Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele is a crusader of 1970s flair. Looking to the past to envision the future has become one of his design signatures, making him one of fashion’s greatest trailblazers. And his latest homage to the period follows suit: The Grip is a timepiece with serious retro style. It moves away from traditional watch faces with simple steel and PVD cases, and three windows indicating hour, minute and date. While the Grip is subdued, it’s still an eye-catcher. The easily recognizable nature of the fashion house is highlighted by strap options that include engraved GG bracelets and a green alligator band. The simplistic elegance of the design makes it a genderless model—ideal for anyone sliding it on their wrist. Michele’s updated yet nostalgic take on the quintessential watch is poised to take center stage during your next power handshake.
Grip timepiece, $1,900, Gucci, Beverly Hills
Photography by: Gucci