Fortis Cosmonautis Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

After 20 years in space and over 100,000 orbits around the earth, Fortis continues to set the standard for astronauts and cosmonauts.

Fortis WatchesThe timepieces in the Fortis Cosmonautis Collection share an impressive history. No other brand has spent as much time on the wrists of working astronauts and cosmonauts. These space proven timepieces have been standard equipment on space missions as far back as 1994 when a Fortis Stratoliner was worn aboard the Russian MIR space station. This initial venture into space was so successful that Fortis created the Official Cosmonauts Chronograph expressly to meet the needs of future space explorers. This iconic watch is still being worn today.

Fortis space watches were never intended as commemorative editions. They are real space rated tools for working astronauts. To this day, every timepiece that displays the “Yuri Gagarin Space Academy” logo on the back has been tested and cleared by Fortis for actual use in space.

Fortis Official Cosmonauts

Astronauts and cosmonauts depend on these extremely accurate and dependable tools to complete their missions, and their long-term success under severe weightless conditions is a big reason why the Russian Space Agency continues to equip all cosmonauts and astronauts attending the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center with a space rated Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph. This iconic timepiece has made its way to the International Space Station many times and is still standard equipment for many space station crew members.

One of the best things about Fortis space rated timepieces is that you don’t have to be an astronaut to own one. Fortis has always offered a limited number of these exclusive timing tools to the general public. Today, the exciting Fortis Cosmonautis Collection represents the most comprehensive selection of genuine space watches on the planet.

Fortis Spacematic

You can chose from iconic masterpieces like the famous Official Cosmonauts Chronograph or Spacematic, or select new space rated timepieces like the impressive Monolith. Most models in the Fortis Cosmonautis Collection are available in both three-hand and chronograph configurations to meet your personal needs. Depending on the model you select, your Cosmonautis timepiece can be equipped with a solid Fortis stainless steel bracelet, a luxurious leather band, or a comfortable silicon rubber strap.

Many Cosmonautis watches are based on the popular and time-tested Fortis B-42 and all feature superb Swiss made automatic mechanical movements that carry a two-year manufacturers warranty. While these fine timepieces have been designed and tested to operate flawlessly in the airless environment of space, they are also water resistant up to 660 feet.

Choose from any available Monolith, Official Cosmonaut, Spacematic, Mars 500, or Pitch Black model with confidence. These are timepieces that working astronauts and cosmonauts wear proudly and all share a heritage that includes over fourteen space missions and 100,000 orbits around the earth.

If you are an astronaut, you probably already have a Fortis Cosmonautis watch. If you’d like to look like an astronaut or wear one of their working tools, just contact your nearest authorized Fortis dealer and ask to see the real thing: a genuine space-rated Fortis Cosmonautis timepiece.

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US, Canada and Caribbean agent for Fortis Watches and the authorized Fortis watch repair service center. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Fortis B-47 Calculator Watch Collection

Fortis B-47 Calculator Watch Collection-669.10.31 M


by John Sealander  

With a countdown style rotating bezel, an internal slide rule, and the ability to track three different time zones, the Fortis B-47 Calculator could well be the ultimate tool watch.

Fortis WatchesFortis has a reputation for creating some of the worlds most innovative and versatile tool watches. Pilots, sailors and adventurers love Fortis timepieces for their durability and practical features. The impressive 47 mm Fortis B-47 Calculator is one of their best ideas yet. With a bidirectional rotating countdown style bezel clearly marked with 60 minute and 24-hour scales, an internal slide rule controlled by a second crown at 4 o’clock, and an orange 24-hour GMT hand, this versatile timepiece is ready for anything.

Buy Fortis B-47 Calculator Watch CollectionBy combining a slide rule calculator with easy-to-use multi time zone capabilities, Fortis has created a practical tool that pilots can use for aerial navigation and estimating fuel consumption, while simultaneously having a clear indication of the time in several locations. This versatile tool is also useful for rally drivers, sailors, and hikers.

The massive multi-function dial with its five concentric scales is protected with an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, while the precision, Swiss made 21 jewel ETA 2893-2 automatic movement is housed in a virtually impenetrable stainless steel case that is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet. With the addition of a GMT complication and two separate 24-hour scales, it is easy to track three different time zones at once. The superb Swiss movement is further enhanced with a fine timing device and an Incabloc shock absorber.

A stainless steel setting crown with the Fortis logo at 2 o’clock is used to adjust the time, while a second crown at 4 o’clock is used to preform slide rule calculations. There is even a conversion table engraved on the screw-down stainless steel case back that allows you to quickly convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Buy Fortis B-47 Calculator Watch CollectionThis superb timing tool is produced in a strictly limited edition of 2012 pieces. Three different versions are available that have been fitted with your choice of a sporty rubber strap, a luxurious brown calf leather band, or a fitted stainless steel bracelet. All Fortis B-47 Calculator timepieces come in a beautiful leather box and include a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

If you’re looking for a watch that has everything, contact your nearest authorized Fortis dealer today and ask to see the impressive Fortis B-47 Calculator Collection. We can’t calculate how long this exclusive limited edition is going to last.

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US, Canada and Caribbean agent for Fortis Watches and the authorized Fortis watch repair service center. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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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.

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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.

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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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GV2 Scacchi Watch Collection

Chess Game

by Adrian Herscovici  

GV2 WatchesChess is an ancient board game of strategy and tactics played by millions of people around the world. The game’s ongoing popularity is owed in part to the myriad possibilities of how a match can unfold, which is dependent on the mastery of strategies and maneuvers.

Like a watch, chess is portable: all that is required is a chessboard and a set of pieces called chessmen, which can be toted easily from one place to another. And like mechanical watchmaking, chess has an innate connection to several branches of mathematics making it an apt theme for watch design.

The GV2 Scacchi is a men’s collection of chess-themed watches — scacchi is the Italian word for chess. Each Scacchi watch features a substantial 46 mm case made from stainless steel. The caseback boasts a round checkerboard engraved pattern as well as a small aperture to glimpse the movement’s winding rotor. The sides of the case are fluted, as is the head of the crown, which resembles a rook — an important chessman.

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The current GV2 Scacchi collection contains six versions: three with a black-and-white checkered chessboard dial, and three more with a solid black dial. Both dials are available in one of three cases: stainless steel case with black IP bezel, black IP case and bezel, and rose gold IP case with black IP bezel. The design of the bezel features checkered squares cast at contrasting angles.

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GV2 9503 Scacchi GV2 9504 Scacchi GV2 9505 Scacchi
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Scacchi checkered dials resemble a chessboard from a bird’s-eye view. In addition to the board, the design features a red king’s crown at 12 o’clock, a red queen’s crown at 6 o’clock, red knights (represented by horse heads as they do in the game) at 2 and 9 o’clock, and white pawns at the remaining hours. The hour and minute hands are also shaped like chess pieces, probably bishops, although they could also be variants of the king or queen since chessmen have numerous forms from one set to another.

Variants with the solid black dial retain the red crown at 12 o’clock, but use Roman numerals as hour markers instead of chessmen to create a more traditional look and feel. The date function at 3 o’clock is mutual to every Scacchi model.

Every GV2 Scacchi watch contains a Swiss made self-winding movement, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a black leather calfskin strap, which pairs well with the watch’s black bezel. Scacchi watches are water resistant to a maximum of 165 feet and each variant is a limited edition.

Chess is the game of kings. Some enjoy it quietly between friends; others play competitively at the international tournament level. The Scacchi watch by GV2 is appropriate in either scenario and versatile far beyond. Whether it’s to express a general interest and strike up a conversation, or simply to delight in the game’s regal sensibilities on a daily basis, consider the GV2 Scacchi as the next addition to your watch collection. Contact an authorized GV2 dealer to find out more.

Gevril Group Worldwide Agent for GV2 Watches

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Ferragamo Idillio Valentine’s Day Edition Watch

Valentine's Day Red Roses

by John Sealander  

In Italian it means an idyllic romance. On Valentine’s Day it simply means I love you.

Ferragamo WatchesIdillio is one of the most romantic words in the Italian language. It should come as no surprise that it is also the name of one of Salvatore Ferragamo’s most sublimely beautiful creations. This spectacular 34 mm ladies timepiece has been described as poetry in motion, utilizing exquisitely proportioned, overlapping mother of pearl circles to achieve a mesmerizing fish scale effect on the dial that reminds many of a mermaid’s tail.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Salvatore Ferragamo has created a special limited edition of this iridescent masterpiece so a few lucky people will be able to say “I love you” in a unique and meaningful way. The exclusive Salvatore Ferragamo Idillio Valentine’s Day Edition enhances the iconic luminescent white mother of pearl dial with a Sirena finish genuine diamond pavé embellishment at 12 o’clock.

Ferragamo Idillio Valentines Day Edition Watch
Ferragamo Idillio Valentines Day Edition Watch
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The setting crown and both lugs of this exclusive IP gold creation have been tipped with precious black onyx cabochon stones. The Valentine’s Day Edition has been equipped with a beautiful red alligator print premium leather strap that is secured with an IP gold deployment buckle.

The Salvatore Ferragamo logo has been discretely engraved on the bezel and is complemented by a smaller Ferragamo logo at 6 o’clock. Inside this beautiful exterior is a Swiss made precision Ronda 705 quartz movement that has been designed to provide years of reliable service. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the exquisite mother of pearl “fish scale” dial and the entire watch is water resistant to 98 feet.

If you’d like to express your love this Valentine’s Day with the gift of one of the most beautiful timepieces ever created, mark your calendar now. The Salvatore Ferragamo Idillio Valentine’s Day Edition will be available starting in January 2015 at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques, authorized Ferragamo retailers and online at www.ferragamotimepieces.com. Love is fleeting, so don’t hesitate to secure one of these sublime beauties for your special Valentine now. By Feburary 14, this exclusive limited edition Idillio will be on somebody else’s wrist.

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Rüdiger Stuttgart Watch Collection

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by John Sealander  

The city many consider the birthplace of the auto industry and advanced engineering is now the inspiration for Rüdiger’s most innovative timepiece.

Rüdiger WatchesStuttgart, Germany is home to both Mercedes Benz and Porsche. The first prototypes of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle were manufactured in Stuttgart and the city is home to industrial giant Bosch as well the Max-Planck Institute and German Aerospace Center. This global center for science, technology and manufacturing also provided the inspiration for one of Rüdiger’s most technically advanced mechanical watches.

The classically elegant Rüdiger Stuttgart Collection features an open-heart design that provides a view of the balance wheel and inner workings of the precision mechanical movement through two strategically placed portholes on the front of the dial. There is also a clear exhibition caseback for a different view of the mechanical movement at work.

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The 40 mm Stuttgart incorporates the classic styling and clean lines that are characteristic of fine German timepieces. The three hand configuration features traditional blued sword hands with three blued steel screws securing the open-heart porthole. The three dimensional dial incorporates an intricate embossed diamond pattern in the center of the dial, surrounded by a raised chapter ring with attached metal indices. Completing the inspired design is a traditional fluted onion crown.

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The Rüdiger Stuttgart is water resistant to 165 feet and is available in four stylish variations. You have a choice of black or white dials with a stainless steel, IP yellow gold, or IP rose gold case. The watch has been fitted with a premium brown or black alligator patterned leather strap that is secured by a tang buckle.

If you’re a fan of German style and engineering but don’t have the budget for one of Stuttgart’s Mercedes Benz or Porsche automobiles, you’ll definitely appreciate this exceptional Rüdiger timepiece. Like all Rüdiger watches, the impressive Stuttgart delivers authentic German styling at an exceptionally affordable price. To see what one of these mechanical masterpieces looks like on your wrist, just contact your authorized Rüdiger watch dealer today and ask to see the Stuttgart Collection.

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