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Gucci Debuts a High Watchmaking Collection and Unveils its Proprietary Movements (Live Pics)

The Italian fashion brand raises its horological game with the help of Kering’s watchmaking resources.

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Xavier Markl | ic_query_builder_black_24px 3 min read |
Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

Back in 1972, Gucci was one of the first fashion houses to venture into watchmaking. Since then, the fashion powerhouse has been associated with accessible ‘branded’ fashion watches. On the occasion of its centenary, Gucci steps up its horological game announcing its entry into the world of luxury watchmaking. The new collection has been designed by creative director Alessandro Michele and features sophisticated mechanical movements, including the brand’s first proprietary calibres. We managed to have a look at this new collection.

The new Haute Horlogerie collection debuts with four lines – Gucci 25H, G-Timeless, Grip and Haute Joaillerie watches – and over 30 different models. It includes tourbillons,  jumping hours, micro-rotor movements and jewelled watches. These will only be presented in flagship points of sale, such as the Paris jewellery boutique on Place Vendôme.

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

The Gucci 25H collection is named after one of Alessandro’s Michele favourite numbers. The model is the Creative Director’s take on one of the most successful categories today – the luxury sports watch with integrated bracelet. As such, it is envisaged by the Florentine brand as a future pillar of its watch collection with new iterations to be expected. 

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

The Gucci 25H is inspired by modern architecture and expressed by the continuous rhythm of the horizontal satin-brushed lines traversing the watch dial and the signature Interlocking G logo. 40mm in diameter (at least for now), the cushion-shaped case features a flat bezel, a three-layer profile and a hidden crown. It is extended by a five-link integrated bracelet closed by a butterfly folding clasp.

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

Importantly, the Gucci 25H is equipped with the brand’s first proprietary movements. The micro-rotor calibre GUCCI GG727.25 family has been developed and is manufactured in the Kering watch manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds, alongside products from sister companies Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux. It is available in two versions with a ‘traditional’ regulator (with a variable inertia balance wheel held under a full bridge) or a tourbillon regulator visible dial side.

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

This new collection doesn’t come as a complete surprise; global luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel or Ralph Lauren have already presented high watchmaking collections. It is now time for Kering to rely on its self-owned watch manufacturers to develop horology for its most successful luxury brand. 

Quick facts – Gucci 25G Time Only: 40mm x 7.2mm – stainless steel case – sapphire crystal – exhibition caseback with sapphire crystal – water-resistant to 30m – automatic calibre GUCCI GG727.25 with micro-rotor – 21,600vph – 60-hour power reserve – integrated steel bracelet with butterfly clasp – EUR 8,200 and EUR 10,500 with a diamond-set bezel

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

Quick facts – Gucci 25G Tourbillon: 40mm x 8mm – platinum or gold case – sapphire crystal – exhibition caseback with sapphire crystal – water-resistant to 30m – automatic calibre GUCCI GG727.25 with micro-rotor – 21,600vph – 60-hour power reserve – integrated platinum or steel bracelet with butterfly clasp – EUR 170,000 in platinum and EUR 120,000 in gold

Gucci 25H collection luxury watchmaking proprietary movements

For more information, please visit www.gucci.com.

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7 responses

  1. It’s one thing to sell “ironic” $1500 Ronda-powered jump hour watches, but this? 170k for something that looks like an Aliexpress grade Nautilus ripoff on a Timex bracelet?

  2. I second Verde’s comments word for word. Come on this has to stop because it is ridiculous. 170k. To be honest no watch on earth should cost 170k. But let’s say we’re ok with that because of excess wealth and liquidity spillover in addition to the need for exclusivity… still, come on! the watch is ugly and looks cheap. the caliber is slightly above average looking and you don’t debut with a 170k watch! If you spend 170k on this you, this watch is definitely made for you

  3. I’m less fixated on the price (because I know I’ll never buy one). What has me puzzled is the use of the model number ON THE DIAL! Yeah – I know – other makers put the ‘names’ of their watches on the dial (read as things like “DateBust” or “SeaSweller” or “Consternation”) but to use “GG727.25.A” on the dial… it has all of the flavor (and perhaps taste) of the name of a Chinese bus! I’m not talking about the routes – I’m talking about the bus models “GZN63288119P” (or things to that effect).

  4. “SeaSweller” – LOL this made my day, thank you sir!

  5. @ Peter Wellecker: Where were you when I used to write for Monochrome??? (Thank you!)

  6. All up with Mario. What a ……. shame! Who wants a handbag with pointers anyway…

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