Pre-Basel Gucci Timepiece Extensions Revealed

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The luxury house’s Le Marche des Merveilles and Dive collections gain beautiful new editions.

For those seeking a timepiece with a difference, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry have announced the release of new additions to its eye-catching Le Marché des Merveilles collection.

Richly worked and detailed animal motifs – the tiger, bee and snake – are the hallmarks of this line, and are elegantly worked into these new extensions through fine embroidery or finely-cut colored leather. The extensions reflect the creative aesthetic of the House today.

Two timepieces in this range come with a soft brown Toscano calfskin strap; three others have a sportier look and are fitted with a nylon strap featuring the striped Gucci web. These variants also have Gucci’s expression, ‘L’Aveugle par Amour’ woven onto the strap in bold urban lettering. A detail that distinguishes Le Marché des Merveilles timepieces is the use of embroidery on the nylon dials, where intricate designs of a snake, tiger or bee are offset by the web striped background.

Cases are coordinated to the colors of each timepiece, worked in warm yellow gold PVD or stainless steel version. The snake is also framed on a special leather variant, crafted from a single piece of leather used for both the strap and the dial. Here, a grainy leather strap is embellished with a highly detailed red snake design that spirals along the strap before being captured under the sapphire glass. This piece comes with a polished stainless steel case.

Watches in the Le Marché des Merveilles collection comprise a 38mm case size and are engraved with the bee design on the case back.

 

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The new Gucci Dive extensions are an individualistic twist on the House’s sportiest timepiece. Contemporary House motifs such as the tiger and bee designs found on the dials (below) bring fashionability to the performance piece’s functionality.

The extra-large 45mm variants are fitted with a Gucci web nylon strap in blue-and-red or green-and-red, overlaid with the woven ‘L’Aveugle par Amour’ expression. Details include the fine honeybee or tiger embroidery on the dial to the racer web stripes, black PVD case with unidirectional rotating bezel, and luminous hands.

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Two 40mm yellow or all-black variants worked with rubber (below) are also available. A sporty rubberized finish is seen on the stainless steel case and crown matching the chunky rubber straps boldly stamped with the Gucci logo. To finish, a unique 3D effect brings relief to the rubber dial, emblazoned with a brightly colored roaring tiger’s head.

All Gucci Dive watches contain a Swiss Made Ronda quartz movement and are water resistant to 200 metres.

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