High watchmaking meets fantasy in Gucci’s second collection of watches

Gucci has stayed faithful to its rich design aesthetic in the new watch collection

Gucci watch
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Technical ingenuity is given a playful edge in Gucci’s second high watchmaking collection, with horological savvy infused with an Italian flair resulting in fun and fantastical new pieces.

The Florentine brand is marking 100 years with watches that encompass colourful design codes, a theme running throughout the whole collection. In the Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon, the intricate complication of the flying tourbillon appears to hover over brushed and polished titanium bridges in a cleanly minimalist take, making a graphic play of the dial. Available on either a recycled white or yellow gold bracelet or a rubber strap, it brings a sharp modernity to traditional watchmaking.

gold timepiece from second gucci watches collection

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Gucci continues to move away from conventional narratives with the other pieces in the collection, such as the G-Timeless Planetarium, where high jewellery techniques meet horology. A ring of matching gemstones circles a dial created in either white, rose or yellow recycled gold, with wearers able to choose from green tsavorite, blue tanzanite or yellow beryl gemstones to adorn the dial, all cutting perfectly symmetrical silhouettes.

The magic of the moonphase movement is evoked in the G-Timeless Moonlight, which traces the journey of the moon across its dial, from a silver crescent to its shimmering whole. With the emphasis on absolute accuracy, the watch only needs to be corrected once every 360 years.

Playful design codes abound in other pieces, with bees in precious metal trembling on colourful dials with the movement of the wearer in the G-Timeless Dancing Bees. In the Grip, the retro design is drawn in playful bubblegum hues, for watches that build on a rich design history drawn in a kaleidoscope of colour.

Gucci Watch with green diamonds

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Gucci Watch with little bees on watch face and diamond strap

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Gucci Watch with stars and planets on face

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Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.