25 Jul 2011

G-Gucci Mother of Pearl Women’s Watch YA125404 Review

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Review by Kaitlin Young

Image of the mother of pearl face of the G-Gucci YA125404

Notice the subtle G-shaped bezel and mother of pearl dial.

The Gucci G-class YA125404 watch is nothing short of eye-catching. The link bracelet and mother of pearl dial make this a piece of jewelry that keeps time rather than just a simple watch. This timepiece is both chic and elegant, which makes it perfect for dressy occasions. However, the true elegance of this piece comes from its minimalist design.

It’s well known that the Gucci “G” has been the brand’s icon since the 1960’s, and while this watch’s mother of pearl dial is left relatively barren, the letter “G” has been inserted subtly into the design of the bezel. The in-turned leg of the letter marks the 3 o’clock hour. Simple silver rectangular hour markers sit at the 12, 6, and 9 positions. The hour and minute and hands are also done in a silver tone. Everything from the bangle link bracelet to the polished steel case is held together with a jewelry clasp.

The finer points of this watch include:
• Polished stainless steel case and link bracelet
• Mother of pearl dial with sliver tone hands
• Scratch resistant sapphire crystal window
• Precise Swiss Quartz movement
• Water resistant up to 100 feet

While the Gucci G-class YA125404 is certainly elegant, it’s easy to see how the jewelry aspect of this timepiece might take over the

practical aspects of wearing a watch. There’s a plethera of silver on the watch face, from the bezel to the hour markers and hands. Visually, everything blends into the mother of pearl dial, which could make it difficult to catch the time at a glance. Alternatively, this same watch comes in a model that has a brown sun brushed dial and silver hour markers at every hour. The higher level of contrast between the dial and markers make this beautiful piece more practical. In another version, this watch comes in black, where the black bracelet, dial, and bezel contrast nicely with silver hour markers and hands. Again, this eliminates any difficulty in reading the time. There are also more luxurious versions of this and similar models that incorporate diamonds as the hour markers.

Again, the style of this watch is done in a subtle elegance, and the Gucci G-Class YA125404 would certainly enhance any elegant affair. However, the subtly of style may overwhelm the practical aspects of wearing a watch, and for a similar price point, you may want to consider purchasing a silver bracelet, or a more practical, albeit similarly elegant, timepiece.

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