Introducing Another Side of GV2
GV2 is well known for its large and sturdy Swiss made sport watches that come in a variety of distinctive designs. The introduction of the GV2 Fiamme collection reveals another side of the brand: Fiamme watches maintain the sporty GV2 persona but add renewed suavity and elegance to the men’s side of the brand’s lineup.
Fiamme is the Italian word for flames, and in geology fiamme are flame-like shapes usually found in various types of volcanic rock. In the instance of Fiamme watches, however, the name echoes an attitude rather than an obvious parallel – Fiamme watches, while thinner and dressier, are sport watches at heart, each with a flare of fiery red (the crown) that serves as a reminder of GV2’s youthful individuality.
|GV2 9003 Fiamme – MSRP $1,895||GV2 9002 Fiamme – MSRP $1,995|
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Watches in the Fiamme collection feature 42 mm square-shape cases; because the square is slightly rounded, the shape is often referred to as a “TV screen” for its resemblance to a tube television screen. All of the cases are made of stainless steel with variations in black and rose gold IP. The casebacks have multiple engravings including the GV2 logo and flame-like fiamme shapes that rise up from the lower portion of the case. The limited edition numbers (of 500) are also etched into the back, as are the model reference numbers and the words “Swiss made.” Anti-reflective sapphire crystals cover the dials and every watch in the collection is water resistant to 165 feet.
In all there are five versions in the collection: steel case and silver numerals with either a black or white dial; IP rose gold steel cases and rose gold numerals with either a black dial or a white-and-black dial, and; one version with an IP black steel case, black numerals and black dial.
|GV2 9000 Fiamme
|GV2 9001 Fiamme
|GV2 9004 Fiamme
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The highpoint of the dial design are the oversized raised Roman numerals that broaden out from the center. A vertical ribbed pattern in the middle of the dial is surrounded by a seconds track, also in the TV screen shape. Notches in the bezel reiterate the hour markers. The pointed hour and minute hands have luminous inlays, as does the small diamond towards the tip of the second hand. The precision Swiss quartz movement inside also powers the calendar function, with day and date windows prominently displayed at 3 o’clock.
Every Fiamme model comes with a black rubber strap that contributes to the overall sporty tone. The strap is custom fitted to the case and lugs, and has a streamlined ribbed pattern through its center that unites it with the dial. The strap closes by way of a tidy push-button folding clasp. On each watch the clasp matches the case, i.e., steel clasps with steel cases and IP coated steel clasps with IP coated steel cases.
Fiamme watches are perfect for men who need a watch that has a more subdued size and shape, but who still want to signal their desire to stand out from the crowd. These masculine and versatile watches will slip neatly under a shirt during the week and transition easily to casual life on the weekend. Look up an authorized GV2 watch dealer today and pick your favorite.