Denzel Washington Stars in “Flight”


by John Sealander  

We’re sure you’re going to watch Denzel Washington’s new film “Flight,” but can you remember what watch he was wearing when he starred in “Inside Man?”

Denzel Washington is one of Hollywood’s most exciting and enduring actors. He has already won two Academy Awards, one for his supporting role in Glory and a second for his leading role in Training Day. Denzel got his first big break when he landed the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler in the hit TV show St. Elsewhere in 1982. Ever since, there has been no stopping this talented performer.

Denzel Washington has helped ensure the success of dozens of blockbuster hits, including Philadelphia, Malcolm X, The Pelican Brief, Crimson Tide, The Preacher’s Wife, He Got Game and The Hurricane. In addition to his two Oscars, he has also been awarded a Golden Globe for starring in Remember the Titans.

Denzel Washington Sporting His Gevril Chelsea in Inside Man
Denzel Washington Sporting His Gevril Chelsea in Inside Man
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In addition to improving the visibility of these major Hollywood blockbusters, Washington has also improved the visibility for one of the world’s premier timepieces. In 2006, when Denzel starred in Spike Lee’s popular thriller Inside Man, he personally selected a Gevril timepiece to be a part of his wardrobe in the film. Several other cast members wore Gevril timepieces in this action packed thriller as well.

Denzel’s fascination with thrillers continues to this day. On November 2, 2012 the world will see Denzel as a pilot who saves a flight from crashing in the new thriller titled Flight. When an investigation of the crash reveals some troubling details, we can only wonder what would have happened if Washington had been wearing a Gevril watch in this film as well.

Be sure to see Denzel Washington in Flight. And be sure to see the new collection of fine Gevril timepieces at your nearest authorized Gevril dealer.

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Martin Sheen to Help Son Charlie with “Anger Management”

by Steven Jay  

He has played every role from President on The West Wing, to veteran U.S. Army special operations officer in the legendary film Apocalypse Now. However perhaps the most challenging role Martin Sheen has ever faced is that of father to children Emilio, Ramon, Carlos (Charlie) and Renée.

Born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez to immigrant parents in Dayton Ohio, his affinity for both acting, as well as political activism was evident from a young age. At 14 while working as a golf caddy, he organized a strike of all golf caddies due to the mean and foul language he and his co-workers endured from the clubs members. He felt that men of such esteem and position should not be using “abusive and anti-Semitic” language in front of the young boys. Later he would go on to achieve renown not only for his acting prowess but for his more than 60 arrests for civil disobedience in support of issues ranging from apartheid, racism, homelessness to nuclear testing.

Martin Sheen Sporting His Gevril “Avenue of Americas” Timepiece
Martin Sheen Sporting His Gevril 'Avenue of Americas' Timepiece
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Although his father was against his desire to pursue acting, Sheen decided to give it a go. At the early age of 20, he borrowed money from a Catholic priest and moved to New York with hopes of making it in theater. Casting director Robert Dale Martin, with whom he received his first break into the industry, inspired his adoption of the stage name Martin Sheen.

Sheen quickly found success on stage as well as television but his real rise to stardom came in 1973 starring in the crime drama; Badlands. Sheen later gained worldwide recognition as Captain Willard in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. His acting excellence has earned him a Golden Globe and 2 SAG awards for his role as President Bartlett in The West Wing, as well as an Emmy for his guest appearances in the sitcom Murphy Brown.

Fame and fortune do not come without a price and for Martin Sheen much of that price was paid by his family. For his children, being raised by a father who often times ruled their lives under the influence of alcohol and drugs has left indelible scars that remain to this day. Most evident is its effect on son, Charlie. An A-list actor in his own right, Charlie has led a roller coaster life of great success in his career and, unfortunately, devastating failure in his personal affairs.

Somewhere in the not so distant past Gevril Group’s Steven Jay had the chance to meet with Martin in Los Angeles during a photo-shoot for WatchTime Magazine. The shoot was for a feature in which Mr. Sheen was wearing his Gevril Avenue of Americas timepiece. Steven asked him for some parenting advice. Mr. Sheen was candid and explained, “If I had the chance to do it over again I would not have been so hard on my children physically, emotionally and spiritually.”

Second chances are becoming a reality for Martin Sheen as he assumes the on screen role of Charlie’s father in the hit FX comedy Anger Management. FX recruited the veteran actor in an attempt to transform the show into a multi-generational program that would attract a larger audience. For the Sheens it will be a time for healing, for the fans it will be a chance to be entertained by a father and son who happen to be two great actors while they do what they do best: act.

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Joan Rivers Taking Gevril Seriously

by Steven Jay  

She’s funny, brash, outlandish, scandalous, “plastic” and downright rude! Call her what you want but Joan Rivers is at 79, still a major celebrity. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky and raised in Brooklyn New York, she found fame in mocking the absurdities of her own life as well as Hollywood’s most celebrated tabloid newsmakers.

Joan Rivers, Wearing Her Gevril 'Glamour' TimepieceAfter graduating from Barnard College in 1954 with a BA in both English Literature and Anthropology, she hopped from job to job trying to find her niche. She worked as a Tour Guide at Rockefeller Center, a proofreader and as a fashion consultant. It was agent Tony Rivers that suggested she adopt a new last name to support her desire for a career in acting.

She began her career in New York Theater during the late 1950’s and transitioned into television during the early 1960’s. She made her first television appearance on The Tonight Show, when Jack Paar hosted the program. Soon after, Johnny Carson replaced Mr. Paar and made Joan the first sole guest of the show.

It proved to be the propulsion that would take her career to the next level. She would later go on to host her own talk shows; The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers and The Joan Rivers Show for which she won her first Emmy, in 1989.

In addition to being one of the worlds most famous comedians, Joan Rivers is a also a woman of fabulous style, so much so that she is regularly found on “Best Dressed” lists from around the world. From 1996 thru 2007 she found herself putting those fashion skills to good use. She hosted, alongside her daughter Melissa, the “Red Carpet” pre-award shows for E!, and was a reporter of celebrity fashion for TV Guide. Those who fell into Joan’s good graces were richly rewarded with accolades and those who did not became the fodder for scathing satirical criticism.


It was during this period that Joan was introduced to Gevril by their V.P. of Public Relations, Steven Jay. As Steven explains; “Joan was looking for an oversized watch with a lot of ‘bling’ to wear for reporting from the Oscars ‘Red Carpet’. When she got a look at the ‘Avenue of Americas Glamour’ with its 44mm rectangular case, red mother of pearl dial and 2.25 carats of diamonds, she knew it was exactly what she was looking for.” She loved the timepiece so much; she not only wore it on the “Red Carpet”, but on her post Oscars show, The Fashion Police, and continues to regularly wear it at the many prestigious social gatherings she attends.

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Sting Wears Gevril Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve Watch


by John Sealander  

With a dual time zone Gevril Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve on his wrist, Sting won’t need to worry about forgetting his birthday again.

Legendary singer, songwriter, actor and activist Sting is one of the most recognizable musicians in the world. On his own and as a member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards, plus a Golden Globe, an Emmy and several Oscar nominations. This globe-trotting rocker is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

With a career that has taken him around the world many times, it is not surprising that Sting occasionally loses track of the time. Once, while playing a concert in California, Sting glanced down at his watch and tried to calculate the time difference to London. It was only when he realized that it was already eight hours later in London, that he knew he had forgotten his own birthday.

When Steven Jay of Gevril Group heard this story from his friend and fellow Sting band member Chris Botti, he knew it was time for a belated birthday present. Botti, who had played trumpet with Sting’s touring band for over three years, agreed to set up a meeting between Sting and Steven Jay.

Sting Sporting His Gevril “Avenue of Americas”
Sting Sporting His Gevril Watch
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Chris Botti felt like Sting’s October 19th 2004 “Sacred Love” concert at Madison Square Garden would be the perfect time to present the singer with a surprise birthday present. After the concert, Gevril representative Steven Jay was warmly welcomed backstage where Sting was presented with a special, handmade, limited edition, Gevril Avenue of Americas GMT Power Reserve timepiece with dual time zones.

Sting loved the impressive looking watch and immediately exclaimed “an early Christmas present?!” It was at this point that Steven revealed the story of how he had learned of Sting’s difficulties in calculating London time on his old watch at the California concert. He then told Sting that the Avenue of the Americas timepiece was in fact a belated birthday gift from his friends at Gevril.

Now, wherever Sting’s travels take him, he’ll never need to worry about forgetting his birthday again. In its own way, the massive 18K rose gold Avenue of Americas timepiece is a superstar as well. This special limited edition dual time zone watch is one of the finest timepieces ever made and has long been a favorite of celebrities. On stage and off, this Swiss made performer seems right at home on the wrist of the one and only Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner.

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Veteran Actress Helen Mirren to Receive Hollywood Star

by Steven Jay  

Helen Mirren has an Oscar for her monumental role as The Queen as well as four SAG Awards, four BAFTA’s, three Golden Globes, four Emmy’s, two Best Actress awards at Cannes and is about to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As if that’s not enough she also owns a stunning diamond Gevril Avenue of Americas Mini.

Mirren knew at the tender age of six, she wanted to become an actress in the “old fashioned and traditional sense.” At the age of 18 she landed the role of Cleopatra with the British National Youth Theater. Her performance as Cleopatra was so well received that it led to her acceptance as a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. During her 8 year tenure with the RSC, she appeared as Cressida, Julia, Ophelia, Miss Julie, Lady Macbeth and Queen Margaret.

Helen Mirren Sporting Her Gevril “Mini”
Helen Mirren Wearing Gevril Watch

Mirren continued to flourish and gain popularity in theater throughout Europe, but it wasn’t until 1967 when she appeared in her first motion picture, Herostratus, that her career began to really blossom. Over the years she starred in a variety of television shows, movies and Broadway theater productions. In 2006 Mirren took on a career and life altering role starring in The Queen. Critics everywhere lauded her performance as “groundbreaking,” and her celebrity status shot through the stratosphere. The “Academy” was so enamored with her performance, that she was awarded the coveted Oscar for Best Actress.

A woman of beauty and style, Mirren is naturally drawn to accessories that exude femininity and simplicity; it is no wonder that she owns the very elegant and demure Gevril Avenue of Americas Mini. When she experienced the timepiece for the first time she proclaimed, “Now isn’t that quite girly” and instantly fell in love with it. Mirren is one of many “A” list celebrities who have come to appreciate the rich history, impeccable quality, technical innovation and aesthetic beauty of Gevril.

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Eva Mendes Girl in Progress

Eva Mendes Girl in Progress


Eva Mendes is a highly sought after actress, singer and model. She’s also a successful home ware designer. Eva studied acting at California State University underneath acting coach Ivana Chubbuck. She began her acting career in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies, Eva received her first break in the blockbuster Training Day in which she starred along with Denzel Washington.

Eva Mendes has since starred in many movies including, 2 Fast and Furious 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hitch and Ghost Rider. She will be starring in Girl in Progress, soon to be released. Eva also has appeared in music videos with Will Smith, The Pet Shop Boys and Aerosmith.

Eva has worked as a spokesmodel for Revlon makeup, Calvin Klein underwear and perfume, Cartier jewelry and Reebok trainers, to name a few. She is also the creator of a home décor line, Vida, sold exclusively at Macy’s.

Gevril GroupSteven Jay of Gevril Group met Eva at the People’s Choice Award Show. Eva was immediately drawn to the Gevril Avenue of Americas Mini that features a captivating diamond bezel dial and striking green mother of pearl dial. The “Mini” is studded with brilliant Top Wesselton diamonds and is completed by a choice of colorful leather bands or classic stainless steel bracelet. Eva was so impressed by the watch that she posed for the paparazzi wearing the stunning timepiece.

Eva Mendes Wearing a Gevril “Mini”

Eva Mendes Wearing a Gevril Mini


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