Category: GUCCI Watches

gucci g-timeless watch replica

At Kering, now without Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, Gucci is the top watchmaker at the luxury group. While Gucci has been producing timepieces for a number of years now (at a variety of price levels), the company has seriously brought back high watchmaking with lavish designs that fit the fashion house’s bold and youthful personality quite well. This set of four different references focuses on a central tourbillon movement and playful animated display for a product Gucci calls its Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium.

Note that this is not a planetarium watch in any traditional sense. While the colors of the precious and semi-precious stones are inspired by the color spectrums of light that we observe from a variety of celestial nebulae, this watch does not display the position or movement of any planetary bodies in our solar system. Instead, the various hour markers on the G-Timeless Planetarium dial both spin on their own axis, and together around the periphery of the dial when a hidden pusher in the crown is activated. That puts the G-Timeless Planetarium watch in line with other complicated, jewelry watches that have added “emotional animation” features designed to titillate the eyes of the watch’s wearer and their audience. Shouldn’t the name of this watch be the Gucci “G-Time” versus “G-Timeless?” I mean of course I get what “timeless” means, but is that really a term you want as the name of a product that should not be “less time?” Perhaps I am thinking about it too much, but I really do feel that this little “minor” detail does matter when it comes to subconscious consumer perceptions about products. It isn’t even timeless either. This dive-style watch looks to be squarely set in circa 1995 with its bold primary colors. Oh, you have got to love the Italians (and their flag). As much as I joke about it, I still do quite like this timepiece as a fashion watch. It is just sorta ‘fun.’

Gucci is watch maker I don’t really discuss all that often. First of all, they don’t make complicated watches. Off the top of my head I can’t even think of a mechanical Gucci watch. Though they do have some which have that “G” as the bezel. For the most part I think of their attractive quartz watches for the ladies. All ladies love a nice Gucci timepiece. For men they have had an interesting and slightly avant garde collection of watches over the years. A few years ago they came out with their pretty cool high-end digital watch collection called the I-Gucci that I will review hands-on soon. It was released right about when it was really trendy to place “i” in front of almost every word. iJoke… no I don’t. This G-Timeless Sport is analog, but contains a Swiss ETA quartz movement. For most people that is a deal breaker, but then again, those people aren’t people who buy “fashion watches.” I actually first wrote about the Gucci G-Timeless collection here a while ago before some of these new styles came out. Once again I find myself interested in the collection. Is it just me or do these pieces beg to be worn with a colorful polo shirt that has a pulled up collar?

The G-Timeless Sport is a dive style watch with 100 meters of water resistance. That is just enough for the “Sport” part of the name to apply. The case is in steel being 44m wide, and there is a PVD black version as well. As a diver style piece it does have a rotating timing bezel and easy to read dial, as well as an AR coated sapphire crystal. Plus, according to Gucci the colored hour markers and hands are done in colored SuperLumiNova.

The four versions of the Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium watch all have 40mm-wide cases, but they are either in 18k yellow, 18k white, or 18k pink gold depending on the version. The 18k yellow-gold version has star-style diamond-set hour markers, while the other models have more circular-cut stones as the hour markers. Hour and minute hands are connected to the central axis but are positioned on turning discs and hover over the large, animated hour marker structures. Given the level of dial depth and the glistening nature of the facet-cut stones, I think it is safe to say that the Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium watch is designed for maximum sparkle (and, psychologically speaking, that helps sell luxury timepieces much of the time).

Gucci has offered limited technical information about the watches and the manually wound tourbillon-based movement. My guess is that the movement operates at 3Hz with about two days of power reserve. Gucci did say that when the animation system is activated, the hour markers spend nine seconds spinning around their own axis, and a total of 90 seconds in order to fully spin around the entire dial. That means a lot of torque, and it isn’t clear if that is all delivered by pushing the activation button or if you need to first wind up a mainspring to power the action.

Gucci Marina Chain Watch

This is holding true for their timepieces as well. As a relatively new extension of the brand, the watches are just a continuation of trends and designs that have already proven successful in their fashion and handbag lines. But one problem that seems to be clouding Gucci Marina Chain Watch is that what works for handbags, does not always work for watches.
Like the Gucci Marina Chain Watch, above, introduced at this year’s Gucci Women’s Cruise fashion show. In the context of a fashion show, this watch works. And in this promo shot below, it definitely fits in. The iconic logo bag – the neutral color palette – the lush fabrics… But, for everyday wear – I do not see this as a wearable watch.
The Marina Watch Collection definitely keeps up with identity of Gucci. But this watch in particular needs a little work – and a better understanding of the relationship between a watch and its wearer.

With the discontinuous band, the Gucci Marina Chain Watch looks thrown together and confused. The solid backing of the band whereupon the Marina Chain is laid does not work in harmony. Even with the harder edges of the band, in stark contrast to the soft curves of the chain, there is no harmony here.

Catering to fashionistas with different fashion senses, Gucci has designed the Marina Chain Collection in Sold Yellow Gold – Stainless Steel- and a combination of the two. On top of the metal options, diamonds are, of course, another option to customize your watch. I usually don’t like Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold combos – kinda reminds me of the 80s – but in this case, it seems to be the best option. This way, you can see the Marina Chain links, which are the most interesting part of this watch.
Looking at the watch band further, another issue arises. The belt buckle closure. And although it is another icon of the brand – the belt buckle closure looks downright uncomfortable. Though the Marina Watch Collection was introduced at the Cruise Fashion Show, in reality, the wearer will have to still use her hands while wearing this. Imagine resting your hand on a desk – there’s the belt buckle, now an uncomfortable indentation on your wrist.

With a very involved watchband, I love that Gucci kept the dial face simple. There are no hour or minute indicators, just the Gucci logo and hour/minute hands. This simplistic take on time does keep in line with the image of Gucci. And with the face of the watch blending in with the Marina links, you forget that you are looking at a timepiece. Which, at that point, shouldn’t you just invest in one of their bracelets?

While I understand and agree with the design concept to link handbags and shoes and jewelry and watches – it is a delicate line of practicality and taste that much be walked.

So, with that in mind – with the Gucci Marina Chain Watch Collection by Gucci – you are mostly just buying the brand name here. Which, with Gucci, isn’t a bad thing. I just think that if you want to show the world your taste and affection for nice things, you would be better served buying a bag or piece of jewelry – such as this exquisite Horsebit and Marina Chain Link necklace by Gucci.
The Gucci Marina Chain Watch Collection Watches by Gucci are priced depending on the metal and whether or not diamonds are included, but break down as approximately $15,300 for the solid 18 karat Yellow Gold version – $4,095 for the 18 karat Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Version – and $1,915 for the simply Stainless Steel version. Available in two sizes – Small (“Large” at 33mm x 43.2mm) and Even Smaller (Or just “Small” at 26mm x 35mm), this is still a very dainty watch. And with several different options for diamonds, you can order a Marina Chain Watch to truly reflect your own style.

Gucci Diamantissima watch

Gucci 109 watches are known for their elongated rectangular dial and smooth bracelet transition. The bracelets are a rigid, bangle style that taper down towards the buckle for a smooth look and feel. Available in steel or gold tone, a multitude of dial options, optional diamonds, and precise quartz movements, these ladies Gucci watches are an elegant expression on any wrist.
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Monarchies may fall and empires may crumble, but for the moment, epic family dynasties still reign with a vengeance on the screen. Those impatient to learn what awaits House Roy in “Succession” can tide themselves over in the meantime with “Dune,” with its futuristic clash between the spice barons of House Atreides and House Harkonnen. Or perhaps they might warm themselves with the fiery antiroyalist screed of “Spencer,” which tracks Princess Diana’s desperate flight from the House of Windsor. And now along comes “House of Gucci,” Ridley Scott’s canny and engrossing movie about an Italian luxury brand and a family brought low by greed, fraud and vicious infighting, Gucci Diamantissima watch plus a notorious black widow played by a coldly electrifying Lady Gaga.

We get a taste of that bitter end at the beginning. The movie opens on March 27, 1995, mere minutes before Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), the fashion house’s former head, is gunned down in Milan by an assassin hired by his vengeful ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga). Scott cuts away before the killing occurs, in a way that can’t help but echo the violence-anticipating prologue of “The Last Duel,” his recent movie about the travails of a 14th-century Frenchwoman. Here, hundreds of years later, is another moment of calm before the storm and also another story of a woman caught up in an overbearingly male world of power and intrigue.
One crucial difference is that while the heroine of “The Last Duel” is sold into a bad marriage, Patrizia wills herself into one. She’s at a party in Milan in 1970, giving off Elizabeth Taylor vibes in a head-turning red dress, when she first meets the diffident, bespectacled Maurizio, who’s so awkward — but charmingly so — that it takes her a beat to realize he’s the heir to the famous Gucci fashion house. A reluctant heir, admittedly, who plans to practice law, shows little interest in the family business and is entirely naive about why Patrizia might have him locked in her sights. They soon marry, defying Maurizio’s father, Rodolfo Gucci (an elegant, exacting Jeremy Irons), who takes one look at his future daughter-in-law and guesses what she’s after.

It’s hard to see how anyone couldn’t guess, since Gucci Diamantissima watch Patrizia’s darkly glittering eyes, which stop just short of burning holes in the screen, so nakedly telegraph her every desire. As in her previous unhappily ever after Cinderella story, “A Star Is Born,” Lady Gaga temporarily dons a working-class shell, downplaying her natural magnetism in order to maximize it. Before long, Patrizia stands revealed for what she is: an avatar of ambition and, like Gaga herself, a couturier’s delight, born to wear the silver-sequined evening gowns and furry après-ski ensembles dreamed up for her by costume designer Janty Yates. More than anything, Patrizia is a woman of insatiable hunger: She practically devours Maurizio in one molto vigoroso sex scene, and she looks ahead to the day that his millions — and his powerful place within the competitive Gucci family hierarchy — will be hers as well.
The Gucci Diamantissima watch bonds of family are extended first by Rodolfo’s brother and business partner, Aldo Gucci (a boisterous, affectionate Al Pacino), who welcomes his new niece with open arms. He’s the company’s entrepreneurial genius, the one who continued his father Guccio’s mission to transform a Florentine family-run business into a global brand. Maurizio and Patrizia soon relocate to New York (and have a young daughter, Alessandra) to work in Gucci’s Manhattan stores. And before long, Rodolfo is dead, leaving his half of the company (in a roundabout fashion) to Maurizio and setting a furious round of power plays in motion. There are stormy confrontations and hostile takeovers, forged signatures and prison sentences, grim financial assessments and odd psychic readings (the last delivered by Patrizia’s friend and future accomplice, Pina Auriemma, played by a very game Salma Hayek).

Patrizia takes a keen pride in the business — the market for cheap Gucci Diamantissima watch knockoffs infuriates her — and, like a chain-smoking, mud-bathing Lady Macbeth, spurs her husband toward increasing acts of ruthlessness against his own family. One of their easier marks is Aldo’s black-sheep son, Paolo, who fancies himself a great designer but whose incompetence and vulgarity seem to seep out of his pores like sweat. He’s played by Jared Leto, unrecognizable under a bald pate and prosthetic jowls, in the kind of garishly extreme transformation that has become this actor’s lip-smacking MO. It’s an attention-grabbing stunt; it also works like gangbusters, particularly because Leto’s performance — hilarious, sympathetic, full of tragicomic pathos — feels precisely scaled to the demands of a movie that often revels in its own posh, padded vulgarity.

I mean that mostly as praise; it’s also a sure sign that Scott and his collaborators — including screenwriters Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna, here adapting Sara Gay Forden’s 2000 book — have fully comprehended their subject. The line between art and trash is always a porous one, in high-end goods as well as cinema. And not unlike some of the totems of luxury Gucci Diamantissima watch on display here, “House of Gucci” is a calculated, highly controlled amalgam of the stylish and the tacky. It’s also remarkably savvy about the inherent kinship between fashion and cinema, something Rodolfo himself acknowledges when he reminisces about his own past career as a film actor, as well as the iconic floral scarf he commissioned for Grace Kelly.

Gucci G-Frame

Gucci, the name of a luxury fashion house, is based in Florence, Italy. The Italian brand has a huge product line of designer handbags, watches, shoes, accessories and fragrances. Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, it took less than no time for the brand to become known worldwide. Currently, a subsidiary of the French group Kering, Gucci produces a revenue of several billion Euros and is one of those brands preferred by celebrities all over the world.

Gucci initially starting with the manufacture of leather goods, embarked on the path of watchmaking journey a little late. From 1997, Gucci’s name came to be associated with luxury watches as well. To keep up with their reputation in the world of fashion, Gucci has made sure to give some of the best designer watches to people. Gucci watches are as unique and vibrant as their fragrances and shoes. In the later part of 2010, everyone started referring to Gucci as the iconic “Geek-chic” brand. To name one famous watch from Gucci, Gucci G-Frame watches bear the iconic Gucci style. The use of srtipes and square dials has made the G-Frame watches a must-have for those Gucci lovers. Any watch connoisseur would proudly say that the brand gave a modern touch to fashion, thereby taking the designs of their watches to a whole new level. Every timepiece, detailed to the core, reflects the finest of Italian craftsmanship.
It’s not all that often that a fashion brand comes out with a reputable watch line that keeps on growing. Gucci watches provide a fun and innovative way to keep track of the passing hours of the day and there are several collections to choose from – each one with a style and identity of its own. The Gucci G-Frame collection of watches offers an unconventional case shape, backed by the provenance of a manufacturer deeply rooted in bold, daring and influential designs. Gucci was founded back in 1921 in Florence and since then, its luxurious lifestyle accessories, leather goods, fashionable clothes and elegant jewellery ranges have become synonymous with the same daring and playful approach to Italian Craftsmanship.

Recently, we here at Jura Watches added Gucci G-Frame watches to our offerings online. As an official UK stockist of genuine Gucci watches, we’re excited to showcase the most recent additions to our collections. The Gucci G-Frame sits next to other iconic styles like Gucci’s G-Timeless watches, Dive watches, GG2570 watches and the brand’s most recent release -the 25H collection. When it comes to G-Frame watches from Gucci, however, these elegant and attention-demanding watches offer something completely different for the wrist. These rectangular-shaped cases use a varied selection of materials and present the time on different dial designs whilst keeping some of the brand’s most iconic symbols and motifs alive.

Although Gucci has dabbled in timekeeping back in the 1970s, it was during the 1990s, when the company was near the brink of bankruptcy when the story of Gucci watchmaking really began. In efforts to revamp the brand after Gucci’s sons had to give up ownership, Gucci’s lawyer, Domenico De Sole took on the role of President of Gucci America. His efforts to revamp the company led to the hiring of fashion designer, Tom Ford, and editor, Dawn Mello. Overhauling the fashion line, the duo limited the product range to 5000 items from an initial 20,000, enabling an interesting watchmaking history to unfold.
It was in 1997 that Gucci G-Frame watches acquired a watch license from Severin-Montres, opening up avenues into a new genre of luxe lifestyle products. After this, the company acquired French luxury watch and jewellery house, Boucheron International group before obtaining licenses for Yves Saint Laurent watches. Having crafted some iconic-looking timepieces over the last two decades, the Gucci G-Frame watch collection remains a popular go-to range for dress watches with a little twist. The rectangular watch shape has been used throughout the watch industry since the early 1900s and is still considered an unconventional shape compared to the classic and much-loved rounded case. Those who opt for a Gucci watch from the G-Frame collection share Gucci’s vision for uniqueness and are often in search of a statement piece that can convey an extension to the wearer’s personality, not to mention an impeccable taste in fashion.

The Gucci G-Frame watches collection at Jura Watches offers some exquisite timepieces that have been crafted by the brand’s artisans in Gucci’s ateliers based in Switzerland, La Chaux de Fonds. The G-Frame is characterised by a rectangular or square-shaped case in stainless steel or with a more indulgent gold PVD coating. The dial of a Gucci G-Frame watch can also vary from a classic black colour to a striped dial featuring red, blue and white mother of pearl, as well as offering a choice in case size and bracelet style.

Some of the bracelets featured in the Gucci G-Frame watch collection feature a classic link design, whilst others offer a mesh-like structure for a slightly more vintage-inspired edge. The watches from the Gucci G-Frame watches collection are powered by quartz movements and feature strong anti-reflective and scratch-resistant fronts crafted from sapphire crystal glass for optimum protection over the dial’s surface.
St Valentine’s Day has been joyfully celebrated as a grand festival of love and romance all over the world. Many people choose this festive occasion to impress his or her lover with marvelous and unforgettable gifts. Some popular options are chocolates, flowers, fragrances, jewellery, toys and wristwatches.

Gifting a wristwatch to your romantic partner is a grand way of expressing the enduring love. In this regards, a Gucci watch is an ideal choice. Thanks to the iconic Italian luxury brand’s eclectic, contemporary and romantic outlook, its timepieces are ideally suitable as valentine gifts. In this article, we have highlighted eight Gucci watch models as perfect Valentine’s Day gift choices for your girlfriend or wife. Each of these magnificent creations has its own characteristics to match with the personal preferences of the intended recipient of your love token.

Gucci G-Timeless Replica Watch

As mid-range luxury fashion watches go,Gucci G-Timeless Replica Watch produces some rather cool stuff. For 2017, the Gucci Dive collection has a few interesting models that seek to combine the appeal of a sport watch with the look of embroidered fabric or printed rubber. This isn’t just uncommon in general, but very uncommon for men’s watches. In fact, outside of some Hublot watches for women, these are among the only watches I’ve seen that demonstrate this decorative embroidery technique on the dial. Clearly not for all tastes, I found these new Gucci watches to be an interesting artistic expression and an overall good look for those seeking something a bit different. This year, Gucci will release a few watches that have embroidered nylon dials as well as the two rubber ones. Consider these the ideal timepieces for those who have a serious nylon NATO-style strap fetish (actually, if you want to be hyper-technical the straps on these Gucci Dive watches are Zulu-style, and not NATO-style). Most of these products will be in the Gucci Marché des Merveilles collection, which are 38mm-wide “unisex” watches in polished or PVD-coated yellow gold-colored steel cases. The embroidered nylon dials come in green or blue with the animal motifs of a bee, tiger, or snake. There is also one model with a leather dial and a snake image that continues on the leather strap. Most of these watches adopt the theme of continuing the motif of the strap onto the dial for a neat-looking, cohesive design that certainly has potential. I’ve seen this in other watches where a stripe on the dial is mirrored on the strap (or vice-versa, however you want to look at it), and in many instances it looks quite handsome. In addition to the Gucci Marché des Merveilles collection, the brand is also releasing at least four new versions of the Gucci Dive, with these animal-decorated dials. When the Gucci Dive was first released back in 2013 (hands-on here), it was a rather high-end, serious dive watch. That was around the time when Girard-Perregaux was purchased by the Kering Group (as it was later named) that also owns Gucci. With some sharing of parts, the Gucci Dive XL watch from 2013 contains the same movement produced by Girard-Perregaux for their Sea Hawk diver collection. That means the original Gucci Dive XL had a caliber GP3300 automatic movement with power reserve indicator and a price of $8,600 – $12,600 depending on the version. The days of watches like that being easy sales are a bit behind us. These 2017 Gucci Dive watches are priced lower, but still at “Gucci” cost. I nevertheless think plenty of them will find good homes. There are two main versions of the Gucci Dive for 2017, a 40mm-wide model that features rubber as an accent material, and a 45mm-wide model that features embroidered nylon as an accent material. The smaller, 40mm-wide model is water-resistant to 200 meters and comes in a steel case with rubber flanked sides colored in black or yellow to match the strap and main dial color. Over the dial is a sapphire crystal and around the face is a rotating diver-style bezel – which, in addition to being sporty, actually helps make the dial legible, since it lacks hour markers. The dials of these 40mm-wide Gucci Dive watches are textured rubber (which is uncommon, to say the least) and printed with a detailed (and slightly oddly colored – why is there so much blue?) tiger’s face. Gucci says the printing technique is done in a sort of relief, which gives the dial a three-dimensional effect. I have always liked the style of the hands on the Gucci Dive watches…. Attached to these models are matching yellow or black rubber straps. Inside the watch is a Swiss ETA quartz movement. The yellow Gucci Dive is the reference YA136317 while the black version is the reference YA136318. The 45mm-wide Gucci Dive watches with the nylon embroidered faces come with all-black PVD-coated steel cases that are also water-resistant to 200 meters with a sapphire crystal. These are a bit more maturely masculine-looking with the larger size and dark colors. One version has a blue woven nylon dial with red strip through the center that has an embroidered tiger (reference YA136215) or a snake (reference YA136214), and the other model has a green woven nylon dial with a red stripe that has a Gucci-style bee (reference YA136216) embroidered on it. Both come with matching blue-and-red or green-and-red woven nylon straps. These are NATO/Zulu-style straps in the traditional sense, and it is interesting to see how watch companies both of the fashion or classic variety continue to treat this trend. Gucci prints “L’aveugle Par Amour” on the NATO/Zulu-style straps.
While the 45mm-wide Gucci Dive watches also have Swiss quartz movements (Ronda versus ETA in these), Gucci decided to remove the seconds hand, which likely makes the dials feel a bit more elegant – especially as focus should be on the dial design. Note that there is a piece of “black glass” as the rotating bezel insert. These really aren’t the types of watches I would normally be drawn to, but I think they are pretty cool-looking and original. Certainly, they are a hip statement that combines the look of a traditional sports watch with something more trendy and fashionable.

Gucci G-Timeless Star Watch

At Kering, now without Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, Gucci is the top watchmaker at the luxury group. While Gucci has been producing timepieces for a number of years now (at a variety of price levels), the company has seriously brought back high watchmaking with lavish designs that fit the fashion house’s bold and youthful personality quite well. This set of four different references focuses on a central tourbillon movement and playful animated display for a product Gucci calls its Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium.

Note that this is not a planetarium watch in any traditional sense. While the colors of the precious and semi-precious stones are inspired by the color spectrums of light that we observe from a variety of celestial nebulae, this watch does not display the position or movement of any planetary bodies in our solar system. Instead, the various hour markers on the Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium dial both spin on their own axis, and together around the periphery of the dial when a hidden pusher in the crown is activated. That puts the G-Timeless Planetarium watch in line with other complicated, jewelry watches that have added “emotional animation” features designed to titillate the eyes of the watch’s wearer and their audience.
The four versions of the Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium watch all have 40mm-wide cases, but they are either in 18k yellow, 18k white, or 18k pink gold depending on the version. The 18k yellow-gold version has star-style diamond-set hour markers, while the other models have more circular-cut stones as the hour markers. Hour and minute hands are connected to the central axis but are positioned on turning discs and hover over the large, animated hour marker structures. Given the level of dial depth and the glistening nature of the facet-cut stones, I think it is safe to say that the Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium watch is designed for maximum sparkle (and, psychologically speaking, that helps sell luxury timepieces much of the time).

Gucci has offered limited technical information about the watches and the manually wound tourbillon-based movement. My guess is that the movement operates at 3Hz with about two days of power reserve. Gucci did say that when the animation system is activated, the hour markers spend nine seconds spinning around their own axis, and a total of 90 seconds in order to fully spin around the entire dial. That means a lot of torque, and it isn’t clear if that is all delivered by pushing the activation button or if you need to first wind up a mainspring to power the action.
Funky, cool colors are still what Gucci is all about, and in that regard, these watches really do succeed. Given that Gucci is in the market of selling high-end toys and fashion trinkets, this set of watches fits right into that theme, especially with the target demographic that wants quality but also seems to want fun more than to feel serious. The watches are all paired with fitted alligator straps that come in a color that nicely matches the theme of the dial. The current versions of the Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium watch scheduled for release in 2023 include the reference YA161331 in 18k yellow gold with the star-style hour markers, the YA161333 in 18k white gold with the purple strap, the YA161334 in 18k white gold with the green strap, and the YA161332 in 18k pink gold on the brown alligator strap. Gucci was unable to provide pricing ahead of press time.

Gucci Dive Watch 45mm

At 45mm wide and water resistant to 200m, the Gucci Dive is very wearable thanks to its short lugs. I was afraid that it was going to wear too large, especially on the NATO-style strap, but it really doesn’t. Speaking of the strap, Gucci did it right not only offering their signature green and red color motif, but a NATO-style strap that isn’t too long. That means you don’t need to tuck in excess strap – which makes the watch look too large. Thus, you get the benefit of the comfort in a NATO-style nylon strap, without having to deal with what I sometimes feel is an ungainly appearance on the wrist. The strap hardware is of a nice quality, and I think the thickness of the strap is ideal. On the strap is written “L’aveugle Par Amour” which is on a series of Gucci items in their catalog. It roughly means “blinded by love,” and is perhaps what people who don’t like this watch will claim is happening to me in my appreciation of it. The black PVD-coated case is relatively simple, but has some nice details to it. The lugs are a separate structure and are held in place with torx-style screws, which are uncommon on timepieces. As a dive-style watch, it has a unidirectional rotating bezel, and gold-colored dive-style hands. There is a lume pip on the bezel, and the hands are lume-filled as well. I would have preferred for the hands to be a bit longer, but given the absence of markers on the dial it isn’t that big of deal. You can still read the time easily enough given that the markers on the rotating bezel can serve as hour markers. Over the bezel is a piece of mineral glass I believe, which offers a nice aesthetic touch. For the most part the dive-style case is utilitarian and attractive, while offering an interesting contrast to the fabric dial. The red stripe on the strap continues into the dial, which makes for a pleasant cohesive look to the design. I prefer the bee motif not because I have a thing for winged insects, but rather, when compared to the snake or tiger, it is the most easily recognizable and more importantly, symmetrical. Again, it totally doesn’t bother me a lick that this timepiece isn’t a crowd-pleaser for timepiece traditionalists. I wouldn’t wear it to a gathering of timepiece-lovers, but around town in Los Angeles, it is a fun item to put on your wrist which communicates that you like wearing interesting things and that you aren’t afraid to be a bit playful. Inside this Gucci Dive 45mm is a Swiss Ronda quartz movement. I appreciate that Gucci decided against including a seconds hand. Just an hour and minute hand is enough for a watch like this, and it also prevents you from seeing a ticking seconds hand which isn’t the most elegant design contribution most of the time. Over the watch dial is a flat AR-coated sapphire crystal. I would have preferred a top coat of AR-coating as well, but overall, the view into the dial is fine.
My review of the Gucci Dive 45mm YA136216 allowed me to appreciate its comfort as well as style. I would not have enjoyed this watch so much if Gucci didn’t get so many of the small details right. More so, they made it “fashionable enough” without going over the top (as could have easily been the case). There is a degree of design restraint here that I appreciate, especially when compared to some other Gucci timepieces that would not appeal nearly as much to a “watch guy” such as myself. The novelty of the look and sincere fun appeal of this Gucci Dive 45mm with the bee embroidery dial is what I like the most, and that has persisted for at least a few weeks of wearing it. It is hard to anticipate how a look like this will age, but I give immense kudos to Gucci for being creative.

Gucci Dive Watch

I’ll begin this Gucci Dive 45mm “Bee Embroidery” dial reference YA136216 watch review by immediately acknowledging that this is not a timepiece for everyone. In fact, if your tastes are mostly about utilitarian “serious” tool watches and your focus is more on function versus style (nothing wrong with that), you are likely not going to have much interest for this watch. After initially covering the new slew of “animal face” Gucci Dive watches with embroidery or rubber” dials a couple months ago, the sort of polarizing effect this type of fashion watch had was obvious. And that didn’t surprise me.

With that said, I find these watches fun. They aren’t meant to replace a tool-style or traditional watch, but they offer an appealing flavor for those who enjoy relishing in high-fashion luxury items as well as watches. I not only saw the larger selection of these “animal divers” with Gucci at Baselworld 2017, but also reviewed this Gucci Dive 45mm with the “embroidery dial” myself. In short, it’s cool looking, well-done, comfortable, and attention grabbing. For what it is, I really enjoy this watch. If you don’t like the idea of it, that’s cool. Just appreciate that there is a place for watches like this.Gucci is part of the Kering Group, which owns a series of big name watch brands such as Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux. Gucci isn’t new to watches and has been making quartz and mechanical watches of various types for years. To a degree, the brand is a bit more well-known for their women’s goods, but men’s items from Gucci are both common and popular. I’ve been tracking the brand’s watches for years now, and find it interesting how they often totally redo their collections and celebrate novelty in a way that allows for freshness and new directions on a regular basis. The “bee motif” is part of that. A couple of years ago, Gucci decided that they wanted a bee to be one of their new animal icons and just started to put the motif in various designs. They didn’t need to inspect their history to make sure it was “appropriate.” For 2017 we see a slew of watches with nylon fabric dials that have embroidered bees among other animals such as a snake or tiger. This is segmented between a few watch collections for both men and women. This Gucci Dive 45mm is easily the most masculine of these timepieces, taking a large dive-style watch and incorporating this more fashion-forward element. It is a hybrid for sure as it melds two worlds together. I recall in the comments on my original post about this some people complained that this wasn’t a true diving watch. My reaction was “well, it isn’t trying to be… aren’t there enough dive watches out there?” Fashion watches tend to confuse or irritate strict traditionalists because the items play and meld themes in ways that are sometimes confusing or erode functionality. Though, when done right, the fashionable melding of themes can produce something that is ultimately fun, attractive, and still useful. Those who dislike displaying fashion labels but otherwise wearing high-fashion brands will appreciate the fact that you can’t find the “Gucci” name on the dial of this watch. The only part of the exterior of the timepiece that says “Gucci” is on the case back (which is mostly covered by the NATO-style strap), and then once again discreetly on the strap buckle. It takes a while for you to notice that fact, and I think it speaks well to the confidence of the brand that it wasn’t necessary to include “Gucci” on the dial. Of course you do have the small Gucci logo on the crown. Fashion watches at their best are about a strongly communicated visual image in a package that feels appropriate to wear. The specific definition of this is going to depend on the wearer, but the idea here in the Gucci Dive 45mm Bee Embroidery is that you have a nice to wear dive-style watch which eschews the traditional dial for something a bit more artistic and playful. Thus, most of the watch is “familiar” while the artistic canvas (the dial) is where the novelty is.

Building Watchmaking Buzz At Gucci

It’s been roughly a year now since Gucci watch introduced its first line of luxury timepieces – in early 2021, the company launched new luxury watches in its Grip and G-Timeless collections, as well as a new luxury line of watches with a newly developed movement. The caliber GG727.25 comes in two versions, the GG727.25A automatic and the GG727.25 tourbillon, with dials for all the new luxury watches made in Gucci’s own dial factory, Fabbrica Quadranti, which is located in Ticino, in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. The watches derive from the mind of Gucci’s maximalist creative director, Alessandro Michele, whose design language doesn’t really fit any traditional category. His influences, outlines, colors, and construction that can draw from everything from tailored men’s suits to opulent lingerie to the retro-futuristic (as in his recent collaboration with Adidas).
Gucci has been involved in selling fashion watches since as early as 1972, and the luxury watches were introduced in order to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Michele is deeply fascinated by jewelry – he told The New York Times back in 2015, right after he became creative director, that he wears so many rings it takes him 10 minutes to remove them when going through airport security. Given that all watches are jewelry to some extent (anywhere from parenthetically to almost entirely, depending on the watch) and Michele’s unapologetic anything-goes approach to design in general, you might expect his watch designs to exhibit the same engrossing, jazz-improv chaos of his clothing. Instead, his avowed belief that jewelry is talismanic has led to some watch designs that integrate Gucci design cues in an unexpectedly coherent, and in some ways even traditionalist, fashion.
Gucci watch is known for having a lot of different animals used as emblems or mascots, including snakes, tigers, and cats – a veritable bestiary – and one of the best-known is the bee. Bees are industrious, selfless, and hard-working but from their labor comes honey – a metaphor for hard work paying off, which has made them a popular symbol in European heraldry, and a lot of other places, too. The G-Timeless Dancing Bees tourbillon riffs off of the history of the bee as a symbol of Gucci and as a symbol of … well, lots of stuff, including royalty (going all the way back to ancient Egypt, and then the Merovingian dynasty) and fertility. The G-Timeless line is a well-established fashion watch collection at Gucci, which has been using the bee as a symbol since the 1970s, but there’s never been as extravagant an execution as this one.
The movement is from the Kering watch manufacturing center in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, which is also home to a number of other watch brands and manufacturing centers (Greubel Forsey and TAG Heuer are both headquartered there). The bees are mounted on tiny pivots and they jiggle back and forth when you move your wrist, hence the name, Dancing Bees. The dances performed by actual bees are navigation instructions to other bees – it’s how they tell their bee buds in what direction to fly, and how far to fly, in order to find a new cache of flowers dripping with nectar – and someday, someone is going to come up with a complication that lets you input distance and direction from your location and produce a bee dance. Until then, the G-Timeless line looks pretty, ah, sweet, hahahaha. I mean I’m as cynical as the next retro-grouch about fashion watches but the one we had in to shoot, with its tiger eye stone dial, was a real honey (you’re welcome).

Another one of the replica watches Gucci sent us was this one – a 25H Tourbillon in a platinum case, on a platinum bracelet. Platinum is a metal that, oddly enough for a precious metal, doesn’t have a whole lot of history surrounding it in terms of symbolism and iconography and that’s probably because it didn’t come into widespread use until fairly recently. It wasn’t until the 1800s that it was widely recognized as a distinct chemical element and its properties were reasonably well understood, and in watch design, it really came into its own during the Art Deco era, when companies like Cartier made the dense, heavy, lustrous white metal synonymous with understatedly opulent luxury.
Unlike the Dancing Bees G-Timeless tourbillon, the platinum 25H is almost stubbornly anti-luxury while, in terms of materials and complications, sitting squarely at the upper end of luxury watchmaking; of the watches we had in from Gucci this might the one that most captures Michele’s tendency to mix high and low in terms of materials and design idioms. It’s kind of a cliché to relate watches to Brutalist architecture – at least some watches, which tend to repeatedly invite the comparison – but the 25H in heavy, dense, lustrous platinum really fits the bill. This is not so much traditional fine watchmaking as it is a sort of comment on traditional fine watchmaking and it’s going to appeal, on the one hand, to Gucci diehards with deep pockets and on the other … I don’t know, to a very small segment of serious watch enthusiasts who never met an ironically, deadpan-camp take on a tourbillon that they didn’t like.
If you prefer your ironically deadpan-camp take on luxury fine watchmaking just a little bit closer to conventional luxury, you can get the 25H Tourbillon in yellow gold. Here, we’re on more familiar ground – there’s a little bit of a gold Patek Nautilus vibe going on, although the 25H does not have the earnest, sincere, unapologetic appeal to raw and un-nuanced luxury instincts that you get with the Nautilus. There’s obviously no comparing the Gucci 25H Tourbillon, in either gold or platinum, to the Nautilus (or any other classic luxury sports watch, like the Vacheron 222 or the Royal Oak) in terms of watchmaking content or history, but I will say, it doesn’t take much imagination to wear a Royal Oak or a Nautilus but it does take some (as well as figurative if not actual cojones) to wear a Gucci tourbillon.
And then there’s this guy, which is perhaps the most overtly Michele-ian watch out of all of them. Behold the Gucci Grip, with a malachite dial, jumping hours and minutes, and baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel and lugs. My first question when I heard about the collection (which has been around for a while in quartz but which, as of 2021, is also mechanical, in case the rotor didn’t tip you off) was what the name “Grip” means and why it was chosen for the collection. Normally I’d have considered it both my civic and professional duty to just look it up or ask Gucci replica watch directly, but there are times in life when you realize that we all need a little mystery, and that a sense of naive wonder is a thing far, far too easily lost in this our degenerate age of instant information gratification.

Gucci 25H Watch replica

Italian fashion brand Gucci celebrates its 100th year of existence in 2021. To celebrate the centenary, the brand has created a collection of high-end watches. Or rather, the brand announced over 30 high-end timepieces in four different collections. The most eye-catching for watch enthusiasts is, without a doubt, the Gucci 25H collection. For the collection, Gucci combines an in-house developed family of movements with design looks clearly inspired by the growing popularity of luxury sports watches. Let’s have a look at these new Gucci watches.

In all honestly, I did miss the announcement of the Centenary models back in April. With all the Watches & Wonders craziness going on, these new watches did fly under the radar. But the new watches come with an interesting story. It’s a story of Gucci being the first fashion brand to enter the world of watches back in 1972. I had to dive in a bit deeper and be reminded of the watch history that Gucci has because the history of the brand in watches is an interesting read. For the people who witnessed it, Gucci has been a brand that has some credit to their name as a luxury watch brand in the 1970s and 80s. So let’s find out more.
Pivotal in creating Gucci 25H Watch replica was Belgian-born businessman Severin Wunderman. After setting up a successful business in jewelry in Irvine, California, he obtained the license to produce Gucci watches in 1972. When he did, he founded his company, the Severin Montres Group. The company bought finished watches from a watch producer in Bienne, Switzerland. Over the following 15 years, he managed to turn his company into a very successful business.

In 1987 Wunderman made some important changes to the company. He moved the head offices to Switzerland to be closer to the production side of things, and he made the US office a distribution office for Gucci watches. After experiencing exponential growth in the ten years after, Gucci bought the Severin Montres Group in 1997. With the takeover, Gucci made sure the company could internalize the production of their watches. An organizational model was soon followed by other fashion brands like Chanel and Hermès.

In the decade that followed, the focus of production for fashion brands changed quite a bit. Almost all the fashion brands constructed licensing deals with the production of their watches moving China from the mid-1990s on. Most of the fashion brands that ventured into watches consciously decided to move away from offering serious luxury watches with that move.
Nowadays, Gucci 25H Watch replica is part of the French luxury group Kering. The company owns popular fashion brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta. On top of that, it also owns two high-end watch brands with Ulysse Nardin and Girard Perregaux. With their own Kering Watch Manufacture and the knowledge available these two renowned brands, Kering has produced in-house movements that form the backbone of the high watchmaking pieces that the brand introduced recently. It does allow them to combine Gucci design with the technical knowledge of high-end watchmaking.

Gucci introduced over 30 new references in four different collections to celebrate their 100th year of existence for their step into high watchmaking. The collections are the Gucci 25H Watch replica , G-Timeless, Grip, and a special line of high jewelry watches. The most interesting out of the four is the 25H collection. It combines luxury sports watches with an integrated bracelet with the new in-house created GUCCI GG727.25 family of movements. With luxury brands like Chanel and especially Hermès and Bvlgari creating some amazing Haute Horlogerie pieces, could Gucci be next?
One of the biggest trends in watch design over these last few years is the heavy focus on luxury steel sports watches with an integrated bracelet. Gucci chose that as the inspiration for their 25H collection as well. The design is courtesy of Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. And he also gave the collection its name because 25 is his lucky number, and it appears in many of his fashion collections.

An ultra-thin cushion-shaped case that measures 40mm in diameter and just 7.2mm in thickness characterizes the new Gucci 25H Automatic models. The two tourbillon models have an 8mm think case, maintaining the ultra-slim profile. Looking at the side profile, you can see that the case is constructed of three really fine layers. One of the clever design features is the smooth bezel that covers the crown. So when you put the watch on your wrist, you will not actually see the crown, making sure the lines are very clean.
Architecture is the inspiration for the overall design and execution of the 25H collection. That concept is best manifested by combining sharp lines and different finishes used for the case and especially the dials. It resembles the shapes and combinations of materials often used in architecture. Gucci introduced a total of four new models for the 25H collection. The first is the steel all-grey automatic version; the second is a steel automatic version with a diamond-set bezel. The third and fourth are a full yellow gold and full platinum version with a tourbillon movement.
All four models feature a series of horizontal lines in a satin-brushed finish on the dial to add depth to the overall presence of the different models. A quirky detail is the mentioning of the caliber number on the dials. It seems a bit awkward at first. Having said that, it often happens that there are words on the dials of watches that merely function as decoration. But especially on the regular automatic model, the red-colored caliber reference number stands out because it contrasts heavily with the grey tones.

The upper half of the dial of the four models has the famous Gucci double-G logo with the brand name placed underneath. A third line is reserved for the word “Automatic” for both automatic models. On the two tourbillon models, the caliber number is placed directly underneath the Gucci name. The skeleton hands are well designed with a Super-LumiNova dot near the tip. All four models feature a five-link integrated bracelet with a butterfly folding clasp.
All four watches are power by the brand’s first proprietary movements. The Kering watch manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds developed the new Calibre GG727.25 family of movements. Above all, the manufacture is well-known for developing movements for Ulysse Nardin and Girard Perregaux. The GG727.25 base caliber is characterized by a micro-rotor and its variable-inertia balance that operates at 21,600vph. The movement has 24 jewels and features a 60-hour power reserve.

The movement comes in two different variations. The two automatic models feature the ‘standard’ Calibre GG727.25A with a traditional regulator. Additionally, the two tourbillon models feature the Calibre GG727.25T with a tourbillon regulator visible on the lower part of the dial. The movements are visible on all four models through the display caseback. The finishing uses a variation of Gucci branded elements. The micro-rotor features the famous Gucci logo and a unique Gucci wave is guilloched on the movement plates.

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