Fortis Orchestra Watch Collection

Fortis Orchestra Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

A Fine Ensemble from Fortis

Fortis WatchesWatches in the Fortis Terrestis collection are inspired by designs of the 1930s and ’40s. They are functional, elegant and thoughtfully detailed. The Fortis Orchestra is one style under the Terrestis umbrella, and perhaps the most distinguished of the entire collection.

The Orchestra series represents another side of Fortis, a brand famously associated with aeronautics and rugged watches designed for pilots and astronauts. The Orchestra is instead an unabashed dress watch – sophisticated, urban and upscale.

Orchestra watches are offered in one of two case metals: stainless steel or 5N rose gold. The case itself is 40 mm in diameter and every surface is smooth and polished including the bezel, sides and caseback. Even the interior flange around the dial is mirror-polished, which, in conjunction with the domed edge of the dial and domed sapphire crystal, offers visual dimensionality and complexity typical of watches at a much higher price point.

Fortis Orchestra a.m Fortis Orchestra a.m Gold
Fortis Orchestra a.m Fortis Orchestra a.m Gold
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Fortis also added its new smaller and more discreet crown to the Orchestra in keeping with the watch’s refined personality. The Fortis logo is embossed atop. But the most outstanding feature of the case is the droplet-shape lugs – an evocative and graceful link to a bygone era of watchmaking. In addition to their debonair appearance, the lugs are angled down slightly to accommodate the strap and to fit comfortably on the wrist.

Six large polished screws secure the Orchestra’s caseback, at the center of which is a glass window to view the movement. While the watch’s design speaks to Fortis’s early 20th century roots, Orchestra watches are enhanced mechanically by the inclusion of 21st century components, none more important than the Swiss made ETA 2895-2 automatic movement – a proven and reliable engine beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 42 hour power reserve.

Fortis Orchestra p.m Fortis Orchestra p.m Gold
Fortis Orchestra p.m Fortis Orchestra p.m Gold
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Two dial variants exist currently: one silver-opaline “a.m.” model and one anthracite “p.m.” model, essentially one white and one black. The dial arrangement is luxurious and balanced. Its edge gently domes around the perimeter creating shadow and depth. Minimal text appears.

The seconds hand sub-dial, centered vertically above 6 o’clock, is recessed with an engraved pattern of concentric circles. A date window sits neatly at the base of the sub-dial. The raised hour markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, as well as the watch’s three hands all share attributes: they are consistently narrow, without taper and coated with 5N rose gold. In all, the dial is pleasing to the eye and utterly melodious.

Fortis Orchestra p.m Side Fortis Orchestra Gold Side
Fortis Orchestra p.m Side Fortis Orchestra Gold Side
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Every model is available with a choice of leather strap in black or one of two shades of brown, all of which pair well with the lighter hues of the iridescent silver-opaline dial or the dark charcoal shade of anthracite.

Fortis’s decision to name the watch Orchestra is quite deliberate: the watch, like a great musical orchestra, is composed of exceptional individual elements that together generate something extraordinary. Contact an authorized Fortis dealer today to add this praiseworthy piece to your collection.

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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 2π Watch by Rolf Sachs

Fortis 2Pi Watch by Rolf Sachs


by John Sealander  

Rolf Sachs and Fortis Celebrate the Mathematics
of Time with a Sensational New Timepiece

Fortis WatchesInternationally renowned artist and designer Rolf Sachs is well known for his unique multi-disciplinary approach. Sachs’ art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and his designs include everything from opera sets to watches. Sachs has collaborated with Fortis before, and is responsible for the memorable limited edition Frisson and IQ art watches which quickly became treasured collectors items.

Now Rolf Sachs has done it again, with a unique tribute to Pi, the mathematical constant representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since the definition of Pi relates to a circle, Sachs thought that the natural shape of a wristwatch face is the perfect place to explain the concept of this famous and extremely important irrational number.

The remarkable limited edition Fortis 2π is a wearable work of art; using Rolf Sachs colorfully designed drawings to explain how mathematics brings order to time itself. The entire dial of this 42 mm black PVD coated stainless steel timepiece is fully covered with a bright white Superluminova material, highlighting Sachs’s unique interpretation of Pi 24 hours a day.

Fortis 2Pi Watch by Rolf Sachs
Fortis 2Pi Watch
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Limited to an edition of only 150 pieces worldwide, this inspired addition to the 2015 Fortis Terrestis Collection is powered by an exclusive Swiss made F-2014 Fortis-modified mechanical movement, based on the revered ETA 2836-2. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides protects Rolf Sachs signature tribute to Pi. This exclusive timepiece is water resistant to 669 feet and can be equipped with your choice of a leather performance strap, leather dress strap, comfortable caoutchouc band, or black PVD coated stainless steel bracelet. Like all Fortis timepieces, the 2π art watch is covered by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

If you missed the opportunity to acquire one of Rolf Sachs previous art watch creations, the time to reserve your own Fortis 2π is now. To experience the pleasure of wearing a genuine work of art on your wrist, contact your authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Fortis 2π watch.

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Ferragamo, Versace and Versus to Show at JCK Las Vegas 2015

JCK Las Vegas

by John Sealander  

The jewelry industry’s premier event welcomes three of the world’s premier timepiece brands.

For over 130 years, Jewelers’ Circular Keystone magazine has been the industry authority, keeping jewelry and watch retailers, manufacturers, and vendors up-to-date about important industry issues and style trends impacting their business. As part of their ongoing efforts to inform and educate the industry, Jewelers’ Circular Keystone sponsors the annual JCK Show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

JCK Las Vegas has become the leading jewelry event in North America. This is where the industry will gather May 26 to June 1, 2015 to view the latest creations from leading designers and learn about the trends that will shape the year ahead.

Paul Ziff“We are very pleased to participate in this year’s JCK show in Las Vegas,” says Paul Ziff, US Representative for Ferragamo Timepieces. “The opportunity to present our newest collections of Swiss made Ferragamo timepieces surrounded by the energy and excitement of Las Vegas is always a highlight of the year. We look forward to meeting with our many long term business partners and to introducing others into the world of Ferragamo luxury watches.”

Kari AllenKari Allen, US Representative for Versace and Versus Timepieces agrees. “Versace has long been known as a leader in the world of glamor and fashion,” says Allen. “The evolution of Versace watches has demonstrated a perfect balance between the classical Swiss made and modern Italian design. Sharing the 2015 collections with retailers in Las Vegas is especially meaningful this year as we celebrate 25 years of Versace Watches.”

Ms. Allen adds, “Versus Versace Watches are the true rock and roll soul of Versace. Versus Versace Watches present a fashion-forward collection at an accessible retail price point of $95 to $400. The Versus Versace Watch Collection is an artistic force that anticipates new trends and evokes the qualities of a self-confident, dynamic, and modern fashion-enthusiast. We look forward to sharing the 2015 collections with retailers in Las Vegas.”

Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces

All three of these premier fashion brands have plenty to get the crowds at JCK Las Vegas excited. Ferragamo will introduce new sport and ladies models of their popular F-80 line, along with the highly anticipated Varina and Gancino Chic Collections. The iconic Varina pays homage to Ferragamo’s classic Vara Pump and Varina Ballet Flat, and the Gancino Chic is a tribute to Salvatore Ferragamo’s legendary craftsmanship with a unique cuff style band crafted from the finest Italian leather.

Versace Timepieces

Not to be outdone, Versace will be introducing its impressive new Dylos Collection featuring a unique octagonal case and the artful use of Versace’s iconic symbols and themes. Also making their debut at JCK are the beautifully proportioned Day Glam Chrono and an ultra-exclusive DV-25 adorned with 28 brilliant baguette-cut diamonds that was designed for and worn by Donatella Versace herself.

Versus Versace Timepieces

Versus comes to JCK with several crowd pleasers, including the colorfully irreverent Fire Island Collection. These beautiful, soft silicon creations are sure to be a hit with younger visitors and buyers. Joining the exciting Fire Island Collection at JCK are a reimagined Tokyo Collection, the sophisticated Bayside Collection and the reimagined Versus Logo.

Gevril Group represents Versace, Ferragamo and Versus in the US and the Caribbean and is proud to bring these premier fashion brands to the jewelry industry’s premier trade show. If the initial reaction to these exciting new collections is any indication, a lot of the fabulous timepieces making their debut at JCK are going to begin appearing on customer’s wrists in the weeks and months ahead.

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Gevril GroupGevril Group is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Versace Mini Vanitas Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

You can now enjoy the baroque opulence of Versace Vanitas in a new smaller size.

Versace WatchesWhen Versace introduced their magnificent Vanitas timepieces, they quickly became an instant classic. Designed by Donatella Versace herself, the Vanitas masterfully blended the baroque extravagance of Versailles with the signature style of the House of Versace. Now, to the delight of fashion forward watch aficionados, this iconic timepiece is available in a new smaller size, perfectly proportioned for your dressiest occasions.

The diminutive Versace Vanitas Mini Collection is everything the original Vanitas was, and less. The 30 mm Mini features the same exquisitely crafted quilted enamel dial and matching quilted leather strap that made the original Vanitas so unique. With Versace’s signature Greek key motif engraved around the bezel, the Versace Medusa at twelve o’clock, and 15 polished Versace studs artfully placed on the dial, the Vanitas Mini is the epitome of delicate baroque beauty, as interpreted by the House of Versace.

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The Vanitas Mini is available in seven variations, with an IP rose gold case and a choice of black, white, red, and nude dials and quilted leather strap. Two models are available with matching IP rose gold bracelets with a quilted link pattern. These magnificent timepieces are powered by a precision Swiss made quartz movement and are water resistant to 164 feet. Like all Versace timepieces, the Vanitas Mini carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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It is a testament to the skill of Versace craftsmen that every nuance and detail of the original Vanitas design has been captured in this new smaller edition. With its superb detailing and unmatched quality, the Vanitas Mini is sure to join its slightly larger sister as a modern masterpiece.

If you’d like to maximize the enjoyment you get from wearing a fine timepiece, you need to experience the delicate baroque beauty of a Mini on your wrist. To reserve your own Vanitas Mini, contact your authorized Versace timepiece dealer today and ask to see the entire Vanitas Mini Collection.

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Ferragamo 1898 Pair Watch Collection

Ferragamo 1898 Pair Watch Collection

by John Sealander  

Salvatore Ferragamo has taken “his” and “hers” to a whole new level with the Ferragamo 1898 Pair Collection.

Ferragamo WatchesNow the perfect pair can celebrate their love with perfectly matched couple timepieces. Designed expressly or couples, the Ferragamo 1898 Pair Collection makes it possible for couples to enjoy the same watch in sizes that are perfectly proportioned for a man’s and woman’s wrist. Available in matching 40 mm and 33 mm editions, Ferragamo 1898 Pair watches are a spectacular way for couples to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion.

The latest addition to the growing 1898 Pair Collection pairs an IP gold and stainless steel case with a matching IP gold and stainless steel bracelet secured with a butterfly clasp to make a classically elegant statement on either a man’s or woman’s wrist. These sophisticated timepieces both utilize the same three-hand configuration featuring a beautiful blue sunray guilloché dial and Gancino shaped top ring engraved with the Salvatore Ferragamo logo. The smaller woman’s watch is available in two versions, including one with a spectacular diamond studded bezel.

Ferragamo FF305 0013 1898 Pair Ferragamo FF306 0013 1898 Pair
Ferragamo FF305 0013 1898 Pair Ferragamo FF306 0013 1898 Pair
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A Swiss made Ronda 715 quartz movement powers the 40 mm man’s watch and a slightly smaller Swiss made Ronda 785 quartz movement powers the 33 mm woman’s version. Both timepieces are water resistant to 98 feet and are equipped with an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Like all Salvatore Ferragamo timepieces, each member of the 1898 Pair Collection carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Ferragamo FF3070014 1898 Pair Ferragamo FF3080014 1898 Pair
Ferragamo FF3070014 1898 Pair Ferragamo FF3080014 1898 Pair
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Although all 1898 Pair Collection timepieces are available separately, we encourage you to acquire them as a pair. These exquisitely crafted timepieces share the craftsmanship and attention to detail that has made the Ferragamo name famous around the world. If you’re lucky enough to be the perfect pair, you both deserve to wear a timepiece worthy of your affection.

Ferragamo FF324 0015 1898 Pair Ferragamo FF326 0015 1898 Pair
Ferragamo FF324 0015 1898 Pair Ferragamo FF326 0015 1898 Pair
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Contact your authorized Ferragamo Timepieces dealer today and ask to see the fabulous 1898 Pair Collection. When you’ve shared everything else, you can certainly share the time.

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Ferragamo 1898 Sport Nylon Strap Watch Collection

Ferragamo 1898 Sport Nylon Strap Watch Collection - FF321 0015

by John Sealander  

If you haven’t decided on your favorite sport, Salvatore Ferragamo has a suggestion.

Ferragamo WatchesWhen Ferragamo introduced their 1898 Sport Collection to commemorate the year Salvatore Ferragamo was born, these sophisticated interpretations of the classic diver timepiece became an instant success. Ferragamo’s signature asymmetrical Gancino shaped case and unidirectional rotating aluminum bezel set new standards for elegance and craftsmanship. On the wrist, it became clear that the Ferragamo 1898 Sport was a diver that could only have come from the house of Ferragamo.

Although the Sport Collection quickly became one of Ferragamo’s most popular lines, the company’s master watchmakers didn’t rest on their laurels. This year they added four exciting new models to the growing collection, each featuring a beautifully finished IP grey stainless steel case that has been fitted with an authentic NATO style nylon strap, secured with an Ardillon buckle. These refinements give the watch a tough masculine feel, while maintaining the elegance and sophistication that Ferragamo timepieces are famous for.

Ferragamo FF320 0015 1898 Sport Ferragamo FF322 0015 1898 Sport
Ferragamo FF320 0015 1898 Sport Ferragamo FF322 0015 1898 Sport
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These new 43 mm Sport timepieces feature a classic three-hand configuration with available blue, black, rust, or olive dials with matching nylon straps. The no-nonsense diver style dial has a convenient date window at three o’clock, along with bright luminous bar indices and a large Arabic number occupying the 12 o’clock position. When this functional dial is paired with the precisely inscribed 60-minute rotating aluminum bezel, a wide variety of timing tasks can be performed with ease.

The new Salvatore Ferragamo 1898 Sport is powered by a precision, Swiss made Ronda 715 quartz movement and is water resistant to an impressive 656 feet. An anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial and your investment is protected by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Ferragamo FF321 0015 1898 Sport Ferragamo FF323 0015 1898 Sport
Ferragamo FF321 0015 1898 Sport Ferragamo FF323 0015 1898 Sport
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If you don’t already have a Ferragamo 1898 Sport on your wrist, what are you waiting for? These new additions to the popular 1898 line have a timeless style that is destined to become a classic. To see what these masculine masterpieces look like on your wrist, contact your authorized Ferragamo Timepieces dealer immediately and ask them to be a good sport and show you the entire 1898 Sport Collection.

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