The fashion house began early in the nineteenth century. The man who started the company Guccio Gucci, commenced the business after a short trip to London. On the vacation he had seen many delightful tastes and sights, and this taught him that individuals would be more than happy to buy exquisite products. These kinds of items were on show everywhere in London, from the luxury restaurants, to the designer hotels.
The company began soon after he returned home from London. In the beginning, the only items sold were luxury leather suitcases. Over time, however, they were to become one amongst the biggest and most powerful fashion houses in the business. There are very few people who do not own, or have at least heard of, the Gucci name. Gucci and a large number of other Italian names slowly began to take over the fashion business. Italy as a country gradually began to be associated with fashion.
As a company, they began to retail watches at a slightly later date. This was brought about by the gradual growth of the Italian economy. In the beginning, the Gucci watches were mainly retailed across Italy, however, they soon began to grow outside of Italy and it was not long before they were selling many of them around the rest of Europe, and the world too. Buying a luxury timepiece was, and still is, something that many people did when they began to earn good money. It was a way to portray their wealth, and also a great fashion accessory.
The materials used to construct these magnificent timepieces are of extremely high quality. The best Italian leather was used to make the straps for the watches. The widely purchased metal ones were, and still are, made from stainless steel, silver and gold, even platinum. The most expensive of their watches even include beautifully cut jewels, such as diamonds. These timepieces are only bought by the very rich. Many members of royalty and celebrities are known to use a Gucci watch.
Gucci prides itself on having a wide and varied range of watches, something to fit everyone’s different taste. The watch styled in the shape of the Gucci emblem, the letter G., was designed simply and without extravagance, as this is what most people prefer. To this day this watch is one of their best selling pieces. The simple design has allowed them to retail it without change for many years, even though it has not been changed, it still remains near the top of their sales list.
Most view this watch as their signature piece. The watch is made from polished stainless steel, and comes in both female and male styles. The male one is marginally larger than the female, but other than that, they are the same. The allure of this watch is that it is at the lower end of their price range, meaning that most can afford to buy it.