Glam Rock GR28031 Vintage Glam Two-Tone Watch


by Adrian Herscovici  

Traditions Renewed

Glam Rock WatchesNew is old, and old is new again. Thus is the nature of fashion. Pulling the appropriate elements from previous designs and re-crafting them into something new is the art of the matter, and the designers at Glam Rock have a knack for doing it well.Buy Glam Rock GR28031 Vintage Glam Two-Tone Watch

The Glam Rock women’s two-tone model GR28031 from the Vintage Glam collection has several distinct characteristics that are interwoven to create a look that at once swoops back in time, but also stands firmly as a design for the here and now.

An oval case, measuring 40 x 30 mm, combined with orbicular teardrop lugs is the basis for this watch’s luxurious silhouette. The case is made of stainless steel and coated with yellow gold IP. Glam Rock’s familiar onion-style crown protrudes attractively.

Within the form-conscious casing is a white enamel dial, at the center of which is a textured pattern of dimpled diamonds. The centrally mounted, decorative hour and minute hands are coated in yellow gold IP to match the case. The Glam Rock font, used in the brand logo and to inscribe the dial with the collection name, is a script with throwback appeal. Large, black Roman numerals encircle the perimeter, surrounded in turn by a railroad track minute scale at the outmost edge of the dial.

A notable aside is the deference Glam Rock shows in its use of Roman numerals. Most watch brands replace the Roman numeral IV (four) with IIII, generally to create a visual balance with the opposing numeral VIII. But watches in the Vintage Glam collection use the correct IV in the 4 o’clock position – point scored for being faithful to the Roman numeric system and bucking an erroneous trend.

Watches in the Vintage Glam collection are offered with several different types of bracelets and straps. The one chosen for this model is an integrated-link bracelet in trendy two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold IP. It closes by way of a deployant clasp. Not only does the bracelet match up well with the case in coloring, it also provides contrast: the case has antique qualities whereas the bracelet is quite modern.

A polycarbonate mineral crystal fronts the case and the watch is water resistant to 165 feet. Inside, a Ronda 762 Swiss quartz movement keeps things beating. Like other Glam Rock watches, the GR28031 is Swiss made.

Glam Rock GR28031 Vintage Glam Two-Tone Watch

Buy Glam Rock GR28031 Vintage Glam Two-Tone WatchKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Ronda 762 Swiss quartz movement
  • Yellow gold IP stainless steel oval case, diameter 40 X 30 mm, 12 mm thickness, stainless steel case back
  • Sapphire coated mineral crystal
  • White enamel dial with black roman numerals and 3D central design
  • Stainless steel two-tone bracelet, deployant buckle
  • Stainless steel stationary bezel
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Vintage Glam watches are for those who are drawn to the aura of vintage styling but who still want the brilliance of a flamboyant, modern watch. The vintage underpinnings combined with a modish two-tone bracelet strike the right balance between old and new. Like all Glam Rock watches, it will get noticed. Be sure to purchase your Glam Rock watch from an authorized Glam Rock dealer.

About Gevril Group

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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Glam Rock GR11158D Miami “Matelasse” Chronograph


by Adrian Herscovici  

Sophisticated Luxury Defined

Glam Rock WatchesNo glossary of terms cites a definition for “sophisticated fashion watches,” but if one did, the watches of Glam Rock would surely be in the description. Glam Rock watches combine Italian design with French-made case covers and Swiss movements – the result is a lineup of watches with true European flair and quality.

Model number GR11158D, from the brand’s Miami collection, is a fine example and a watch that will certainly draw attention starting with its polished oversized 46 mm stainless steel case. The case cover (the bezel, essentially) is also stainless steel, with black enamel and diamonds – 52 genuine high quality white diamonds, to be exact.

Glam Rock GR11158D Miami “Matelasse”
Glam Rock GR11158D Miami 'Matelasse'
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Interchangeable case covers are a feature of many Glam Rock watches, including this one, and while few covers are more dynamic than this diamond-studded knockout, the ability to mix and match is an important Glam Rock ideology. Rounding out the case design are an onion-style crown and matching chronograph pushers, which add a stroke of antiquity. The caseback is stainless steel and affixes by way of six screws, and the watch is water resistant to 330 feet.

Another interchangeable feature is the strap, and Glam Rock straps are simply extraordinary. The brand goes out of its way to source its exotic leathers from French and Italian tanneries. The black strap on the GR11158D is genuine leather with a matelassé (pronounced “mat-la-say”) pattern, which gives it the quilted and padded appearance. A classic prong buckle completes the look.

Like others in the Miami collection, this model features a chronograph powered by a Swiss made Ronda quartz movement. The chronograph functions are expressed on the dial by way of the sub-dial totalizers that track elapsed minutes and hours up to 12. The white sub-dials contrast well atop the colorful mother-of-pearl and are thus easy to read. The movement also has a date function that appears in an unframed window at 4 o’clock. Large and playful Arabic hour numerals and teardrop hands add further panache and character to the already dazzling arrangement.

Glam Rock GR11158D Miami “Matelasse” Mother-Of-Pearl Chronograph

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Ronda Swiss quartz movement
  • Chronograph and date functions
  • Stainless steel case with black enamel and 52 diamonds, diameter 46 mm
  • Sapphire coated mineral crystal
  • White mother-of-pearl dial
  • Black genuine leather matelassé band, classic prong buckle
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Glam Rock is known for going all-out in its designs and desire to bring cosmopolitan values to the wrists of people everywhere, and the GR11158D is no exception with its lavish styling, Swiss made movement and customizable components. All at a price point that is lower than what many might expect. But you won’t find Glam Rock watches everywhere so contact Gevril Group for a list of authorized retailers near you.

About Gevril Group

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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JOWISSA J1.066.L Safira 999 Watch


by Meehna Goldsmith  

JOWISSA Quality Swiss Watches Since 1951When master watchmaker Josef Wyss established JOWISSA in 1951, he had a particular plan in mind. He thought of women’s watches not just as objects to tell time but also as beautiful accessories for the wrist. Therefore, he wanted to create beautiful and original timepieces using the topmost quality supplies available. However, Wyss didn’t want to exclude any women from possessing fashionable timepieces and that’s why he decided to make them at an accessible price point.

With the JOWISSA J1.066.L Safira 999, JOWISSA achieves its goal of making jewelry for the wrist. The J1.066.L Safira 999 reminds one of a beautiful work of modern art. Resembling a canvas, the dial has a lovely “painting.” Against a white backdrop, four arches in blue tones ranging in aqua to green come down from the top of the dial between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock. They almost look like a mini rainbow, giving the picture a cheerful and bright look.

JOWISSA J1.066.L Safira 999
JOWISSA J1.066.L Safira 999
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Leaving the dial uncluttered without hour indexes or seconds hand was a good decision, as any other ornamentation would detract from the design. The time is still easy to read with the two silver sword hands circling the dial. Continuing the metaphor, a thick white bezel frames the painting and secures with a white satin strap that clasps with a buckle, ready to hang on the wrist.

JOWISSA J1.066.L Safira 999 Watch

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Swiss made Ronda 762 quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 32 mm, thickness 6 mm
  • White dial with green design
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal with diamond cut
  • Stationary sapphire bezel
  • White satin band, width 18 mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

While larger watches are the trend, that doesn’t mean that some designs aren’t meant to sit in a larger case. Fashionable women know that when choosing a watch it’s best to go with what suits their style and taste and not what’s du jour: that is truly what defines fashion forward thinking. In fact, the JOWISSA J1.066.L Safira 999 watch’s aesthetic would be diminished if it were sized up. The watch is seated in a feminine and dainty 32 mm stainless steel case and is powered by a Swiss quartz movement. It’s a delightful accessory for the woman who makes her own trends. Purchase your JOWISSA watch from an authorized JOWISSA dealer.

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JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24 Watch


by Meehna Goldsmith  

JOWISSA Quality Swiss Watches Since 1951JOWISSA, founded by certified watchmaker Josef Wyss, is an independent company with over a half century of heritage. It was established with the philosophy to produce quality watches for women that were fashionable yet also affordable, although recently they have expanded into the men’s market too.

Unlike brands under the umbrella of big conglomerates, JOWISSA, still a family run business, has the freedom to let their imaginations flow and that’s why their watches are so distinctive. From traditional to daring and whimsical, there is always a nice surprise from JOWISSA. The JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24 is a woman’s timepiece that straddles the line between traditional and modern in a beautiful blending of elements.

JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24
JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24
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The JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24 uses monochromatic tones to great effect. Though simple in design the white dial gives off a very modernist look. Round silver hour indexes frame the white lumed hands outlined in black, while a convenient date aperture framed in silver features a black date numeral on a white background to match the color scheme. A white center seconds hand ticks off the seconds. Balancing out the black and white theme, the JOWISSA brand name, situated at 12 o’clock, and the Swiss Made indication, at 6 o’clock, are colored black.

JOWISSA is known for using fashion forward materials such as Swarovski crystals, ceramic and sapphire. The JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24 uses sapphire to great effect, giving the watch particular poise and avant-garde elegance. Composed of faceted sapphire, the bezel adds dimension and an architectural aesthetic to the timepiece. The genuine patent leather calfskin band with stainless steel buckle rounds out the aesthetic, keeping the design clean and consistent. This is a watch that can be worn in a casual or more formal environment and fit right in.

JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24 Watch

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Swiss made quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 36 mm, thickness 7 mm
  • White dial, luminous hands date window
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary sapphire bezel
  • Genuine white patent cakfskin band, width 18 mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Housed in a nicely sized 36 mm stainless steel case, the JOWISSA J1.040.XL Safira 24 is powered by a reliable Swiss quartz movement. Purchase your JOWISSA watch from an authorized JOWISSA dealer.

Gevril Group US Agent for JOWISSA Watches

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

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