Gucci has built a fairground on the banks of Lake Geneva for the duration of Watches & Wonders to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a watchmaker.
Gucci Wonderland is more than just a joyous amusement park filled with wonders and lights, it will also host the launch of Gucci’s high watchmaking collection for 2022.
“In this wonderland, the new high watchmaking creations brim with a carnival spirit, where moments last forever and imagination runs free; where colourful machines appear to make time stand still but, in a moment, spin us brilliantly into the skies,” Gucci promises.
Ahead of the Geneva fair, Gucci has revealed three additions to its high watchmaking collection that demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its La Chaux-de-Fonds manufacture.
Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon
First is a pair of gold Gucci 25H Skeleton Tourbillon watches that stand just 8mm tall thanks to the slimness of the GG727.25.TS movement, which appears to float above brushed and polished titanium bridges that form the caseback.
There are versions in white or yellow gold with matching precious metal bracelets or the option of a rubber strap.
Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium
Next is Gucci’s G-Timeless Planetarium, which will be right at home in the Wonderland fairground thanks to a carousel of coloured gemstones that circles the dial. And, when I say circles, I mean the gem-set bezel actually spins at the touch of a button thanks to a mechanism that is part of the Dancing Hours Flying Tourbillon GGC.1976.DS movement.
The watch is offered in white, rose, or yellow recycled gold variations and a choice of green tsavorite, blue tanzanite or yellow beryl gemstones. They each have a diamond set at the centre of the watch’s tourbillon.
Gucci G-Timeless Moonlight
Finally, there is the G-Timeless Moonlight, a pink or white gold timepiece decorated as the night sky with a double moonphase on a meteorite dial gleaming from a sliver crescent to pearlescent whole, before beginning its celestial journey again.
Inside, a new Gucci caliber GGV838.MP hums to the rhythm of a 29.5-day lunar month. This slight time lapse creates 24-hour shortfall every two years, yet the watch keeps good time, even during short months and only needs to be adjusted every 360 years.