Versace Men’s V-Ray Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

Fueled by Purpose, Steeped in Style

Versace WatchesChronographs prove consistently that they are the jewels of men’s watch complications. The attraction is innate: chronographs categorically represent racing sport, speed and competing against the clock. The ability to successfully style a chronograph watch for the contemporary gent, however, is no easy feat. One collection of watches that does strike the fine balance between elegance and sport with both polish and aplomb is the Versace V-Ray.

The V-Ray leads with an ample 44 mm stainless steel case available in four distinct versions (polished steel, two in rose gold IP and one in gray IP). A prominent aspect of the case is the two-tier lug construction, with the inner tier overlaying the bezel. This case-and-bezel integration adds a subtle but effective visual nuance, much like the way a claw setting is used to emphasize a gem. The bezel, which features a tachymeter scale, is made of stainless steel with versions in black, gray or rose gold IP.

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Versace VDB01 0014 V-Ray Versace VDB02 0014 V-Ray
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Polished piston-style pushers are another reference to motor racing. The pusher heads are colored to match the chosen accent color of the particular watch, as is the stripe that appears through the center of the crown, which features wide fluting and the Versace Medusa head symbol. The chronograph seconds hand and ring atop the rehaut are also colored to match – a visual effect that neatly ties the case and dial together.

The sophisticated look of the V-Ray case is surpassed only by the cohesive and composed appearance of the dial. The triple-register layout has sub-dials positioned as follows: a perpetual seconds sub-dial at 3 o’clock, a 10-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 9 ‘clock. The sub-dials are on a background of silver or black (depending on the model) with complementary or contrasting colored indexes. Luminous hands, a date aperture at 4 o’clock and the Versace wordmark round out the elements of the inner dial.

The outer portion of the dial is classic Versace: superbly arranged, with a Greek key pattern in a track around the chapter ring that is fluent in appearance. Applied luminous hour markers divide the track. The aforementioned rehaut is angled gently outward to display the seconds/minutes indexes.

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Versace VDB03 0014 V-Ray Versace VDB04 0014 V-Ray
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A sporty, padded black leather strap featuring stitching to match the accent color (in red, yellow or blue) complements the other black elements of the watch. The exception is the blue-dial model, which has a rose gold case and employs a blue strap with blue stitching. Every strap employs a fold-over clasp.

At the heart of this chronograph is a precision Ronda 5040D quartz movement with a lengthy 54-month-average battery life. A solid caseback affixed by four screws assists in netting the watch 165 feet of water resistance.

Chronographs urge us to be better and faster. The V-Ray by Versace proves that such energy-fueled motives need not come at the sacrifice of good taste. By combining both of these parts of a man’s personality, V-Ray watches let you explore your high-performance self in style – contact an authorized Versace dealer and choose your favorite V-Ray today.

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Versace V-Metal Icon Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Versace WatchesBorn in Italy, Gianni Versace, founder of his eponymous company, took his cues from his mother country. The Italian landscape and centuries of Italian art definitely influenced his sensibilities. After Gianni’s untimely death, his sister Donatella took over as Creative Director. She has never strayed from the roots that made the Versace brand so successful.

The Versace V-Metal Icon watch collection encompasses all of the characteristics and style that define the house and consistently place it in the fashion limelight. While watches usually find their origins with a movement or dial, the V-Metal Icon starts with the strap, updating the look while maintaining all the charm. Based on a vintage strap buckle, it secures to the wrist with a patent leather strap with butterfly buckle ornamented with metal segments.

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Versace VLC010014 V-Metal Icon Versace VLC020014 V-Metal Icon
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The Medusa head, a signature of the house of Versace, centers the dial, which is surrounded by a concentric circle of Greek key motifs, another Versace indicator. Classic Roman numerals sit on top of the Greek keys on the rehaut ring, but the real magic happens when telling the time.

Originally inspired by Harry Houdini, the watch is referred to as a mystery watch because the triangular hours and minutes indexes seem to be floating around the dial without being attached to any mechanical system. The trick is that the hands are mounted on rotating crystal glass disks. Framed by a bezel resembling a gourmette, or curb link chain, the Versace V-Metal Icon hearkens back to ancient architecture at the same time it reinterprets it for a fashion forward look.

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Versace VLC030014 V-Metal Icon Versace VLC040014 V-Metal Icon
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The 40 mm stainless steel case of the Swiss made V-Metal Icon is just the right size to perch on the wrist and comes in many attractive iterations including silver, gold and two-tone dials on black or white leather straps. There is also the option of gold, silver or two-tone metal segments on the strap.

For a classic yet modern piece that references Italian heritage, the Versace V-Metal Icon is a winner.

Versace watches may be purchased from an authorized Versace dealer.

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Versace Couture Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Versace WatchesThe 2014 Versace couture collections possess a luxurious and sleek styling emblematic of this house’s establishing line of clothing. The Versace Couture watch collection synthesizes beautifully with the dazzling clothes taking the fashion shows by storm and certainly lives up to its namesake.

The colors of the spring and summer 2014 season give a woman a lot of choice to suit her palette from nudes and monochromes to electric colors. The Versace Couture watch collection offers them in the classic Versace package.

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The first hint that the Versace Couture watch collection falls into a more classic genre are the applied IP gold Roman numerals set along the outside of the dial matched with IP gold dauphine hands. Adding visual texture, an inner sunken subdial features an engraved iconic Greek key that signifies the brand’s identity. The Versace logo sits comfortably just below the 12 o’clock marker.

Polished with brushed and satin finishes, the 41 mm stainless steel case of the Swiss made Versace Couture collection is not in the usual round, square or even cushion shape. Instead it’s a more playful oval shape anchored by four Versace screws on the bezel that also appear as design elements in the couture collection. Continuing the Versace Greek key theme of the watch, the leather strap, which secures with a Greek key butterfly buckle, is also embroidered with the Greek key.

The Versace Couture watch comes in choice of stainless steel or stainless steel with IP gold case along with different colored dials such as red, black, white and tan with matching straps. Within the crown is fixed a red cabochon, a fine extra detail that Versace is famous for.

The Versace Couture watch collection is conveniently powered by a quartz movement and is water resistant to 99 feet. With one of these on your wrist, you are set to take on the season!

Versace watches may be purchased from an authorized Versace dealer.

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Colors of Summer 2014 Women’s Fashion and Watches

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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.

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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.

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Alberta Ferretti Versus SP806 0014 Logo

Albert 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.

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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

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Swiss Watches and Space Technology

Fortis Watch in Space


by Adrian Herscovici  

Swiss Contribution to Space Travel and
the Watches that Made the Journey

Fortis WatchesThe 1961 space voyage of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard the Vostok is well documented in the annals of space exploration. Gagarin was, after all, the first person to travel into outer space. Gagarin wore a Russian-made Sturmanskie Sputnik watch on his inaugural journey.

Around the same time, Fortis Swiss watches – already famous for the Harwood automatic – made its debut in the space community when astronauts in the U.S. space program chose the Fortis Spacematic to wear during training. The strong reputation of Fortis watches among pilots and astronauts only grew, until 1994, when the Russian Federal Space Agency chose Fortis as its exclusive supplier of watches for manned space missions. To this day, the Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph remains standard issue for all Russian cosmonauts.

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Fortis 623.10.51 Si.01 Spacematic Fortis 630.10.11 Men's Official Cosmonaut
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Fortis remains one of a choice handful of famous Swiss brands to appear on the wrists of astronauts in space over the decades, and one of two Swiss brands to dominate the landscape of space-worn watches ever since.

Watches In Space

Perhaps the most iconic space watch of all time is the Omega Speedmaster, which made its first trip to space in 1965 on the wrists of the crew of Gemini 4, and in 1969 gained the distinction of being the first watch worn on the moon, strapped over the suited wrist of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

While its reputation as the “moon watch” is cemented, the Speedmaster was not the first Swiss timepiece in space. That distinction goes to Heuer: American astronaut John Glenn strapped a large Heuer stopwatch (Reference 2915A) over his suit in 1962 aboard the Friendship 7. Later the same year, aboard the Aurora 7, American astronaut Scott Carpenter wore his Breitling Navitimer – the first Swiss wristwatch worn into space. In 1970, Jack Swigert wore a Rolex GMT-Master on the legendary Apollo 13 mission.

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John Glenn With His Heuer Stopwatch Astronaut Jack Swigert Wears His Rolex GMT
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It is a little-known fact that another watch worn by an astronaut on the moon’s surface was a Bulova, strapped to the wrist of American David Scott in 1971 as part of the Apollo 15 mission. Scott switched to the Bulova after his standard issue Speedmaster experienced an operational problem.

In any case, most of these Swiss watches were mere one-offs in the chronicles of space history. Only Fortis and Omega maintained their positions as official suppliers to their respective space programs. Watchmakers, however, were not the only Swiss engineers of the day who were occupied with matters of space exploration.

Space Sciences and Technologies

Switzerland has a long, mostly unsung history in the world of space sciences and technologies. For reasons of their own, the Swiss made a conscious decision long ago not to start a space program of their own. Instead, they are among the world’s great collaborators in the field; Switzerland is a key member of the European Space Agency and contributes greatly to international space initiatives including those with NASA.

And given the Swiss’ aptitude for engineering (mechanical, electrical and chemical), which assists in their ability to remain at the vanguard of technological advancements in the watch industry, this should come as no surprise.

Highlights of Swiss contributions to the international space community include the ingenious solar sails (a form of spacecraft propulsion), which were developed for the Apollo missions (1969–72). Then there are the RUAG Launcher Fairings (in use since 1974); the Swiss instruments aboard Rosetta (in use since 2004); the Swiss atomic clocks for Galileo (in use since 2008) and the Swiss satellite CHEOPS (2014–2021). The high-tech motors that ran the Sojourner wheeled robotic rover on Mars (1997) were driven by motors produced by the Swiss.

Swiss CHEOPS Satellite Sojourner Rover
Swiss CHEOPS Satellite Sojourner Rover
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For all of this, the history of Swiss involvement in space sciences actually goes back even further than Apollo, and well before Gagarin exited the atmosphere in 1961.

There Might Be No Rockets If Not For… Balloons

Thirty years before Yuri Gagarin journeyed into space, a Swiss professor by the name of Auguste Piccard, together with Paul Kipfer, made a record-setting balloon ascent of 15.8 kilometres. Others had attempted such ascents, but Piccard was the first to do so using a pressurized capsule, which he designed, and which resembled Gagarin’s Vostok spacecraft.

What exactly has this to do with space travel? Well, at such an altitude, the physiological conditions for humans are similar to those in outer space (minus weightlessness), and the goal of Piccard’s ascent was to measure cosmic rays and stratospheric temperatures – both space-related undertakings. Such balloon missions are, in some ways, the predecessors of manned space flight. It is not known, however, if Piccard wore a watch on his balloon mission.

Swiss Made

To this day, space sciences generally do not leap to mind when people think about Swiss industry. Instead the Swiss are better known for financial services, pharmaceutical production and watchmaking, not to mention world-favorite edibles like cheese and chocolate.

For watch enthusiasts, subjects like tracking the history of watches in space, and monitoring which watches are chosen (and why) by current and future astronauts, remain the more compelling narratives.

Still, the contributions of the Swiss in the field of engineering for space exploration should not be under-represented, even if they remain a lesser-known specialty. In the name of subsistence of the human species, may the Swiss commitment to space exploration endure as long as the hundreds-of-years-old (and counting) mechanical watch technology that preceded it.

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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.

Gevril Group US Agent for GV2 Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for GV2 Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882.

In Europe, the GV2 brand is distributed by Gevril Group Europa.

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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.

Gevril Group US Agent for GV2 Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for GV2 Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882.

In Europe, the GV2 brand is distributed by Gevril Group Europa.

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