
Claude Bernard Classic
Automatic Open Heart 85017 37R AIR
Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart 85017 37R BRBR Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart 85017 37R AIR
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Without question, the Sophisticated Classics Collection is a group of modern dress watches. The round case of the Classic Automatic Open Heart is a contemporary 40.5 mm in diameter with a simple fluted crown for winding and time setting. Cases are made of stainless steel; the gold-colored models are coated with PVD.

The straps included with Classic Automatic Open Heart models also speak to this dressy sensibility; alligator-patterned black or brown leather straps with matching stitch enhance the refined overall look.

Each watch contains an ETA Swiss made automatic movement and is water-resistant to 165 feet. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial; similarly, an exhibition caseback allows the wearer another view of the movement inside.

The Claude Bernard Classic Automatic Open Heart is a modern dress watch inspired by watch history and mechanical art, and a delightful addition to any collection.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Claude Bernard Classic Chronograph Collection


by John Sealander  

Who else could take the classic three-eye chronograph
and turn it into a colorful, contemporary new collection?

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesClaude Bernard has earned a well-deserved reputation for combining classic Swiss craftsmanship with contemporary styles and colors. The company’s skilled watchmakers take pride in using their 122 years of experience to create some of the most vibrant new designs that Switzerland’s famous “Watch Valley” has ever seen.

These skilled craftsmen, working in the Swiss village of Les Genevez, have outdone themselves with the new Claude Bernard Men’s Classic Chronograph Collection. These fabulous timepieces replicate the look of a classic 60’s sport watch in a contemporary size that today’s fashion-forward watch aficionados will appreciate. The stainless steel 42 mm Classic Chronograph exudes confidence and strength. With dials available in white, black or brown and cases of either stainless steel or ion plated rose-gold, this is a collection that can’t be ignored.

Claude Bernard Classic
Chronograph 01002 3 BRIN
Claude Bernard Classic
Chronograph 01002 37R AIR
Claude Bernard Classic
Chronograph 01002 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Classic Chronograph 01002 3 BRIN Claude Bernard Classic Chronograph 01002 37R AIR Claude Bernard Classic Chronograph 01002 3 NIN
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All Claude Bernard Classic Chronograph timepieces feature a unique textured dial that contrasts vertical Geneva stripes in the center with a sunburst pattern on the outer portion of the dial. The three well-placed subdials are adorned with a circular pattern, giving the dial three distinct textures. Simple curved lugs, lance hands, traditional capped pushers, and a knurled stainless steel crown complete the masculine design.

A reliable Swiss made ETA G10.211 quartz movement powers this distinctive timepiece, while an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects it. The solid caseback is water resistant to 165 feet and is equipped with a luxurious croc patterned leather strap.

If you’re the type of person who insists on fine Swiss craftsmanship while demanding the latest fashion forward contemporary styles, you need a Claude Bernard timepiece on your wrist. While these watches aren’t as well known as some of their famous “Watch Valley” neighbors, Claude Bernard is already a well-known secret among the world’s watch aficionados. To acquire one of these extravagant little secrets for yourself, contact an authorized Claude Bernard dealer today and ask to see the Men’s Classic Chronograph Collection.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Claude Bernard Ambassador Matt Grevers Breaks Record

Matt Grevers After Breaking American Backstroke Record


by John Sealander  

Claude Bernard Ambassador Matt Grevers
Wastes No Time in Breaking New Records

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesAfter winning two gold medals and one silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, American swimming champion Matt Grevers wasn’t ready to rest on his laurels. On Friday, November 30, 2012, Grevers set a new American record in the 100-yard backstroke with a winning time of 44.55 seconds at the AT&T Short Course Winter Nationals in Austin Texas.

The fact that the previous record, set by Ryan Lochte in 2006, has stood throughout the entire high-tech suit era shows just how fast a time Grevers record setting win really was. Matt, always the competitor, wasted no time getting back into racing shape after his amazing performance at the London Olympics. His impressive win at the Winter Nationals is a good indication that his best swimming days are still ahead of him. Since the previous 100-yard backstroke American and US Open record were the same, Grevers will now hold the record for both of them. The future looks bright for this brilliant young swimmer.

As the current brand ambassador for Claude Bernard timepieces, Matt Grevers is well aware of the importance of time. In competitive swimming, sometimes only a fraction of a second separates the winners from the losers. That’s why Matt has chosen to wear the Claude Bernard Aquarider as his personal timepiece. Although he could have chosen virtually any watch to wear, Grevers likes the Aquarider’s precision, style, and durability.

This superb 42 mm stainless steel professional diver chronograph is water resistant to 720 feet and features a protected crown and pushers. Powered by a precision, Swiss made quartz movement and equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel, along with three chronograph subdials that record intervals of 30 minutes, 12 hours and continuous seconds, this rugged, dependable watch is well equipped to time virtually any event…including future record breaking attempts.

Matt Grevers and Claude Bernard Poster


Although the Swiss made Claude Bernard Aquarider isn’t as well-known as Matt Grevers himself, it shares his well-deserved reputation. Both Matt and the watch he wears are world-class performers. If you’d like to wear the same timepiece that this record setting champion wears, contact your authorized Claude Bernard dealer today and ask to see the Aquarider Collection.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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ShopHQ to Launch Two New Watch Brands Claude Bernard and Johan Eric


by John Sealander  

For Immediate Release

On December 5th, Gevril Group has something special planned for watch aficionados on multichannel electronic retailer ShopHQ. Starting at 1am Eastern Time (10pm Pacific, Dec. 4th), both on TV and streaming online, Gevril will feature new products from three of their favorite brands. Throughout the day, ShopHQ will introduce two new brands to viewers, Claude Bernard and Johan Eric. Additionally, after premiering earlier this year, Gevril will return with some of its most desirable timepieces.

Claude Bernard Watches

The premiere of Claude Bernard Swiss Timepieces begins at 1am Eastern Time, with ShopHQ’s Allison Waggoner and Gevril Group’s Steven Jay. The exceptional collection of Claude Bernard timepieces are hand assembled in Les Genevez Switzerland by highly skilled Swiss watchmakers, using only the finest materials. Viewers will have the opportunity to obtain the newest designs within Claude Bernard’s signature Aquarider models, along with classic Claude Bernard chronographs and two-hand designs. If you’ve admired these fashion-forward Swiss masterpieces, this is the perfect time to secure one for yourself or a special friend.

Claude Bernard Aquarider
10201 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Classics
01002 3 AIN
Claude Bernard Classics
80085 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Aquarider 10201 3 NIN Claude Bernard Classics 01002 3 AIN Claude Bernard Classics 80085 3 NIN
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Gevril Watches

Gevril Timepieces returns to ShopHQ at 3am Eastern Time on December 5th with network host Skip Connelly and Gevril guest Steven Jay. Having launched earlier this year on ShopHQ, Gevril returns with some of their most desirable models. Included in the hour is the classically styled Chelsea with its spectacular moonface subdial, a unique Avenue of Americas model with a rectangular blue anodized case and the fashionable, new Columbus Circle with seven astrological symbols representing the days of the week. You won’t have a better opportunity all year to acquire one of these highly desirable timepieces.

Gevril Columbus Circle
2002
Gevril Avenue of Americas
5006A
Gevril Chelsea
2301
Gevril Columbus Circle 2002 Gevril Avenue of Americas 5006A Gevril Chelsea 2301
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Johan Eric Watches

Steven Jay and ShopHQ’s Allison Waggoner return at 7pm Eastern Time for the hour-long premiere of Johan Eric Danish timepieces. These superb, Danish inspired contemporary timepieces feature slim, modern lines and exceptional craftsmanship. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase Johan Eric favorites like the sleek Agersø, the elegant multi-function Streur, and the classically styled Helsingør.

If you like fine timepieces and delightful surprises, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Popular timepieces like Claude Bernard, Gevril and Johan Eric sell out quickly on ShopHQ, so make sure to tune in early and make your purchases quickly. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this special event, because when Steven Jay, Allison Waggoner, and Skip Connelly start talking about watches, you’re going to want to join the conversation. For more information about Claude Bernard, Johan Eric and Gevril timepieces, or to shop the entire assortment, visit ShopHQ.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers.

Gevril Group retains worldwide rights to the Gevril and Johan Eric watch brands and is the sole US agent for Claude Bernard Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog updates. Like us on Facebook.

Claude Bernard Brand Ambassador Gold Medalist Matt Grevers

For Immediate Release

Gold Medal Winner Matt Grevers

When a swimmer wins two gold medals and a silver one at the 2012 Summer Games, he can wear any watch he wants. Matt Grevers chose to wear the Claude Bernard Aquarider.

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesAmerican gold medalist Matthew Grevers is an amazingly talented swimmer. Affectionately known as The Gentle Giant, Matt has won at least eighteen medals in major international competition, including a gold in the 100-meter backstroke, a gold in the 400-meter medley relay, and silver in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Games.

Matt Grevers after Winning the Missouri Grand Prix and a Succsefull ProposalGrevers achieved another kind of fame recently when he proposed to his girlfriend, fellow swimmer Annie Chandler, on the podium immediately after winning the 100-meter backstroke at the 2012 Missouri Grand Prix. A YouTube video that captured the surprise proposal has already received over 3 million views.

Even with his high profile status and busy schedule, Matt nevertheless finds time to swim four hours a day, six days a week. To stay on schedule, he tells the time with his Claude Bernard Aquarider chronograph. Gold medal winners easily could have their choice of any timepiece they wanted. Matt chose the Claude Bernard Aquarider because it met his own high standards for performance.

Swimming Champion Matt Grevers In Action

Matt Grevers Swimming the Backstroke Matt Grevers with Fiancée Annie
Sporting His Claude Bernard Aquarider
Matt Grevers Swimming the Backstroke Matt Grevers with Fiancée Annie Sporting His Claude Bernard Aquarider
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This 42 mm stainless steel professional diver chronograph watch is water resistant to 720 feet and features a protected crown and pushers. The unidirectional rotating bezel is divided into easy-to-read 60-minute increments, and the three chronograph subdials record intervals of 30 minutes, 12 hours and continuous seconds. Equipped with a precision, Swiss made quartz movement; virtually any event can be timed or measured with this rugged, dependable watch — including future gold medal attempts.

Although the Swiss made Claude Bernard Aquarider isn’t as well-known as Matt Grevers himself, it shares his well-deserved reputation for performance and style. If your interests take you to extremes, this is definitely the watch you want on your wrist. Matt Grevers understands that a Claude Bernard timepiece represents a tremendous value, combining traditional Swiss quality and craftsmanship with a contemporary, fashion forward sense of style. If you’d like to wear the same watch that this gold medalist wears, contact an authorized Claude Bernard dealer today and ask to see the Aquarider Collection.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Claude Bernard Aquarider Chrongraph Collection


by John Sealander  

Extreme Example of Why This Popular Swiss Made
Watch Brand is Making Waves Around the World

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesIf your interests take you to extremes, you won’t want to be without a Claude Bernard Aquarider timepiece. These fashion forward and eminently functional sport watches have practically reinvented the category. Aquarider timepieces are not only ruggedly built and extremely reliable, they are also renowned for sophistication and style.

The Aquarider Collection comes in two basic configurations: a diver style watch with a unidirectional rotating bezel and a pilot style design with a tachymeter bezel. Both designs are hand assembled at Claude Bernard’s workshops in Les Genevez, Switzerland. Only the finest materials are used, including precision Swiss made quartz movements that provide rock solid, reliable service under the most demanding conditions.

Claude Bernard Aquarider 10201 3 AIN
Claude Bernard Aquarider 10201 3 AIN
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Diver models are available in a variety of popular colors and are water resistant to an amazing 720 feet. With a protected screw down crown, a rotating diver bezel, a tough 316L stainless steel case, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and full chronograph functionality, these Aquarider timepieces are ready for anything.

Claude Bernard Aquarider 10202 3 BUIN Claude Bernard Aquarider 10201 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Aquarider 10202 3 BUIN Claude Bernard Aquarider 10201 3 NIN
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The Aquarider pilot design is similar in many regards to the diver model, but features an engraved tachymeter scale on the bezel. These “three-eye” pilot style chronographs are water resistant to 330 feet and are equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a protected crown. (There is also a traditional three hand Aquarider available for those who do not require the chronograph function.)

Aquarider watches can be equipped with your choice of a comfortable caoutchouc strap or an integrated stainless steel bracelet.

Claude Bernard Aquarider 10203 3 AIN Claude Bernard Aquarider 10204 3 BUIN
Claude Bernard Aquarider 10203 3 AIN Claude Bernard Aquarider 10204 3 BUIN
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Although Claude Bernard watches aren’t as well-known as some of their famous Swiss neighbors, they have earned a well-deserved reputation among discriminating watch aficionados around the world. Anyone who understands fine timepieces was quick to notice the tremendous value that a Claude Bernard timepiece represents. By combining traditional Swiss quality and craftsmanship with an uncanny sense of what is trending in the fashion world, Claude Bernard has done what few manufacturers have been able to accomplish: they’ve been able to marry the old with the new in a way that genuinely appeals to customers.

If you’d like to experience what one of these amazingly versatile watches can do for you, contact an authorized Claude Bernard dealer today and ask to see the Aquarider Collection.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury and Swiss watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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