Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Limited Edition Vintage Watch


by John Sealander  

Fortis WatchesThe 1970’s weren’t just about big hair, leisure suits, and waterbeds. This decade was also a time of tremendous innovation. Barcodes, e-mail, laser printers, video games, personal computers, and genetic engineering all made their debut in the 1970’s. Not surprisingly, this was also a time of horological excellence, with many watchmakers introducing some of their most innovative and enduring designs. One of these groundbreaking timepieces was the original Fortis Marinemaster.

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage WatchAs a tribute to this iconic timepiece, Fortis is re-issuing it in a special limited edition of 500 pieces. The Fortis Marinemaster Vintage 800.20.85 L.01 remains faithful to the original design while incorporating technological advancements that make the historic chronograph even better. A proprietary Fortis caliber 2020 automatic movement, based on the reliable Swiss made ETA 2892, now powers this vintage masterpiece. With a modified chronograph module, 47 jewels, a fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorber, this superb timing tool is an improvement on the earlier Marinemaster.

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage
Fortis  800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage
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Like its 1970’s namesake, the Marinemaster Vintage 800.20.85 L.01 watch features a three-part 40 mm stainless steel case, a specially coated domed PMMA acrylic crystal, an exhibition caseback, and a unidirectional rotating bezel with a clearly marked 60-minute aluminum insert ring. The beautiful black dial features three perfectly placed blue sub-dials at 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock for timing events. There is also a precisely engraved tachymeter scale circumscribed around the edge of the chapter ring.

The 800.20.85 L.01 Fortis Marinemaster Vintage has a highly polished, and period correct, stainless steel case that is water resistant to 165 feet. The vintage chronograph has been fitted with a beautiful black genuine leather strap with contrasting top stitching, just like the 1970’s original.

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Limited Edition Vintage Watch

Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage WatchKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Chronograph function
  • Swiss automatic self-wind F-2020 movement with modified chronograph module, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorver
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 15 mm thickness
  • Black dial
  • Exhibition caseback
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Black calfskin band, width 20 mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

If you’d like to own one of the iconic timepieces that made Fortis a favorite among pilots, astronauts, and sailors, this is your chance. With only 500 copies available worldwide, this faithful recreation of a Fortis masterpiece won’t last long. To put a piece of history on your wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your Fortis 800.20.85 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage watch today.

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 official Fortis watch repair service center. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Fortis 621.10.12 M Lady Flieger Watch


by John Sealander  

The Fortis Amelia Earhart Would Have Wanted

Fortis WatchesAviator style timepieces have been popular with adventurous men ever since pilots started wearing them. These big, bold watches are both practical and stylish with their large, readable displays and durable construction. Fortis, who makes some of the worlds most popular and well-respected aviation timepieces, wondered why more women weren’t wearing pilot’s watches and quickly discovered the answer. They were simply too large for most women’s wrists.

Buy Fortis 621.10.12 M Lady FliegerTo rectify the situation, Fortis introduced the new Fortis 621.10.12 M Lady Flieger. This superlative aviator timepiece is everything you’ve always loved about Fortis pilot’s watches in a slightly smaller size that is perfectly proportioned for a woman’s wrist. The impressive Lady Flieger 621.10.12 M features the same, easy-to-read dial with simple bar indices and clear legible numbers that made larger Fortis aviator watches so popular with pilots and astronauts.

This beautifully crafted 35 mm timepiece features a three-hand configuration with Superluminova sword hands and a convenient date window at three o’clock. The substantial stainless steel case is water resistant to an impressive 660 feet has been fitted with an integral solid stainless steel bracelet secured with a convenient fold-over clasp. Dove grey numbers provide the perfect contrast for a lustrous silver dial that is protected by an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal.

This superlative lady aviator is powered by an automatic, twenty-one jewel, Swiss made 2892 A2 mechanical movement, augmented with a fine timing device. This highly accurate and reliable movement is found in some of the world’s most prestigious watches and brands.

Fortis 621.10.12 M Lady Flieger Watch

Buy Fortis 621.10.12 M Lady FliegerKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 35 mm, 11 mm thickness
  • Silver dial, Superluminova luminous color with date window
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless-steel bezel
  • Grey stainless steel band, width 19 mm, fold over clasp
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

If you’ve always liked the idea of wearing a pilot’s watch, but found they were just too big for your wrist, the wait is over. The exciting, and beautifully crafted Fortis Lady Flieger 621.10.12 M is everything you’ve been looking for and it’s already cleared for takeoff on your wrist. To acquire one of these beauties, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Lady Flieger 621.10.12 M.

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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GV2 9700 Aurora Men’s Limited Edition Black-on-Black Watch


by John Sealander  

This stealthy masterpiece covertly tells the time while keeping its namesake’s clandestine secrets safe.

GV2 WatchesWith its sophisticated black-on-black design, the Swiss made GV2 9700 Aurora tells the time on a need-to-know basis. Inspired by the super secret US military Aurora project, this 45 mm, IP black, 316L stainless steel timepiece exudes an aura of mystery. Luminous, skeletonized hands and raised silver indices clearly indicate the time without attracting undue attention. A semitransparent screen on the all-black dial partially reveals a bilingual date wheel below, while two well-positioned windows at 3 and 9 o’clock clearly indicate the correct day and date.

Adding further functionally to this inspired military design is a rotating, all-black aluminum bezel with tactile knurled edges and raised numbers. This unidirectional bezel functions as a practical tool for timing dives and other events, while remaining virtually invisible on the wrist.

GV2 9700 Aurora
GV2 9700 Aurora
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Powered by a reliable Ronda 517 Swiss quartz movement that is encased in durable 316L stainless steel, this is a timepiece that is ready for anything. The GV2 9700 Aurora features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal that has been imprinted with the GV2 logo, has a screw-down solid stainless steel caseback, and is water resistant to 330 feet. This precisely engineered timing tool has been expertly engraved with a conceptual drawing of the mysterious Aurora reconnaissance aircraft on the caseback and has been fitted with a comfortable black silicone strap. If you’re a fan of stealth designs, this could well be the ultimate military watch.

GV2 9700 Aurora Men’s Limited Edition Black-on-Black Watch

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Limited edition
  • Ronda 517 Swiss precision quartz movement
  • Black IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 45 mm, 13 mm thickness
  • Anti- reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Black dial, day and date display, luminous hands
  • Black silicone band, width 22.5 mm, buckle clasp
  • Black aluminum unidirectional bezel
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty


The clandestine Aurora project may be forever shrouded in mystery, but there is no need to keep the GV2 9700 Aurora a secret. This is a timepiece any watch aficionado will wear publically and proudly. Like all GV2 timepieces, the Swiss made GV2 Aurora 9700 has the look and feel of a watch that costs many times more than its affordable price point.

This exclusive timepiece is manufactured in a strictly limited edition and carries an exclusive two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Each GV2 Aurora comes in a special presentation box. To put one of these covert beauties on your wrist, just contact your nearest authorized GV2 dealer today.

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 9402 Grande Watch


by Meehna Goldsmith  

GV2 WatchesThe timepiece was invented as an instrument. Its sole job was to keep time. Since the development of the smartphone with its built in digital time readout, the watch is no longer necessary in the contemporary world for its original purpose. It has been transformed into a fashion accessory that happens to tell time. And with that in mind, you need to choose how to decorate your wrist well.

The GV2 Grande 9402 takes the bull by the horns in the fashion department with its design, color and materials. Those who follow the fashion scene will know that vibrant colors have taken center stage for the season. Fitting right in on the runways, the black diamond-patterned dial of the GV2 Grande 9402 is punctuated with strategically placed fluorescent orange color, including the minutes flange, Arabic numerals, hands and subdial at 6 o’clock. Take particular note of the design of the two Arabic numerals (3 and 9). They are highly stylized and give the piece a very modern and unique look.

GV2 9402 Grande
GV2 9402 Grande
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For reading the time in low light conditions, the baton hour indexes and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova. The dial also includes a black on white big date aperture that blends nicely with the color scheme.

What really draws attention to the GV2 Grande 9402 is the large case construction. Although the black IP coated stainless steel case measures 42 mm, with the case extension it takes up 50 mm of real estate, so it’s a very substantial piece on the wrist. The case extension, which protects the crown, matches the 21st century style of the Arabic numerals. With its interesting use of negative space, it resembles angular modern furniture design or architecture.

GV2 9402 Grande Orange Accents Black Dial Watch

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Ronda 6004.B Swiss quartz movement
  • Black IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 42 mm, with case extension 50 mm, 10.5 mm thickness,
  • Antireflective sapphire crystal
  • Black dial, big date at 12 and sub second dial at 6, luminous hands
  • Black silicone band, buckle clasp, width 23.5 mm
  • Black IP coated stainless steel stationary bezel, minute track on inner orange bezel
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Perfect for summer, the GV2 Grande 9402 fits around the wrist with a comfortable black silicone strap and buckle, which resists moisture and discomfort much better than a leather band. Powered by a Ronda 6004.B Swiss quartz movement for years of hassle free wear, the GV2 Grande 9402 is water resistant to 99 feet.

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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