Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger Chronograph


by Adrian Herscovici  

One Refined Flieger

Fortis WatchesFortis pilot watches debuted in the 1980s and helped define a new generation of functional timepieces, with a distinct style that combined 40 mm cases and black dials, along with green tritium luminous material applied to large hands and hour markers. The result was sturdy, sober and legible watches designed for professional pilots. The inherent attraction of no-nonsense tool watches quickly extended beyond the world’s high flyers (fliegers), and Fortis pilot watches began appearing on the wrists of the populace.

Buy Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger ChronographThe new Fortis limited edition Flieger Chronograph 597.20.92 M is a sophisticated variant of the award-wining models in the current collection, with a tonal scheme reminiscent of watches in the brand’s current F-43 series. The Flieger Chronograph maintains all of the desirable qualities of an effective pilot’s watch but offers a few refinements that make it more subdued, and more elegant.

The case retains the 40 mm size of the original offerings and utilizes a combination of brushed and polished steel. The sturdy interlink bracelet closes by way of a fold-over clasp. (The watch is also available on a black padded leather strap.) Polished steel chronograph pushers flank the large, fluted and domed crown, which is designed to be easy to clutch and operate. The sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating and the watch is water resistant to 330 feet.

Subtleties include thicker, softer outlines around the sub-dials and skeletonized hands with luminous tips. The dial’s creamy shade of beige is well coordinated with the blue and black details. All in all, these changes ease the watch’s tough and purposeful appearance without sacrificing legibility, which so defines the Fortis Flieger’s history.

Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger Chronograph

Buy Fortis 597.20.92 M Flieger ChronographKey features:

  • Swiss made timepiece
  • Chronograph function
  • Swiss automatic self-wind movement, fine timing device and Incabloc shock absorver
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 15 mm thickness
  • Beige dial with day and date display
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Silver stainless steel bracelet, width 19 mm, fold over clasp with safety
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

At the heart of the Flieger Chronograph 597.20.92 M is an ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement, widely accepted as one of the most dependable cam-operated chronograph movements around. In addition to the chronograph function, the Flieger features quick-set day and date complications.

Time-keeping equipment for pilots has to be functional: legibility and dependability are essential to a pilot’s ability to make accurate calculations on-the-fly. This is the legacy of the Fortis Flieger. Today, Fortis pilot watches continue to be a favorite among civil aviation and air aerobatic squadrons around the world. Built to perform and good looks to match make this Flieger Chronograph – a limited edition of 500 pieces worldwide – an excellent choice for daily wear. Pick one up today from an authorized Fortis dealer.

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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GV2 9101 Astor Women’s Watch

Astor Place Theater


by Adrian Herscovici  

Manhattan Chic

GV2 WatchesNew York’s Astor Place is a short but busy crossroad in the heart of lower Manhattan connecting Broadway, Lafayette and Cooper Square before merging into East 8th Street and St. Marks Place. Astor Place was named after John Jacob Astor, a successful furrier, real estate mogul and patron of arts and culture.

The Astor limited edition women’s watch collection by GV2 is a tribute to Astor and his influential life as a prominent New Yorker. GV2 Astor watches represent refined urban versatility for the modern woman. They are watches designed with classic elements and overtones, fine enough to wear in formal environments, but equally appropriate for casual settings thanks to their chic and durable cases.

GV2 9101 Astor
GV2 9101 Astor
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Each stainless steel Astor case is a contemporary 40 mm in diameter. The GV2 9101 Astor’s case, interlinked bracelet and push-button deployment clasp are coated in IP yellow gold. The bracelet’s relative narrowness of 18 mm amplifies the case size. The round bezel immediately stands out with its array of 50 genuine diamonds. Because the bezel is wider at the sides and narrower at the top and bottom, the illusion of an oval shape is created. The diamonds are placed accordingly: lined up in a single row at the top and bottom, and offset in two rows where the bezel widens.

The crown is in the shape of an onion bulb, both tasteful and workable, with a decorative blue sapphire cabochon. The blue is picked up again in the small seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, which has a centrally mounted blue hand atop engraved concentric rings. Large Roman numerals and cathedral hands on a silver dial round out the traditional facade.

GV2 9101 Astor Women’s Watch

Key features:

  • Limited edition watch
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • Yellow gold IP coated stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 9.5 mm thickness
  • Anti- reflective sapphire crystal
  • Silver dial with sub seconds
  • Yellow gold IP stainless steel bracelet with white leather strap, width 18 mm, push button deployment clasp with buckle
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel, 50 genuine diamonds around bezel
  • Water resistant to 99 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

If a strap is preferred over a bracelet, the Astor also comes with an interchangeable white leather strap that takes the watch in a dressier direction. Astor watches have anti-reflective sapphire crystals, reliable Swiss made quartz movements and water-resistance ratings of 99 feet.

Astor watches offer a tasteful balance of sparkle and discretion. Whether it’s for a sophisticated night out at one of the theaters around Astor Place, or for a quick dinner in the East Village, an Astor watch is a splendid accompaniment to any urban style and lifestyle. Check in with your authorized GV2 dealer to inquire about availability.

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.

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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

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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Rüdiger R3000-04-011 Men’s Leipzig Small Seconds Stainless Steel Grey Dial Watch


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Rüdiger WatchesRüdiger offers watches of sensational value and style. The brand names their collections after beautiful cities, inspired by their German culture and heritage. The Leipzig collection fittingly references Leipzig, which is located in Saxony between two ancient roads, the Via Regia and the Via Imperii. This landscape has drawn many artists into its arms, including composers such as Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn who called Leipzig home. The city of Leipzig has a timeless quality about it so Rüdiger wanted to honor these characteristics in their watches’ creation.

Buy Rüdiger R3000-04-011 Men's Leipzig Small Seconds Stainless Steel Grey Dial WatchThe Rüdiger R3000-04-011 Small Seconds is an example from the Leipzig collection. Like all of the watches in this collection, it has Breguet hands and Roman numerals with an off-center small-seconds in a classical position of 6 o’clock. This model features these elements against a grey dial with silver numerals, giving the watch presence and composure. The layout is perfectly balanced and without clutter so the time is easy to read.

Modern men’s watches have trended bigger in diameter and the Rüdiger Men’s Leipzig Stainless Steel Grey Dial watch at 40 mm is a perfect size. Water resistant to 165 feet, it comes on a polished stainless steel five-link bracelet, which is great for summer, as leather bands can get a bit uncomfortable in the heat, and runs off a precise quartz movement.

Rüdiger R3000-04-011 Men’s Leipzig Small Seconds Stainless Steel Grey Dial Watch

Buy Rüdiger R3000-04-011 Men's Leipzig Small Seconds Stainless Steel Grey Dial WatchKey features:

  • Seiko VD78 quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 10.5 mm
  • Grey dial, silver Roman numerals, seconds sub dial
  • Mineral Crystal
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Polished five link stainless steel bracelet, width 20 mm, push button deployment clasp
  • Water resistant to 165 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Though the Rüdiger R3000-04-011 Men’s Leipzig Small Seconds watch would fall into the category of a dress watch, it wouldn’t be out of place in a sportier environment. Wear it with a tux to a black-tie musical presentation of Mendelssohn, at the office or just hanging out on the weekend with the family. In either case you have a watch that’s appropriate for the occasion.

With the timeless yet contemporary looks of the Rüdiger Men’s Leipzig Small Seconds Stainless Steel Grey Dial watch you will have a good-looking timepiece that will always be in style.

Gevril Group US Agent for Rüdiger Watches

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

In Europe, the Rüdiger brand is distributed by Gevril Group Europa.

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