The Gucci Interlocking Watch Collection Is a Tribute to Timelessness - Men's Folio
Time

The Gucci Interlocking Watch Collection Is a Tribute to Timelessness

  • By Asaph Low

The Gucci Interlocking Watch Collection Is a Tribute to TimelessnessThe Gucci Interlocking Watch Collection captures a centenary of Gucci’s maximalist glamour with the Interlocking G motif.

Timelessness transcends the constraints of hours and minutes, weaving a thread of eternity through the fabric of existence where moments are infinite and the essence of time endures forever. For the house of Gucci, its iconic Interlocking G motif, created in the 1960s by Aldo Gucci as a tribute to Gucci’s late founder, Guccio Gucci, embodies timelessness. Beyond Signore Gucci’s initials, the motif resembles the eternity symbol and captures a centenary of Gucci’s maximalist glamour.

After being seemingly embroidered, painted, printed and applied on various product categories and lines over the decades, the Interlocking G motif finds itself as the anchoring inspiration for the new Gucci Interlocking Watch Collection. The collection is broadly segregated into two categories: the first is a sportier take, while the other takes a playful approach.

Instead of creating rounded watch cases for this collection, Gucci opted for the retro-rich appeal of the cushion-shaped case (essentially a square watch with the corners rounded off). At the heart of both categories lies the Interlocking G motif, proudly emblazoned on the dial as the watch’s second hand to capture the eternal passage of time.

At first glance, the larger 41mm pieces exude a sporty yet sophisticated appeal, with the automatic version undoubtedly the poster child of this collection. With a 100m water-resistant case and rubber strap, the black and blue PVD-coated variants with matching dials check the boxes for modern-day sports. Four recessed quadrants lend depth and texture to the watch, with the main dial subtly brushed for a sunburst effect. The daintier 29mm pieces share a similar execution, however, with a feminine touch with eight diamond indices juxtaposed against the pink or silver dial.

A form-meets-function iteration completes the Gucci Interlocking Watch Collection, with a tri-compax chronograph layout reminiscent of motorsports-inspired watches. A trio of handsome racing green, blue, or black dials provide the right pop of colour against the black ceramic tachymeter bezel and stainless steel case and bracelet.

Once you’re done with this story, click here to catch up with our June/July 2024 issue.