Versace is one of the most popular fashion houses, founded in the late 1970s in Italy. It’s renowned for its high quality and great design – after all, responding to the needs of the luxury goods market is something the Italians have mastered to perfection. After clothes, the Versace brand started to offer accessories like watches. Few people know that its Italian design goes hand in hand with Swiss standards, as confirmed by the world-famous "Swiss Made" label of quality.
It all started with the famous duo of Gianni and Donatella Versace. When the former handed over the company as a gift to his sister, the brand gained a unique character and became internationally renowned. First Versace designs fitted perfectly into the spirit of the 1980s – they were characterised by rock'n'roll, avant-garde and extravagance. The culmination of their efforts was the success of the siblings at their first show, which took place in Milan in 1990. Since then, the fashion house has maintained its high standing and reputation and has shops in various corners of the world.
Versace watches are not just another accessory with the logo of a famous fashion house. They are also about the attention to detail, the use of the finest materials and the world-famous "Swiss Made" label of quality. What exactly does the "Swiss Made" label mean? Well, Swiss law considers a watch to be Swiss made if it is powered by a Swiss movement, is fully assembled in Switzerland, its final inspection is carried out by the manufacturer in Switzerland, and at least 60% of the manufacturing costs is incurred in Switzerland.
Now let's check out the top Versace watch collections. Each of them has a unique character and references.
The Versace Medusa Icon collection refers, as the name suggests, to the mythological head of Medusa, which is also the brand's logo. Medusa's name derives from the ancient Greek verb meaning "to guard" or "to protect". She is the heroine of many stories and her representation has changed over the years. The figure occupies the central part of the guilloché dial. The surrounding bezel is decorated with a Greek pattern. The time indication is very original – you can read the hour at the top and the minutes at the bottom. The dial is protected by a hard sapphire crystal. The caseback is decorated with an engraving of Medusa. The watch comes with a steel case and a bracelet or a leather strap. The Versace Medusa Icon collection is a perfect accessory to elegant outfits and is sure to bring a breath of fresh air to your look.
"Virtus" means "virtue" in Latin. The name carries connotations of bravery and courage. It was thus a frequently stated virtue of emperors, and was personified as a deity – Virtus. As you can see, there is no shortage of references to ancient Greek culture in Versace Virtus watches. You can find references to Greece in the bezels and bracelets decorated with the Greek pattern. The sun-brushed dials of Versace Virtus watches feature decorative hands and the letter "V" referring to the name of the collection. The watch houses the Ronda 762 Swiss Made quartz movement. The dial is protected from damage by a hard sapphire crystal. There are two versions available: with a steel bracelet or a leather strap. The overall design is impressive yet subtle. Tasteful elegance.
The brand has not forgotten about men either, so it created, among others, the Versace Essential collection, which offers watches with large cases and a bracelet or leather strap. Their dials are decorated with the brand's logo and a convex Medusa’s head. There is a Greek pattern between the stick indices. In addition to classic silver, gold or white, the collection also uses grey and blue colours. The Ronda 763 Swiss Made quartz movement is responsible for accurate timekeeping. The Versace Essential collection is the perfect choice for men who like to look elegant on a daily basis.
It turns out that, as with Versace clothes, it is not just the look that matters. The use of high-quality materials, the eye for detail and the wearer's comfort play an equally important role in the creation of both clothes and watches. Thus Versace watches aren’t only little works of art, but also reliable accessories that will last for many years to come. Versace is not only about fashion watches, but also about Swiss Made timepieces.