The Hottest Watches at Couture 2013 Las Vegas

Couture 2013 Las Vegas


by Adrian Herscovici  

Live from Couture Las Vegas

Exhibitors, retailers and media from around the world are in Las Vegas this week for Couture – the most prestigious U.S. based watch and jewelry event of the year. Couture runs from May 30 to June 3 at the lavish Wynn Resort.

Now in its 17th year, Couture is thriving. Last year the number of timepiece exhibitors at the show doubled, drawing even greater attention to the current assembly of renowned international participants.

Gevril Group and its family of brands are on hand once again showcasing the latest novelties in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom at the Wynn Resort. A remarkable array of watches from Catorex, Ferragamo, Fortis, Gattinoni, Gevril, Gio Monaco, GV2, Haemmer, Haurex, Johan Eric, Jowissa, Louis Erard, Meccaniche Veloci, Rudiger, Versace, Versus and Viceroy are on display.

For some, Couture is a first look at the hottest watches of the year. Here is a taste of what guests are talking about this week.

Versace Vanitas

The Versace Vanitas cultivates elements from its ethereal cousins, the Reve and Eon collections, into a glamorous new design replete with quintessential Versace details along with a few new ones like an enamel dial with relief baroque pattern strewn with studs or diamonds. The deluxe white version pictured has diamonds on the dial and on the flange. The bezel is also enamel. The IP rose gold case is 40 mm in diameter and the movement is a Swiss made quartz Ronda 762.3. Dials are available in red, black or white enamel and the straps are available in red, black or white leather.

Versace DV One Skeleton

Versace’s clever and modish skeleton design combines the brand’s most iconic watch case – the DV One – with its celebrated fashion sensibility. Finishing techniques such as linear graining, polishing and perlage are visible on the Dubois Dépraz chronograph module and base movement. The case is a confident 43.5 mm and made from an alloy of ceramic and titanium. The result is an extremely hard and lightweight substance that is highly resistant to scratches. The bracelet and bezel are also made of ceramic titanium. The DV One Skeleton is produced in a limited edition of 500 pieces.

Ferragamo Lungarno

Ferragamo continues to expand in the mechanical watch category with the three-handed automatic Lungarno. The bezel, which riffs on designs by legendary watchmaker Gérald Genta, has all the qualities of a classic sports watch with an equal amount of Florentine styling. The brushed stainless steel case is 44 mm in diameter and the bezel is IP gold. The champagne-colored soleil dial pictured is one of three available; black and silver are the others. The dark brown leather strap is an elegant complement, but sportier steel or two-tone bracelets are also available.

Ferragamo Minuetto

Ferragamo introduced its Minuetto collection at Baselworld 2013. Minuetto, the Italian word for minuet, is a style of dance. Accordingly, the Minuetto collection introduces motion by way of a rotating gancino – the iconic symbol of Ferragamo. The gancino holds 32 diamonds and moves by way of a circular guilloche-patterned mount. The watch is 36 mm in diameter and available in either steel, IP rose gold or a two-tone combination. In addition to saffiano leather straps, the Minuetto can be had on a stainless steel bracelet. Minuetto watches contain Swiss made Ronda 762 quartz movements.

Gevril Avenue of Americas

Catch the blue trend with the newest watch in the Avenue of the Americas collection. The unmistakable 1930s deco styling of the 44 x 34 mm rectangular case and bezel are augmented by the addition of a jazzy blue PVD-coating, which also appears on the crown and buckle. The dial is dark blue as is the leather strap. Celebrated for the comfort of its slightly curved case, this three-handed model with a date function also boasts the dependability of an ETA 2892 movement – one of the most robust automatic movements available today.

Fortis Spacematic

Spacematic watches first appeared in the 1960s as a tribute to manned space travel and stand out for their sturdy utilitarian construction and highly legible dials. The latest model is 40 mm in diameter and has a brushed stainless steel case with an open-dial design, exposing the date and bilingual (English or German) day wheels. The movement is a robust ETA 2836-2. A range of straps in silicone, textile or leather, as well as a stainless steel bracelet provide additional versatility.

Versus Agadir

This jewelry-inspired design is named after the Moroccan coastal town of Agadir and features a red dial with a lion silhouette and matching lion silhouette charms. The bracelet, to which the charms attach, is composed of round chain links and is rich with ornamental appeal. The stainless steel case is coated with IP yellow gold, adding to the watch’s fiery personality. Only the delicate size of its 36 mm case provides counterpoise. The heart of this lion is a casbah-rocking Citizen 2025 quartz movement.

Versus Manhattan

Play it safe? Not Versus. The bright red Versus Manhattan bi-compax chronograph is a large 44 mm timekeeper that is sure to catch the attention of any warm-blooded watch lover. The unusual chronograph sub-dial placement is noteworthy, with a small 30-minute counter at 10 o’clock side-by-side with a large perpetual seconds counter at 2 o’clock. A large open-date wheel at 6 o’clock maintains the theme of good legibility. The quartz movement is an ISA Swiss 8171/202 with patented double rotor motor. The case is made of stainless steel and the strap is made of matching red rubber.

The Couture experience is defined by more than luxury goods and rising stars: it is also about providing an environment conducive to building lasting partnerships. Sun-filled Las Vegas provides an exquisite backdrop. Spirits run high and the mood is magical – it is no surprise that attendance is on the rise, buyers arrive motivated and business is lively. You have got to be here!

Gevril Group will be at Couture from start to finish in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom. You can reach Gevril Group by email or by calling 1-866-425-9882. During the event, call Ruth Dombroff at 914-689-4360.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Gevril Group also operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Gevril Group by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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Gevril and GV2 to Appear on ShopHQ Wednesday, April 10th


by John Sealander  

For Immediate Release

Mark your calendars immediately, because Gevril and GV2 are returning to ShopHQ very soon. This popular shopping channel has quickly become a “must watch” attraction for watch aficionados worldwide, with special events featuring fabulous deals on your favorite brands.

The fun begins on Wednesday, April 10th with an event you won’t want to miss. Starting at 3am EST (12am PST), both on TV and streaming live online, ShopHQ host Tim Temple will join co-host Steven Jay from Gevril to feature unbelievable deals on some of Gevril and GV2’s most desirable luxury timepieces. Later, at 8pm EST (5pm PST) on the same day, ShopHQ host Daniel Green will join Steven Jay for even more great bargains. If you’ve got a Gevril or GV2 watch on your wish list, these are the events you’ve been waiting for.

ShopHQ Host Daniel Green Gevril Group’s Steven Jay
Daniel Green Steven Jay

The last time Gevril and GV2 watches were featured on ShopHQ, most collections sold out quickly. This time, an even greater selection of fine timepieces will be offered to the public. You’ll want to be among first callers to take advantage of the new collections of fabulous timepieces that Steven Jay will be offering for sale during these special ShopHQ events.

Gevril 1758 Mechanical Pocket Watch

For the first time ever, the spectacular Gevril Swiss made 1758 Mechanical Pocket Watch will be available on ShopHQ. This exquisitely crafted mechanical marvel will quickly become a family heirloom for some lucky buyer. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to obtain Gevril’s very first pocket watch at special ShopHQ prices.

Gevril GV2 Corsaro Collection

The popular GV2 Corsaro, which sold out the last two times it was offered on ShopHQ, will be back again, with more exciting color options than ever before. If you weren’t able to obtain the Corsaro you wanted during Gevril’s previous ShopHQ events, you’ll want to take advantage of this unique opportunity. This unique limited edition sports chronograph has been designed with the active man in mind. With a case that is water resistant to 300 feet and rugged pusher protectors in either side of the crown, this is a watch that is ready for anything.

Gevril GV2 Powerball Collection

Steven Jay will also be bringing back the ever-popular GV2 Powerball to ShopHQ. With its unique multi-level 3-D dial, the Powerball is unlike any watch you have ever seen before. The special cutaway design with a big-date indicator at 12 o’clock and a continuous small second hand, with its raised dial at 6 o’clock, is simply spectacular.

Gevril will also be offering its very desirable Men’s Chelsea Limited Edition Automatic on ShopHQ. This spectacular Swiss made watch features a 25 jewel mechanical movement with a beautiful moon phase complication. Blued Breguet hands and elegant Roman numbers complete the sophisticated look.

Steven Jay definitely hasn’t forgotten the ladies. The exclusive Gevril Women’s Avenue of Americas Mini will be available with a beautiful mother-of-pearl dial, along with the equally fabulous Gevril Women’s Glamour edition with a mother-of pearl dial, flanked by two rows of glittering diamonds on the bezel.

Gevril Glamour Gevril Chelsea Gevril Avenue of Americas Mini
Gevril Womens Glamour MOP Swiss Made Automatic Watch 6208RE Gevril Chelsea 2301 Gevril Womens Avenue of Americas Mini MOP Swiss Made Watch 7249NE
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There will be many more Gevril and GV2 surprises as well, but you’ll just have to watch both events to see everything. These exclusive events will air on Wednesday, April 10 starting at 3am EST (12am PST), and then returning again at 8pm EST (5pm PST) both on TV and streaming live online. Don’t miss this unique buying opportunity, because when Tim Temple, Daniel Green and Steven Jay start talking about watches, you’re going to want to join the conversation.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers.

Gevril Group retains worldwide rights to the Gevril and GV2 watch brands. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog updates. Like us on Facebook.

Gevril and GV2 to Appear on ShopHQ Monday, February 4th


by John Sealander  

For Immediate Release

It’s time to mark your calendars. Gevril and GV2 are returning to ShopHQ on February 4, 2013 for a marathon of fabulous values. If you’re a fan of fine timepieces, you’ll want to tune in and see why ShopHQ is a favorite among watch aficionados. These four special hours on February 4 might be your best opportunity yet to find a fabulous value on your favorite timepieces.

The festivities start at 3am EST (12am PST) on Monday, February 4, both on TV and streaming live online. ShopHQ host Skip Connelly joins co-host Steven Jay from Gevril to feature some of Gevril and GV2’s most popular models. If you’ve always wanted one of these superlative luxury timepieces, these are the shows you’ve been waiting for.

Monday evening, ShopHQ host Allison Waggoner joins Steven Jay with more luxury timepieces starting at 7pm and 8pm EST. The four-hour watch special concludes with a show at 9pm, hosted by Tim Temple and Steven Jay, that will be filled with some of Gevril and GV2’s most desirable timepieces.

Gevril GV2 Powerball Collection

The spectacular series of Gevril and GV2 shows on February 4 will feature timepieces like the popular GV2 Powerball. With its unique multi-level 3-D dial, the Powerball is unlike any watch you have ever seen before. The special cutaway design with a big-date indicator at 12 o’clock and a continuous small second hand, with its raised dial at 6 o’clock, is simply spectacular.

Gevril GV2 Parachute Collection

You will also have an opportunity to purchase the amazing GV2 Parachute Chronograph. This masculine 45 mm sports chronograph watch has been designed with the active man in mind. With a unique two-tone PVD bezel, three easy-to-read sub-dials, and a case that is water resistant to 165 feet, this is a watch that is ready for anything.

For those who want the very best, look no further than fabulous luxury timepieces like the classically styled Swiss Gevril Chelsea with its spectacular moonface subdial, or the handcrafted Gevril Avenue of Americas with spectacular rose gold numbers. There’s also a fashionable new Gevril Columbus Circle with seven astrological symbols representing the days of the week, which is sure to please.

Every time Gevril and GV2 timepieces have been featured on ShopHQ, most collections have sold out quickly. To make sure you get the watch you really desire, you’ll want to be among the first callers to take advantage of the fabulous timepieces that Steven Jay will be offering for sale during these special hours. These exclusive shows will air on Monday, February 4 at 3am, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm EST, only on ShopHQ.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers.

Gevril Group retains worldwide rights to the Gevril and GV2 watch brands. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog updates. Like us on Facebook.

ShopHQ to Launch Two New Watch Brands Claude Bernard and Johan Eric


by John Sealander  

For Immediate Release

On December 5th, Gevril Group has something special planned for watch aficionados on multichannel electronic retailer ShopHQ. Starting at 1am Eastern Time (10pm Pacific, Dec. 4th), both on TV and streaming online, Gevril will feature new products from three of their favorite brands. Throughout the day, ShopHQ will introduce two new brands to viewers, Claude Bernard and Johan Eric. Additionally, after premiering earlier this year, Gevril will return with some of its most desirable timepieces.

Claude Bernard Watches

The premiere of Claude Bernard Swiss Timepieces begins at 1am Eastern Time, with ShopHQ’s Allison Waggoner and Gevril Group’s Steven Jay. The exceptional collection of Claude Bernard timepieces are hand assembled in Les Genevez Switzerland by highly skilled Swiss watchmakers, using only the finest materials. Viewers will have the opportunity to obtain the newest designs within Claude Bernard’s signature Aquarider models, along with classic Claude Bernard chronographs and two-hand designs. If you’ve admired these fashion-forward Swiss masterpieces, this is the perfect time to secure one for yourself or a special friend.

Claude Bernard Aquarider
10201 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Classics
01002 3 AIN
Claude Bernard Classics
80085 3 NIN
Claude Bernard Aquarider 10201 3 NIN Claude Bernard Classics 01002 3 AIN Claude Bernard Classics 80085 3 NIN
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Gevril Watches

Gevril Timepieces returns to ShopHQ at 3am Eastern Time on December 5th with network host Skip Connelly and Gevril guest Steven Jay. Having launched earlier this year on ShopHQ, Gevril returns with some of their most desirable models. Included in the hour is the classically styled Chelsea with its spectacular moonface subdial, a unique Avenue of Americas model with a rectangular blue anodized case and the fashionable, new Columbus Circle with seven astrological symbols representing the days of the week. You won’t have a better opportunity all year to acquire one of these highly desirable timepieces.

Gevril Columbus Circle
2002
Gevril Avenue of Americas
5006A
Gevril Chelsea
2301
Gevril Columbus Circle 2002 Gevril Avenue of Americas 5006A Gevril Chelsea 2301
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Johan Eric Watches

Steven Jay and ShopHQ’s Allison Waggoner return at 7pm Eastern Time for the hour-long premiere of Johan Eric Danish timepieces. These superb, Danish inspired contemporary timepieces feature slim, modern lines and exceptional craftsmanship. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase Johan Eric favorites like the sleek Agersø, the elegant multi-function Streur, and the classically styled Helsingør.

If you like fine timepieces and delightful surprises, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Popular timepieces like Claude Bernard, Gevril and Johan Eric sell out quickly on ShopHQ, so make sure to tune in early and make your purchases quickly. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this special event, because when Steven Jay, Allison Waggoner, and Skip Connelly start talking about watches, you’re going to want to join the conversation. For more information about Claude Bernard, Johan Eric and Gevril timepieces, or to shop the entire assortment, visit ShopHQ.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers.

Gevril Group retains worldwide rights to the Gevril and Johan Eric watch brands and is the sole US agent for Claude Bernard Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882. Please subscribe to the Gevril Group newsletter and blog updates. Like us on Facebook.