Couture 2013 Las Vegas – Showcasing the Worlds Best Luxury Brands

Fortis, Ferragamo and Versace Couture Time 2012 Banners


by John Sealander  

If Your Business is Luxury, You Always Make Time For Couture

Perfectly timed to coincide with Las Vegas Jewelry Week, Couture is just around the corner. From May 30 until June 3, the world’s leading jewelry and timepiece designers, retailers, and manufacturers will gather at the exclusive Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for Couture. For over 16 years, the Couture show has been the destination of choice for the stars of the luxury goods industry. With every passing year, this prestigious event continues to gain steam within the luxury community and is now considered the preeminent place to showcase jewelry and watches.

According to Gevril President Samuel Friedmann, “the Couture show has become the place where established brands, rising stars, powerful retailers and luxury trend setters discover what is going to excite customers and drive sales during the year ahead.”

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas Exclusivity

Friedmann says that participation in the influential Couture show is absolutely essential for Gevril Group. In 2012, Gevril showcased virtually all of the 40 fine timepiece brands it represents, in the Wynn Hotel’s spectacular Chambertin 2 Ballroom. During the five-day event, the show generated much more traffic and interest than the company initially anticipated. “We had success with every price point. Even drop-ins led to serious discussions,” said Friedmann.

This year, Gevril Group will once again be showcasing many of their prestigious brands at the Couture Time exhibit; including world renowned names such as Fortis, Gevril, Versace, Ferragamo and Versus. Joining Gevril at Couture are industry leaders like Stefan Hafner, Chopard, Bell & Ross, Bvlgari, Perrelet, David Yurman and many others. The prestigious Watch Journal will be returning as co-host of Couture Time in 2013. Watch Journal is the first luxury magazine built around watches and is widely regarded as a leading voice within the industry.

Gevril Group Couture Time 2012 Entrance

Visitors Checking in with Gevril Group Reception at Couture Time 2012

With new brands and exciting faces in attendance, the 2013 Couture show promises to be the best ever. Paul Ziff, President of Ferragamo Timepieces for the US and Caribbean, is looking forward to this year’s event. “We are very pleased to be participating in the 2013 Couture show” said Ziff. “Couture is the perfect venue for leading retailers to meet with executives from the industry’s top brands in a relaxed and luxurious environment. It is in this setting that new relationships are forged and existing partnerships strengthened.”

Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces for the US and Caribbean, agrees. “I am excited to share the new 2013 Versace and Versus Versace Watch Collections at the Couture show this year” said Allen. “We have gotten fantastic responses from all the top retailers making appointments for this year’s show. The Couture Show at the Wynn Las Vegas is where everyone comes to see all the top luxury watch and jewelry brands in one elegant setting.”

The Couture show proves once and for all that what goes on in Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to stay there. From May 30 until June 3, Gevril Group will give the world’s premier luxury retailers a unique opportunity to see, touch, and just say “wow” to one of the most diverse collections of fine timepieces available today.

Gevril Group will be at Couture from start to finish in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom. You can reach Gevril Group by email or by calling 1-866-425-9882. During the event, call Ruth Dombroff at 914-689-4360.

About Gevril Group

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.

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Top Luxury Fashion Watch Line Seeking Independent Representatives


Gevril GroupDistributor of very well-known luxury fashion watch line has regions available for independent representatives. The ideal candidate will have five years successful experience in the sales of luxury watch and/or jewelry, preferably to a large base of independent jewelers.

The key objective is the establishment of a strong distribution base through the opening of new independent accounts. Additional activities include the servicing of accounts to achieve increased sell through, conducting training sessions and coordinating and optimizing all merchandising materials.

This line is newly available to retailers and as such the ideal candidate would have excellent closing and negotiation skills. Compensation based on competitive commission structure.

In addition, there is the potential to carry other brands that are part of the distributor’s portfolio which could be a foundation for launching one’s own business.

Contact: david@gevrilgroup.com

About Gevril Group

Gevril Group is a preeminent watchmaker and 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 has become a leading B2B watch business by working harder and thinking smarter than competitors.

Additionally, the company operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. We invite you to “like” us on Facebook and to subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog digest. Your comments are welcome.

Gevril Survives Hurricane Sandy

Flooding Caused by Hurricane Sandy


by John Sealander  

Hurricane Sandy Hits Close to Home for Gevril Group

On October 29, 2012, one of the most damaging Atlantic hurricanes in recorded history devastated New York and New Jersey, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines, and cutting power to millions of people throughout the Northeast. Rockland County, located in upstate New York and home to Gevril Group, felt the full wrath of the storm. The Gevril Group headquarters in Valley Cottage, New York was completely without electric power and heat from October 29, when the storm moved ashore, until November 5.

With electricity now restored, the Gevril Group staff has returned to work, trying to catch up on a full week’s worth of activity. Serving customers around the world, Gevril staffers know it will be a big job to get things back to normal, but they are grateful to have the opportunity.

Hurricane Sandy Damage to a Gevril Retailer Hurricane Sandy Flooding, Shop Owner Looks On
Hurricane Sandy Damage to a Gevril Retailer Hurricane Sandy Flooding, Shop Owner Looks On

Gevril Group founder Samuel Friedmann says his heart goes out to employees, friends and neighbors in the surrounding area who suffered severe damage, and in many cases, are still dealing with closed roads, damaged buildings, severe flooding, and loss of life. It will take months before the area can fully recover from this devastating storm, but like all New Yorkers, the citizens of Rockland County are determined to make the best of things.

Downed Trees and Power Lines Caused by Hurricane Sandy Downed Trees and Power Lines Caused by Hurricane Sandy

The effects of Hurricane Sandy have been felt in at least 24 states from Florida to Maine. The worst of the storm hit very close to home for Gevril, with storm surges along the Hudson River all the way from Stony Point to Palisades in Rockland County. New Yorkers have always been resilient and their response to this unprecedented natural disaster is nothing short of remarkable. As the Northeast gathers its resources to rebuild, Gevril Group joins with its friends and neighbors in praying for a speedy recovery.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, 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. Additionally, Gevril Group 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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Gevril Group Names Bob Bruno Chief Financial Officer

For Immediate Release

Bob Robert BrunoJuly 9, 2012, New York, NY – Gevril Group appointed highly respected financial and strategic executive Bob Bruno as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bruno will implement best-in-class systems and practices that will enable the company to continue along its ambitious path of growth and profit.

Bob Bruno’s professional experience includes C-level positions within wholesale, retail, and manufacturing, as well as extensive experience in the luxury goods industry. Bob was CFO and COO at famed luxury handbag manufacturer Judith Leiber and for ten years, he headed up the luxury watch division of Bob Robert Bruno at WorkTime Products where, among his notable accomplishments, he developed ERP systems for well-known watch brands like Audemars Piguet and Blancpain.

Bob Bruno’s specialties include budgeting, forecasting, inventory control, cash management and cost containment. Bob received his MBA in Finance from Long Island University and his BS in Accounting from St. John’s University.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, 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. Additionally, Gevril Group 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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