One of the most recognized places in Manhattan, Columbus Circle, located at W. 59th Street and Broadway is a roundabout outside Merchant’s Gate that marks the southern reaches of Central Park. Many will recognize it from the Columbus monument by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo erected in 1892 in honor of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus arriving in America. The Gevril Columbus Circle Collection pays tribute to this essential hub of activity in Manhattan.
Just as the builder of the actual Columbus Circle William P. Eno, an innovator in road safety and traffic control, constructed the roundabout for functionality and ease of use, so did Gevril with the Columbus Circle collection. The dial actually resembles a roundabout with its concentric circle layout of complications.
Moving from the outside, the Columbus Circle features a day, date and astrological symbol that corresponds to the day of the week. Indicators for the day and date are rather unique and interesting. A diamond shape moves around the dial to signify the day while two markers highlight the correct date of the exposed date ring at 12 o’clock. Lume filled hands track time around baton markers on the outer ring.
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The Gevril Columbus Circle Collection comes in a 45 mm stainless steel case with a crown engraved with the Gevril logo. There are seven different model options limited either to 150 or 250 that include case finishes in IP gold, black PVD and stainless steel, and dials in black and silver. All come with a handcrafted leather strap with crocodile pattern.
How to Set Your Gevril Columbus Circle Watch
Powering the Gevril Columbus Circle collection is a robust Swiss automatic movement, which can be glimpsed through a porthole in the caseback engraved with a picturesque scene of streetcars moving through Columbus Circle at the turn of the century.
The Gevril Columbus Circle collection gives a great new spin to the day/date watch. Like its namesake, it leaves a lasting impression. Purchase your Gevril watch from an authorized Gevril dealer.