GATTOPARDO THE LATEST TIMEPIECE CREATION FROM DOLCE & GABBANA, IS EMBRACING ITALIAN WATCHMAKING
Dolce & Gabbana presents the Gattopardo. A new wristwatch that embodies the essence of artisanship and embraces the tradition of love and creativity associated with the brand.
The new edition to the DG7 wristwatch family is created for both men and women; an elegant and traditional timepiece that is the result of a long handmade process. This delicate wristwatch embraces the great Italian goldsmithing tradition, using techniques from some of the best watchmakers in the world.
The decorative watch is engraved entirely by hand on the oscillating weight, the case, and the strap closure. The delicate decoration is cut with a burin, a thin still chisel used for engraving precious metals. The master engravers who undertake this type of unique work known as “ornato” work on each piece for more than 20 days – requiring incredible precision and artistry to carve the case and clasp.
The movement of the watch features a modified ETA 2892 calibre, whose rotor is personalised with a gold insert featuring the Dolce & Gabbana logo and an intricate hand engraved decoration that completely covers the oscillating weight.
The men’s design has two variants, one featuring a dial in black mother-of-pearl, the other in pink mother-of-pearl. Both have an 18 carat pink gold case, sapphire crystal and hour-markers plated in 18 carat pink gold. The strap comes in two varieties; black or Bordeaux alligator with a snap closure and hand engraved pink gold side buttons.
The women’s design is a sparkling jewel unto itself. Slightly smaller than the men’s face at 34mm in diameter, the watch features a unique composition of ten precious stones in three different models. Rubies, black diamonds and colourless diamonds adorn the dial in black or pink mother-of-pearl. The case is created using 18 carat pink golf with a convex “sapphire” glass cover. The crown is screwed down and set with one natural ruby, making it a unique, enchanting work of art.