A watch that matches the sartorial preferences of the metrosexual man is here! It’s the modern-day vintage watch – New Retro by de Grisogono.
Remember the day your grandfather gave away his first wrist watch to you? Or the day your father handed over to you his priceless pen? These objects are not mere hand-me-downs. They are prized possessions! They carry the legacy of your guardians and an unbeatable old-world charm. Resurrecting this vintage vibe, de Grisogono evokes strong sentiments of familial bonding with the New Retro.
Fawaz Gruosi, the founder and daring creator de Grisogono, went back to his childhood to the innocent game of playing with smooth pebbles as he conceptualised the New Retro. Designing the watch as a perfectly tailored bespoke outfit, Gruosi wished to make it timeless. The shape, style and proportions of the watch combine vintage vibes and modern perspective. Its design is all about ‘squaring the circle.’
New Retro by de Grisogono
Expressing a taste
The rectangular case of the New Retro has simple clear lines. The 12mm thick, 50mm wide and 44mm long case is balanced with gently sensuous rounded angles. Gruosi has opted for a minimalist approach to the watch’s design. What’s more, it is a timepiece with no horological complications. Its simplicity is its high point. The easily readable dial has a round counter with two steel hands adding to the sober look of the watch. The minutest detail in this creation is meant to enhance its smooth sensual appearance. It’s all about rocking the ’50s look in 2017!
The refined style of the watch is versatile. It can be teamed up with a formal attire or worn with a casual garb with equal ease. The New Retro line has five variations. The different dials include black, off-white and graded shades of green. All watches in the collection have a mechanical self-winding movement. The straps are of square-scale alligator leather.
Gruosi calls the New Retro ‘a very tactile, endearing object’. Combine your sartorial style with the vintage vibe of the New Retro. And transform into a modern-day dandy with ease.