19 Jan 2012

Gucci Marina Chain YA121504 Watch Review

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Elegance in time and fashion

Written by Lindsey Cook

The Gucci Marina Chain YA121504 watch is more than just a way to tell time.  This creative accessory combines within itself a quality bracelet and a stylish timepiece.

Forget your typical watch, the Gucci Marina Chain YA121504 is one in a long line of watches fashioned unlike any other.  Among the fine line of quality watches that Gucci has long been known and adored for, this timepiece is a particularly unique accessory, an elegant bracelet as well as a watch that subtly displays the time of day in its serene oval face.  The bracelet is polished stainless steel with a chain link appearance, fastening neatly into a buckle clasp at the back for added security.  The polished stainless steel case provides the home for a mother-of-pearl dial that creates a stark contrast to the black hands moving steadily around the oval face.   A glittering diamond marks each of the three, six and nine hour positions, a round and brilliant gem with 57 facets, as are all diamonds used by Gucci.  Anti-reflective sapphire crystal over the dial’s window creates a surface that is even more scratch resistant than a more typically used mineral surface.

Although the sapphire surface is 3 times less likely to permit scratching than a mineral surface, the sharper edges this material creates on the watch are at risk of chipping if they are hit at exactly the right angle, which concerned some customers.  Other users loved the look of this watch but wished that it were a little smaller.  Overall owners of this delicate timepiece raved about the excellent quality, and agree that this bracelet watch is the perfect piece of jewelry on the cusp of style and efficiency.

Favorite Features:

  • Doubles as jewelry
  • Analog display
  • Water resistant to a depth of 99 feet
  • Buckle clasp simple with safety latch for added security
  • Fits up to a 7-inch wrist

Things to Consider:

  • Some consider too big
  • Sapphire protection has potential to chip

The Gucci Marina Chain YA121504 watch seems to truly be the perfect blend between a classy bracelet and a favorite timepiece.  If you like your accessories to be elegant and sleek, this cutting edge fashion aesthetic is just as much a bracelet and ever the perfect complement to everyday casual clothes as well as formal dress.  In our days of overwhelming technology, a watch is no longer the necessity it once was.  Yet for those who can appreciate a stylish accessory that returns to the classic tradition of carrying a timepiece and relying on it, this watch priced at around $500 could be the perfect blend of jewelry and time.

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