Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we are showcasing a watch a day that made the cut in 2012. Today is all about a historical brand celebrating 40 years of watchmaking – Gucci – and its striking bamboo watches that reference some of its classic design materials.
Highly Commended Ladies’ Watch of the Year – Gucci Bamboo collection
The Bamboo timepiece exhibits two of Gucci’s most iconic designs – the horsebit and bamboo – and sums up the brand and its luxury in one timepiece as it celebrates its 40th year of watchmaking.
Real bamboo is used in the making of the 35mm watch and each piece of cane is carefully hand-fitted to the dial.
In a year that means so much for Gucci’s watchmaking arm, the Bamboo watch is a landmark in the Italian fashion powerhouse’s history. Perfect, whether you’re strutting the streets of Capri, Chelsea or Cardiff.