The house of Gucci has invited a host of artists to create a universe for one of the house’s emblematic pieces, the G-Timeless watch, a watch whose intriguing bee pattern on the dial is an object of fascination. The house’s artistic director Alessandro Michele invited the artists, painters and illustrators from around the world to offer their personal interpretation of a watch in the collection and to concentrate on the element that makes the G-Timeless so special, the bee pattern, introduced by Gucci in the 1970s and which indicate the passing of the hours.
The ensemble of the works offer up an atmosphere that is both dreamlike and surrealist. The Californian artist Balfua offers up a garden of watches surrounded by fanciful creatures seemingly smiling at nothing. The British artist Kieron Livingstone has created a beautiful world of blue which attracts its own onlookers within the work. While Tishk Barzanji, who hails from London, offers a colorful world drenched in honey.
There are eight models in the Swiss made G-Timeless collection all with a dial in a semi-precious stone and adorned with the bee pattern. Outfitted with cases ranging in size from 38mm to 42mm. Three models bring together an 18-carat gold case with a dial in black onyx, tiger’s eye or malachite. While five models have a steel case and a dial in lapis lazuli or black onyx.
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