Gucci Launches the New Interlocking Watch Collection, Run by Automatic and Quartz Movements

The Italian fashion label ups its horological game with the new Interlocking G models, including three power-packed chronographs
Gucci Launches the New Interlocking Watch Collection, Run by Automatic and Quartz Movements
July 9, 2024
Gucci Launches the New Interlocking Watch Collection, Run by Automatic and Quartz Movements

In 1972, Gucci became one of the first fashion houses to venture into watchmaking. Since then, the fashion powerhouse has been associated with accessible branded fashion watches. Among its much-sought-after creations are the Interlocking timepieces. The just-launched Gucci Interlocking watch collection spells sophistication with its cushion-shaped case design and the characteristic Interlocking G symbol integrated into the small-seconds display. The collection has three chronograph models in black (Ref. ‎796785 I18B0 9065), blue (Ref. ‎796849 I18B0 8605), and green (Ref. 796851 I18B0 8512). Additionally, there are two automatic models, one in brushed blue (Ref. 804989 IE4A0 8595) and the other with a black PVD case (Ref. 804987 IE4A0 1000). The list doesn’t end here as there are two more models with sun-brushed silver (Ref. 796857 I16F0 1108) or sun-brushed pink (Ref.‎ 796858 I16F0 8591) dials. 

As all fashion or watch buffs would know, the Interlocking logo consists of two Gs, representing the name of the company’s founder, Guccio Gucci. Symbolising veracity, grandeur, authority, sophistication, and heritage, these letters were first designed by Aldo Gucci, one of Guccio's sons. Gucci began as a tiny, family-owned leather goods store. Guccio Gucci, a Florence-born merchant, founded the big brand from humble beginnings. Guccio started his career in London's opulent Savoy Hotel, where he developed a love for leather products. He was intrigued by the upper class guests' costly suitcases and bags. As a result, he returned to his birthplace of Florence with the idea of establishing his own eponymous store.

The new 41 mm stainless steel chronographs from Gucci have black ceramic tachymeter bezels, with two chronograph pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock on each. There are three subdials on each: a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and the Gucci motif seconds counter at 3 o’clock. The colours of the subdials match their respective dial colours. Only the blue variant and the green one come with a red central chronograph hand, while the black model has a white central second hand. Common to the three watches are the minute markers replacing the usual hour markers. Powering the chronographs is a quartz movement. With stainless steel closed casebacks, the watches are finished on stainless steel bracelets.

With regard to the new Interlocking automatic watches, the 41 mm case and the bezel of the stainless steel model are coated with black PVD. This model has a black dial and a white minute track on the outer periphery. The next model gets blue PVD coating, a black PVD bezel, and a blue dial. Both models get only hour, minute hands in steel, while the signature Gucci logo motif serves as the seconds hand with its colour matching the ring around the crown of each at 3 o’clock. Furthermore, these variants have minute markers instead of the usual hour markers. 

The collection is powered by Calibre YA142330, delivering a 56-hour power reserve. Turning each watch over showcases the sapphire crystal caseback with an oscillating weight. Both watches are finished on rubber straps, with the textile effect matching the colour of the case. 

Lastly, the two 29 mm stainless steel models have either sun-brushed silver dials with pink gold-plated details or sun-brushed pink dials with eight diamond markers and the Interlocking G pattern on the tiny seconds display.

There are only hour, minute hands on each dial. These watches are powered by a quartz movement. With the closed casebacks crafted from stainless steel, these watches are finished on stainless steel bracelets. 

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