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
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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
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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.

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Paolo Marai Vertime CEO on Future of Watch Industry

Vertime CEO Paolo Marai with Gevril President Samuel Friedmann and Jon Luigi

by John Sealander  

Few Know More About Watches than Paolo Marai
And Paolo Marai Thinks the Future Looks Bright

It’s hard to find a more knowledgeable representative of the watch industry than Paolo Marai. Paolo is President and CEO of Vertime and is responsible for some of the world’s most recognizable watch brands, including Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versus.

Mr. Marai is very positive about the future of the watch industry, but he sees a major shift occurring in how timepieces are perceived and used. Interviewed during a visit to the prestigious Couture 2013 Watch and Jewelry Show in Las Vegas, Marai said, “More and more, watches are no longer used for timekeeping functions, they are becoming accessories, which means that the brand and the design are becoming more relevant than what is inside the watch.”

Working closely with top designers like Donatella Versace, Marai is bringing this philosophy to customers; with some of the most innovative, fashion-forward designs the watch industry has ever seen. Mr. Marai says that sometimes it takes up to a year, working with fashion superstars like Donatella, to finalize a new design, but that the wait is worth it. “There is a new generation and a new type of consumer,” says Marai. “I believe the future will be based more on fashion brands, rather than on traditional watch manufacturing.”

To meet the needs of these new fashion-forward customers, Paolo Marai is taking Vertime boldly into the future with a new emphasis on fashion and style. From the edgy youthful spirit of Versus, to the luxurious opulence of Versace, and the refined, subtle elegance of Salvatore Ferragamo, Vertime is meeting the desires of fashionistas and watch aficionados alike with fabulous new timepieces designed for the 21st Century. What will this watchmaking power player do next? You’ll probably see the answer on a fashionable wrist in the very near future.

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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Couture 2013 Las Vegas Huge Success for Gevril Group

Gevril Group Couture Show 2013 Banners

by John Sealander  

If you attended the Couture Show this year, it didn’t take long to discover that everything you needed to know about fine timepieces was located in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom.

Couture 2013 is over, but the glitter and shine from this spectacular jewelry and watch show will linger throughout the year. For many attendees, the Couture Show, held every year at the luxurious Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, has become the most important event on their calendar.

For Gevril Group, the Couture Show has become just as essential as the more established Baselworld show in Switzerland. According to Gevril President Samuel Friedmann, Couture is more effective at meeting the needs of North American jewelers and retailers. “This show is mandatory for American luxury retailers,” says Friedmann. These retailers certainly got a treat when they visited The Chambertin 2 Ballroom, home to Gevril Group during the five-day show.

Showcasing some of the industry’s most popular watch brands, Gevril Group’s convenient location, just a few feet away from the Couture registration desk, provided attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to discover emerging trends and hot new fashion ideas. “This was our most successful show ever,” said Gevril Executive Vice President David Yurowitz. “Customers are taking a new look at our company and are very eager to participate in all the projects and brands we have rolled out. The success of Couture 2013 was a record-breaking achievement for Gevril and we see this as a stepping stone for the future of our company.”

Paul Ziff, president of Ferragamo Timepieces in the United States, concurs. “There was a definite buzz in the Chambertin 2 Ballroom as customers and prospects gathered to view our Gevril collection of brands,” says Ziff. “The new Ferragamo Lungarno automatics and the fashion-forward Minuetto line were particularly well received by the press and retailers. Bloomingdales buyers even made a point during their appointment to say that they are very proud and excited to have just launched the Ferragamo timepiece line in eight Bloomingdales locations with more to follow.”

The Versace and Versus displays were both popular destinations for jewelers and retailers. Kari Allen, President of Versace Timepieces for the USA and Caribbean, had her best year ever at Couture. She attributes her success to the great teamwork exhibited by the Gevril staff. “It takes a lot of effort throughout our organization to achieve our goals and I very much appreciate all the support,” says Allen.

Miriam Tress, representing Gevril’s popular Fortis brand, says Gevril Group had lots to be proud of during Couture 2013. “The Chambertin 2 ballroom was exquisite and served as an impressive showcase for a wider variety of watch brands than any other exhibitor, says Miriam. “I observed a constant excitement and buzz in the air from our many current and new customers. You could see respect and admiration for Gevril Group and the values they stand for.”

From the opening night concert by popular rockers Neon Trees, to the highly anticipated Couture Design Awards, Couture 2013 was an event to savor and remember. Once again, Couture was joined by the prestigious Watch Journal to present Couture Time, a carefully curated collection of the world’s finest timepieces.

“There is no substitute for seeing, touching, and admiring one of the most diverse collections of fine timepieces available today,” says Samuel Friedmann. “People are amazed at how many fine brands we offer, and Couture gives us the opportunity to show these customers how we can help build their business, both before and after the sale.”

Las Vegas has always been known for putting on a good show, and Couture 2013 was no exception. This prestigious event has become an essential destination for anyone serious about selling luxury goods. That’s a big reason why Gevril Group plans to be back again next year.

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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This Mother’s Day Spoil Mom With a Fashionable Watch

by John Sealander  

Mother’s Day 2013 is on May 12th

Mother's Day Mother’s Day is almost here. This year, forget about getting Mom something she needs. Get her something she’ll like instead. Fine timepieces have never been more popular and just about any Mom will appreciate this Spring’s “must have” fashion accessory. A watch makes a personal statement, and with so many exciting styles available, there’s certain to be a watch that your Mom will be proud to wear. Just take a look at the selections below. Sporty, dressy, traditional, or Avant-garde; we’re confident that there’s a watch in your price range that your Mom will treasure.

Versus Sertie

If Mom is a fan of sophisticated glamor, she’ll love the multi-faceted Versus Sertie. Versace Versus watches are known for their modern, edgy spirit, and the sophisticated Sertie will add a unique glitter and gleam to any woman’s wrist. The faceted cut glass bezel adds a jewel-like quality to the classic two-hand configuration, and the surprisingly affordable timepiece is available in five fashion forward colors.

Versus Sertie – 3C7210 0000 – $240
Versus Sertie Mothers Day Watch - 3C7210 0000
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Jowissa Pyramid

Another variation on the crystalline theme is the spectacular Jowissa Pyramid. The entire crystal of this stylish timepiece is made of tempered mineral glass in a pyramid cut. This unique shape resembles the lower half of a brilliant-cut diamond turned upside down, giving the design a gemstone quality that can be dressed up or down.

Jowissa Pyramid – J5-201-xl – $369
Jowissa Pyramid Mothers Day Watch J5-201-xl
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Laurens Colorato

For the sporting Mom, there is the versatile Laurens Colorato. Available in an array of bright primary colors, these attractively styled watches feature a colorful plastic case with a coordinated unidirectional rotating bezel and a protected crown. It’s never been easier to coordinate the watch on your wrist with the outfit you’re wearing. With the sporty and affordable Colorato, you could make a strong case for buying Mom all four colors.

Laurens Colorato – GW41J901Y – $79
Laurens Colorato Mothers Day Watch - GW41J901Y
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Johan Eric Arhus

If your Mom appreciates the minimal, modern look, she’ll love the Johan Eric Arhaus. This refined fusion of stainless steel, mother of pearl, and sparkling Swarovski crystals is absolutely stunning. The modern, minimal three-hand design is available in stainless steel, IP black, IP brown, and IP rose gold and can be fitted with your choice of a handsome leather strap, or an integrated metal mesh band.

Johan Eric Arhus – JE6000-09-009B – $249
Johan Eric Arhus Mothers Day Watch - JE6000-09-009B
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Giulio Romano Rimini

The colorful and whimsical Giulio Romano Rimini will appeal to the woman who isn’t afraid to show the world that she knows her own mind. The Rimini’s artfully articulated dial is rich with nuance and detail and gives the watch a personality all its own. The unique looking mother-of-pearl dial has been specially molded to create raised three-dimensional numbers that are available in both white and painted multi-colored versions.

Gattinoni Elettra

For the Mom that lives for ethereal beauty and sensual luxury, there is the dreamlike Gattinoni Elettra. This fashionable and funky original features a chapter ring encrusted with Swarovski crystals surrounded by a bezel in the shape of the trademark Gattinoni logo. With an asymmetrical three-hand configuration, a subtle sunray dial and a patterned planetarium strap, this is a timepiece designed to evoke strong emotions.

Gattinoni Elettra – W0261GGTSLV – $675
Gattinoni Elettra Mothers Day Watch - W0261GGTSLV
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Viceroy Ceramic and Sapphire

The dramatic Viceroy Ceramic and Sapphire watch is perfect for both casual and formal occasions. The unique 12-sided dodecagon shaped ceramic case gives the watch a precise and extremely fashion forward look. Matching ceramic inserts in the stainless steel bracelet complete the fashionable look.

Viceroy Ceramic and Sapphire – 47576-57 – $990
Viceroy Ceramic and Sapphire Mothers Day Watch - 47576-57
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Versace Vanity Chrono

If your Mom really wants to stand out in a crowd, she’ll enjoy wearing the spectacular Versace Vanity Chrono. This luxurious timepiece features Versace’s iconic Greek key pattern around the dial, the brand’s trademark Versace studs with a Medusa in relief on the band, and is available in a choice of seven fashion forward colors. For the woman who expects the very best, there is even a half pave version with 32 diamonds, or a full pave version with 64 diamonds.

How To Buy

A fine watch makes a fabulous gift for any Mom. Remember that it’s never out of fashion to spoil your Mom on Mother’s Day, so start looking for a timepiece that matches your own Mom’s unique personality and style today. Mother’s Day is almost here. The time is right to look for a reputable watch retailer and find a watch that makes your Mom remember how much you appreciate her every day.

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

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 sporty timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Group Gevril operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers. Contact Maria, Customer Service Representative, by email or call her at 845-425-9882.

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