The Lasting Mystique of Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Haurex WatchesIt’s tough to be a movie star with a career spanning almost 30 years. Most stars have their day and flame out to the annals of history, but Kevin Costner possesses a rare longevity that has kept him in the public spotlight.

He first became “famous” for being left on the cutting room floor of the classic Lawrence Kasdan film “The Big Chill”. He was supposed to be in the flashbacks but got left on the cutting room floor, only his hair and wrists visible. Kasdan promised Costner there would be another opportunity to show his talents when he made another film and that was in the cult classic Western “Silverado” in 1985. This is where Costner really came to the attention of Hollywood as the charismatic ladies’ man Jake.

After “Silverado” Costner had gained momentum, taking on the role of federal agent Eliot Ness in Brian DePalma’s “The Untouchables”, followed by the suspenseful thriller “No Way Out”. Teaming up with director Ron Shelton, Costner scored big with the public in the baseball movie “Bull Durham” as a philosophical and brainy player who lacks the talent of his dimwitted teammate played by Tim Robbins but gets the girl (Susan Sarandon) anyway. This movie solidified Costner as an A-list player and gave him the coveted control to pick and choose projects.

Kevin Costner Stars in “The Untouchables” With Susan Sarandon in “Bull Durham”
Kevin Costner Stars in The Untouchables Kevin Costner Starts Alongside Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham
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Other starring acting parts followed but Costner’s newfound status allowed him to direct for the first time with the epic film “Dances with Wolves”, which he produced, starred and also won an Academy Award for Best Director.

When his feature film stardom waned a bit, Costner turned to television to showcase his talents where he won many awards including a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe for his role as Devil Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”. But Costner’s talents aren’t just limited to acting. He’s the lead singer in the country rock band Kevin Costner & Modern West, performing all over the world. While a lot of actor’s forays into the music scene aren’t well received, Costner’s album “Untold Truths” reached No. 61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and No. 35 on the Top Heatseekers charts.

Costner’s big screen popularity has resurged in recent years with a trifecta of starring roles in films released in 2014: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 3 Days to Kill and Draft Day. For his contributions to entertainment Costner was given the honor of setting his hand and footprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in 2006.

Kevin Costner Wearing an Haurex Men’s Mangusta Watch
Kevin Costner Wearing Haurex 3R326UMN Men's Mangusta Watch
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Haurex Magister Auto Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Haurex WatchesFounded in Italy in 1989, Haurex watch company gave themselves the directive to produce high quality watches that had enviable style along with innovative design and materials, especially with an eye towards fashion. And what better place to be in the middle of fashion movements than in Italy. In order to keep on top of the trends, Haurex set up an entire design department dedicated to keeping an eye out for what’s modern and hip. They pay particularly close attention to the line, color and material of their watches. The brand is an expert in doing a balancing act between fashionability and pushing the design too far. Ensuring that Haurex watches always strike the right note.

Buy Haurex Magister Auto Watch ColletionThe Haurex Magister Auto Watch Collection is a perfect example of Haurex’s ability to come up with cool designs. Since larger case sizes are now the norm, the Magister Auto comes in a 44 mm stainless steel case that settles nicely on a man’s wrist. Extra details are the screw down crown and back.

The dial is where the magic really happens. The eye is immediately drawn to what Haurex calls the “open heart”, which is a cut out revealing the escapement. Anchored in place by a decorative bridge with blued screws, the open escapement shows off the swinging balance wheel of the automatic movement, giving a nice kinetic aspect to the dial.

But the details of the dial don’t stop there. Applied hour numerals are set against a handsome waffle dial, while skeletonized hands circle round keeping the time. Instead of a utilitarian center seconds hand, Haurex turned the seconds function into another element of design. At 9 o’clock sits an unusual and original running seconds comprised of a circle within a circle with an arrow indicating where you are in the 60 second cycle.

Buy Haurex Magister Auto Watch ColletionThe Magister Auto Watch Collection offers different variants with a black or white dial and, in addition to the stainless steel case, comes finished in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. All the models are fitted with a comfortable black silicon band with a buckle closure.

For the man who wants to be right in time with his timepiece at a reasonable price, he can’t go wrong with the Haurex Magister Auto Watch Collection.

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Introducing the Haurex Turbina II Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

How do you improve on a legend? If you
are Haurex, you turn it into a chronograph.

Haurex WatchesThe massive 52 mm Haurex Turbina was legendary among watch aficionados. With its distinctive left-handed screw down crown and bold oversized dial, the impressive Turbina practically defined the trend toward oversized timepieces.

Now, the iconic Turbina profile has been enhanced and refined for a new generation of watch warriors. The all-new Turbina II Watch Collection retains the same bold Arabic lettering and protected crown that made the original Turbina so distinctive. The new version of this iconic timepiece is even more versatile with the addition of a chronograph complication. A small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and a 60-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock turn this impressive timepiece into a versatile timing tool. To accommodate current tastes, the Haurex designers made the 48 mm Turbina II stainless steel case slightly smaller and moved the crown and timing pushers to the right side of the watch for ease of use when timing events.

The new Turbina II Chronograph is available in stainless steel and IP black versions with a choice of cream or black dials and lettering in four different color variations. The superb matt-finished dials are protected by a durable mineral glass crystal and include a convenient date window at 3 o’clock. Like the original Turbina, the new Turbina II is powered by a reliable quartz movement, is water resistant to 330 feet, and has been equipped with a comfortable black silicon strap.

If you missed your opportunity to add the massive three-hand Turbina to your collection, don’t miss this opportunity to put the refined Turbina II Chronograph on your wrist. Like the original Turbina, this is a watch for the confident man who knows his own mind. If this sounds like you, there’s a Haurex Turbina II waiting for you. All you have to do to get one is contact an authorized Haurex dealer immediately.

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The Haurex City Watch Collection

City Skyline


by John Sealander  

Haurex City Collection: Casual Sophistication
Now Comes in a Fashion Forward Package

Haurex WatchesFashion forward women have grown to depend on the stylish Italians in their closet. Italian designers understand what today’s woman desires, and that’s a big reason why brands like Gucci, Prada, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana remain such an important part of a modern woman’s wardrobe.

When Maurizio Bianchini and Giuseppe La Guisa started making Haurex watches in Bologna, Italy in 1989, they wanted to take Italy’s trend setting sense of style and design excellence and turn it into a collection of timepieces that women of all ages would treasure.

Timepieces like the casually sophisticated Haurex City offer ample proof that this strategy has been an overwhelming success. The beautiful simplicity of the City makes it the perfect fashion accessory for almost any outfit. The demure 28 mm timepiece takes a classic three-hand configuration and turns it into a contemporary fashion statement by using the Haurex logo as indices and placing a sparkling diamond at 12 o’clock.

The trend setting City Collection is available in eight different fashion forward color combinations and can be equipped with your choice of a color coordinated genuine leather strap or a solid stainless steel bracelet with deployment buckle. Whatever style you choose, you’re getting the look and feel of a watch that costs hundreds of dollars more than it’s extremely competitive price point.

The fashionable Haurex City is powered by a precision Swiss made quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the stylish dial and the stainless steel case is available with IP rose gold or yellow gold plating if desired. With its youthful good looks, this contemporary ladies timepiece is the perfect fashion accessory for both casual and dressy occasions.

With special holiday pricing still available, the Haurex City makes a fabulous gift that any woman will appreciate. If you’d like to get this fabulous timepiece for that special woman in your life, or if you’re a woman who’d see what the watch looks like on your own wrist, just contact your authorized Haurex dealer today, and ask to see the City Collection. If you can’t decide which color you like best, you can always purchase several.

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

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