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Contemporary classics

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 May, 2010, 12:00am
 

Luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo may be a veteran of the fashion industry, but it is a newcomer to the world of watches. It launched its first collection of watches in 2008, which coincided with the brand's 80th anniversary.

Ferragamo watches consist of four main lines - F80, Gancino, Vara and Salvatore - largely inspired by the brand's own products. This year, new novelties are added to the range, along with Venna, a new quartz model for women.

Ferragamo 1898 is a pair of watches that mark the year the brand's founder, Salvatore Ferragamo, was born.

Contemporary with a hint of classicism, each watch has a clean design with a second time zone. The men's version has a 40mm steel case and rose gold finish while the women's has a smaller 33mm stainless steel case, black dial and two-tone steel and rose gold case.

Also new is the F-80 with a 44mm titanium case and a top ring in brushed black ceramic. A gold finish is added to areas such as the crown.

The Gancino collection is named after the signature fastening on Ferragamo's handbags and belts. The shape is reworked into the shape of a watch and the new line now includes the Gancino Fancy, a fashion watch which transports Ferragamo's iconic toes print (the motif that appears on the uppers of Ferragamo shoes) onto the watchstrap.

Also new in this line are two sports models, the Gancino chronograph and the Gancino 3-hand Big Date. The former comes in versions for women and men, while the latter is designed for men.

The chronograph features three subdials on the watch face common to many chronograph timepieces, against a matt or mother-of-pearl dial. The women's version has diamond markers.

The Vara series was inspired by Ferragamo's shoe line of the same name, and one of the brand's best-selling shoes.

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