Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph Watch


by Adrian Herscovici  

Renewed, Recharged, and Totally Retro

Fortis WatchesPopular culture steers people to explore new and different trends. But some designs continue to work – decade upon decade – and those labeled “classic” always return to favor. Such is the case with the Fortis Marinemaster watch, originally released in the 1940s. The Marinemaster remained in the Fortis lineup for decades, and the Marinemaster Chronograph was popular well into the 1970s when the quartz movement revolution forced the watch industry to rethink its mechanical future. The industry bounced back in a big way, as did many of the classic watch designs of the 20th century.

Buy Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph WatchToday, reconnecting with classic watches of bygone eras is as popular as ever. As part of the brand’s centennial celebrations, Fortis released two versions of its Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph in 2012: one with blue accents and the second, shown here, with orange accents. Both are limited editions of 500 pieces.

The Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph watch is true to the look of its predecessor in most ways including the shape of the lugs, the piston-style chronograph pushers and the unidirectional, graduated dive bezel. Similarities extend to the dial, too, including the orange sub-dials; the two-tone 30-minute sub-dial; the shape of the hands and hour markers; the minutes-and-seconds track, and the tachymeter scale at the outside of the dial.

Enthusiasts will note that the position of the 30-minute counter and the 60-second counter are reversed compared to the ’70s iteration, which is a result of the configuration of the new automatic movement – the Fortis caliber F-2020 – an ETA 2892-A2 base with a Dubois Depraz 2020 chronograph module.

Other than the upgraded movement, the most notable difference is the watch’s exhibition caseback that provides a view of the movement in action. The water resistance of the Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph is 165 feet (less than the original, which was over 650 feet).

The three-part case is made of stainless steel and measures 40 mm in diameter. Another nod to the original is the inclusion of domed acrylic on the front that is made of PMMA – the same type of acrylic that was used before the advent of synthetic crystal. The watch is mounted on a black calfskin strap with white stitch and employs a traditional clasp buckle.

If the reliability of a modern watch is more appealing than the quirks of vintage, or a vintage model simply eludes capture, consider the Fortis Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph watch. Its classic retro design in tandem with an updated automatic movement will remain a favorite long after the whim of the next style craze.

Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph Watch

List Price: $4,600

Buy Fortis Mens 800.20.80 L.01 Marinemaster Vintage Chronograph WatchKey features:

  • Fortis caliber F-2020 Swiss automatic movement
  • Chronograph, day and date functions
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 15 mm
  • Black dial, orange subdials, tachymeter
  • Stainless steel graduated dive bezel
  • Exhibition caseback window reveals the watch movement
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant PMMA acrylic crystal
  • Black calfskin strap, width 19 mm, traditional clasp buckle
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

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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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Edox Mens 01505 3 NIN Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde


by John Sealander  

Once You’ve Used the Edox Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde,
More Traditional Ways of Timing Events Will Seem Backwards

Edox Swiss WatchesIf you’ve never experienced the joy of using a retrograde chronograph for yourself, you’re in for a treat with the innovative Edox Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde. Unlike a traditional chronograph, the primary chronograph hand on this spectacular timepiece rotates counterclockwise, resulting in an intuitive and easy to understand way to measure events of up to one hour in length.

Every 30 seconds, the chronograph hand returns to zero and repeats its retrograde motion, while incrementing two retrograde subdials that measure longer time intervals. The whole process makes so much sense when you see the watch in action (video below) that you’ll wonder why all chronographs aren’t designed this way.

It’s no surprise that a watch like this comes from Edox. For over a century Edox has been a horologic success story, with a long list of innovations that remain unrivaled to this day. The exquisite 41mm stainless steel Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde brings this tradition of leadership and innovation to a new generation of watch aficionados at a surprisingly affordable price.

The Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde is powered by a precision Swiss made quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet. The watch, which is manufactured and assembled in Switzerland, features a scratch resistant genuine sapphire crystal and is equipped with a luxurious calfskin band. There is a convenient date window at 4 o’clock and along with a small continuous second hand at 6 o’clock. The stainless steel crown is adorned with the iconic Edox hourglass logo.

Edox 01505 3 NIN Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde

This elegant and sophisticated timepiece is equally at home in casual or dressy situations. With its unusual retrograde complication, this is definitely a watch that will garner attention wherever you wear it. If you’d like to see one of these innovative beauties on your own wrist, be sure to contact an authorized Edox dealer today and reserve your Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde immediately.

Edox Mens 01505 3 NIN Les Vauberts Chronograph Retrograde

List Price: $1,025

Key features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Precise Swiss made quartz movement
  • Retrograde chronograph function
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 41 mm, thickness 10 mm
  • Black dial, date window
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Black calfskin band, width 21 mm, stainless steel buckle, engraved Edox logo
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

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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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Roamer 770990 40 05 07 Trekk Master Expedition


by John Sealander  

If You’re an Adventurer at Heart, You’ll Be
Lost Without Your Roamer Trekk Master

Roamer WatchesThe Roamer Trekk Master is unique. This rugged, Swiss made multifunction timepiece isn’t just an accurate dual time-zone alarm chronograph. It’s also a digital compass, an altimeter, a barometer and a thermometer. For adventurers and explorers, the Trekk Master is a trusted companion they can rely on wherever they go. Once you’ve experienced the powerful functionality of the Roamer Trekk Master, you’ll quickly realize that you’d be lost without it.

This amazing timepiece does everything. When the compass function is activated, the watch’s hour and second hands re-align and point north. The built-in altimeter doesn’t just display your current altitude; it stores an altitude profile of your entire journey, up to 5.6 miles. With an accurate barometer to make weather predictions and a built-in thermometer, the Trekk Master provides you with the tools your need to travel and trek with confidence just about anywhere in the world.


You wouldn’t expect anything less from Roamer. For more than 120 years, this watch company has been setting the standards for Swiss made quality by combining traditional Swiss craftsmanship with contemporary innovation. Roamer has never been afraid to take traditional Swiss values and use them to create the innovative, contemporary products that today’s customers really want.

Buy Roamer WatchesThis cutting edge craftsmanship has made the Roamer Trekk Master one of the most desirable multifunction timepieces ever produced. This remarkable timepiece gives today’s adventurers and sports enthusiasts the best of both worlds. You get an easy-to-read analog time display that has been augmented with the most powerful digital multifunctionality available today.

Roamer 770990 40 05 07 Trekk Master Expedition Timepiece

Roamer 770990 40 05 07 Trekk Master Expedition Chronograph

Buy Roamer WatchesList Price: $1,225

Key watch features:

  • Swiss made
  • Precise ISA 9350 quartz movement
  • Alarm, altimeter, backlight, barometer, chronograph, compass, dial time zone, thermometer and weather indicator functions
  • Black PVD steel case, diameter 47 mm, thickness 13.5 mm
  • Black dial, analog-digital display
  • Bidirectional rotating compass bezel
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Orange rubber band, width 25 mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty


It doesn’t matter if you’re miles from home at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, or navigating the concrete canyons of the big city on your way to work; the Trekk Master always has the information you need, when you need it most. This amazing 47 mm timepiece is powered by a precision ISA 9350 quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet. The Trekk Master comes with a bidirectional rotating compass bezel and is fitted with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The watch is available in several exciting colors that are coordinated with the watch’s comfortable silicon strap.

If you’ve got places to go and things to do, be sure to include a Roamer Trekk Master in your travel plans. To secure your own Trekk Master, contact an authorized Roamer dealer immediately. Once you experience the Roamer Trekk Master for yourself, we think you’ll agree that you’d be lost without it.

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 30+ select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Group Gevril 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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New Claude Bernard Mens 10205 3 NIN Aquarider Chronograph


by John Sealander  

Claude Bernard Takes the Modern Sports Watch  
to Extremes with the Amazing New Aquarider  

Claude Bernard Swiss-Made WatchesThe modern sports watch is many things to many people. Runners time races with them. Racing drivers calculate lap times. Scuba divers use them to keep track of their remaining air supply. Luckily, for fans of extreme sports, Claude Bernard has created a single timepiece that will do all this and much more.

The impressive Claude Bernard Aquarider Collection has taken the modern sports watch to extremes by combining the classic unidirectional rotating bezel of a professional diver watch with a versatile “three eye” chronograph for timing events. No matter what your passion happens to be, the ruggedly built Aquarider is there when you need it most.


This 42 mm stainless steel timepiece is water resistant to 720 feet and features a protected crown and pushers. The rotating bezel is divided into easy-to-read 60-minute increments, and the three chronograph subdials record intervals of 30 minutes, 12 hours and continuous seconds. There’s virtually nothing that can’t be timed or measured with this watch.

Like all Claude Bernard timepieces, the Aquarider is hand assembled at Claude Bernard’s workshops in Les Genevez, Switzerland. Only the finest materials are used, including a precision Swiss made quartz movement that will provide rock solid, reliable service under the most demanding conditions.

The Aquarider has been fitted with a comfortable caoutchouc strap with a fold-over double push button safety clasp. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial and a screw down stainless steel caseback ensures the integrity of the case.

Claude Bernard Sports Watches - Mens 10205 3 NIN Extreme Sports Chronograph

Claude Bernard Mens 10205 3 NIN Aquarider Chronograph

List Price: $575

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Precise quartz movement
  • Chronograph function
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 42 mm, thickness 11.5 mm
  • Black dial, date window, luminous hands and hour markers
  • Black PVD coated unidirectional rotating bezel with minute track
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Genuine black rubber strap, width 19 mm, fold-over double push button safety clasp
  • Water resistant to 720 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty


Although Claude Bernard watches aren’t as well known as some of their famous Swiss neighbors, they are highly regarded by watch aficionados around the world. A Claude Bernard timepiece represents a tremendous value; combining traditional Swiss quality and craftsmanship with a fashion forward sense of style seldom seen in this traditional country.

If your interests take you to extremes, you won’t want to be without a Claude Bernard Aquarider timepiece. To put one of these amazingly versatile watches on your own wrist, contact your authorized Claude Bernard dealer today.

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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