Gucci launches high watchmaking collection
A milestone heralded by the introduction of the ultra-slim GUCCI 25H
Editor: Deepti Chandak
In a year marking its centenary, Gucci is proud to announce its entry into high watchmaking with an exceptional suite of contemporary watch designs by Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Each illuminates the creativity, craftsmanship and technical skill that has underpinned its creations since the luxury fashion house was established by Guccio Gucci in 1921.
The new high watchmaking collection is comprised by four lines – GUCCI 25H, G-Timeless, Grip and high jewelry watches. Each gathers inspiration from Gucci’s craft legacy and heritage elements, including flora and fauna, talismans, and the emblematic Interlocking G logo.
Gucci made watchmaking history in 1972. Not only was it the first luxury fashion house to elevate the watch to become a contemporary style statement, but it also demanded the highest quality – every Gucci watch is Swiss made.
Now Gucci has taken a natural, next step into the arena of high watchmaking, a rarefied world that encompasses the best in Swiss horological know-how, advanced manufacturing techniques and exceptional skill in exquisite, decorative arts.
The new collections are a dazzling fusion of Gucci's innate Italian style and peerless, Swiss expertise, a conjunction that is perfectly expressed in the new GG727.25 watch calibre, Gucci's first movement developed and produced by the state-of-the art Kering movement manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Self-winding and ultra-slim at just 3.70mm in height, the GG727.25 calibre makes its debut in the new GUCCI 25H, a triumphant milestone in the House’s watch history.
The Gucci high-watchmaking designs can be discovered by appointment at Gucci’s dedicated fine watch & jewelry boutique at Place Vendôme, Paris