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The year was 1921 when an Italian businessman and fashion designer by the name of Guccio Gucci began laying the foundations for what would become one of the world’s most respected and valuable luxury fashion brands today.
After almost a century of pioneering design in the high fashion scene, Gucci’s latest works have culminated in their captivating timepiece & jewellery line conceived from the mind of creative director, Alessandro Michele.
Taking Timekeeping To Fashionable New Heights
Michele makes no apologies for his often eclectic and gender-twisting approach to design. It’s a movement that has never been more relevant than today and this ideal is thrust upon Gucci’s latest Swiss-made watch collection which covers two distinct models in five colourways to capture the essence of fine watchmaking whilst pushing the modern boundaries of fashion.
Created for traditional fans of the fashion watch, the new Eryx timepieces are Gucci’s automatic offerings which bring a touch of elegance, attitude and functionality to the game.
The first version features a 40mm stainless steel case complemented by a striking silver guilloché dial. This dynamic colour combination is paired with a black leather strap complete with a classic ardillon buckle. The watch’s functions are kept clean and simple with an hours, minutes and seconds hand alongside a date window at the 6 o’clock mark. A fine example of a timeless look for the modern fashion purveyor.
The second version in the Eryx line-up is even more dynamic in its aesthetic. Whilst they say you don’t need to change a winning formula, they never said you couldn’t drape it in gold. This particular Eryx model sees the proven 40mm Gucci automatic timepiece switching out the silver for yellow gold. The dial design has also been redesigned with a coloured chevron face which is devoid of any numeral marker. This clean approach is contrasted against a small date window at the 6 o’clock marker and the watch is sharply polished off with a black leather strap. An exemplary execution of extravagance meeting functionality.
Breaking convention with traditional watchmaking design brings us to the G-Timeless Garden Le Marché des Merveilles, a loud and unapologetic trio crafted to draw attention whilst amplifying the personal characteristics of its wearer.
All three G-Timeless Garden Le Marché des Merveilles timepieces feature a smaller 38mm steel case with a bezel and studs as hour markers on the dial. Movement for these watches are sorted with a Swiss-made ETA quartz movement which affords hours, minutes and seconds functions.
The dial design and strap is what really defines the three watches though. The green Timeless piece comes with a soft pastel green leather dial accompanied by a printed snake head which flows onto a soft pastel green leather strap bearing Gucci’s signature snake body.
The pink Timeless model champions the gender fluidity of modern fashion trends with the same internal mechanics paired with a pastel pink leather dial with a printed snake head and pastel pink leather strap to match.
The black Timeless meanwhile takes a darker approach to the formula with a steel case paired with a black leather dial and black leather strap wrapped in Gucci’s printed snake body.
Unleash Your Inner Animal, Drip In Gold & Silver
Style takes many forms and Mother Nature is one of the most powerful expressions one could embrace. Gucci have channelled the animals for their latest jewellery collection made for the modern fashion fiend.
Gucci Garden Collection
Three pieces grace the Gucci Garden Collection which makes a bold statement with the animal motif.
The aged sterling silver bracelet features an interlocking G and feline head to express an understated notion of strength. This is followed with the label’s feline head ring set in an aged sterling silver and purple zirconia combination.
The final piece from this collection is a ring formed with a coiled snake motif and set in aged sterling silver.
Anger Forest Collection
Drawing on the organic elements of their signature animal motifs, Gucci have presented four unique pieces that stand on their own design foundations in the current fashion space.
For the edgier jewellery fan there’s a charm with a tooth motif crafted with aged sterling silver and resin horn.
Those who prefer something with a bit more simplicity can opt for Gucci’s wolf head pendant necklace set in aged sterling silver.
Finally we have a pair of bracelets distinguished between either cuir or black leather. The cuir leather bracelet features wolf heads and a buckle in aged sterling silver whilst the black leather features bull heads and a buckle polished off in shiny aged sterling silver
The animal theme continues with six elegant rings all set in variations of 18k yellow gold whilst tracing Alessandro Michele’s design ethos.
Specifically, the collection comprises of a ring with snake motif set in 18k yellow gold and turquoise; a ring set in a snake motif with 18k yellow gold and diamonds with 0.35 carats; another featuring the signature snake motif in 18k yellow gold, sapphire, topaz and white and black diamonds for a total of 0.103 carats and a three-band ring with snake motif in 18k yellow gold, sapphire, topaz and white and black diamonds to make 0.555 carats.
Two other pieces round out the collection with a necklace featuring the snake pendant in 18k yellow gold with coral, pearl, turquoise and onyx beads and a charm set in a subtle fin motif with 18k yellow gold, red enamel and diamonds for a total 0.11 carats.
GG Running Collection
The GG Running Collection is the only one out of the four to not embrace the animal motif, instead opting for a clean and classic aesthetic for an elegant appeal.
The four pieces comprise of three rings and one bracelet all crafted from 18k yellow gold with the iconic double G logo.