When Dolce & Gabbana was established in 1985, the brand already a significant background in selling watches – and ambitions. The Italian fashion-extravagance house made a fresh start for its watch activities in the early 2010s. Finishing its authorizing agreement with Binda Group, D&G acquired its watch operations house. Two years ago, during the 2017 Basel watch week, D&G made its introduction in the realm of Haute Horlogerie introducing 4 selective novel pieces – including complications, for example, a tourbillon or brief repeater. The brand’s latest move to raise its horological game is the advancement of a proprietary movement.
This Dolce & Gabbana proprietary movement was created and manufactured by MHC. Based in Geneva, MHC – Manufacture de Hautes Complications – is a very good quality movement architect and manufacturer managed by Pierre Favre. To name a couple of ongoing turns of events, MHC has chipped away at projects for Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser & Cie., Bell & Ross or Graff. It isn’t the principal collaboration between Dolce & Gabbana and MHC as the 2017 D&G Haute Horlogerie interesting pieces were fueled by movements manufactured with MHC.
The new Dolce & Gabbana caliber DG01 is a large self-twisting movement with miniature rotor: it is 30.00mm in diameter and 4.00mm in stature. It runs at 21,600 vibrations each hour and its barrel can stockpile to 58 hours of force hold when completely twisted. The variable inertia balance features gold adjustment loads and a flat hairspring. It is made of 209 parts. Two forms are available for the time being: the DG01.01 with hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock and the DG01.02 with hours (on 24 hours and not 12 – a reference to the supposed Hora Italica) and minutes.
To launch this new movement, Dolce & Gabbana has uncovered another line of watches, “Manifattura Italiana”. Their plan is simply Italian and consistent with the rich D&G styling; in contrast, the movement completing is clean and calm – the extensions and plate are hand-brushed and gold plated. The six unique models are enlivened by Italian urban areas (Venice, Milano, Palermo, Florence, Naples and Rome). Each watch is released in a select restricted version of 13 watches. Retail value starts at EUR 39,500. For more information, please visit www.dolcegabbana.com .