Dolce & Gabbana Makes Its Debuts In The World of Haute Horlogerie

By rolex
April 7, 2021
4 min read

Dolce & Gabbana makes its introduction in the realm of Haute Horlogerie… Clearly, this was something we didn’t anticipate seeing when going around Baselworld. Among the introductions encompassing the watch and Jewelry reasonable, the Italian design force to be reckoned with was displaying its watch assortments in the elite settings of the extravagant Hotel des Trois Rois. Keep perusing on the off chance that you are in the mood for something… Let’s say, different!

It isn’t not difficult to outline the plan of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana inside a definition. Their lavish styling bears the engraving of Mediterranean custom celebrating uproariously Italian abundance. As the Maison is starting an essential move in its watch tasks – going discount – it is making its introduction in the realm of Haute Horlogerie revealing four novel pieces.

Faithful to the energetic extravagance that characterizes the Dolce & Gabbana style, these four manifestations bear the engraving of the rococo style – which generally began in Italy – with vivacious, bended, abundant structures and rich adornments. Like the brand’s gems, it is sumptuously enhanced with brilliant tones. Each case was produced utilizing complex metalworking procedures or customary specialties, for example, plating, hand-painting or jewel setting. The style is surely polarizing and will not be as everybody would prefer, however the workmanship associated with their making is undoubtedly impressive.

These 4 watches are controlled with top of the line, modern developments created with Pierre Favre’s MHC (Manufacture de Hautes Complications). Settled in Geneva, MHC has some expertise in creating and assembling top of the line complicated developments and has been working with the absolute most conspicuous brands in the business. Strangely, their creation included the D&G Jewelry workshop specialists answerable for the wonderful etching and adornment of components.

With Pierre Favre liable for development assembling (or reclamation of a vintage development for the Othello watch), it is nothing unexpected that these are magnificently executed. For example, the ring of the ‘Wear Carlo’ is astoundingly uproarious and clear, regardless of the irregular state of the lavishly finished case whose jade dial is taken cover behind an open-worked pivoted cover.


Dolce & Gabbana Alta Orologeria Don Carlo

Don Carlo, minute repeater and tourbillon, a 46mm gold watch with completely engraved case, and gold/jewel set pivoted cover over the dial. Boisterous and present, the plan is exceptionally close to home yet the work done on gold and on the development, is impressive.

  • Case: 46 mm – hand-engraved yellow gold set with 11 emeralds 2.19 cts – sapphire gem, sapphire caseback – jade dial with trimmed gold markers
  • Movement: DG 13.01 – 30.00 mm x 6.10 mm – mechanical with manual winding – 72h power hold – 21,600 vibrations/h – 29 gems – hours, minutes, brief flying tourbillon and moment repeater
  • Strap:  gator with security collapsing buckle
  • Retail value: EUR 575’000
  • Unique piece

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Orologeria MacBeth

MacBeth, a Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph with a completely sheared gold case and arm band, just as an engraved gold dial. The development is known (seen in different watches, like B&R). Once more, an uproarious and present watch, anyway with specialized content.

  • Case: 46 mm – hand-engraved yellow gold – sapphire precious stone, sapphire caseback – hand-engraved yellow gold dial – crown set with one ruby
  • Movement: DG 23.01 – 30.00 mm x 5.00 mm – mechanical with manual winding – 100h power hold – 21,600 vibrations/h – 35 gems – hours, minutes, monopusher section wheel chronograph, power save sign, brief flying tourbillon
  • Bracelet:  hand-engraved yellow gold
  • Retail value: EUR 275’000
  • Unique piece

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Orologeria Nabucco

Nabucco, a Flying Tourbillon with miniature rotor, again with a yellow gold engraved case. The style is considerably more florid here, with this additional engraved piece on top and the Roman numerals on the dial. Once more, the etching work is just stunning.

  • Case: 44.5 mm – engraved yellow gold – sapphire precious stone – engraved gold and veneer dial – crown set with one ruby
  • Movement: DG 33.01 – 36.00 mm x 3.70 mm – mechanical with automatic winding (miniature rotor) – 50h power hold – 21,600 vibrations/h – 29 gems – hours, minutes, brief flying tourbillon
  • Strap:  gator with security collapsing buckle
  • Retail value: EUR 195’000
  • Unique piece

Dolce & Gabbana Alta Orologeria Othello

Othello highlights a vintage development and dial that have been reestablished and encased in a rectangular case, in a sapphire sandwich. Indeed, the central matter of interest is about gems and métiers d’arts.

  • Case: 38×44 mm – engraved yellow gold set with 1 jewel and two rubies – sapphire gem, sapphire caseback – mother-of-pearl dial
  • Movement: DG 53.01 – 22.00 mm x 3.70 mm – mechanical with manual winding – 32h power hold – 18,000 vibrations/h – 15 gems – hours, minutes
  • Strap:  gator with security collapsing buckle
  • Retail value: EUR 95’000
  • Unique piece