Credit where credit’s due – under the guidance of Riccardo Tisci, French fashion house Givenchy has been resurrected from (relative) obscurity, spearheaded the luxe-goth-streetwear wave and survived torrents of overexposure at the hands of blinged-out rappers, only to emerge unscathed sporting a rich, seductive aesthetic that successfully avoids what have now become clichéd street goth motifs.
For the Fall/Winter 2014 season, the label have issued a new version of their “Seventeen” watch in a black and gold colorway, limited to 500 pieces. Coming with two interchangeable straps, one in grosgrain nylon and the other in calfskin leather, the timepiece sports Swiss made quartz movements housed in a stainless steel and sapphire glass housing. No rottweilers, Madonnas or sharks here – just a luxuriously minimalist timepiece infused with Parisian je ne sais quois for the sort of understated class that an iced-out Rolex will never have. Available now from colette.