02 Aug 2011

Sweet Simplicity: Gucci Men’s G Class Stainless Steel Watch YA055212 Review

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Written By: Melissa Harrel

Front View of Gucci Men’s G Class Stainless Steel Watch YA055212

Gucci's G Class Stainless Steel Watch

Ever hear yourself wishing for simpler times?  Indulge in the sentiment with the Gucci Men’s G Class Stainless Steel Watch YA055212.   This timepiece for men adopts a classic, yet contemporary design that passes the time without all that fanfare.

This timepiece’s smart, silver finish draws your eye across the bracelet’s alternating metal links and circular brushed steel dial. A silver matte finish at the dial’s core calls your attention back to center.  With polished hour markers interspersed between tidy rows of minute makers and a date window at 3 o’clock, this watch reads easily and gracefully.

This timepiece’s strength lies in its sleek simplicity.  The rectangular links act as natural accents to the round watch face.  The Gucci Men’s G Class watch is available with an extra large extra large case (38.2 mm) or small (28 mm).  The size you choose will affect this watch’s impact on your wrist, but whatever size you select, you’ll communicate a refined sense of style.  Backed by the Swiss made seal and Gucci’s tested artistry, at $995, this watch is a simple, but solid value.  If you want to add a little more flare to the design, this collection’s variations are worth a look.  A similar model with diamond hour markers against a black dial puts you over the $1000 mark, but not without sparkling compensation.  Another collection variation hovers around the same price, but includes a gold bezel, crown, and accented gold rows across the bracelet.


  • Swiss made, precision ETA movement
  • 38.2 mm or 28 mm stainless steel case
  • Steel, circular brushed dial with silver matte center
  • Analog display with date function
  • Stainless steel band and bezel
  • Scratch-resistant, anti-glare Sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 3 atm (100 feet/30 meters)
  • 2-year warranty


  • Classic, clean design
  • Versatile look that adapts from casual to more formal attire

Boasts reputable Swiss craftsmanship integrated with elegant Italian design


  • Style comes in only extra large and small sizes

For What Its Worth
For a design that speaks boldly through its minimalist overtones, this watch is a solid and simple value. The retail price of ($995) drops dramatically if you shop the online retailers, who list this watch as low as $467.50.  If you’re hunting for a no clutter design that still communicates sensibility, strength, and style, the Gucci Men’s G Class Stainless Steel Watch YA055212 is in your league.

Additional Details:
Retail Price: $995
Collection: G Class
Case: stainless steel, 38.2 mm (extra large) or 27 mm (small)
Case Back: snapped
Bracelet: steel (brushed and polished)
Closing System: deployment clasp (has double push button safety)
Dial Variations:  sun-brushed, matte centre and circular brushed, sun-brushed centre and circular brushed, mother of pearl, diamond markers
Case Variations: polished steel, gold plated

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