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Half a century ago, in 1972, Gucci Swiss Timepieces presented the world with a new horological design proposition – watches that were a combination of unparalleled Swiss technical know-how and Italian design. This year Gucci presented its second high watchmaking collection at the Gucci Wonderland event in Geneva, marking the 50th anniversary of Gucci Swiss Timepieces. The brand showcases a journey through five astonishing decades utilizing watch diaries, handbag watches and semi-precious stones representing each decade.
Gucci presents this kaleidoscopic collection inspired by a magical fairground, where the most refined watchmaking complications appear alongside rainbow-like gems and celestial wonders. The collection includes timepieces like the ‘Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon’, ‘G-Timeless Planetarium’, ‘G-Timeless Moonlight’, ‘G-Timeless Dancing Bees’, and the ‘Grip Sapphire’.
The G-TIMELESS PLANETARIUM comes in white, rose, or yellow-gold variations with its rotating wheel of green tsavorite, blue tanzanite, or yellow beryl gemstones. With its halo of 12 princess-set gemstones circling the dial that activates at the touch of a button, rotating around the dial in a gala of light, the G-TIMELESS PLANETARIUM shines a precious light on time’s ever-changing view. This new exclusive calibre has a hypnotic diamond star at its centre.
Gucci takes over the moon the G-TIMELESS MOONLIGHT! The timepiece features the Gucci caliber GGV838.MP, following the 29.5-day lunar month. The best part? This timepiece needs to be adjusted every 360 years. The dial hones a beautifully decorated moon waxing from gleaming silver crescent to the pearlescent whole. The watch is available in pink and white gold, with a natural meteorite dial, where fairground planets spin and stellar diamonds shine.
GUCCI 25H SKELETON TOURBILLON
Created in 100% recycled gold, available in white and yellow bracelet variations – and in a sleek, 8mm-thick case and the captivating see-through dial is the GUCCI 25H SKELETON TOURBILLON. The timepiece features Gucci’s new exclusive caliber flying tourbillon enhanced by the exciting illusion of the mechanics floating above the brushed and polished titanium bridges that cross the dial. The skeleton hands add a subtle layering effect.
Two vivid mint green variations make their way to Gucci’s signature Grip Sapphire mechanical collection, each with a transparent case back. The exemplary, cushion-shaped watch case is polished to pristine transparency after being expertly cut from a cylinder of pure sapphire crystal.
With a Swiss self-winding jumping hour movement, the timepiece features two windows on the dial through which the hours and minutes have an unrestricted view. Every design is fitted with a transparent mint-green rubber strap and sapphire crown.
G-TIMELESS DANCING BEES
The G- TIMELESS DANCING BEES tourbillon timepiece is the new diamond-set addition to the collection. In homage to historical en-tremblant jewellery styles, 12 bees shimmer around the diamond-set dial as the wrist moves. Each G-TIMELESS DANCING BEES marquetry edition is available in white-gold and yellow-gold bracelets or in alligator strap variations. Experimenting further, master craftsmen have highlighted the natural, glossy sheen of two rare opal varieties – pink and green – to form a miniature chevron pattern with rectangular ‘bricks’ on a mother-of-pearl dial.