Both classically inspired Fortis timepieces have their roots in the elegance of the 1930’s but are as different as night and day.
The beautiful new Fortis Hedonist Collection is a tribute to the iconic timepieces from the 1930’s that made the Fortis brand world famous. There’s nothing old fashioned about the Hedonist though. These big, bold 40 mm stainless steel timepieces have a clean simplicity that pays respect to the past while remaining true to today’s latest fashion trends.
The minimalist three-hand configuration features a traditional free running small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, accented with classic feuille hands, raised dot indices, raised applied Arabic numbers, and a convenient date window at 6 o’clock. An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the beautiful dial, while a mineral glass caseback secured by six screws lets you observe the intricacies of the precision Swiss made 27-jewel ETA 2895-2 automatic movement within.
There are two models of the Fortis Hedonist available. The Fortis Hedonist a.m. features a silver-opaline dial with raised black numbers and rose-gold plated hands and indices. The Fortis Hedonist p.m. features an anthracite dial with rhodium coated hands and numbers. Each of these fine timepieces has their own personality, so you may want to acquire both.
Hedonist timepieces have a 42-hour power reserve and are water resistant to 167 feet. They can be equipped with your choice of a premium black, medium brown, or light brown leather strap and come in a luxurious leather presentation case. Like all Fortis timepieces, the Hedonist is protected by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
If you’re fond of vintage styling, but prefer today’s larger sizes and modern reliable movements, then the fashionable Hedonist is the perfect watch for you. If you’re a hedonist, or would like to become one, you need one of these superb timepieces on your wrist. To reserve your own Hedonist, contact your authorized Fortis dealer today and ask to see the entire Hedonist Collection.
Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent
When Versace and Versus, two of the world’s favorite timepiece brands attend the jewelry industry’s most important event, it’s a recipe for excitement and sales. Although the annual JCK Show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is over for another year, the excitement the show generated will last for months to come. A big part of this excitement originated at the all-new Versace and Versus booth.
According to Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces USA, their new booth at the show was a big hit and retailers are already excited about showcasing new Versace and Versus timepieces collections during the upcoming Fall and Holiday shopping season.
There was plenty to get excited about this year, with important new collections from both Versace and their youthful sister company, Versus by Versace. Additionally, a whole new line of Versace writing instruments made their JCK debut this year.
Versace DV-25 Collection
The stunning new DV-25 may well be the ultimate dress and cocktail watch. Created and worn by Donatella Versace herself, this 30×30 mm square design redefines the House of Versace in a fresh and completely modern way. This opulent two-hand configuration pairs the familiar Versace studs and Greek key motif with sparkling diamond indices.
A special limited edition adds additional diamonds on the top ring for a luxurious fashion forward look. There is even a one-of-a-kind DV-25 created expressly for Donatella to wear that embellishes an 18 kt solid gold case with 28 brilliant baguette cut diamonds on the top ring.
The reimagined Versace V-Metal Icon Collection features intriguing floating hands, which seem to move around the dial without being mechanically attached. To create this illusion, these mysterious hands are mounted on transparent rotating crystal disks that are encircled by a beautiful gourmette bezel, inspired by a traditional Italian curb link chain.
With an iconic Versace Medusa at the center of the dial and a concentric Greek key motif on the rehaut ring, this amazing watch celebrates Versace’s Italian heritage with a modern, fashion forward look.
Versace V-Metal Icon Watches Display at JCK Las Vegas
The sophisticated 46 mm Versace V-Race GMT has quickly become the global traveler’s best friend. This boldly masculine timepiece features a red tipped GMT hand that can be used to track a second time zone, along with a blue tipped alarm hand to indicate your designated alarm time.
With its elongated big date window at 6 o’clock and small running seconds dial at 2 o’clock, this inspired design is easily the most fashionable way to tame the world’s 40 time zones. The attention to detail on this superb dual time zone watch is a testament to the uncompromising quality and craftsmanship that the House of Versace if famous for.
The unique shape of the new Versace V-Helix definitely caught the eye of this year’s JCK visitors. The artful, asymmetrical dial features raised bar indices arranged in a delicate spiral pattern surrounding an inner minute scale. The stunning 39 mm two-hand configuration is embellished with a beautiful guilloché pattern on the dial with Clou de Paris detailing.
This iconic timepiece features the Versace Medusa at 6 o’clock and is fitted with a stunning quilted leather strap embossed with an intricate geometric pattern. The signature model in this stunning new collection features a dazzling bezel studded with genuine diamonds.
Versus Tokyo Crystal Collection
The reimagined Versus Tokyo Crystal Collection provided JCK visitors with a convincing example of why Versus is considered to be the rock and roll soul of Versace. This youthful and amazingly affordable fashion accessory features a double row of sparkling crystals set in a segmented bezel surrounding a beautiful silver sunray dial.
The bold 44 mm stainless steel case can be fitted with a comfortable caoutchouc strap or a matching stainless steel bracelet. For a sporty look, there is even a chronograph version of the Tokyo Crystal available with three sub-dials for timing events.
The sporty and sophisticated Bayside Collection adds a new dimension to Versus youthful, fashion forward appeal. Available in 38 mm and 42 mm versions, this distinctive three-hand configuration features a bezel with three rows of Versace studs surrounding a beautifully detailed geometric patterned dial. With two distinct sizes, blue, black, silver, and rose gold dial options and a variety of handsome straps and bracelets, there is a Bayside that’s perfect for just about everybody.
Versace Writing Instruments are the latest addition to the growing Versace family of clothing, home goods, shoes, and accessories that define today’s latest styles. These superbly crafted ballpoint and rollerball pens combine Italian styling with Versace’s legendary craftsmanship.
There are three collections of precision writing instruments available, all designed to add the allure of the House of Versace to your signature and written communications.
Versace Cosmos ballpoint pens have a smooth black or white barrel that retracts with a twist and is accompanied with IP yellow gold or stainless steel caps and tips. The Versace logo is engraved on the top of the barrel and there is an iconic Medusa head on the top of the cap.
The Versace Astrea ballpoint pen, available in rose gold, IP brown, IP black, and stainless steel, adds a bit more embellishment to the Cosmos design with a lovely guilloché pattern on the barrel and a Greek key motif engraved on the clip.
The Versace Olympia rollerball pans are composed of a special lightweight resin that is available in a variety of fashion forward colors. The Olympia pens are available with stainless steel or IP gold embellishments and a special version features a repeating Greek key motif engraved on the cap. All three of these distinctive writing instruments are manufactured to the highest quality standards and will provide a lifetime of writing pleasure.
And Much, Much More.
2015 was a big year for Versus and Versace at JCK. In addition to the collections mentioned above, Versace also introduced its impressive new Dylos Lady and Chronograph, Khai, Day Glam, and Leda Collections, along with crowd favorites like the Versace Vanitas and Vanity. Versus also featured the colorful Fire Island Collection, along with favorites like the Versus Logo, Sertie, Manhasset, Roslyn, and Sunnyridge Collections.
Dads are special. With all your Dad has done for you, isn’t it time to return the favor on his special day? Dads always appreciate quality time, so why don’t you give him a quality timepiece this Father’s Day. Unlike a belt or a tie, a fine timepiece is something your Dad will treasure for a lifetime.
With so many exciting styles to choose from, we’re certain that you’ll be able to find a watch that suits both your Dad’s personality and your own budget. To help get you started, just take a look at the fine timepieces below. One of them is probably perfect for your Dad.
Fortis Tycoon Chronograph
The classic simplicity of the Fortis Tycoon Chronograph will appeal to any traditional Dad. This understated 41 mm gentleman’s chronograph features an elegant silver-opaline dial with three well-placed sub-dials for timing events. With a historically correct domed sapphire crystal and feuille style hands, this technically advanced mechanical chronograph is something your Dad will be proud to wear anywhere.
The amazing GV2 Montreux is perfect for dads who appreciate the latest in technology. This advanced chronograph features a unique multi-function movement that takes timing events to a whole new level. In watch mode, the hands function just like any three-hand timepiece.
In chronograph mode, these same hands transform into hour, minute, and second totalizers, with the big date display providing accurate timings as short as 1/100 of a second. The impressive 44 mm timepiece features a beautiful textured dial with two large date wheels that rotate in opposite directions. Once Dad discovers the accuracy and versatility of this innovative chronograph, he may never go back to a conventional watch again.
If your Dad is an artist at heart, he’ll love the beautiful Gevril Columbus Circle. This stunning 44 mm timepiece features a unique dial that incorporates all seven astrological symbols for the days of the week. This artful, easy-to-read dial provides a unique and fun way to show the time and date at a glance. The back of the watch is equally spectacular, with a commemorative engraving of the famous statue of Christopher Columbus at the center of Columbus Circle, where all official measurements of New York City begin.
If your Dad lives life in the fast lane, he’s going to want a Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 on his wrist. This sophisticated 44 mm timepiece is the perfect way to communicate your Dad’s good judgment and taste. With an elegant sunray guilloché dial and a top ring secured by six IP gold screws, the sporty F-80 is the ultimate in casual relaxed luxury.
For thousands of years, the number eight had special significance for scientists, architects and musicians. Now, this superlative 44 mm octagonal chronograph can have the same significance for your Dad. The impressive Dylos Chronograph turns geometry into an art, using the iconic Versace Greek key and Medusa symbols to embellish the unique eight-sided stainless steel case. You won’t need eight reasons to select this stylish watch for Father’s Day. One reason is enough: it’s from the House of Versace.
If your Dad is a fan of German style and engineering excellence, he’ll love the classic, clean lines of the Rüdiger Stuttgart. Featuring an open-heart design with a view of the precision mechanical movement through two strategically placed portholes in the front of the dial, this technically advanced 40 mm masterpiece delivers authentic German styling at an exceptionally reasonable price.
If Dad is the type of person who likes to make a big statement, the Calibre Buffalo is definitely the watch for you. This 44 mm big boy, like it’s WWII fighter namesake, is impressive from any angle. The multifunction Buffalo features three well-placed sub-dials that indicate the date, running seconds, and 24-hour time.
The large sweep second hand can be controlled by two stainless steel pushers on either side of the crown for timing events. The crown itself is adorned with the Calibre logo and the stainless steel caseback features a beautiful engraving of a WWII era Navy Buffalo fighter plane.
Is Dad a trendsetter who likes the latest styles? He’ll love an Haurex Turbina II. This oversize 48 mm monster features a beautiful matt-finished dial with bold Arabic lettering and two well-placed chronograph sub-dials. The small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and 60-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock turn this over-the-top design into a versatile timing tool.
With two well-placed pushers flanking the Turbina’s iconic protected crown, this is a watch that can’t be ignored. The Haurex Turbina II is powered by a precision quartz movement, is water resistant to 330 feet, and has been equipped with a comfortable black silicon strap.
Is Dad an architect or a fan of modern design? He’ll love a Johan Eric Randers watch. This elegantly understated timepiece features a unique asymmetrical floating continuous seconds sub-dial located between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock and a setting crown between 7 and 8 o’clock. The minimal three-hand configuration and unconventional design combine to make this handsome 42 mm timepiece a modern classic.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, so the time to select a quality timepiece for Dad is now. It couldn’t be easier to give Dad the watch he deserves. Just find a reputable timepiece dealer near you and show your Dad what quality time is all about on Father’s Day.
For help with your decision or with making your purchase, contact Mimi by email or call her at 845-425-9882.
How a signature Ferragamo weaving technique became the basis for one of the brand’s most beautiful timepiece collections.
Salvatore Ferragamo was fond of using a structural weaving technique, known as Intreccio, to create some of his most memorable shoe and clothing designs. Developed in Venice, Intreccio craftsmen became experts at weaving thin strips of material like leather or raffia together using a cotton thread of the same color to produce a strikingly beautiful and durable fabric.
Ferragamo frequently used the Intreccio technique when working with materials like raffia. His signature creations became so associated with the Ferragamo name that now you can find the beautiful Intreccio woven motif on everything from Ferragamo handbags, to jewelry, and even watches.
The Ferragamo Intreccio is an elegant and refined two-hand configuration, featuring an intricate guilloché pattern on the dial that is representative of the inspired Intreccio designs the master shoemaker often employed. The beautiful Intreccio Collection is available in two different sizes. A diminutive 31 mm version features a sensational bezel adorned with 48 pink, sky blue, or orange topaz gemstones, along with a sophisticated color coordinated leather strap secured with a deployment buckle.
A slightly larger 36 mm version comes with a unique interchangeable bezel that allows you to customize your watch with a choice of violet, black, ruby red, or turquoise bezel inserts. This version also features a spectacular carré cut topaz gemstone on the offset setting crown, and can be equipped with a matching stainless steel and IP yellow gold bracelet, if desired.
The 36 mm Intreccio models are powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda quartz movement, while the smaller 31 mm models utilize the more compact Ronda 762 quartz movement. All seven Intreccio models are water resistant to 164 feet. Like all Salvatore Ferragamo timepieces, the Intreccio carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. These exquisitely crafted timepieces are a testament to Ferragamo’s watchmaking skill and showcase the extraordinary attention to detail that has made the Ferragamo name famous around the world.
Watches in the Fortis Terrestis collection are inspired by designs of the 1930s and ’40s. They are functional, elegant and thoughtfully detailed. The Fortis Orchestra is one style under the Terrestis umbrella, and perhaps the most distinguished of the entire collection.
The Orchestra series represents another side of Fortis, a brand famously associated with aeronautics and rugged watches designed for pilots and astronauts. The Orchestra is instead an unabashed dress watch – sophisticated, urban and upscale.
Orchestra watches are offered in one of two case metals: stainless steel or 5N rose gold. The case itself is 40 mm in diameter and every surface is smooth and polished including the bezel, sides and caseback. Even the interior flange around the dial is mirror-polished, which, in conjunction with the domed edge of the dial and domed sapphire crystal, offers visual dimensionality and complexity typical of watches at a much higher price point.
Fortis also added its new smaller and more discreet crown to the Orchestra in keeping with the watch’s refined personality. The Fortis logo is embossed atop. But the most outstanding feature of the case is the droplet-shape lugs – an evocative and graceful link to a bygone era of watchmaking. In addition to their debonair appearance, the lugs are angled down slightly to accommodate the strap and to fit comfortably on the wrist.
Six large polished screws secure the Orchestra’s caseback, at the center of which is a glass window to view the movement. While the watch’s design speaks to Fortis’s early 20th century roots, Orchestra watches are enhanced mechanically by the inclusion of 21st century components, none more important than the Swiss made ETA 2895-2 automatic movement – a proven and reliable engine beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 42 hour power reserve.
Two dial variants exist currently: one silver-opaline “a.m.” model and one anthracite “p.m.” model, essentially one white and one black. The dial arrangement is luxurious and balanced. Its edge gently domes around the perimeter creating shadow and depth. Minimal text appears.
The seconds hand sub-dial, centered vertically above 6 o’clock, is recessed with an engraved pattern of concentric circles. A date window sits neatly at the base of the sub-dial. The raised hour markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, as well as the watch’s three hands all share attributes: they are consistently narrow, without taper and coated with 5N rose gold. In all, the dial is pleasing to the eye and utterly melodious.
Every model is available with a choice of leather strap in black or one of two shades of brown, all of which pair well with the lighter hues of the iridescent silver-opaline dial or the dark charcoal shade of anthracite.
Fortis’s decision to name the watch Orchestra is quite deliberate: the watch, like a great musical orchestra, is composed of exceptional individual elements that together generate something extraordinary. Contact an authorized Fortis dealer today to add this praiseworthy piece to your collection.
Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent
Rolf Sachs and Fortis Celebrate the Mathematics of Time with a Sensational New Timepiece
Internationally renowned artist and designer Rolf Sachs is well known for his unique multi-disciplinary approach. Sachs’ art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and his designs include everything from opera sets to watches. Sachs has collaborated with Fortis before, and is responsible for the memorable limited edition Frisson and IQ art watches which quickly became treasured collectors items.
Now Rolf Sachs has done it again, with a unique tribute to Pi, the mathematical constant representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since the definition of Pi relates to a circle, Sachs thought that the natural shape of a wristwatch face is the perfect place to explain the concept of this famous and extremely important irrational number.
The remarkable limited edition Fortis 2π is a wearable work of art; using Rolf Sachs colorfully designed drawings to explain how mathematics brings order to time itself. The entire dial of this 42 mm black PVD coated stainless steel timepiece is fully covered with a bright white Superluminova material, highlighting Sachs’s unique interpretation of Pi 24 hours a day.
Limited to an edition of only 150 pieces worldwide, this inspired addition to the 2015 Fortis Terrestis Collection is powered by an exclusive Swiss made F-2014 Fortis-modified mechanical movement, based on the revered ETA 2836-2. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides protects Rolf Sachs signature tribute to Pi. This exclusive timepiece is water resistant to 669 feet and can be equipped with your choice of a leather performance strap, leather dress strap, comfortable caoutchouc band, or black PVD coated stainless steel bracelet. Like all Fortis timepieces, the 2π art watch is covered by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
If you missed the opportunity to acquire one of Rolf Sachs previous art watch creations, the time to reserve your own Fortis 2π is now. To experience the pleasure of wearing a genuine work of art on your wrist, contact your authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Fortis 2π watch.
Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent