Watches are in step with the maximalist fashion trend right now
Fashion is having a maximalist moment – and it’s turning out watches to match.
Since Gucci’s current creative
director, Alessandro Michele,
took the helm, the brand’s
have been a smorgasbord of
embroidery, ruffles and colours.
Distinguished by colourful
dials and engraved bracelets,
its Le Marche Des Merveilles
watch range extends this luxe-bohemian
theme. In our pick
from this stylishly over-the-top
bunch, a turquoise-effect dial
featuring Gucci’s signature bee
motif at 12 o’clock is gloriously
complemented by an engraved
case and an engraved bracelet
with synthetic turquoise stones.
From the lily of the valley that
he tucked into the hems of
dresses in a 1947 collection, to
his English-style family garden,
it’s clear that the late Christian
Dior loved flowers. His passion
has inspired countless creations
by his eponymous brand, one of
the latest being the Grand Soir
Botanic collection of timepieces.
Each unique watch in the eight-piece
collection is decorated with
precious stones forming a lush
tableau of flowers and leaves.
The model shown here features
a white gold case with snow-set
diamonds – and a dial of
sapphires, emeralds and rubies.
03: DOLCE & GABBANA
Golden brocade coats and tuxedo
suits covered with crown motifs
are just a couple of examples
of Dolce & Gabbana’s taste for
excess with a baroque slant.
Now, the Italian label’s first
Alta Orologeria (Italian for high
horology) watch collection lets
fans complete the look. Inspired
by the operas of 19th-century
composer Giuseppe Verdi, the
four watches feature opulent
such as friezes and bas-reliefs.
True to their name, the watches
are powered by mechanical
movements made by Swiss high-complication