Retro-cool like That ’70s Show, their current advertising campaign is fashion’s call for “more self-expression, independence and freedom” through its nostalgic representation of the ’70s. With Gucci’s big focus on street style, there is little more expressive of “freedom” than surfing and skater cultures with boards, trucks and wheels providing the inspiration for the rounded disc that is the Grip.
The Grip is an artful blend of vintage and contemporary cues, featuring small, hands-free analogue display windows on solid, slimline medallion dials. Printed seven-segment numerals recall period quartz displays and possibly the Swiss-made movement driving the rotating hour, minute and date disc.
Presenting an embarrassment of choice, four versions are available in PVD gold and steel, engraved interlocking G logo options, with dozens of easily interchangeable bracelets, and luxurious, colourful snake and calf leather straps to choose from. The high-end versions in gold feature ruby and sapphire indicators.
Priced at between CHF1500 and CHF1750 (about R22 000 and R25 000), the Grip will be available from September, giving you plenty of time to cast your vote.
For more information on Gucci timepieces, visit Gucci's website.