Limited Edition GV2 Scacchi Chess Watch

Chess Game

by Adrian Herscovici  

GV2 WatchesChess is an ancient board game of strategy and tactics played by millions of people around the world. The game’s ongoing popularity is owed in part to the myriad possibilities of how a match can unfold, which is dependent on the mastery of strategies and maneuvers.

Like a watch, chess is portable: all that is required is a chessboard and a set of pieces called chessmen, which can be toted easily from one place to another. And like mechanical watchmaking, chess has an innate connection to several branches of mathematics making it an apt theme for watch design.

The GV2 Scacchi is a men’s collection of chess-themed watches — Scacchi is an Italian word for chess. Each Scacchi watch features a substantial 46 mm case made from stainless steel. The caseback boasts a round checkerboard engraved pattern as well as a small aperture to glimpse the movement’s winding rotor. The sides of the case are fluted, as is the head of the crown, which resembles a rook — an important chessman.

GV2 9500
Scacchi
MSRP $2,195
GV2 9501
Scacchi
MSRP $2,295
GV2 9502
Scacchi
MSRP $2,295
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The current GV2 Scacchi collection contains six versions: three with a black-and-white checkered chessboard dial, and three more with a solid black dial. Both dials are available in one of three cases: stainless steel case with black IP bezel, black IP case and bezel, and rose gold IP case with black IP bezel. The design of the bezel features checkered squares cast at contrasting angles.

GV2 9503
Scacchi
MSRP $2,095
GV2 9504
Scacchi
MSRP $2,195
GV2 9505
Scacchi
MSRP $2,195
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Scacchi checkered dials resemble a chessboard from a bird’s-eye view. In addition to the board, the design features a red king’s crown at 12 o’clock, a red queen’s crown at 6 o’clock, red knights (represented by horse heads as they do in the game) at 2 and 9 o’clock, and white pawns at the remaining hours. The hour and minute hands are also shaped like chess pieces, probably bishops, although they could also be variants of the king or queen since chessmen have numerous forms from one set to another.

Variants with the solid black dial retain the red crown at 12 o’clock, but use Roman numerals as hour markers instead of chessmen to create a more traditional look and feel. The date function at 3 o’clock is mutual to every Scacchi model.

Every GV2 Scacchi watch contains a Swiss made self-winding movement, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a black leather calfskin strap, which pairs well with the watch’s black bezel. Scacchi watches are water resistant to a maximum of 165 feet and each variant is a limited edition.

Chess is the game of kings. Some enjoy it quietly between friends; others play competitively at the international tournament level. The Scacchi watch by GV2 is appropriate in either scenario and versatile far beyond. Whether it’s to express a general interest and strike up a conversation, or simply to delight in the game’s regal sensibilities on a daily basis, consider the GV2 Scacchi as the next addition to your watch collection. Contact an authorized GV2 dealer to find out more.

Gevril Group Worldwide Agent for GV2 Watches

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Sophisticated GV2 Astor Enamel Watch Collection

GV2 Astor Enamel Watch Collection

by John Sealander  

America’s first multi-millionaire provided the inspiration for this tastefully sophisticated GV2 timepiece.

GV2 WatchesStarting from humble beginnings, John Jacob Astor immigrated to the United States in 1784 where he became a successful and wealthy fur trader. He was one of the first to foresee the rapid growth of New York City and systematically began buying Manhattan real estate. His success as a real estate developer allowed him to become a famed patron of the arts and the first multi-millionaire in United States history.

This remarkable American success story provides the inspiration for one of GV2’s most remarkable timepieces. The refined lines of the sophisticated GV2 Astor Enamel are a tribute to Astor’s influence in the world or art and culture. This remarkable addition to the popular GV2 Astor line provides an ideal way to accessorize this season’s latest styles.

GV2 9120 Astor Enamel – MSRP $2,895
GV2 9122 Astor Enamel – MSRP $2,895
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The exquisite 40 mm women’s timepiece features a beautiful Cloisonné enameled bezel encircling a classic white dial with large applied Roman numbers and a free running sub-seconds display at 6 o’clock. The inspired three-hand configuration is embellished with four brilliant diamonds as indices along with a setting crown that has been capped with a precious cabochon.

GV2 9121 Astor Enamel – MSRP $2,995 GV2 9123 Astor Enamel – MSRP $2,995
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The GV2 Astor Enamel is available in seven limited editions with a choice of red, blue or black enamelwork. A stainless steel, IP rose gold, or IP yellow gold case complements the beautiful enameled bezel and comes with two interchangeable, color coordinated premium leather straps.

GV2 9124 Astor Enamel
MSRP $2,895
GV2 9126 Astor Enamel
MSRP $2,995
GV2 9125 Astor Enamel
MSRP $2,995
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This exceptional timepiece is powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda 1069 quartz movement and is water resistant to 165 feet. Like all GV2 timepieces, the Astor Enamel is protected by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and comes in a beautiful presentation box.

The Astor family has had a huge influence on New York City for generations. If you’re looking for something that could have a comparable influence on your wardrobe, you’ll want to see how the GV2 Astor Enamel looks like on your wrist. To acquire one of these superb limited edition timepieces, contact your authorized GV2 dealer immediately and ask to see the entire Astor Enamel Collection.

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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Gevril Alberto Ascari Limited Edition Watch Collection

Gevril Tribute to Car Racing Legend Alberto Ascari

by John Sealander  

Alberto Ascari’s reputation for precision and accuracy helped make him one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. The same attributes help define the superlative Gevril timepiece created in his honor.

Gevril WatchesAlberto Ascari is a racing legend. This multitalented Italian driver was a two-time Formula One World Champion with back-to-back titles in 1952 and 1953. He also won the legendary Mille Miglia open road endurance race in 1954 and even competed in the Indianapolis 500.

After his untimely death in 1955, Ascari was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and even had a street in Rome named in his honor. It is no surprise that this legendary driver became the inspiration for a unique limited edition timepiece that celebrates his racing heritage.

A masterpiece of form and function

The 48 mm Gevril Alberto Ascari is a masterpiece of Italian design and Swiss watchmaking expertise. The watch is powered by a precision Swiss made MD3G automatic mechanical movement by Ruben & Sons, the atelier of Alberto’s grandson Massimo Ascari. The movement is housed in a 316L stainless steel case. This boldly masculine timepiece features a stunning racing inspired dial that emulates the perforated brake discs found in Alberto Ascari’s Ferrari racecar.

The rotor powering this superb timepiece was inspired by a vintage Ferrari steering wheel and can be viewed through a scratch resistant sapphire exhibition back. The racing theme continues on the side of the stainless steel case with a series of ribs that are reminiscent of a racing engine’s cylinder head.

Gevril 1101 Alberto Ascari Limited Edition
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A unique tribute to a legendary driver

These authentic racing elements have been masterfully combined to create a unique tribute to one of the world’s legendary drivers.

Strictly limited to 500 pieces worldwide, the Gevril Alberto Ascari Limited Edition Timepiece comes in a special limited edition box, complete with a certificate of authenticity and a tribute booklet filled with images from Alberto Ascari’s storied career. Like all Gevril timepieces, the Alberto Ascari Limited Edition carries a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Gevril 1102 Alberto Ascari Limited Edition Gevril 1100 Alberto Ascari Limited Edition
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Reserve your Alberto Ascari Limited Edition Timepiece today

If you’re a racing fan, a watch aficionado, or both, you’re going to want to add this unique timepiece to your collection. With an oversize, easy-to-read minute scale on the chapter ring, dramatic red and white numbers, a classic three-hand configuration, and a convenient date window at three o’clock, an Alberto Ascari timepiece makes an ideal driving or sports watch for any enthusiast.

To obtain one of these superb limited edition timepieces, you’ll have to act fast. We urge you to contact your authorized Gevril timepiece dealer today and reserve your own Alberto Ascari Limited Edition Timepiece immediately. There are only 500 of these beauties available worldwide and when they’re gone, the race is over.

Gevril Group Worldwide Agent for Gevril Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the worldwide agent for Gevril Watches. You can email us or call us at 845-425-9882.

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Limited Edition GV2 Astor Chronograph Collection

GV2 Astor Chronograph Collection


by John Sealander  

When you’ve already got a name like Astor, any new addition to the family is going to be noticed.

GV2 WatchesWith its diamond-encrusted bezel and big, bold dial, the popular GV2 Astor has enjoyed a well-deserved reputation for elegance and style. Like the famous Manhattan neighborhood that inspired it, this superlative limited edition ladies timepiece is easy to appreciate and hard to ignore.

Now, there’s a brand new addition to the GV2 Astor family: the spectacular GV2 Astor Chronograph. Like all GV2 Astor timepieces, this stylish 40 mm ladies multi-function chronograph features an impressive bezel set with fifty genuine diamonds.

GV2 9130 Astor Chronograph – MSRP $3,695
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The distinctive white guilloché dial with its bold black Roman numbers has been enhanced with a convenient day of the week display at 6 o’clock and two event timers at 10 and 2 o’clock, controlled by well placed pushers above and below a fluted setting crown capped with a lustrous Blue Cabochon. A convenient date window at 4 o’clock completes the stylish design.

GV2 9131 Astor Chronograph – MSRP $3,795
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The GV2 Astor Chronograph is available in stainless steel, IP yellow gold, and IP rose gold editions that have been fitted with an interchangeable strap and bracelet. With a convenient self-change pin, you can instantly transform your watch from a beautiful matching stainless steel link bracelet secured with a deployment clasp, to a choice of premium burgundy, black, or white leather straps secured with a tang buckle.

GV2 9132 Astor Chronograph – MSRP $3,795
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All three GV2 Astor Chronographs are powered by a premium Swiss made ISA 8172/220 quartz movement engineered to provide years of reliable service. This superlative timepiece is water resistant to 99 feet and has a scratch resistant mineral glass crystal. Like all GV2 timepieces, the new chronograph model is protected by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

GV2 Astor timepieces represent a tremendous value for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. The distinctive new chronograph brings new versatility to the illustrious GV2 Astor family. To see what this amazing timepiece looks like on your wrist, contact your authorized GV2 dealer today and ask to see the GV2 Astor Chronograph. Like the Astor Place neighborhood that inspired it, this fabulous timepiece is impossible to ignore.

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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