Pantone Selects Marsala as 2015 Color of the Year

Marsala is the Color of 2015

by John Sealander  

In 2015, these rich, robust red-brown tones will add a sophisticated, earthy elegance to any wrist.

Pantone has selected Marsala as its 2015 color of the year. Like the hearty, fortified red wine that gave this intriguing color its name, Marsala is a subtly seductive shade that adds warmth and sophistication to everything from fashion, to home furnishings, industrial design and beauty products. It’s not surprising that some of the world’s leading luxury brands have already chosen to feature this tastefully elegant shade on some of their most popular timepieces.

Ferragamo, Versace, Gevril, JOWISSA, and Johan Eric are all offering a beautiful selection of Marsala hued timepieces for 2015. From the luxurious Ferragamo Gancino or Versace V-Signature models to the affordable Johan Eric Orstead, Marsala’s signature red-brown tones will enhance and flatter almost any outfit.

Marsala Featured in the Tommy Hilfiger Collection
Marsala Featured in the Tommy Hilfiger Collection
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The gorgeous 36 mm Ferragamo Gancino Sparkling features an IP gold case with 56 brilliant white diamonds that embellish the dial, bezel and decorative charm at 4 o’clock. Completing the elegant design with its Gancino inspired dial is a stunning Marsala colored lizard band.

The equally regal 24 mm Ferragamo Gancino Soirée pairs a Marsala dial featuring a classic two-hand configuration with a croco-embossed Marsala leather band to create the perfect dress watch. This IP gold plated beauty features a unique Gancino shaped case with an engraved Salvatore Ferragamo logo on one of the asymmetrical lugs.

The sensational Versace V-Signature combines a rich Marsala color palatte in the dial and cuff style strap with signature embellishments like IP gold Greek key lugs and an IP gold bezel engraved with a repeating Greek key pattern. This exciting two-hand configuration can be worn with both dress and casual styles.

The elegant Gevril Avenue of Americas pairs a luxurious padded and top stitched Marsala colored crocodile band with Gevril’s classically beautiful rectangular case. This stunning 32 mm luxury timepiece features a three-hand configuration with raised rose gold applied numbers and a convenient date window at 6 o’clock.

The 32 mm Jowissa Safira 99 combines a Marsala dial and padded leather band with Jowissa’s unique multi-faceted sapphire crystal bezel. The sophisticated two-hand configuration is perfect for any dressy occasion.

The contemporary looking Johan Eric Orstead enhances a unique perforated dial that provides a glimpse of the watch’s inner workings with distinctive Marsala colored hands and an elegant Marsala satin band. Sparkling Swarovski crystals serve as indices in this surprisingly affordable masterpiece.

The earthy and robust colors found on these exceptional timepieces are exceptionally flattering against many skin tones. Marsala is already considered a ‘go-to” color for cosmetics and beauty products. Since this versatile hue is already enhancing fashionable women’s nails, lips, and hair, it just makes sense that it would be equally flattering on a woman’s wrist.

Marsala Cosmetics
Marsala Cosmetics
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A Marsala colored dial or band provides a spectacular accent to this season’s latest styles, especially when paired with some of 2015’s hot new Marsala colored outfits. Blake Lively was recently spotted wearing a Marsala gown on the red carpet and Versace featured the earthy red color proximately in its Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Collections.

Blake Lively in Marsala Gown Marsala on Versace Runway
Blake Lively Stuns in Marsala Gown Marsala Pant Suit Walks Versace Runway
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Don’t wait for the fashionistas to corner the market on this versatile and sophisticated new color sensation. You could be wearing a beautiful Marsala timepiece right now. To see how flattering Pantone’s 2015 color of the year can be, all you have to do is select your favorite brand and ask an authorized watch dealer to show you what this rich and welcoming hue can do for your wrist.

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 watches, Swiss made 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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Colors of Fall/Winter 2014-2015 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/Winter 2014-2015 Fashion Color Palette
Fall 2014 Fashion Color Palette

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 watches, Swiss made 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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Colors of Summer 2014 Women’s Fashion and Watches

Versace Resort 2014 Blue Versace Resort 2014 Yellow Versace Resort 2014 Red

by Meehna Goldsmith  

Fashionistas know that watches aren’t just to tell time. They are a statement of taste and personality, an accessory to dress up an outfit and project an image. Those who keep up with the trends will choose high-style watches to match the season’s hottest runway looks.

Monochrome

Monochrome may have been chic in the 1960’s, but it lost its edge, looking rather retro, until now. Designers have updated the look to become a fashion forward choice by incorporating geometric designs. Marc Jacobs rocked the runway with a patterned ensemble in black and white, while Victoria Beckham showed a color block dress using the same hues.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Just Cavalli R7253178525 Trendy
Marc by Marc Jacobs Dress Just Cavalli R7253178525 Trendy

Both could be nicely paired with the Just Cavalli Trendy R7253178525 stainless steel bracelet watch with off-center black dial embellished with sparkling diamonds or the JOWISSA Roma J2.002.M, a classically configured watch with a white dial contrasted with Roman numerals on the bezel.

Victoria Beckham JOWISSA J2.002.M Roma
Victoria Beckham Color Blocked Dress JOWISSA J2.002.M Roma

Technicolor

At the opposite end of the spectrum, designers played with strong technicolor hues whose heyday also hearkens back to the 1960’s. But in the 21st century, designers have taken striking hues as inspiration, juxtaposing multi-colors into pieces that are sure to turn heads when they make an entrance. Think of them as more intense hues of a rainbow.

Alberta Ferretti Versus SP806 0014 Logo
Alberta Ferretti Versus SP806 0014 Logo

Alberta Ferretti presented an orange and fuchsia dress that would be perfectly complemented by the orange dialed Versus Logo SP8060014 with diamonds at the quarter hours accompanied by a fuchsia strap, while Prada’s ensemble would benefit from the Versus Tokyo SGM13 0014 orange dialed watch with a multi-colored bezel and contrasting fuchsia and orange straps secured between the lugs.

Prada Versus Tokyo SGM13 0014
Prada Technicolor Versus SGM13 0014 Tokyo

Metallics

Metallics are a perennial favorite and again they make an appearance on the runways. Versace debuted an evening number that was both sophisticated and sexy with the high cut skirt revealing just the right amount of leg. An appropriate accompaniment to a fancy night-on-the town dress such as this is the Versus Coral Gables SOD010014, a watch that’s got the rock-n-roll soul of the Versace line exemplified by the signature Versus pyramids as a theme on the whole watch from the black faced design to the silver bezel and bracelet.

Designer Nicola Finetti also represented the metallic trend with an outfit featuring cropped metallic pants with a white shirt accented with metallic highlights. For this ensemble, the Ferragamo Gancino Deco FG3050014 will give the outfit a snappy look. The stainless steel case and cream patterned dial synchronize with the metallic in the clothes. Adding just the right hint of luxurious sparkle, the Arabic numerals at the quarter hours are surrounded by diamond baton indexes.

Nudes and Neutrals

If you think nudes are blah, then you better think again. Certainly, the wrong nude color can be disastrous, but if you look to the summer fashion palette, designers have made them dazzling. Yes, dazzling. Don’t believe me, then check out the draping hot number from Ferragamo. There’s no doubt neutral colors can compete with their flashier counterparts. Ferragamo even used the chic tones on their new Ferragamo Buckle FG5030014 watch whose Gancino shape is used to its most cultivated advantage. The stainless steel case encompasses a nude-toned dial, which fits around the wrist with a matching leather strap.

As accessories make the woman, picking the correct watch to complete an ensemble is key.

Summer 2014 Fashion Color Palette
Summer 2014 Color Palette

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group 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. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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JOWISSA Safira 99 Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Watches have always been fashion accessories. People expressed their perspective and style by what they put on their wrist. But particularly in today’s fashion obsessed world, a watch has become even more of a calling card into taste and style.

Buy JOWISSA Safira 99 Watch CollectionJOWISSA is a company that is adept at constructing watches that not only are solidly built but are right on trend and look great. The Safira 99 collection exemplifies JOWISSA’s ability to capture what’s in the air. This collection is even more interesting because it manages to capture two different looks with just a simple switch of a band.

Men have always been into cars and automotive watches, but women in the past 10 years have been attracted to men’s watches, and they have become at home and in style on a woman’s wrist. From one angle the Safira 99 could look like it’s automotive inspired from the angular cut 29 mm stainless steel case that looks like a tire, and a triangular ceramic band that resembles a tire tread. It has a sporty feel that’s tempered by a Mother-of-Pearl dial in a choice of red, black, blue, yellow and white decorated with rhinestones that keeps it definitively feminine.

With the “tire tread” band, the Safira 99, which operates off a high quality Swiss quartz movement, possesses a more adventurous look. But, this model also has the options of a satin strap or a leather strap with alligator embossing. The leather and satin band tone the watch down to a more elegant yet striking presence on the wrist.

Buy JOWISSA Safira 99 Watch CollectionAs follows JOWISSA philosophy when they were established in 1951, JOWISSA wanted to make watches that use top-notch materials and stellar design at an affordable price. The Safira 99 shows just how imaginative JOWISSA is with this original piece, which will match an assured woman who follows her own style, whether it’s more energetic or elegant.

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JOWISSA Roma Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

A great artist will often provide many variations on a theme. So will a great watchmaker.

It is not uncommon for an artist or musician to explore many variations on a common theme. These nuanced variations can enhance, or totally change the mood the artist is trying to create. That’s exactly what the master craftsman at Jowissa have done with their imaginatively versatile Roma Collection.

Buy JOWISSA Roma ColletionThe elegantly simple Jowissa Roma is understated elegance at its very best. Available in sizes from 24 mm to 36 mm, these minimal masterpieces feature a broad palate of colors and finishes that could easily double as fine jewelry. The beautiful two-hand configuration surrounds an elegant, unadorned dial with a slightly raised bezel that has been adorned with Roman numbers as indices.

The JOWISSA Roma can be equipped with a luxurious alligator patterned calf band that complements the colorful dial, a beautiful stainless steel mesh band, or an innovative ceramic and steel bracelet. Certain models offer a choice of a lustrous mother of pearl dial as well. With a palate of choices this varied, the wearer becomes the artist, with the ability to choose the perfect way to accessorize an outfit or match a mood.

Jowissa timepieces have long been admired for their craftsmanship, as well as their unique artistry. The Roma is powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda 762 quartz movement and is water resistant to 99 feet. The elegant, minimal dial is protected by a durable mineral glass crystal, or on some models, an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

Like all Jowissa watches, the Roma represents an exceptional value. It’s almost impossible to find this level of style and craftsmanship at this price point. The Roma’s unique combination of affordability, style, and incredible variety makes it extremely tempting to acquire several. With dozens of variations to choose from, there is literally a Roma for every mood.

Buy JOWISSA Roma ColletionIt doesn’t matter is you already have a collection of Jowissa watches, or if you’re discovering these artistic fashion accessories for the first time, you’re going to want a Jowissa Roma on your wrist. You don’t have to be loud or flashy to get noticed, you just have to let your own inner elegance shine. Jowissa makes it easy with the incredibly versatile Roma Collection. To reserve one of these understated jewels, contact your Jowissa watch dealer immediately.

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JOWISSA Facet Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

If anybody knows women’s watches, especially women’s jewelry watches, it’s JOWISSA. Founded in 1951 by certified watchmaker and entrepreneur Josef Wyss out of his home in Switzerland at the address Hasenmattsrasse 29, JOWISSA set up the mandate from the start to cater to women. Wyss believed that a high-quality Swiss jewelry watch didn’t have to break the bank in order to be a lovely accessory and cherished heirloom.

Buy JOWISSA Facet Watch CollectionThough Josef Wyss stepped down from the day-to-day running of JOWISSA in 1980, his son Leander Wyss took over and still helms the family-owned company. Leander has stayed true to his father’s vision and continues to surprise with new and exciting editions to the range of models in the JOWISSA portfolio. The Facet Watch Collection is particularly fetching, using an unusual design and combining a range of materials.

The round faceted stainless steel case of the Facet Watches surrounds a sunray-patterned round dial, making the composition look like a three-dimensional flower. JOWISSA gets very creative with the dial palette of this collection, offering something to suit every taste. Some have colors such as purple, white, red, black, pink and blue, while others are adorned with mother of pearl.

In addition to an array of colors and textures, some of the dials also have an assortment of embellishments including crystals and round markers on the outer circumference to mark the hours. The hands in the Facet Watch collection aren’t just ordinary dauphin or pencil hands either, which might be expected, but are also faceted and resemble a lighting bolt. It’s a very artistic and progressive touch, adding an extra detail for the eye to admire.

Even the cases of the Facet Collection come in a variety of sizes. The 29 mm offers the most combinations of colors and styles to choose from. But there is also a mid-size 31 mm case option with a black PVD coated stainless steel mesh bracelet and a larger 36 mm with a date at 3 o’clock on a white calfskin strap. Other calfskin bands with leather with tang and buckle are offered in a variety of colors, including white, black, grey, pink, purple, grey, orange and yellow. There is also a choice in stainless steel with a jewelry clasp and one in ceramic with a deployment closure.

Buy JOWISSA Facet Watch CollectionAll timepieces in the Facet Watch Collection come with a dependable quartz movement — with the exception of the 36 mm size, which is powered by an automatic ETA movement — and the superb customer service and warranty that are part of every JOWISSA watch package.

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