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Versace and Versus Watches Have Couture Las Vegas Abuzz

Couture 2014


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Versace WatchesWith Creative Director Donatella Versace as the guide of her eponymous brand, there was sure to be a grand spectacle to showcase new product at the Couture 2014 annual watch and jewelry show held from May 28th-June 2nd in glittery Las Vegas, Nevada at the Wynn hotel. The show started off with a bang, with R&B superstar Janelle Monáe performing an opening night concert. However, based on the reaction of the attendees, the real stars of the show were the new Versace and Versus watch collections.

From its beginnings, Versace has always taken the road less traveled with its progressive and trailblazing style, leading the fashion world in fresh directions. The brand has introduced such disparate areas as rock and roll, theatre, ballet and celebrity into a coherent whole. These signatures are on full display in the Versace Urban Gent men’s and Day Glam women’s watches.

The Versace Urban Gent is a dress watch that certainly lives up to its name. For the sophisticated gentleman, it plays the part with elegance and style that exhibits a man’s fashionable taste. Since this is a Versace timepiece, the Urban Gent offers a twist to the traditional dress watch, giving it both originality and a fashion-forward look.

Versace crafted the Urban Gent in a modern 44 mm stainless steel case with beveled lugs, disrupting the idea that a dress watch has to come in a smaller size to qualify in the category. Details are the specialty of Versace and the Urban Gent abounds with them. The dial features applied Roman numerals (at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock) and bar indicators to mark the hours, with the iconic Medusa head presiding at 12 o’clock. The other iconic hallmark of Versace, the Greek key, appears around a decorative sunken dial, which houses the sunken off-center sub-seconds and date window within. The layering of the dial provides a visually compelling texture and 3-D effect.

Offered with a white, black or blue dial, the Urban Gent comes in a stainless steel, IP rose gold and IP black case and is produced in a limited edition of 500 pieces.

For women, Versace introduced the 38 mm Day Glam. Since women have become increasingly attracted to complications, Versace provided with the popular chronograph done in a way that is inimitably Versace.

Though the chronograph was born as a men’s watch with masculine styling, Versace managed to combine the sporty feel of a chrono in a feminine package. The Day Glam comes in a nicely proportioned 38 mm stainless steel case with faceted lugs that allows room for good dial visibility while taking into account a woman’s wrist size.

The mother-of-pearl dial features golden illuminated skeletonized hands with illuminated golden applied baton markers anchored by the iconic Medusa head, also in gold. In a tri-compax layout, the chronograph times intervals in hours, minutes and seconds and is operated by the two pushers in the case located at 2 and 4 o’clock. There is also a tachymeter scale around the beveled chapter ring of the dial and a date window at 4 o’clock.

The Versace Day Glam is offered in an array of fluorescent colors: turquoise, bronze, candy pink, and black and white with the nice touch of a matching cabochon capping the crown. Cases are available in stainless steel or IP rose gold and wrap around the wrist with matching leather straps. There is also the option of a two-tone metal bracelet with geometric central elements.

Versus Watches

Versace also debuted two exciting watch additions to the Versus line, which is the rock and roll soul of Versace. The Versus Key Biscane and Coconut Grove models take their inspiration from the international style found in South Florida, where fashionistas set the tone.

The Key Biscane is dressed up like a rock and roll star with its edgy looks and daring design. First glance draws attention to the band, which frames the dial. A real working zipper is embedded in the topstitched leather strap. But the embellishments don’t stop there. The hallmark Versus Lion safety pin hangs from the bottom lug in a cut out circle.

Since the strap makes such a strong statement, the dial goes simpler in style so as not to overwhelm the aesthetic. It features dauphine hands and a raised metal chapter ring that hosts four Versus studs for indices at the quarter hours. The Versus logo is placed prominently in the 12 o’clock position.

The Key Biscane comes in a choice of lively dial colors marking the season, such as white, black, orange, fuchsia and lime green that match the band. Depending upon the color, the watch sits in a stainless steel or IP yellow gold case.

As indicated by its name, the Coconut Grove watch is a bit tamer than the Key Biscane but no less fashionable and hip. In Miami-Dade County, Coconut Grove is the oldest modern neighborhood in Miami so you would expect sophistication from a watch named in its honor. The Coconut Grove comes through in spades.

The Coconut Grove’s dial is like a trompe l’oeil painting with its geometric Versus stud pattern that gives a three dimensional effect. Dauphine hands circle round applied golden baton markers. Because of the clever pattern, the eye is continually drawn into the illusion of the shifting dial.

The Coconut Grove case gets a bit saucier by placing studs on the bezel, revealing that rock and roll soul with flair. It comes in a 38 mm round case strapped to the wrist with a linked bracelet featuring the Versus studs. There are several selections in the collection including dials in shades of white, black and gold on stainless steel, IP gold or two-tone bracelets.

There was good reason that customers flocked to the Versace and Versus watch booths. They created a buzz because their designs always foretell the fashion-forward look. But that’s not unusual for Versace.

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Ferragamo Watches Impressive Showing at Couture Las Vegas 2014

Couture 2014


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesPeople didn’t have to travel all the way to Switzerland to get hands on with the latest releases from the Ferragamo watch collection. One of the most important luxury trade shows took place in the United States in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the spectacular Wynn Hotel from May 28th-June 2nd. In its 17th year Las Vegas Couture 2014 hosted retailers, designers and manufacturers to showcase the best the industry had to offer.

Ferragamo is always a favorite and attendees flocked to the Salvatore Ferragamo watch booth to view the latest offerings. Completely redesigned for this year, the booth provided a perfect backdrop for the watches using deep red coloring for the displays and gauzy curtains that reminded of Ferragamo haute couture fabric, for a completely luxurious and comfortable experience.

Extolled for their trendsetting and sumptuous designs, the powerhouse fashion brand didn’t disappoint. They presented two new exciting watch collections that caused a stir, one for men and the other for women.

For the men, Ferragamo took on the ever popular dive watch. With the Ferragamo 1898 Sport Collection, the house crafted a timepiece that not only meets the specifications for underwater activities with panache but also gives the category a contemporary and modern style. In a perfectly sized 43 mm stainless steel case, the Ferragamo 1898 Sport Collection keeps time with a unidirectional bezel and can deep dive to 660 feet while still maintaining its water resistance.

The Ferragamo 1898 Sport Collection will elevate everything from casual attire to both wet and dry suits, making it the perfect all around watch. Appealing to different tastes, the Ferragamo 1898 Sport Collection is offered in six eye-catching styles that feature a black and white dial in a choice of stainless steel and stainless steel and IP gold bracelets, as well as an option with a two-tone caoutchouc strap.

In addition to debuting the irresistible Ferragamo 1898 Sport Collection dive watch for men, Ferragamo also wowed women with the new Ferragamo Buckle Watch Collection. The designers used the iconic Ferragamo Gancino symbol and translated it into a watch that’s not only beautiful but also highly original.

In the shape of a clasp (English translation for gancino), the design feels like a work of art on the wrist through its use of negative space and asymmetrical layout. The top part of the case resembles the fastening element of the buckle while the time only watch dial resides in the bottom of the buckle shape, with the crown artistically placed on top.

The Ferragamo Buckle Collection comes in a 37 mm stainless steel or IP gold case with dial colors in champagne, silver, dark brown and black, which are accentuated by the dashing details of guilloche and four genuine diamond indices. The six different band variations add nice pops of color, including tobacco, orange, black and fuchsia. The Ferragamo Buckle Watch Collection was designed to match the new and very stylish eyewear Buckle Collection.

It was clear the attendees were thrilled with what they saw at Ferragamo’s watch booth. “The overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic response to our 2014 collection, particularly for the new Buckle series and 1898 Sport line, has confirmed our very aggressive growth plans for this year and beyond,” said Paul Ziff, President of Ferragamo Timepieces.

From the crowd’s reaction to the Ferragamo Buckle Collection and 1989 Sport Collection it’s clear the brand has yet again captured the imagination and hearts of fashionistas who demand elegance, sophistication and high craftsmanship.

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GV2 XO Submarine Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

An Admirable Vessel From GV2

GV2 WatchesThe XO Submarine by GV2 is a fusion of two styles: its exterior is that of a rugged tool watch, while its dial display and multiple complications are typical fixtures of more formal watches. The result of this pairing is a multipurpose watch with genuine visual interest.

Buy GV2 XO Submarine Watch CollectionAttraction to the XO Submarine begins with its shape, which significantly impacts the personality of the watch. The large 49 mm case looks square but is actually octagonal if you consider the four chamfered corners. If two lines were drawn through the center of the case diagonally from corner to corner they would form an “X.” The round dial and bezel within represent the “O.”

There are three case variations in the current collection: brushed stainless steel, solid black PVD, and black PVD with rose gold IP corners. All three have a carbon-fiber dial. The steel and black/gold versions utilize the same color accents of white, red and yellow; the black PVD version has orange numerals, hands and accents. Every XO Submarine has a solid caseback affixed by four screws and features a porthole ring design with an image of a submarine (in relief) in the center.

GV2 XO Submarine – Back View
GV2 XO Submarine - Back View
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The dial-side is covered by a slightly domed mineral crystal. A knurled crown at 3 o’clock controls the watch’s functions; namely, the time, the date, a 24-hour display (to track a second time zone) and a moon phase sub-dial. All are driven by a Swiss quartz movement.

The crown at 8 o’clock controls the internal bidirectional timing bezel, which displays large numerals in five-minute intervals. This design fits the watch’s personality well given the importance of legibility on any purposeful time-teller. Good legibility also extends to other parts of the dial including the large luminous numerals, indexes and partially skeletonized sword-shape hands that track the time, day or night.

GV2 pairs the XO Submarine with an extra-wide 35 mm black rubber strap, which has the brand logo molded directly into the rubber. This strap is durable and creates an agreeable balance visually – as well as in terms of wearer comfort – by offsetting the substantial case size. It secures by way of a signed tang buckle.

Buy GV2 XO Submarine Watch CollectionThe XO Submarine by GV2 offers a lot of value in terms of both style and complexity. The case is tool-inspired and masculine without being bulky, while the series of complications on display is sophisticated. Ask about the XO Submarine by name at an authorized GV2 watch dealer.

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GV2 Corsaro Men’s Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

Confident, Conspicuous, Corsaro

GV2 WatchesBuy GV2 Corsaro Watch CollectionAny survey of sport watches on the market today reveals a vast selection of big watches, and for good reason: people, men especially, love the look and feel of watches that are confident, conspicuous and make an impression. The Corsaro by GV2 delivers. Every component of the Corsaro is constructed with a sense of symmetry. The case generates the greatest visual impact, starting with its overall size – and at 50 mm in diameter and 17.5 mm thick, the Corsaro is a big watch.

There are six models in the current collection, all of which are constructed from high quality 316L stainless steel. Four have natural stainless steel cases with dial variations of red, orange, blue or yellow. Two additional versions are coated in black IP (including the hexagonal screws on the bezel, case and strap) and have either a black or red dial. The crown color of each watch matches the dial color with one exception: the black IP model with the black dial has a white crown. Every variation of the Corsaro is limited to just 500 pieces.

To appreciate the Corsaro case to the fullest, a 360-degree view is required. From the front, cornered edges of brushed steel are angled to echo the hexagonal screws that appear around the watch. The case also extends lengthwise, at the top and bottom, where it merges with the custom strap. A stainless steel, black IP-coated stationary bezel highlights eight hexagonal screws.

On the crown side, two T-shaped chronograph pushers allow the user to easily activate or stop the chronograph. The crown itself is rubberized. On the opposite side, a raised plate featuring the GV2 logo (fastened by two more hexagonal screws) supports the visual balance of the watch.

The back features an exhibition caseback that exposes the winding rotor and other components of the special Technosablier automatic chronograph movement inside. Sixteen traditional screws secure the caseback to the case and contribute to the watch’s water resistance rating of 330 feet.

GV2 Corsaro Chronograph – Back View
GV2 Corsaro Chronograph - Back View
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Dial design is a whole other composition. The center has a geometric pattern on which three sub-dials overlap along with the day and date windows. Two of the sub-dials convey chronograph tasks: a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o‘clock and a 30-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock track elapsed time. The sub-dial at 9 o’clock tracks constant seconds. Each of the sub-dials has a slightly different index design adding variety to the arrangement.

The centrally mounted chronograph seconds-hand has a luminous tip, as do the skeletonized hour and minute hands. The chapter ring encircling the central dial slants upward and provides the base for the large applied luminous hour markers and the thin minutes-and-seconds track. Enclosing it all in is a scratch-resistant anti reflective sapphire crystal.

A robust, 35 mm wide black rubber strap integrates brilliantly thanks to the addition of two large hexagonal rivets placed on each end and custom fittings at the lugs. The strap fastens by way of a sleek deployant push-button clasp buckle.

Buy GV2 Corsaro Watch CollectionThe GV2 Corsaro is one of the most comprehensive sport watches in the brand’s current lineup of large, colorful watches. It integrates design and function tastefully in the manner you expect from GV2, and expresses self-assuredness worthy of your wrist. Pick one up while you still can at an authorized GV2 dealer.

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GV2 Powerball Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

An Original Racer that is Out of This World

GV2 WatchesThe Powerball by GV2 is among the most distinctive watches on the market in any category – nothing else looks quite like it. The design combines two complementary motifs within a stadium-shape case to achieve a look that is part science fiction, part motor speedway.

Buy GV2 Powerball Watch CollectionOne unmistakable emphasis of Powerball watches is racing sport: an axis bridge between 9 and 3 looks like a vintage race car steering wheel and the small seconds hand would surely suit the dial of a car’s tachometer or speedometer. In addition, the Powerball rubber strap features a distinctive tire-tread pattern.

The second theme is circles – hence the name Powerball – which appear all throughout the design of the watch and there are few straight lines or severe edges. It begins with the round 45 mm case and bezel. The first tier in from the bezel is a flange with globular markers. Next is the chapter ring, which has numerals at 05, 25, 35 and 55 along with circular minute markers. Moving into the central area of the dial, two date wheels are visible below the cutaway dial screen. The small seconds register is also round, as are the individual links that form the hour and minute hands.

As such, these elements are all cleverly combined, but the Powerball has an additional unifying quality – multi-dimensionality. The aforementioned layering of the dial creates a stadium effect with tiers and a declining slope towards center. This is echoed in the case design, which from its profile has the appearance of a stadium’s exterior. Not only does this case styling give the watch an original look, it means that a smaller portion of the case actually touches the wearer’s wrist, making for a more comfortable fit. The stadium shape also creates a natural projection of the fluted crown, which makes it easy to grasp for quick adjustments.

Several models of the Powerball are available. Case options are stainless steel, black PVD and one model in rose gold IP. Dials variants include models with yellow accents, blue accents and one with brown accents (exclusive to the rose gold version). Powerball watches use Swiss quartz movements, have solid casebacks and are water resistant to 165 feet.

The Powerball rubber strap is available in black, blue, red, yellow or brown. The adjustable bracelet, which features removable screw links (superior to pin links), comes in stainless steel or black PVD. Both the strap and bracelet open and close by way of a high-grade, double-folding deployant clasp.

Buy GV2 Powerball Watch CollectionWith so many details in its makeup, the GV2 Powerball is a watch worth staring at, and will undoubtedly garner some extra attention. Its multidimensional case and intriguing dial design are appealing to anyone who wants a watch that stands out for being original. This colorful and classy sport watch makes a great addition to any watch collection. Contact an authorized GV2 dealer today and pick your favorite.

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Father’s Day 2014: Give Dad the Gift of Time

Fathers Day 2014


by John Sealander  

What does Dad want on Father’s Day? Begins with “t” and isn’t a tie..

Father's DayFather’s Day is June 15. Why give Dad another tie for Father’s Day when you could give him a fine timepiece? That’s what he really wants. Does Dad travel a lot? Does he like to run or cycle? Is he traditional, or is he always looking for the latest technology? Whatever Dad’s personality, we can almost guarantee that there’s a watch that will perfectly suit his needs.

Wristwatches continue to grow in popularity for both work and play, and this year there is a tremendous selection to choose from. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give this special man in your life a gift that he’ll treasure forever. If you think a watch is too expensive, you haven’t been shopping lately. Quality watches are available in just about every price range. With the price of designer ties continuing to climb, you might even be able you find the watch you want for less than a nice tie.

Fortis Spacematic

If Dad’s a pilot or would like to look like one, the impressive Fortis Spacematic Black Pilot Professional is the watch for him. This authentic 40 mm pilot’s watch is powered by a Swiss made automatic mechanical movement and features an exceptionally readable three-hand configuration with a large day/date display at 3 o’clock. With its black dial, bold white lettering, and black PVD case, this dramatic timepiece is easy to read even under adverse lighting conditions. Equipped with a black nylon NATO style band, this stealthy creation is absolutely stunning. Like all Fortis watches, there’s a lot more to this impressive watch than simple good looks. Equipped with an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal and a solid stainless steel caseback, the Spacematic Black Pilot Professional is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet.

Gevril Serenade

Even the man that has everything probably doesn’t have a Gevril 5850 Men’s Serenade Dual Time Zone Automatic Watch. This superb limited edition dual time zone timepiece is perfect for the sophisticated Dad who travels internationally and needs to stay on schedule in style. The luxurious rectangular 18K white gold case is a masterpiece of art-deco design and has been fitted with a genuine Louisiana crocodile strap. Powered by a Swiss made 22 jewel automatic movement with a 40-hour power reserve, this handcrafted limited edition watch is available to only 50 lucky Dads worldwide. If you want to treat Dad to something truly special, you’re going to have to act fast.

Versace V-Race

Is Dad a global business traveler? Help him tame the world’s 40 time zones with a sophisticated Versace Men’s V-Race GMT Alarm on his wrist. This fashionable 46 mm timepiece features a red-tipped 24-hour hand that can be used to track a second time zone anywhere in the world. The sophisticated display also features an elongated date window at 6 o’clock, a continuous seconds sub-dial at 2 o’clock and a blue tipped alarm dial that can be quickly set for whenever you need a reminder. This superbly crafted dual time zone watch is powered by a precision Swiss made ISA 8176-1990 quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Ferragamo 1898 Sport

For the discriminating sportsman, there’s the boldly styled Salvatore Ferragamo 1898 Sport Watch. This classic diver timepiece is the embodiment of the sophistication and style that could only come from the house of Ferragamo. With its signature Gancino shaped case and unidirectional rotating aluminum bezel, this sophisticated sports watch is a serious diving tool that is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet. Powered by an ultra-reliable Swiss made quartz movement and equipped with a comfortable two-tone caoutchouc strap, this fashionable diver is something any Dad would be proud to wear.

Haurex Turbina II

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.

Hush Puppies 1958

Does Dad still think that Hush Puppies are the most comfortable shoes he’s ever worn? Give him a Hush Puppies watch. A Hush Puppies 1958 timepiece celebrates the iconic Hush Puppies style and casual comfort with a handsome 44 mm watch that is period perfect. This affordable, casual timepiece is powered by a precision quartz movement and features a handsome retro dial with day and date subdials. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the dial and the stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet.

Louis Erard 1931

Is Dad traditional? A Louis Erard Men’s 1931 Automatic Retrograde Power Reserve Date Watch might be exactly what he’s looking for. This handcrafted mechanical masterpiece combines the authentic period styling of Louis Erard’s first timepieces with a modern Swiss made ETA 2892-9094 movement that includes an integrated Soprod complication controlling the watch’s retrograde* functions. This amazing watch features a retrograde date display, a rotating disk that displays the day, and retrograde power reserve indicator. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet an exhibition back allows you to view the intricate mechanical movement at work.

GV2 Lucky 7

Has Dad always been lucky? Why gamble when you can give him something truly unique. The whimsically original GV2 Lucky 7 9301 celebrates lady luck with a fully functional roulette wheel on the watch caseback. The turret on this miniature roulette wheel actually rotates. The Lucky 7 9301 even features playing cards as numbers and uses an authentically marked gambling die as the watch’s winding crown. The GV2 Lucky 7 is powered by a Swiss made automatic mechanical movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Rüdiger Dresden

Does Dad like clean lines and precision German engineering? Give him a Rüdiger Dresden Chronograph. This surprisingly affordable German inspired chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and features three well-placed subdials for timing events of virtually any length. There is also a versatile tachymeter scale inscribed on the bezel, along with a convenient date window at 4:30 o’clock. All Rüdiger Dresden watches are water resistant to 130 feet.

Johan Eric Randers

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.

Viceroy Real Madrid

Is Dad a soccer fan? How about getting him a Viceroy Real Madrid Chronograph. With this big, bold 43 mm chronograph on your wrist, you are in command of any situation. There is a 30-minute totalizer at 10 o’clock, a small running seconds sub-dial at 2 o’clock and a third sub-dial at 6 o’clock for tracking the date. A versatile tachymeter scale is engraved on the stainless steel bezel and there is a 24-hour scale on the chapter ring. This handsome sports chronograph is powered by a precision quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet.

Calibre Hawk

If you’re still thinking of getting Dad a tie because you think a fine timepiece would be too expensive, take a look at the fabulous Calibre Hawk Chronograph. This massive 48 mm stainless steel chronograph features three well-placed sub-dials for timing events, a 60-minute scale on the bezel, and a convenient date window at 4 o’clock. The watch is powered by a dependable quartz movement and is water resistant to 330 feet. Although the Calibre Hawk Chronograph is very affordable, there is no need to reveal the price. When people see the level of craftsmanship and detail that goes into a Calibre Hawk Chronograph, they’ll think the watch costs thousands of dollars more.

Whatever Dad’s personality, he deserves a lot more than a tie. This year, honor Dad with a gift that he’ll treasure for a lifetime: a fine timepiece. Don’t wait too long though. Father’s Day is almost here and the time to locate a quality watch retailer is now.

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*A retrograde watch function displays time, date or other information in a linear rather than a circular fashion. The hand travels along an arc instead of a circle. Then, when it gets to the end, it jumps back to the beginning and starts all over again.

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GV2 Parachute Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

For Adventure Seekers and Free Fallers

GV2 WatchesThe Parachute collection by GV2 is one of the most audacious in the brand’s lineup of sport-minded watches. All the elements of a classic sport watch are here, from the oversized timing bezel, to the chronograph complication, to the option of a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap.

Buy GV2 Parachute Watch CollectionThe standout component of the Parachute watch series appears front-and-center: a unidirectional bezel, quite a bit thicker than the average bezel, consumes a large portion of the dial side of the watch. Color combinations on the bezel help differentiate the various models: prospective owners have the option of yellow/black, blue/black, orange/black, red/black or gray/black.

Every stainless steel Parachute case is a pronounced 44 mm in diameter and 12 mm thick, with polished sides and a solid caseback featuring the imprint of an open parachute. The chronograph pushers are low profile and the crown is fluted. Parachute watches contain Swiss quartz movements and are water resistant to 165 feet.

A hobnail pattern on the black dial provides a contrasting texture to the primarily smooth surfaces. The chronograph totalizers and small seconds counters are on concentric circular grained backgrounds and appear in a “tricompax” layout at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The counter at 3 o’clock measures constant seconds; the counter at 6 o’clock tracks elapsed chronograph hours up to twelve, and; the counter at 9 o’clock tracks elapsed chronograph minutes up to thirty. The chronograph seconds hand is centrally mounted and has a colored tip; the color varies depending on the model.

The colors of the counter hands, the hour markers and the frame of the date window also change slightly depending on the model. The hour and minute hands are lance style, and relatively thick in keeping with the watch’s overall look. Luminous paint on the hour and minute hands makes for easy reading in the dark.

Parachute watches are available on either stainless steel bracelets or black rubber straps. The bracelets have four links across with polished center links (the rest are brushed). The link pattern stops at the end links, which are solid across; the bracelets close by way of neat double-folding clasps. The custom rubber straps are fitted to the lugs and molded with a waffle texture in the center and the GV2 logo. A GV2 logo also appears on the pronged buckles.

Buy GV2 Parachute Watch CollectionParachute models are a brilliant choice for people on the go who want a confident looking sport watch at a fair price. These watches are robust enough to wear during most activities and have a two-year warranty backing them up. Unlike an actual parachute, Parachute watches will not create any drag – on your lifestyle or your bank account. Contact an authorized GV2 dealer today for more information.

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The New Ferragamo Lirica Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesFerragamo never ceases to innovate, constantly pushing forward by experimenting and introducing new designs into their pillars that include shoes, which were the establishing product of the company, perfume, haute couture and accessories, which include watches. This year Ferragamo introduced a dynamic and artistic jewelry collection of watches named Lirica.

The dial is truly the canvas of the watch, where the designers can reveal their creativity and the Lirica reveals why Ferragamo is so beloved. The centerpiece of the watch is the Gancino, Ferragamo’s most defining and characteristic symbol. Translated from Italian, gancino means a clasp. The roots of this symbol have an interesting story. Fiamma Ferragamo, founder Salvatore and his wife Wanda’s daughter, made a purse for her mother using the gancino as both a design and functional element. The family liked it and started incorporating it into other creations. Little did they know that the public would fall in love with the gancino and an iconic image was born.

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Ferragamo FG4010014 Lirica Ferragamo FG4030014 Lirica Ferragamo FG4020014 Lirica
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Studded with pave diamonds and inlaid with a ton sur ton (tone on tone) technique, the Gancino in the Lirica immediately draws the eye but is a subtler rendition due to its angled positioning. It takes a second look to realize its presence and that’s what’s so original about this composition. Ferragamo is all about glamor and what better way to bring glamor to the Lirica than diamonds.

Ferragamo FG4040014
Women’s Lirica
Ferragamo FG4060014
Women’s Lirica
Ferragamo FG4050014
Women’s Lirica
Ferragamo FG4040014 Lirica Ferragamo FG4060014 Lirica Ferragamo FG4050014 Lirica
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The Gancino is studded with a pave setting of them that resemble the mother-of-pearl marquetry technique often used in Ferragamo watches. A mother-of-pearl dial lays the backdrop for the Gancino, the elongated teardrop hour markers and the sword shaped hands circling the dial, for a simply elegant yet modern presentation in a 32 mm case.

The Lirica collection, operating off a Swiss quartz movement, offers different renditions from which to choose including a black dial with an IP gold case and black leather band, a white mother-of-pearl dial in a stainless steel case with pink band, and a white mother-of-pearl dial in a two-toned case consisting of stainless steel and IP gold with a blue leather band.

When you wrap a watch from the Lirica collection around your wrist, you’re getting all of the sophistication and artistry that Ferragamo is known for.

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Introducing the New Ferragamo Gancino Deco Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesFerragamo has introduced a striking new watch collection into its house called the Gancino Deco. Given the name, the watch obviously draws upon characteristics of the Art Deco movement.

A design style that finds its roots in France after World War I, Art Deco had its heyday in the 1920’s-1940’s. The movement was an eclectic combination of traditional craft with “Machine Age” themes and materials that represented the then current Industrial Age. However, the style is most defined by symmetry, vivid colors, ornamentation and geometric shapes. Some examples include the Packard car, the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and the U.S. postage stamp commemorating the 1933 New York World’s Fair.

Ferragamo FG3010014 Gancino Deco Ferragamo FG3020014 Gancino Deco
Ferragamo FG3010014 Gancino Deco Ferragamo FG3020014 Gancino Deco
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Most of all, Art Deco represented glamour, luxury and progress. The Gancino Deco watch possesses all these qualities. While the dial might seem simple upon first glance, it’s packed with lush details, texture and depth. The center section is a square patterned mother-of-pearl inserted with the marquetry technique that Ferragamo is known for, while the outer section features an undulating guilloche pattern of waves with stylized Arabic numerals at the quarter hours.

Ferragamo FG3030014 Gancino Deco Ferragamo FG3040014 Gancino Deco
Ferragamo FG3030014 Gancino Deco Ferragamo FG3040014 Gancino Deco
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Suspended between rectangular lugs, the 39 mm case reflects the trend of watches growing in size, which also is convenient for women’s watches for ease of reading the time. Of course, since it’s Ferragamo, you would expect the presence of the iconic Gancino and it makes its appearance on the strap with two decorations on either side of the case.

Ferragamo FG3050014 Gancino Deco Ferragamo FG3060014 Gancino Deco
Ferragamo FG3050014 Gancino Deco Ferragamo FG3060014 Gancino Deco
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The Gancino Deco collection comes in several styles including a blue mother-of-pearl dial in an IP gold case with blue matching strap, pink mother-of-pearl dial in an IP gold case with pink matching strap, white mother-of-pearl dials in stainless steel cases with a black or red strap and one with a yellow and white mother-of-pearl dial in a stainless case with a two-toned bracelet consisting of stainless steel and IP gold. All are fitted with deployant buckles and include a Swiss quartz movement.

The Deco Gancino captures the bygone era of Art Deco and reinterprets it in a modern way. For fans of this sumptuous and glamorous time then and now, the Deco Gancino fits the bill.

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Ferragamo Gancino Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesThough “gancino” translates to “small metal clasp” in Italian, when this word is said in Italy or any other part of the world, people will probably think of the name Ferragamo first. The haute couture house has practically taken over the word gancino and made the little clasp its own. Now the defining symbol of Ferragamo, the Gancino appears in the brand’s clothes and accessories and most particularly watches.

The women’s Gancino watch collection is a complete tribute to the mark as the Gancino defines the watch both inside and out. Yet, because Ferragamo creates such spectacular design the Gancino doesn’t overwhelm the piece or announce itself in too bold a fashion. It’s an integral part of the composition rather than feeling like an afterthought just to include the symbol.

Ferragamo FP5030013 Gancino Ferragamo FP5010013 Gancino
Ferragamo FP5030013 Gancino Ferragamo FP5010013 Gancino
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The 30 mm case of the Gancino is actually in the shape of an upside down clasp with the “U” shaped component acting as a lug at the bottom of the circular cased watch. In order not to break the line of the design, the crown, which is located at 6 o’clock, is practically flush to the case and barely seen. It’s these type of meticulous details that make Ferragamo a coveted powerhouse design brand.

On the dial, a beautiful and feminine mother-of-pearl provides the backdrop for the faceted baton hands. But if you look closely you’ll find the Gancino pattern engraved on an angle with the “U” shape between 3 and 6 o’clock, giving the dial a geometric look. The execution is delicate and sophisticated, adding another elevating detail to the Gancino watch. Wrapping up the package is a scratch-resistant saffiano leather strap with a special treatment, which also makes it easy to keep clean.

Ferragamo FP5020013 Gancino Ferragamo FP5040013 Gancino
Ferragamo FP5020013 Gancino Ferragamo FP5040013 Gancino
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There are four renditions of the Gancino watch, which conveniently runs on a Swiss quartz movement. Since it’s Ferragamo, there are vibrant colors in the collection. Choose from a stainless steel case with a mother-of-pearl dial and grey saffiano leather strap, a gold IP case with a beige mother-of-pearl dial and a bronze strap, a gold IP purple mother of pearl dial with a purple leather strap, or a gold IP mother-of-pearl dial with a black leather strap. You can’t go wrong whichever model you choose.

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