Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

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    With the buzz of Basel World in action there is no shortage of covetable watches coming our way, but the latest addition from the Italian fashion empire Emporio Armani truly tugs at our heart-strings.

    Inspired by the thirties and forties, touted as the age of ultimate elegance much admired by Giorgio Armani, their very first Swiss-made timepiece represents a fusion of modernity and sophistication typical of Armani, offering an effortless way to transform a look from elementary to collector-worthy.


    First launched in 1997, Emporio Armani watches quickly grew into a widely recognizable fashion-branded collection backed by its iconic designer Giorgio Armani, but despite their strong style statements, their technical side remains crave-worthy.



    This year, Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time everwhich puts high precision movements into a sophisticated watch silhouette inspired by old school elegance.

    Fabric fluidly draping and flowing with the body's movement is the core inspiration behind the collections, and the design is a true homage to the style of the Thirties and Forties with signature elements like fine leather straps and elegant bracelets, cabochon crowns, and a luxurious color palette.


    There is also an elevated sense of refinement via a discreet adjustment of details - for example, moving the eagle logo from the dial to the clasp - to signify the shift from fashion to horology.

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    will they be good?

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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    Already unveiled at Milan Fashion Week, the Giorgio Armani Swiss timepieces will be produced under license by Fossil, and will make their grand public debut at BaselWorld in March. So quality will be as good as any other watch made by Fossil.
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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    I'll bet even money they'll be assembled in SAME factory as the recently announced Swiss Made Fossil line - Ticino !
    That would make huge sense and be a first for Switzerland. That is, an American owned company making multiple brands of watches in one Swiss factory!
    Whoot! take about role reversal/

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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Already unveiled at Milan Fashion Week, the Giorgio Armani Swiss timepieces will be produced under license by Fossil, and will make their grand public debut at BaselWorld in March. So quality will be as good as any other watch made by Fossil.
    I've asked this before on here and will continue to do so. Have you had any quality concerns with Fossil watches?

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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    Already unveiled at Milan Fashion Week, the Giorgio Armani Swiss timepieces will be produced under license by Fossil, and will make their grand public debut at BaselWorld in March. So quality will be as good as any other watch made by Fossil.
    That's funny... I was looking at the images of these watches and thinking ".... they look just like the Fossil Swiss watches." Go figure.... wonder if they'll carry the same price tag or take it up a notch?

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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Isop View Post
    I've asked this before on here and will continue to do so. Have you had any quality concerns with Fossil watches?
    Quality concerns? Not at all. They are perfectly acceptable for what they are: a reasonably nice, if not slightly over-priced fashion watch that has decent build quality and decent designs. I love my Fossil Decker. It mates up quite nicely with a high-quality bracelet like my Strapcode Engineer...







    I have had no issues with my Decker and it is a fun Omega Speedmaster-ish homage for not too much money. Is it a serious watch? Not a chance, but I keep that in context with what it is (nice fashion watch) and what I paid for it (less than retail) and all is good.

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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Isop View Post
    I've asked this before on here and will continue to do so. Have you had any quality concerns with Fossil watches?
    There's more to find on WUS....Do a search.

    Rust within the first year

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    Rust on another Fossil

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    Re: Giorgio Armani is launching Swiss made watches for the first time ever

    Interesting problem, I can't say I fully understand what happened there, it looks like it may be grime as well as rust but I don't know. However, the problem isn't isolated to Fossil, I've seen this on Timex and even on G-shock, which are also stainless steel constructions.

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