Style and elegance are the keywords for the debut of the men’s Dolce&Gabbana Watches Collection. Who can represent them at their best then? Swide has all the knowledge on the three stars of the advertising campaign.
The Dolce&Gabbana luxury watches collection for men completes the sartorial tradition that distinguishes Dolce&Gabbana men’s wear. Their Timepieces Collection features a total of 52 watches that include two different collections, retro watches and captivating chrono watches.
Who can represent properly the spirit of this collection?
Venezuelan Enrique Palacios, Englishman David Gandy and American Adam Senn are the protagonists of the advertising campaign.
They don’t need any introduction, but just in case you need to refresh your memory, here is a brief summary of their career.
Looking at these amazing models in the advertising campaign will make you want the time to…stop.
Enrique Palacios is born Caracas, Venezuela, in 1975 and he started his career in 1995 and worked in Paris for the model agency Karin Models France. He became well known through the advertising campaigns of brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce&Gabbana, Grigio Perla, Neiman Marcus and the perfume Armani Code. In 2009 on L’Uomo Vogue, he appeared in a piece about the most famous male models, together with Gabriel Aubry, Jason Shaw, Mark Vanderloo and Alex Lundqvist.
David Gandy was born in Essex in 1980 and he starts to work for the agency Public Image Worldwide. In just a few years, he became one of the world’s top male models and become a Dolce&Gabbana testimonial. He also works for Stefanel, Carolina Herrera, Ermenegildo Zegna, Massimo Dutti. Mario Testino photographed him for Vogue.
Adam Senn was born in Paris, France on April 10, 1984. He was raised in Bridge City, a small town on the southeastern side of Texas and moved to Sugarland where he developed an interest in baseball and golf. He was discovered in a hotel lobby by an agent with Re:Quest Models. He has worked for Gucci, Valentino, Exte and has worked for fashion houses such as Dolce&Gabbana, Rosa Cha, Betsey Johnson and Heatherette.
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The change is radical: the new collection of watches designed by Dolce&Gabbana has nothing to do with the line D&G Time of the past. It is obvious from the first glance: there are the classical forms, revised and corrected by a strong personal style and consistency.
Beyond aesthetics, however, is the qualitative leap that makes the difference: these are not the most fashionable watches, but models built according to the standards that have made the watchmaking tradition famous. Designed, developed and assembled in their atelier ("the initial design was born spontaneously, as if it had been on the back of our minds for a long time," said the two designers in a recent interview) with the aid of a maître horloger and specialized staff. Little quartz, many self-winding mechanical movements, all strictly Swiss made.
For this they have received the applause of even the most critical among experts. Precisely the uncompromising quality is the strong point of the entire collection, made with the finest materials - 18K gold in three shades or steel even in Pvd, sapphire glass even on the case, prized alligator watch straps, extreme attention to detail and impeccable finishes.
Reserved exclusively for men's wrists (but you can bet that some pieces will appeal to women) it is filled with 52 references, divided into three lines: the DS5 chronographs equipped with a reliable Valjoux 7750 in the more refined version, with day-date function and COSC certified chronometer, the time-only DG7 of rare elegance - even with the Milanese mesh bracelets - inspired by a caliber ETA 2892, and the DG7 Gems even more chic, with diamonds and other precious stones (half brilliant cut, bob cuts or large rectangle), mounted above the 6 or at indexes.
Just released, they have already been considered by some as the forerunners of a new Italian road to watchmaking: who knows whether their example will make school. Meanwhile, they may be found in selected flagship stores. Worldwide.
L'Uomo Vogue, July-August 2012 (n. 432)
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