After half a century of timeless luxurious and craftsmanship, Gucci unveiled its second High Watchmaking assortment on the Gucci Wonderland occasion in Geneva.
Fusing technological brilliance with the creative innovation that’s synonymous with the House, Gucci has launched new watches which can be statements that outline time itself. The second ‘High Watchmaking’ assortment marks the golden anniversary of Gucci Swiss Timepieces, which had been first launched in 1972 in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
While the primary High Watchmaking assortment debuted in 2021, this yr’s fairground-inspired occasion noticed the brand new assortment that’s valuable, refined and bears the signature Gucci type in all its kinds.
The fairground horological occasion and assortment
Describing the occasion, Gucci’s web site says, “The atmosphere of this kaleidoscopic collection is inspired by a magical fairground, where refined watchmaking styles appear alongside rainbow-like gems and celestial wonders. Entering this enchanted universe is like immersing into a thrilling series of roller-coaster rides.”
The new assortment depicts the basic mix of Italian type and Swiss design from the ’50s to the ’90s. Along with additions to the present G-Timeless Dancing Bees and Grip Sapphire collections, three new timepieces have been launched — GUCCI 25H Skeleton Tourbillon, G-Timeless Planetarium and G-Timeless Moonlight.
The ageless timepieces
The GUCCI 25H Skeleton Tourbillon is all about redefining the signature Gucci timepiece type and highlighting the model’s aesthetic codes. Featuring a see-through dial and an eight mm thick case, the watch provides the “illusion of floating mechanics above the bridges at the base of the dial.”
Rendering a way of layering and dimension, the skeleton fingers uplift the general type of the timepiece. When paired with the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, it turns into an announcement of sporty luxurious and class, a Gucci trademark.
Twelve gems encircle the dial like a halo within the G-Timeless Planetarium. The web site says, “The gem-set wheel is activated through a button, rotating around the dial in a gala of light.” The technical finesse of the arrow-shaped hours and minutes fingers accentuates the elegant allure of the timepiece.
With a dial that displays the ever-changing phases of the moon and imbibes the essence of its unvarying magnificence, the G-Timeless Moonlight timepiece exhibits the celestial physique that “starts its journey from a gleaming silver crescent to evolve into a pearlescent whole,” the web site states. Modelled round one other ever-lasting creation, Gucci calibre GGV838.MP, this watch follows the 29.5-day lunar month. Its sheer technical experience requires the watch to be adjusted each 360 years.
If you’re a fan of retro trend, the Grip Sapphire is the timepiece that can enchantment to you probably the most. The elegant Jump Hour watch is made with sapphire crystals and options contrasting colored glass on the minutes and hour home windows.
The House’s web site mentions that two mint-green Grip variants have been added to the gathering, every comes with a clear caseback. While the primary watch has two laser-cut turquoise hours and minutes discs, the opposite one options mauve-pink discs. Each design comes with an identical clear rubber strap and sapphire crown.
Fashioned alongside the traces of Gucci’s eclectic spirit, the G-Timeless Dancing Bees timepiece brings collectively High Watchmaking expertise and a nature-inspired jewelry design. Twelve bees swarm a mother-of-pearl dial and shimmer with each wrist motion. The beautiful design additionally options two uncommon opals, forming an oblong brick-like chevron sample on the dial.
The High Watchmaking assortment is housed in Gucci’s first devoted boutique at Place Vendôme, Paris the place you may test it out by appointment.
(Main and have picture credit score: Gucci.com)