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A strawberry for the wrist

Aug 08. 2019
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By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Nation

It’s strawberry season in Bangkok, at least according to Italian fashion house Gucci, which recently introduced its latest timepieces featuring the fruit of life, the strawberry, along with jewellery novelties to the Siam Paragon Watch Expo, which continues at the high-end shopping mall until the end of this month.

The Pop Up store uses dusty blue blocks of colour as the backdrop to the latest watches and jewellery, enabling their beauty and stories to shine. 

The playful new 38mm G-Timeless Contemporary watch boasts a combination of the House’s monogram motif and the Gucci Strawberry print – a new fruit of the season-inspired symbol of the Pre-Fall 2019 collection. 

Created in a yellow gold PVD case, a bitten strawberry with the word Gucci in blue is presented at the centre of the dial, crafted from the House’s GG Supreme canvas. The monogram motif is reimagined every season with a contemporary twist. The strap in GG supreme canvas is printed with the colorful graphic motif in pink and red. The watch features sapphire crystal with antireflective coating and is water resistant to 50 metres. 

Two quartz timepieces join Gucci’s G-Timeless line. The watches capitalise on the house’s leather expertise with distinctive white calfskin straps. The dials of both feature the emblematic Gucci Web in the green-red-green striped colourway, and are embroidered with a large Gucci bee motif in metallic gold thread. The design is finished with a yellow gold PVD case. The sapphire crystal glass is protected by an anti-reflective coating.

Gucci has adding two new quartz timepieces to its G-Timeless contemporary line. Both show a high level of attention to detail and reflect the House’s flair for creating continuity between the dial and strap. They are also the first ever Gucci watches to feature a new and revolutionary technique: the printed mesh. Inspired by Gucci’s unique Kingsnake motif, the 38mm variant showcases a steel case, a mesh-pattern dial showing a printed snake head, and a steel mesh bracelet with a printed snake body.

In the jewellery line, Gucci’s new G Cube Silver consists of genderless designs that combine classic style with contemporary attitude. The intricate arabesque pattern engraved on the surface of the cube-shaped G logo is the main feature of the new collection, which encompasses a variety of styles and functions to suit different personalities. Two necklaces, two rings of different widths, an open cuff bangle, and a pair of cuff links are crafted from hand-polished sterling silver with aged finishing.

Injecting a touch of colour into the line, several designs feature tiny cubes set with white or colored gemstones, as well as the garden pattern. These modern pieces include two cross pendant necklaces, one long sautoir-style necklace, two pendant necklaces, and two bracelets with a simple G Cube embellishment. The chains of the necklaces and bracelets are engraved, adding extra texture and depth to these creations.

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