Today we are talking all about Gucci, Gucci, Gucci. And no, handbags and designer clothing are not what will be discussed. We are talking GUCCI WATCHES!
Now, we all know that the name Gucci basically means expensive and luxury in fashion (Yes, fashion is a language). But we don’t typically think of watches, or at least, I don’t think of watches. I must say that I am very surprised with some of the watches Gucci has to offer. So when it comes down to it, if you are in the market for a designer watch that has some great quality pieces. Gucci may be for you.
Gucci Dive Watch
Yes, you read that correctly. Gucci has a dive watch. And I have to say it looks pretty decent.
If you are a fan of dive watches but can not see yourself dropping thousands on a Rolex or similar brand, then the dive watch by Gucci is probably for you. The design mimics the classic Sea Dweller but with an all black look.
The Gucci dive watch comes with a stainless steel, 45mm case. A bit larger when compared to most dive watches on the market, so if you are not a fan of large cases, or you have a smaller wrist, than this may not be a great fit. I really like the large case in this instance. The larger case truly stands out so you can see that Gucci emblem from a mile away.
The dial is a very dark black. With bold, silver writing inside of the face. The rotating black bezel also features the silver color for the numbers and tick marks. This is a great contrast if you decide to purchase the model with a black band (featured above). You can also swap the black stainless steel band for a silver stainless steel band. Either colorway looks great with any outfit you can think of. This is a very professional looking timepiece, that also looks just as well as a casual watch or even underwater (hence its name). I mean, I don’t know about you though, but I’m not going underwater in my Gucci watch.
Another great feature is the sapphire crystal. It is not a feature that is noticeable but is of higher quality than some other major designer brand watches. Overall, the design of the Gucci Dive watch is classic. Not much is going on inside the dial, simply a dark, intense black with shiny silver coloring inside marking hands and minute marks. Like I mentioned earlier, it is a bit large. But seems to fit well because it just looks like a big, bulky intimidating watch marked with the high-class Gucci name. I think the large size was a STATEMENT by Gucci.
Not many designer watches (Burberry, Versace, etc) can handle depths up to 200m below the sea. This feature alone is why it is one of my favorite designer watches, even though I made the statement that I would never go underwater with my Gucci watch. Why so? Well, I honestly do not trust it as much as a top-notch Rolex dive watch and why would you risk breaking your Gucci watch? You aren’t going diving with your Gucci shoes, right?
Ok, back to the point. Due to the bold stainless steel bulky case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and stainless steel bracelet, the Gucci Dive holds its own when it comes to durability.
The movement is not great on this watch, or really any Gucci watches. You will find it to be able to keep time at a decent rate. A Swiss quartz is the only information that Gucci provides. So it can be assumed that this is a pretty basic movement, put inside of a fashion watch.
Why a Designer Dive Watch
So overall, this is not an outstanding watch when compared to other dive watches. However, I must say, being a designer watch you do not expect to see a dive watch in the first place. Which is why the dive watch by Gucci is so unique and definitely a must-have by all dive watch and materialistic people.
Gucci G Timeless Quartz
Wow! Look at this gorgeous timepiece.
Now, this is what I think of when I hear “designer watch.” A flashy and shiny, two-toned beauty. The colors blend perfectly, giving this watch a great look that can be worn with your favorite business attire. A light colored rose gold detail looks fantastic with the silver stainless steel band, rose gold bezel and dark grey dial.
At 38mm, this is more of a “good fit” when compared to the Gucci Dive watch. What makes this watch interesting is the sapphire crystal has an antireflective coating inside. Making it easier to see the dial of this beauty, even in the middle of the desert.
The small shapes within the dial make the whole look of this watch. Many top watch brands keep their dials plain inside. Here, you get a unique design that is sure to be an attention grabber while the rose gold hand ticks around the beautiful shapes.
You should not be disappointed with the strength of this watch. A really great feature is that it can withstand up to 50m of water pressure. Gucci actually says you can go recreational swimming in this watch. I, myself, would not go swimming with such a nice watch on my wrist. And even though the crystal is scratch resistant, I am not risking damaging this watch.
Overall, you can expect this watch to hold its own. The waterproofing and scratch resistant crystal make this watch more durable than other watches with similar, smaller styles.
An analog quartz movement is what you get with this watch. Nothing spectacular, but it will do the job. One thing I must say is when I review designer watches, the movements are not as important to me as when I am reviewing a Rolex or another automatic watch. If I am buying a designer watch, I am purchasing it for looks and, yeah looks!
That being said, no, this is not an AMAZING movement. It is a decent quartz that will be able to tell the time.
You can never go wrong with a nice chronograph watch.
The chronograph by Gucci is quite simple for a chronograph. Stainless steel band and bezel with a dark black dial. A slight color contrast is introduced with the red second’s hand as well a red screw in crown.
Simple yet Stylish
This chronograph has a 43mm case. Its actually a very good size for a chronograph and does not look as complex and confusing inside the dial like many chronographs. Gucci made a simple watch, that looks great and functions well.
Look to wear this watch with anything. I would not say its as dressy as the G Timeless watch, but it can be worn with a nice dark suit or dark dress shirt. The fashion critic deep inside wants me to say stay with dark colors. But hey, DO YOU!
Scratch resistant sapphire crystal, Check!
Water resistance? Yes, up to 30m under the deep blue sea.
A heavy, strong stainless steel band? Of course!
Nothing makes this watch absurdly durable, though it is just as durable as the others I have reviewed.
Gucci G Timeless AUTOMATIC
You have to save the best for last sometimes. This is hands down my favorite watch by Gucci.
Simple, yet elegant. The G Timeless Automatic by Gucci is a breathtaking timepiece that has a movement on par with higher end watches. Which is why I love it.
38mm stainless steel case, a polished silver bezel, and a diamond-patterned, black textured dial. The gold bar hour markers are a perfect addition to this piece, offering a perfect contrast to make this a VERY wearable and luxury watch.
The link bracelet is a great part of this watch as well. Adding a similar look to models. Although I love Rolex Datejust models, and actually own a few myself, I believe the style of the Gucci G Timeless is more appealing and modern! A perfect watch for the price!
This watch is not super durable, definitely not as the Gucci Dive, but it still has a few good features going for it. 5ATM water resistance, which basically means it can take a quick drop in the pool, you can have it on in some light rain and hey, it can even take a fall in the toilet. Do NOT go swimming with this watch. It is not suitable for water activities.
The stainless steel has a good weight, 16oz, and it is of a good material and polish. Scratches are not as noticeable on this watch, so it can take a few minor bangs.
A Swiss automatic movement. Not a piece usually found inside designer watches. It is nice to see an automatic mechanical movement in a designer brands timepiece.
As for accuracy. It is nothing special. Some reviews on Amazon claim that they have to reset the time every other day. For me, simply watching the second-hand glide around the dial is much more soothing than a slow and steady tick. So although the movement on this piece isn’t fantastic, hey, it’s still an automatic!
Final Verdict on Gucci Brand Watches
Serious watch collectors probably would never think of purchasing a designer watch, let alone a Gucci piece. Do not let this keep you from purchasing a Gucci. Gucci watches are contemporary, well designed, luxury watches, that have a great name in fashion.
The watches they create are attractive and look good with almost any type of outfit. If crazy accurate movements and immense history is not very important to you when buying a watch, Gucci watches are a good choice. Make sure to purchase your watch from a trustworthy website. Happy watch shopping!