All About Gucci Watches
This luxury brand was started by Guccio Gucci in 1921, and his son Aldo Gucci took it to new heights after Guccio Gucci’s demise in 1953. It became an icon of the Italian ''La Dolce Vita'' which refers to a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle. This was a golden era of economic prosperity in Europe.
The beginning of this company was very humble. They were a small luggage and leather goods manufacturing company that boasted of Italian fine leather. However, now the company has a presence in 487 locations and with revenue of more than 10 billion Euros.
The founder of this well-respected fashion brand Guccio Gucci was born in 1881 in a family of leather craftsmen. After opening the travel bags workshop in Florence in 1921, he ventured into other business lines and started manufacturing leather bags, wallets, shoes, gloves, belts, leather accessories, etc. The brand was doing very well in the initial years and the products made in this workshop were used by the rich and famous of Italy.
Guccio Gucci’s three sons Aldo Gucci, Rodolfo Gucci, and Vasco Gucci became the key shareholders of the company after the Second World War. The company launched some new products like Bamboo bags, loafers and moccasins, the Jackie Bag, the Flora scarf, and belt buckles with the double-G logo which became synonymous with the Gucci brand name.
In 1968, the haute couture brand ventured into the world of creating fashion lines. They opened their store on Rodeo Drive in Hollywood, U.S.A. The success story did not stop there. They launched their iconic Gucci watches and perfumes line in 1972.
In the 1980s, the company got into trouble and the family feuds caused many dents in the shareholding of the company. Guccio Gucci's family in spite of being the founders sold off their shares and left their claim to the original business by 1993. However, the French MNC Pinault Printemps Redoute acquired the company in 1999 and brought back the old respect and demand for the products.
Gucci got into the business of watchmaking after signing a licensing agreement for twenty-five years with Severin Montres Ltd. in 1972. This was a Swiss manufacturing company that used to manufacture world-class watches. In 1997, Gucci acquired Severin Montres Ltd.
This iconic acquisition allowed Gucci to have its say in the designing, manufacturing, promoting, advertising, and distribution of Gucci watches. Currently, the watch factory is located in Switzerland, and watches are manufactured in this facility and distributed across the globe.
Designed by the best creative minds
Dawn Mello took the role of executive vice president and chief designer for all the fashion lines of Gucci in 1989. In the initial years the three brothers used to oversee this work and then after the acquisition by PPR, a few new members joined the designing team.
American fashion designer Tom Ford took up the role of creative director for all the fashion lines of Gucci in 1994. Both Mello and Ford worked very hard to revive the iconic collections of the brand after it was acquired by PPR.
There were many young and talented fashion designers like Alessandra Facchinetti, John Ray, and Frida Giannini who joined the creative team over the years and in 2006. Frida Giannini was appointed as the creative director of the world-renowned fashion brand. However, in 2004, Ford had left the company and in 2014 Frida Giannini followed suit.
Since January 2015, Alessandro Michele is the creative director of the brand which has now established itself as a subsidiary of Kering Group. In December 2014, Marco Bizzarri was appointed as the CEO, and under their joint direction, the company is reaching new heights.
Gucci manufactures premium watches which are meant for the upper class. The price range is between $500 and $2500. The most popular watch collections from this fashion and luxury brand are G-Timeless, G-Gucci, G-Frame, Coupé, Bamboo, Dive, GG2570, I-Gucci, Gucci Sync, Interlocking, and GRIP.
G-Timeless collection offers Gucci watch men and Gucci watch women. This comprehensive Gucci watch collection has something for everyone. From automatic to quartz movements, from round to rectangular cases, this collection has it all. The dials have a diameter of 27 mm for women and it goes up to 42 mm. There are multiple models inspired by the animal motifs which were appreciated a lot by the watch connoisseurs.
These Gucci watches are meant for the lovers of underwater sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing, water skiing, kayaking, etc. They are available both in automatic and quartz movements. The water-resistance of these watches is up to 200 meters. They are perfect even for nautical activities and are worn by the staff of merchant navy and military navy. This collection only manufactures Gucci watch men.
Gucci Coupé collection
Inspired by exotic sports cars this collection of Gucci watch men is the dream watch for every fashionable man. These Gucci watches sport a vintage speedometer style dial which look very different from the regular watches available in the market. The rounded-square case and extra-large numerals are the USP of this watch. This retro-styled Gucci watch men collection can be worn with a leather strap keeping in sync with the leather upholstery in a luxury car.
Gucci watch women had launched its Diamantissima series for the fashion-loving successful women who can flaunt the style and panache of this brand. The minimalistic dials which do not sport indexes became synonymous with this collection. They are available in three dial sizes- 22 mm, 27 mm, and 32 mm.
The Horsebit collection
This collection is also a popular collection of Gucci watch women. The watches are inspired by the horsebit motif and hence the name.
Even the G-Frame collection of Gucci watch women come with rectangular square cases. Equipped with quartz movements, these watches are symbols of elegance and fine taste.
The Interlocking watch collection
This collection sports the iconic interlocked logo of this brand which has become a symbol of high-class fashion and luxurious goods. They have both Gucci watch men and Gucci watch women and the movements are either automatic or controlled by quartz.
Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles series
If you love embroidery then this time-keeping machine is for you. They have watches displaying embroidery on the nylon dials. The animal motifs which are one of the USPs of the brand Gucci are displayed on these nylon dials. This sophisticated series boasts of the latest design trends which are prevalent in the world of luxury watchmaking.
This is a unisex collection that was introduced recently in 2019. The rounded square case is perfect for both genders and is loved by the younger generation which loves skateboards.
Gucci has become a well-respected name in the world of watchmaking since the 1970s. Their watches not only boast of fine designs, but the high-end quality ensures precision and class. Their collection of watches for men, women, and unisex have taken the world by storm. They source the movements for its watches from reputed Swiss companies like ETA and Ronda.