Best Ever Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair 2015

Hong Kong Watch Clock Fair 2015 Renaissance Moment

by John Sealander  

Gevril Group Brands in Spotlight at World’s
Largest International Timepiece Event

Hong Kong Watch and Clock FairAccording to industry insider and Gevril USA President Samuel Friedmann, the 2015 Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair was the best he has ever attended. Friedmann considers the prestigious fair a must-attend event, adding that this year some of his own brands were in the spotlight.

For 34 years, the prestigious international watch and clock fair has continued to grow in importance, becoming an essential destination for buyers, sellers, and industry experts. The Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair is now the largest event of its kind in the world, with over 780 exhibitors from 23 different countries. Asian markets have become so important in recent years that famous brands like Gevril Group’s own Versus Versace are choosing to launch their latest products at the annual fair.

Versus Versace was one of four international brands that had the opportunity to launch new products on opening day of the watch show. The high profile product launch was well received according to Mr. Friedmann, and was the perfect way to kick off an exciting five-day event.

This year’s Watch and Clock Fair attendees enjoyed daily watch parades and informative seminars designed to focus attention on the latest trends in the watch industry. Switzerland’s watchmaking expertise was featured at two all new pavilions this year, while a special “Wearable Tech Zone” featured the industry’s latest technological innovations. Even the general public got a chance to enjoy the show during a special “Super Saturday” on September 12 which featured lavish parades, celebrity events, and drawings for new watches.

With a record $10.8 billion in imports and $10.3 billion in exports in 2014, Hong Kong has become the world’s largest importer of complete watches by value and the second-largest exporter of complete watches and clocks. It is also becoming the place where the watch world sources parts and materials.

It’s no surprise that the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair now rivals the iconic Baselworld Fair in Switzerland. Samuel Friedmann says he’ll probably be back again next year.

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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 and Swiss 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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Versus Watches Stolen at WWD Magic Trade Show Show Las Vegas


by John Sealander  

Thieves Prove that Versus Watches Are The
Hottest Thing at WWD Magic Trade Show 2013

Versus WatchesEverybody knows that Versus watches are one of this season’s hottest fashion accessories, but seven of these fashionable timepieces are now quite literally too hot to handle. The watches were stolen when thieves broken into a locked showcase at the Versus booth during the recently concluded WWD Magic trade show in Las Vegas.

Versus Display Case WWD Magic Trade Show – Before Theft
Versus Display Case WWD Magic - Before Theft
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According to Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces USA, the incident happened sometime during the evening of August 20 when an unknown thief stole seven very desirable Versus watches with an undisclosed retail value from a locked display case after the show had officially closed for the day. “We really need to catch the thief,” says Allen, “because we are so careful with our distribution and we don’t want these watches to end up in the wrong hands or stores.”

Versus Display Case WWD Magic - After TheftAllen hopes that police will be able to recover the stolen watches. “There’s certainly no need to swipe these watches,” says Allen. “The fashion world is well aware that the Versus Versace brand is already a steal.”

These trend-setting timepieces are a popular, and very affordable way to experience the unmistakable allure of Versace. The trendy Versus label has come to represent the rock ‘n’ roll soul of Versace and the fashion world loves it.

Versus will be back with more hot new designs at THE WWD Magic Trade Show 2014, but hopefully none of them will be too hot to handle. ”We’re glad people like us,” says Allen, “but we’d prefer that they get their Versus watches from an authorized Versus Versace dealer.”

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Gevril GroupVersus Watches is represented in the US and the Caribbean by Gevril Group. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Versus Versace Launches 2013 Collection With a Bang

Grimes and Angel Haze at Versus Versace 2013 Collection Launch


by John Sealander  

When Donatella Versace Throws a Party
The Fashion World Knows What’s Next!

Versus WatchesTIn celebration of the launch of Versus Versace’s new 2013 Collection, along with a new capsule line by British design hotshot JW Anderson, Donatella Versace cranked up the glitz and glamor at a New York City bash for the fashion world’s newest crop of superstars. This fabulous fashion fête featured lots of leather, along with a bold new use of colors and textures that firmly reestablished Versus Versace as the rock ‘n’ roll soul of the fabled Italian label.

JW Anderson and Donatella Versace at Versus Versace 2013 Collection LaunchHeadlining the glittery evening were two of the music world’s hottest new stars: Grimes and Angel Haze. Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes, wowed the audience in a Versus granite-hued skirt and a top adorned with Versace’s trademark logo, which was perfectly accented with black combat boots.

Grimes, who was awarded the Webby for Artist of the Year in 2013, showcased her unique and original synthesis of industrial, electronic, pop, hip hop, and R&B, while Angel Haze showed why she has become one of today’s hottest female rappers.

Angel, who rocked a colorful, oversize button-up Versus Versace print during her electrifying performance, proved once again that she really does rule in New York City. Although Grimes and Angel are at opposite ends of the musical spectrum, both women were seen wearing Versace’s signature medallion necklace during the May 15th event.

The young, hip and decidedly star-studded audience included luminaries like Cameron Silver, Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen, and singer Paloma Faith. These long-time Versace fans pulled out all the stops, wearing some fabulous Versace outfits themselves.

With a spectacular runway show that included bold new Versus Versace prints, guys in crop tops, and enough bling to light up the room, it’s clear that the new Versus Versace’s 2013 Collection was exactly what the fashion world was looking for. New Versus Versace styles are available now in select locations and JW Anderson’s new capsule line will be available starting June 15.

The attention to detail and commitment to quality that were abundantly evident at the Versus Versace 2013 Collection launch have always been a hallmark of the popular Versace Versus timepiece line. To wear what the fashion world is celebrating now, it’s time to head for your nearest authorized Versus Versace retailer and start making your own headlines.

Gevril Group US and Caribbean Agent for Versus Watches

Gevril GroupVersus Watches is represented in the US and the Caribbean by Gevril Group. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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