In 1972, Gucci became one of the first fashion Houses to branch into timepieces, creating successful, iconic models that combined contemporary spirit and tradition, innovation and craftsmanship, fashion and elegance. Later, in 1997, the brand introduced a silver jewelry line, followed by Fine Jewelry and High Jewelry collections.
Further reinforcing Gucci’s reputation as an influential and progressive fashion brand, the new and contemporary vision injected by Creative Director Alessandro Michele fully embraces the fashion codes, innovation and contemporary attitude of the House, thereby further enhancing its status as one of the world’s most desirable luxury fashion brands and a definitive 21st century statement of contemporary coolness.
Timepieces and jewelry are produced by Gucci’s own skilled craftsmen: master watchmakers work in Gucci’s own ateliers in La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland, and goldsmiths create magnificent pieces in Italy. Each piece typically incorporates Gucci’s signature emblems, such as the Horsebit, marrying quality materials with inimitable Gucci flair.
GUCCI JEWELRY – HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS AND VALUES
Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, the brand was extended in the 1970’s with the introduction of Swiss Made timepieces and was developed in 1997 with Italian-made silver jewelry, followed by a Fine Jewelry collection in 1999. The jewelry portfolio has grown over time and today includes dazzling, made-to-order High Jewelry parures that represent the pinnacle of innovative creativity and impeccable craftsmanship. All Gucci Jewelry designs offer a uniquely Italian and contemporary take on elegant style and glamour, incorporating the brand’s signature motifs, such as the Horsebit or ‘GG’ monograms. In its most luxurious expression, Gucci Jewelry is embellished with precious stones such as rubies, sapphires or diamonds, and the latter are always Kimberley certified.
GUCCI TIMEPIECES – MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF WATCHMAKING
In 1972, Gucci became one of the first fashion Houses to branch into timepieces, creating successful, iconic models that combined contemporary spirit and tradition, innovation and craftsmanship, fashion and elegance. Since that time, Gucci timepieces have been made in Switzerland, assembled at the company’s watchmaking atelier in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is this marriage of Swiss manufacturing traditions using high quality components together with Gucci detailing and Italian flair that has enabled the brand to enjoy over 40 years of watchmaking history. Today, Gucci watches are synonymous with fine quality and they bring a fresh, innovative perspective to the watch industry.