Give Dad a Quality Timepiece this Father’s Day 2015

Father's Day 2015


by John Sealander  

Doesn’t Dad deserve some quality time this year?

Dads are special. With all your Dad has done for you, isn’t it time to return the favor on his special day? Dads always appreciate quality time, so why don’t you give him a quality timepiece this Father’s Day. Unlike a belt or a tie, a fine timepiece is something your Dad will treasure for a lifetime.

With so many exciting styles to choose from, we’re certain that you’ll be able to find a watch that suits both your Dad’s personality and your own budget. To help get you started, just take a look at the fine timepieces below. One of them is probably perfect for your Dad.

Fortis Tycoon Chronograph

The classic simplicity of the Fortis Tycoon Chronograph will appeal to any traditional Dad. This understated 41 mm gentleman’s chronograph features an elegant silver-opaline dial with three well-placed sub-dials for timing events. With a historically correct domed sapphire crystal and feuille style hands, this technically advanced mechanical chronograph is something your Dad will be proud to wear anywhere.

GV2 Montreux

The amazing GV2 Montreux is perfect for dads who appreciate the latest in technology. This advanced chronograph features a unique multi-function movement that takes timing events to a whole new level. In watch mode, the hands function just like any three-hand timepiece.

In chronograph mode, these same hands transform into hour, minute, and second totalizers, with the big date display providing accurate timings as short as 1/100 of a second. The impressive 44 mm timepiece features a beautiful textured dial with two large date wheels that rotate in opposite directions. Once Dad discovers the accuracy and versatility of this innovative chronograph, he may never go back to a conventional watch again.

Gevril Columbus Circle

If your Dad is an artist at heart, he’ll love the beautiful Gevril Columbus Circle. This stunning 44 mm timepiece features a unique dial that incorporates all seven astrological symbols for the days of the week. This artful, easy-to-read dial provides a unique and fun way to show the time and date at a glance. The back of the watch is equally spectacular, with a commemorative engraving of the famous statue of Christopher Columbus at the center of Columbus Circle, where all official measurements of New York City begin.

Ferragamo F-80

If your Dad lives life in the fast lane, he’s going to want a Salvatore Ferragamo F-80 on his wrist. This sophisticated 44 mm timepiece is the perfect way to communicate your Dad’s good judgment and taste. With an elegant sunray guilloché dial and a top ring secured by six IP gold screws, the sporty F-80 is the ultimate in casual relaxed luxury.

Ferragamo Men’s F-80
Ferragamo Men's F-80
Click to Enlarge Image

Versace Dylos Chrono

For thousands of years, the number eight had special significance for scientists, architects and musicians. Now, this superlative 44 mm octagonal chronograph can have the same significance for your Dad. The impressive Dylos Chronograph turns geometry into an art, using the iconic Versace Greek key and Medusa symbols to embellish the unique eight-sided stainless steel case. You won’t need eight reasons to select this stylish watch for Father’s Day. One reason is enough: it’s from the House of Versace.

Rüdiger Stuttgart

If your Dad is a fan of German style and engineering excellence, he’ll love the classic, clean lines of the Rüdiger Stuttgart. Featuring an open-heart design with a view of the precision mechanical movement through two strategically placed portholes in the front of the dial, this technically advanced 40 mm masterpiece delivers authentic German styling at an exceptionally reasonable price.

Calibre Buffalo

If Dad is the type of person who likes to make a big statement, the Calibre Buffalo is definitely the watch for you. This 44 mm big boy, like it’s WWII fighter namesake, is impressive from any angle. The multifunction Buffalo features three well-placed sub-dials that indicate the date, running seconds, and 24-hour time.

The large sweep second hand can be controlled by two stainless steel pushers on either side of the crown for timing events. The crown itself is adorned with the Calibre logo and the stainless steel caseback features a beautiful engraving of a WWII era Navy Buffalo fighter plane.

Haurex Turbina II

Is Dad a trendsetter who likes the latest styles? He’ll love an Haurex Turbina II. This oversize 48 mm monster features a beautiful matt-finished dial with bold Arabic lettering and two well-placed chronograph sub-dials. The small-seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock and 60-minute totalizer at 12 o’clock turn this over-the-top design into a versatile timing tool.

With two well-placed pushers flanking the Turbina’s iconic protected crown, this is a watch that can’t be ignored. The Haurex Turbina II is powered by a precision quartz movement, is water resistant to 330 feet, and has been equipped with a comfortable black silicon strap.

Haurex Turbina II
Haurex Turbina II 6N506UYN
Click to Enlarge Image

Johan Eric Randers

Is Dad an architect or a fan of modern design? He’ll love a Johan Eric Randers watch. This elegantly understated timepiece features a unique asymmetrical floating continuous seconds sub-dial located between 8 o’clock and 12 o’clock and a setting crown between 7 and 8 o’clock. The minimal three-hand configuration and unconventional design combine to make this handsome 42 mm timepiece a modern classic.

The Time Is Now

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so the time to select a quality timepiece for Dad is now. It couldn’t be easier to give Dad the watch he deserves. Just find a reputable timepiece dealer near you and show your Dad what quality time is all about on Father’s Day.

For help with your decision or with making your purchase, contact Mimi by email or call her at 845-425-9882.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, watchmaker and wholesale watch distributor, is the exclusive U.S. agent for exquisitely designed and crafted European luxury and fashion watch brands, distributing and servicing some of the best affordable luxury watches, Swiss made watches and trendy fashion watches. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair, staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

Join the conversation! Follow Gevril Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog.

Fortis Orchestra Watch Collection

Fortis Orchestra Watch Collection


by Adrian Herscovici  

A Fine Ensemble from Fortis

Fortis WatchesWatches in the Fortis Terrestis collection are inspired by designs of the 1930s and ’40s. They are functional, elegant and thoughtfully detailed. The Fortis Orchestra is one style under the Terrestis umbrella, and perhaps the most distinguished of the entire collection.

The Orchestra series represents another side of Fortis, a brand famously associated with aeronautics and rugged watches designed for pilots and astronauts. The Orchestra is instead an unabashed dress watch – sophisticated, urban and upscale.

Buy Fortis OrchestraOrchestra watches are offered in one of two case metals: stainless steel or 5N rose gold. The case itself is 40 mm in diameter and every surface is smooth and polished including the bezel, sides and caseback. Even the interior flange around the dial is mirror-polished, which, in conjunction with the domed edge of the dial and domed sapphire crystal, offers visual dimensionality and complexity typical of watches at a much higher price point.

Fortis Orchestra a.m. Fortis Orchestra a.m. Gold
Fortis Orchestra a.m. Fortis Orchestra a.m. Gold
Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image

Fortis also added its new smaller and more discreet crown to the Orchestra in keeping with the watch’s refined personality. The Fortis logo is embossed atop. But the most outstanding feature of the case is the droplet-shape lugs – an evocative and graceful link to a bygone era of watchmaking. In addition to their debonair appearance, the lugs are angled down slightly to accommodate the strap and to fit comfortably on the wrist.

Six large polished screws secure the Orchestra’s caseback, at the center of which is a glass window to view the movement. While the watch’s design speaks to Fortis’s early 20th century roots, Orchestra watches are enhanced mechanically by the inclusion of 21st century components, none more important than the Swiss made ETA 2895-2 automatic movement – a proven and reliable engine beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 42 hour power reserve.

Fortis Orchestra p.m. Fortis Orchestra p.m. Gold
Fortis Orchestra p.m. Fortis Orchestra p.m. Gold
Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image

Two dial variants exist currently: one silver-opaline “a.m.” model and one anthracite “p.m.” model, essentially one white and one black. The dial arrangement is luxurious and balanced. Its edge gently domes around the perimeter creating shadow and depth. Minimal text appears.

The seconds hand sub-dial, centered vertically above 6 o’clock, is recessed with an engraved pattern of concentric circles. A date window sits neatly at the base of the sub-dial. The raised hour markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, as well as the watch’s three hands all share attributes: they are consistently narrow, without taper and coated with 5N rose gold. In all, the dial is pleasing to the eye and utterly melodious.

Fortis Orchestra p.m. Side Fortis Orchestra Gold Side
Fortis Orchestra p.m. Side Fortis Orchestra Gold Side
Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image

Every model is available with a choice of leather strap in black or one of two shades of brown, all of which pair well with the lighter hues of the iridescent silver-opaline dial or the dark charcoal shade of anthracite.

Buy Fortis OrchestraFortis’s decision to name the watch Orchestra is quite deliberate: the watch, like a great musical orchestra, is composed of exceptional individual elements that together generate something extraordinary. Contact an authorized Fortis dealer today to add this praiseworthy piece to your collection.

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 authorized Fortis watch repair service center. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

Join the conversation! Follow Gevril Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog.

Fortis 2π Watch by Rolf Sachs

Fortis 2Pi Watch by Rolf Sachs


by John Sealander  

Rolf Sachs and Fortis Celebrate the Mathematics
of Time with a Sensational New Timepiece

Fortis WatchesInternationally renowned artist and designer Rolf Sachs is well known for his unique multi-disciplinary approach. Sachs’ art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and his designs include everything from opera sets to watches. Sachs has collaborated with Fortis before, and is responsible for the memorable limited edition Frisson and IQ art watches which quickly became treasured collectors items.

Buy Fortis 2 PiNow Rolf Sachs has done it again, with a unique tribute to Pi, the mathematical constant representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since the definition of Pi relates to a circle, Sachs thought that the natural shape of a wristwatch face is the perfect place to explain the concept of this famous and extremely important irrational number.

The remarkable limited edition Fortis 2π is a wearable work of art; using Rolf Sachs colorfully designed drawings to explain how mathematics brings order to time itself. The entire dial of this 42 mm black PVD coated stainless steel timepiece is fully covered with a bright white Superluminova material, highlighting Sachs’s unique interpretation of Pi 24 hours a day.

Fortis 2Pi Watch by Rolf Sachs
Fortis 2Pi Watch
Click to Enlarge Image

Limited to an edition of only 150 pieces worldwide, this inspired addition to the 2015 Fortis Terrestis Collection is powered by an exclusive Swiss made F-2014 Fortis-modified mechanical movement, based on the revered ETA 2836-2. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides protects Rolf Sachs signature tribute to Pi. This exclusive timepiece is water resistant to 669 feet and can be equipped with your choice of a leather performance strap, leather dress strap, comfortable caoutchouc band, or black PVD coated stainless steel bracelet. Like all Fortis timepieces, the 2π art watch is covered by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Buy Fortis 2 PiIf you missed the opportunity to acquire one of Rolf Sachs previous art watch creations, the time to reserve your own Fortis 2π is now. To experience the pleasure of wearing a genuine work of art on your wrist, contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and ask to see the Fortis 2π watch.

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 authorized Fortis watch repair service center. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

Join the conversation! Follow Gevril Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog.

Watch Journal Showcases Julien Bigen’s Fortis and Rolex

Watch Journal Features Fortis and Rolex

Fortis WatchesWatch Journal features several notable watch collectors and their favorite timepieces in the March 2015 edition and provides us an opportunity to look into the lives of each of these collectors and gain insight into the watch enthusiast culture.

Among the featured collectors is Julien Bigen, US Communications Director at Roche Bobois. Most people tend to view watches as jewelry or accessories, but not watch enthusiasts and collectors for whom a timepiece has the ability to elevate the level of the wearer’s experience. Mr. Bigen says, “Each morning in a way, you are thinking about what you are going to do that day and you match it up with the watch. I think watches are almost sensual objects — I mean you touch a watch the whole day. it’s on your wrist.”

Watches are a culture. They’re a talking point and a conversation starter. Timepiece aficionados enjoy discussing their favorite pieces, and which watch one wears definitely makes a statement about its wearer. “If you have a nice watch with you, or someone else has a nice watch — especially among men nowadays — it becomes a lot of the conversation,” explains Bigen. “I have a very easy Fortis Flieger Classic Black Dial that I wear for sports. I think it’s nice…because you can always match it with what you are wearing on a specific day.”

Timepiece Collector Julien Bigen Featured in Watch Journal
Timepiece Collector Julien Bigen Featured in Watch Journal
Click to Enlarge Image

Watch Journal Features Julien Bigen’s Fortis and Rolex Collections
Watch Journal Features Julien Bigen's Fortis and Rolex Collections
Click to Enlarge Image

Bigen was inspired to collect watches after buying his first timepiece, a Rolex. “After that first Rolex, I got into it — as soon as you get a watch with some kind of value or history, that happens,” he explains. It has been 15 years since he bought his first watch and since then he has collected 15 different models. “I am not a big collector, I just have a few models, but that’s how it all started.”

What is clear is that Julien Bigen has a deep appreciation for the individuality and unique expression of each watch in his collection. He, like all watch collectors, uses each individual watch to communicate his sense of style and enjoys the benefits of wearing a piece of history like a Fortis or a Rolex on his wrist.

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.

Join the conversation! Follow Gevril Group on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog.