Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking Watch

Gucci Grammy Special Edition watchThe 56th Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, inspired this week’s Watch to Watch, which comes from Gucci. A partner of the Recording Academy, organizers of the Grammys, since 2010, Gucci has introduced the latest timepiece in its Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking series, with a dial made of the same material as the famous Grammy Awards statuette.

The new model of the Gucci Grammy Special Edition Interlocking watch, released ahead of the 2014 Grammy Awards, is the first to feature a dial made of Grammium, a custom alloy developed by a craftsman named John Billings. This material is what Billings uses to cast, by hand, the familiar, golden, gramophone-shaped statuette that is awarded to Grammy winners.

Like its predecessors, the watch has a distinctive bezel in the form of Gucci’s interlocking “GG” logo. It comes in two sizes (42 mm and 37 mm), both with a black, polished and brushed PVD case and bracelet and a snapped caseback with the Grammy Awards logo. The yellow Grammium dial has a sun-brushed finish. Both models contain a Swiss-made quartz movement from Ronda; the 42-mm version has a seconds hand, the 37-mm watch, only hours and minutes.

Gucci introduced the watch at an exclusive event at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre, where R&B singer Janelle Monáe was presented with the new Gucci Grammy watch, and wore it during her live performance. Most of us will never hoist a Grammy Statuette in front of an adoring audience, but with its dial made of the same proprietary alloy, this Gucci watch might be as close as you can get to the experience.


Gucci Grammy Special Edition watch

John Billings with Grammy
John Billings, the master craftsman behind the Grammy Award statuettes
Janelle Monae wearing Gucci
Janelle Monáe performs while wearing the new Gucci Grammy Interlocking watch


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