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Ferragamo Lungarno Chronograph Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Now there’s a new reason why the Lungarno name is synonymous with luxury hotels and luxury watches.

Salvatore Ferragamo WatchesThe Ferragamo family own four exclusive boutique hotels in Florence, Italy, including their flagship hotel, the Lungarno, situated next to the historic Arno River. Named after the Lungarno Hotel Collection, which includes Tuscan villas, boutique hotels in Florence and Rome and yacht clubs and residences in the Tuscan Maremma, the popular Lungarno watch collection now has a new flagship as well: the Ferragamo Lungarno Chronograph.

This new limited edition 44 mm men’s chronograph, like its Florence namesake, is a testament to Ferragamo’s unrivaled sense of style and elegance. Housed in a classically proportioned cushion shaped brushed stainless steel case, this impressive chronograph features a handsome black or silver dial with two well-placed totalizers and a convenient date indicator at 12 o’clock.

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Beautiful applied metal indices, a chapter ring with an inscribed tachymeter scale, and two extra wide pushers on either side of the setting crown add to the visual impact and functionality of this precision timing tool. Like other watches in the popular Lungarno Collection, the sporty new Lungarno Chronograph is powered by a precision Swiss made automatic movement. This masculine masterpiece can be equipped with your choice of a luxurious black or blue calf strap with contrasting leather inserts, or a matching brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet.

Under the guidance of talented Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti, Salvatore Ferragamo continues to maintain the standards of craftsmanship and luxurious detailing established over 80 years ago by the master shoemaker himself. With each new addition to the growing Salvatore Ferragamo watch line, the brand’s reputation grows. The new Salvatore Ferragamo Lungarno Chronograph reaffirms the unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship that has always been associated with the House of Ferragamo.

Like the exclusive Florence hotel that inspired it, the Lungarno Chronograph will always be associated with Ferragamo’s unique brand of Italian luxury. To put a Lungarno Chronograph on your wrist, see your authorized Salvatore Ferragamo timepiece dealer. To stay at the Lungarno hotel, see your travel agent.

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Johan Eric Esbjerg Watch Collection

Man Meets the Sea - Esbjerg, Denmark


by John Sealander  

Esbjerg, Denmark is a city of hills and valleys, just like the dial of the watch that bears its name.

Johan Eric WatchesDramatic hills and valleys define the beautiful seaport city of Esbjerg, Denmark. From the cliff in the City Park overlooking the harbor, to the nearby Fourfelt Bæk valley below, there is a difference of 66 feet. These differences in terrain that define Denmark’s fifth largest city inspired Johan Eric to create a watch with hills and valleys of its own.

Buy Johan Eric Esbjerg Watch CollectionThe sophisticated 40 mm men’s Esbjerg features a dramatic three-dimensional black or silver sunray dial with a depressed center and a raised outer chapter ring. This minimally modern three-hand configuration is the essence of style. From the precise dots that serve as indices to the Johan Eric logo at 12 o’clock, there is nothing superfluous about this inspired design. You could wear this handsome watch at a board meeting, or while riding a skateboard. Its classic lines are appropriate anywhere you happen to be.

The watch is powered by a premium Japanese quartz movement and is water resistant to 99 feet. A durable mineral glass crystal protects the unique two level dial. Esbjerg Collection watches are available in stainless steel, IP rose gold, or stealthy IP black finishes, and come equipped with a handsome black or brown crocodile patterned calf leather strap.

Johan Eric watches have earned a well-deserved reputation for their clean modern lines, high-quality craftsmanship and exceptional value. By combining the principles of Danish design with innovative new manufacturing techniques and high-tech materials, Johan Eric has managed to create a growing collection of superbly engineered, affordably priced timepieces that are uniquely suited for the modern world.

Buy Johan Eric Esbjerg Watch CollectionIf you’d like to see how a watch inspired by Esbjerg’s dramatic hills and valleys can add an extra dimension to your life, contact an authorized Johan Eric dealer immediately and ask to see the Esbjerg Collection.

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Catorex Men’s Les Petites Mechanical Hand-Wind Pocket Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

The new Catorex Men’s Les Petites represents another small step that will make a big difference to pocket watch fans.

Catorex WatchesMaking quality pocket watches has been a specialty of Catorex Cattin Watchmakers ever since they began been making high quality mechanical timepieces in Switzerland’s Jura region in 1785. When other manufacturers abandoned the pocket watch, Catorex did something different: they updated them for the modern world. As a result, this unique family business has almost singlehandedly brought pocket watches back from obscurity and made them popular again.

Buy Catorex Men's Les Petites Watch CollectionAll it takes is one look at the company’s new Men’s Les Petites watches and you quickly see that these aren’t the pocket watches your grandfather used to wear. The Catorex Men’s Les Petites mechanical hand-wind pocket Watch is much smaller than the massive railroad watches that were commonly worn 100 years ago. These handcrafted, 25 mm masterpieces are easy to wear and provide the perfect complement to today’s latest fashions.

The handsome brass bezel has been engraved with distinctive Roman numbers, and on some models, the beautiful skeletonized dial can be viewed through a durable mineral glass crystal on both the front and back of the watch, allowing you to see straight through the intricate Swiss made, hand-wind mechanical movement. Other models employ a handsome solid brass caseback for a more traditional look.

These beautiful examples of the watchmaker’s art are superbly practical timekeepers that are destined to become a treasured heirloom for those who wear them. The smaller size of Les Petites pocket watches makes them more practical for modern men to wear and carry, while maintaining all the traditional appeal of your grandfather’s pocket watch.

Depending on the model you choose, the superbly engineered brass case of this diminutive men’s pocket watch is plated with either 18K gold, or pure Palladium. There is also a high quality, matching watch fob that makes it easy to carry this modern masterpiece in a vest or pants pocket. The impression you create with one of these stunning timepieces is like nothing you have experienced before.

Buy Catorex Men's Les Petites Watch CollectionGuy Cattin, the current owner of this family business, sees the finely crafted Les Petites watch as a continuation of his commitment to creating a new generation of sophisticated mechanical watches for the modern world. If you would like to experience the joy of wearing a fine pocket watch yourself, contact your nearest authorized Catorex dealer and reserve one of these intricate skeletonized beauties today.

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Gianni Versace’s Mansion Now Open For Business as Villa by Barton G. Boutique Hotel

The Villa by Barton G.'s Magnificent “Thousand Mosaic” Swimming Pool Lined in 24 Carat Gold Designed by Gianni


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Gianni VersaceBefore Gianni Versace even bought his villa in Miami named Casa Casuarina, it was a storied property dating from 1930 and built as an homage to Alcazar de Colon in Santo Domingo, the oldest house in the western hemisphere. It went on to host artists before Gianni bought it in 1992. After his death in 1997, telecoms mogul Peter Loftin bought the villa and turned it into a hotel that subsequently closed.

In September of last year, Joe Nakash, owner of the clothing empire Jordache Enterprises, purchased the property in a foreclosure auction with the intent of again turning Casa Casuarina into a hotel. After getting the blessing of the Versace family, the Nakash family and their financial partner, the New York Gindi family, got to work transforming the property into a luxury hotel. They made sure to keep Gianni’s aesthetic mostly intact, such as the magnificent 54 foot “thousand mosaic” swimming pool lined in 24 carat gold designed by Gianni and certain of his decorative elements throughout the house.

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Joe Nakash and Eli Gindi Rejoice After Purchasing Versace Mansion
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Now renamed the Villa by Barton G., the palatial property features 10 suites ranging in size from the 434 sq. ft. Medallion suite to the 1,428 sq. ft. Venus Suite, offering swooping views of Ocean Drive from two private balconies. Gianni’s personal bedroom is also available, a 1,174 sq. ft. Villa Suite with a nine-foot double king-size bed, two balconies and an ornate over-sized shower.

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No matter what size room a guest reserves, all will receive views from patios and balconies, Italian marble bathrooms and Egyptian cotton bed linen. In addition, there will be access to two private lounges and villa gardens. Guests may also book a spa service whether it be in the bedroom, on the rooftop or by the poolside. Of course, white-gloved butler service is provided while guests dine on Versace-designed Rosenthal china.

If you can’t afford an overnight stay at Villa by Barton G., whose suites start at $795 and Villa Suites start at $2,200 per night, then you can get inside the hallowed halls by booking a reservation at the Mediterranean restaurant Il Sole, conceived and run by Barton G. Weiss. Hence, the name of the hotel.

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Mediterranean Restaurant Il Sole Moroccan Dining Room
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About Versace Timepieces

Versace WatchesVersace has long been known as a leader in the world of glamour and fashion. The evolution of the Versace style has demonstrated a perfect balance between the classical and modern. In every Versace watch creation is a commitment to the finest quality and a reflection of a long manufacturing tradition. This is demonstrated by the Greek key and Medusa logo, unmistakable design details that confer a distinctive signature and represent a definitive expression of the glamorous style of the Maison. The Italian style of the watches combined with the “Swiss Made” precision and innovation are parts of what makes the watches what they are.

Today the Versace brand is widely recognized as a leader in the world of luxury and renowned for its classic elegance. Timepiece collections range from $795 to $22,000 retail.

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Kardashians Bunk Down at Miami Versace Mansion

Kardashian Sisters by Versace Mansion, Miami


by Meehna Goldsmith  

The Versace label is hot. It attracts high profile names to wrap their bodies and homes in its wears, everyone from Lady Gaga to Jennifer Lopez to the Kardashian sisters.

Before being tragically killed in front of his Miami mansion called Casa Casuarina in 1997, Gianni Versace built an Italian-based empire brand that included clothes, shoes, accessories, slippers, underwear, home goods and watches.

No one would every deny Versace had extravagant taste, albeit stylish, and Casa Casuarina was the perfect demonstration of Gianni in a nutshell. He had spent millions renovating this 10-bedroom mansion on the beach in the most desirable neighborhood. To give an example of Gianni Versace’s taste, the home was equipped with a gold-lined swimming pool.

Scores of tourists and onlookers flock to the Casa Casuarina just to get the smallest glimpse of what exists behind the gates, but only the lucky few get to amble around and have a true visit inside the hallowed halls. Currently, the Nakash and New York Gindi family own the mansion and plan to turn it into a hotel using the Versace name.

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Beautiful Versace Mansion Suite Miami Beach Versace Mansion
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But until the transformation takes place, the former abode of fashion mogul Versace is a hot spot to spend the night—for the lucky few. This week it was the Kardashian sisters, reality stars, public personalities and now budding fashion designers with their Dash boutiques, one of which opened in Miami. Hence, the sisters were cruising around Miami with a quick stopover at the Versace pad.

Perhaps Kim was seeking ideas for her home in Bel Air, which she is renovating. Just as Gianni’s taste was a bit on the lavish side, so is Kim’s. It’s been said that Kim is taking inspiration from the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, Marie Antoinette’s former residence.

Kim Kardashian on Versace Mansion Balcony
Kim Kardashian on Versace Balcony Mansion
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Once the transformation of Casa Casuarina takes place and is open to the public, they too will have the opportunity to get a sense of the man who turned a clothing line into a coveted empire.

About Versace Timepieces

Versace WatchesVersace has long been known as a leader in the world of glamour and fashion. The evolution of the Versace style has demonstrated a perfect balance between the classical and modern. In every Versace watch creation is a commitment to the finest quality and a reflection of a long manufacturing tradition. This is demonstrated by the Greek key and Medusa logo, unmistakable design details that confer a distinctive signature and represent a definitive expression of the glamorous style of the Maison. The Italian style of the watches combined with the “Swiss Made” precision and innovation are parts of what makes the watches what they are.

Today the Versace brand is widely recognized as a leader in the world of luxury and renowned for its classic elegance. Timepiece collections range from $795 to $22,000 retail.

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Introducing the GV2 Grande Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

A watch with these epic proportions and larger-than-life styling could only have come from GV2.

GV2 WatchesGV2 watches are designed to get noticed. When Samuel Friedmann founded the company, his goal was to bring Gevril quality and craftsmanship to a younger audience at an affordable price point. With the introduction of each new GV2 Collection, it has become increasingly obvious that this goal has been realized.

The new GV2 Grande Collection adds an over-the-top flamboyance to the growing GV2 line. The Grande is not just impressive; it is epic. Measuring a full 50 mm from the bottom of the case to the top of the setting crown extension, this exceptional men’s timepiece re-defines the concept of big and bold.

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The dramatic 8 mm crown extension sets the Grande apart. The juxtaposition of the extension’s angular architectural style with the round 42 mm dial gives this timepiece a distinct asymmetrical look that is consistent with the latest design trends. This supersized men’s timepiece is not for the shy or faint of heart. This is a watch you wear proudly to show the world you’re a contender.

Eight precision stainless steel screws attach the milled IP black bezel to the massive case. The distinctive bezel surrounds a carbon fiber style dial featuring a free running small seconds display at 6 o’clock and an extra large big-date window at 12 o’clock. Applied bar indices and dramatic oversized numbers at 9 and 3 o’clock complete the inspired two-hand configuration.

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A Swiss-made Ronda 6004.B quartz movement designed to provide years of reliable services powers this epic timepiece. With an anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a 316L stainless steel case, and a water resistance rating of 99 feet, this timepiece doesn’t just look tough, it is tough.

Like all GV2 watches, the Grande represents a tremendous value. The attention to detail and finish quality on this watch is as impressive as its bold design. Watch aficionados have come to expect this of GV2. Each GV2 timepiece is handcrafted in Switzerland by old-world craftsmen. A Grande may look expensive, but it is surprisingly affordable.

It you’re tired of thinking small, you need to try a GV2 Grande on for size. The timepiece is available with five exciting dial options and had been fitted with a comfortable 23.5 mm black silicone band. There’s only one way to put one of these bad boys on your wrist. To reserve your own Grande, you need to contact an authorized GV2 dealer immediately.

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Gattinoni Gemini Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

A Gemini needs two of everything, including two rows of Swarovski crystals on either side of the dial.

Gattinoni WatchesFor over fifty years, the house of Gattinoni has found its inspiration in the heavens. This legendary fashion brand has a long tradition of naming their timepieces after celestial constellations. The reason is simple. The night sky is a thing of beauty, just like Gattinoni’s heavenly creations.

Buy Gattinoni Gemini Watch CollectionThe aptly named Gattinoni Gemini Collection continues this tradition with a stunningly beautiful design that any Gemini could love. Everybody knows that a true Gemini requires two of everything. It’s not surprising that one of the first things you notice about the Gattinoni Gemini are the two parallel rows of sparkling Swarovski crystals on either side of the bezel. These stylistic embellishments give the 39 mm oval case a formal elegance that works equally well with both dressy and casual outfits.

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The minimal three-hand configuration is powered by a premium Miyota 2035 quartz movement and features a beautiful black or silver dial with four applied indices, each inset with a single Swarovski crystal. Completing the inspired design is a tapered, knurled setting crown at 3 o’clock. A scratch resistant mineral glass crystal protects the dial and the durable 316L stainless steel case is water resistant to 99 feet.

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Like many of Gattinoni’s most popular designs, the Gemini has been fitted with the brand’s signature Planetarium strap. These unique and beautiful straps are individually cut from a large oilcloth imprinted with the famous Gattinoni planetarium pattern. The iconic fabric is then married with a strip of premium calfskin to create the finished band. This technique makes turns every band into a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Buy Gattinoni Gemini Watch CollectionFashion insiders consider Gattinoni’s uniquely original designs to be the hallmarks of today’s “new luxury.” This kind of luxury doesn’t need to be excessively expensive. It just needs to showcase the wearer’s good taste. That’s exactly what the spectacular Gattinoni Gemini Collection does. Even if you’re already wearing a Gattinoni timepiece, the elegantly beautiful Gemini will convince you that one Gattinoni is not enough. To put this celestial treasure with its twin rows of Swarovski crystals on your wrist, contact an authorized Gattinoni dealer immediately and ask to see the Gemini Collection.

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Anja Rubik Sprays on Signorina Eleganza


by Meehna Goldsmith  

In 2012, Ferragamo released the fragrance Signorina to great acclaim. With notes of currant, pepper and jasmine this floriental fruity fragrance gives off an innocence laced with a playful mystery. It quickly captured the imaginations and noses of women worldwide.

In response to numerous requests Ferragamo revisited Signorina to create Signorina Eleganza. This “Elegant Woman” is a more mature and sophisticated offering of the original “Miss”. The Signorina is all grown up, though she hasn’t lost her flirtatiousness. Opening fruity notes give way to a comforting almond powder and golden osmanthus petals, which settles into an indulgent, wise and seductive finish of patchouli and white leather. Sophie Labbé, who also worked on the original Signorina, is the nose behind Signorina Eleganza. The first release of the new scent will be in perfume followed by an eau de toilette version.

While Signorina Eleganza certainly stands on its own, particularly swathed in its lux packaging of a golden bottle embossed with the Eleganza logo and topped off with the signature gros grain Vara bow, the addition of Polish beauty and model Anja Rubik to the campaign only gives the juice even more juice.

Behind the Scenes of the Anja Rubik
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Rubik stars in the Signorina Eleganza campaign shot by renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti. His lens brings together the two in a symbiotic marriage of elegance, grace and sensuality, elevating them both to new heights. Accompanying the photo campaign is also a filmed television ad that depicts Signorina Eleganza as helping Rubik turn on her charms as an enchanting, bewitching and sensuous woman all without losing her composure or maturity. It’s a delicate dance that never misses a step.

The Signorina Eleganza scent is so scrumptious that it is sure to bring out the best and most seductive features of any woman.

About Ferragamo Timepieces

Ferragamo WatchesFerragamo Timepieces draw on original styling to express iconic features in the Ferragamo tradition like the gancino, and merge them with other recurrent brand themes including a creative use of color, contrasting combinations of unusual and sophisticated materials, experimentation with shape and volume, and the finest detailing.

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The New Ferragamo Women’s Idillio Chronograph Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesThere honestly may not be any more fun watch complication than the chronograph, which is Greek for “writing time”. As a general rule, it’s not a good idea to fiddle around with a watch, but the chronograph practically begs you to engage. In fact, it was made to play with. Literally. What do I mean by this?

Chronograph History

Well, the first commercial chronograph was presented in 1821 by a watchmaker named Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec, who made a watch contraption he deemed the chronograph for King Louis XVIII. King Louis happened to enjoy the kingly sport of horse racing and wanted to know how fast (or slow) each horse completed the race—most probably his. So he commissioned Rieussec to figure out how to do this. Rieussec’s solution was to drop ink from a nib on two rotating enamel dials by pushing a button and thus the name chronograph, which has stuck to this day.

Historically the chronograph is a tool watch, meaning it was used to help with a timing job, such as in aviation, science, space, and of course, all types of racing whether motor or beast. As such it was considered a watch for a man. But times have changed and now women appreciate not only the function of a chrono but also its sporty good looks.

The Ferragamo Idillio Women’s Chronograph

The new Ferragamo Women’s Idillio Chronograph uses the stylish round Idillio case with the trademark lugs incorporating a cylindrical bar and gives it an energetic makeover. Utilizing a tri-compax layout, the running seconds, minutes and hours sit on dials located at 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively—which are sprung into action (and stopped) with the pusher at 2 o’clock and reset with the pusher on the case at 4 o’clock. The dial also contains a date at the ready in a window at 4 o’clock.

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Just because a chronograph started out life as a man’s complication doesn’t mean it can’t have feminine flair and Ferragamo knows how to inject high fashion into everything they do. The Women’s Idillio Chronograph is dressed in a mother-of-pearl dial with chrono and sweep seconds hands featuring different pops of color including pink and turquoise, with the color theme carried over into the crocodile print calf strap. As befits a tool watch, the hour and minute hands are filled with lume to make the dial legible in fading light. Since the Women’s Idillio Chronograph is outfitted with a quartz movement, it won’t have to be wound or reset either.

The Ferragamo Women’s Idillio Chronograph comes in a modern 42 mm size case with a smaller 34 mm offering that has diamond indices on the dial. The beautiful collection was recently introduced at Baselworld 2014.

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The New Ferragamo Women’s Gancino Soiree Watch Collection


by Meehna Goldsmith  

Ferragamo WatchesAfter a dark and moody winter, spring is peeking its head out to delight us with color and sun. In anticipation of this cheerier season, the fashion houses recently rolled out their Spring/Summer 2014 lines. Italian-based Ferragamo came out strong with a campaign shot in California that delights the eye with high colors and geometric shapes.

To accompany the company’s haute couture offerings, Ferragamo has also introduced a new set of models to the ladies Gancino Soiree watch collection. Those familiar with Ferragamo know that the Gancino is probably the symbol most closely associated with the brand. It finds its way onto everything from clothing and sunglasses to shoes and key chains.

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Ferragamo Gancino History

In Italian, the word gancino translates to a small metal clasp, which is used to hook or hang objects. There is different lore as to how the Gancino came to be the definitive Ferragamo mark. The official company word is that the Gancino took its design cues from a wrought-iron gate to the Palazzo Spini Feroni dating from medieval times, where Ferragamo houses its offices. The first historical reference of the symbol dates to an article in the German press in 1958 that shows a photo of a handbag designed by Salvatore Ferragamo with an embellishment that looked something like a gancino.

In the 1970’s, the Gancino got a lot of attention when Fiamma, Salvatore and Wanda Ferragamo’s eldest daughter, designed a handbag for her mother using the symbol as a functional clasp. It continued to be used on accessories and shoes until it really took off in the 1980’s becoming both a signature emblem and functional element.

The New Gancino Soiree watch collection is a direct descendent and tribute to the Ferragamo Gancino image. Widely anticipated, the Gancino Soiree watch collection was introduced in March at Baselworld 2014. As would be expected, the timepiece is in the shape of a clasp with the round case emulating the clasp and lower (and only) lugs the stabilizing element. The new vibrant orange, fuchsia and yellow colored editions definitely represent the promise of spring and provide the festive feeling of a soiree.

In a dainty and feminine 24 mm stainless steel case finished with IP gold, the new Gancino Soirees feature a dial that seems to shine like the sun with the stylized gold colored indices radiating out from the bottom half of the dial. A single indice at 12 o’clock anchors the top, but when the hour and minute hands reach the 10 o’clock position the sun image becomes complete and shines at its fullest. Finishing the composition is a patent leather strap that matches the dial, keeping the focus first on this fun Ferragamo accessory that also doubles upon closer look as a keeper of time.

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