Gucci Timepieces: Things To Know Before You Buy

Gucci Timepieces, one of the most reliable and consistent fashion watch brands since the early 1970s. It’s always had a clear design approach. Rigorously made in Switzerland, Gucci watches are recognized for their quality and craftsmanship, leveraging the synergies between the watch and jewelry industries. Today we’re taking a closer look at what makes these iconic timepieces so desirable. [caption id="attachment_6431" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gucci Sapphire Gold Cufflinks Gucci Sapphire Gold Cufflinks[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_809" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gucci Galleria Gold Diamond Sapphire Vintage Necklace Gucci Galleria Gold Diamond Sapphire Vintage Necklace[/caption]    

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Guccio Gucci was the son of a leather maker. In his teens he went to Florence in search of a new life and he later worked at the famous for its elegance and style Savoy Hotel in center of London. This experience inspired Guccio to bring the taste and aesthetic preferences of the English nobility into the goods he created. Guccio Gucci began his small leather goods and luggage company in Florence, Italy, in 1921, he was 40 years old at the time. Now, nearly 100 years later, his work is admired by countless tourists every day at The Gucci Museo, a museum devoted to the iconic Italian luxury brand. The museum is located in the heart of Florence on the Piazza della Signoria, just steps from the Palazzo Vecchio. [caption id="attachment_5037" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gucci Gold Ring Gucci Gold Ring[/caption]  

GUCCI DIAMOND TIMEPIECES

All of the Gucci Precious Timepieces are embellished with exquisite white diamonds. Some have a generous diamond bezel and pretty pyramidal studs on the white mother of pearl dial for an added elegance. Even the sporty lines, such as Gucci Dive watches, feature diamonds, as 45 gems around the bezel bring a beautifully softening touch. Gucci has its in-house gemologist to search for stones worldwide and maintains a jewelry workshop with currently about 30 goldsmiths and stone-setters near Milan. [caption id="attachment_5931" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gucci Silver Wood Bracelet Gucci Silver Wood Bracelet[/caption]  

GUCCI TIMEPIECES HAVE AN ECCENTRIC VOICE

British musician Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + The Machine, is of the Gucci’s ambassadors, giving the power of her voice to the eccentric spirit of Gucci’s watches and jewelry collections. Florence admitted in the past, ‘When Alessandro [Gucci’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele] and I first met, we bonded over our love of jewelry.’ Interestingly, Florence is said to be a huge fan of all things floral motifs by Gucci. [caption id="attachment_5896" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Gucci Signoria Gucci Signoria[/caption]  

GUCCI WATCHES HELPED THE BRAND TO GAIN ITS ONCE ALMOST LOST GLORY

Several unwise market decisions were made by the brand in the 60s and 70s led the company to the brink of bankruptcy. Gucci made its entrance into the watch market once again in the 1990's to put emphasis on their deserved place on the fashion market. Gucci watches commenced its production in 1997 emphasizing on advanced quality, precision and an unparalleled accuracy of Swiss craftsmanship.