Stefano Ricci Fashion Icon Debuts
With a Collection of Exclusive Watches
Stefano Ricci fashion icon, an Italian luxury fashion brand that is recognized in the world as few others has entered the world of Haute Horlogerie with the launch of its debut Octagon watch collection.This unique series includes three watches: Perpetual Calendar, Annual Calendar, and Chronograph. The legendary designer, who is faithful to nature, has not resisted wealth or exclusivity. Each version is limited to only 10 pieces and another 10 are available in a diamond edition, which contains 88 princesses cut stones with a total value of 8.25 carats.
All watches were made in honor of Florence, where the company was founded and still based and were designed in an Italian city. Ricci says: "Florence, the city where I was born, has always been an inspiration to me. Its geometry, architecture, and art express a sense of inviolable balance in the face of time. " The octagonal case of all three models is made of white gold with a diameter of 45.5 mm and a thickness of 14.8 mm. The strap is hand-stitched with crocodile leather and is equipped with a folding clasp made of white gold with an octagonal clasp that carries eight screws with a radial notch.
Its most remarkable feature is the cuvette with folding sides on the back of the case. Using the historical technique of the English scroll, it is characterized by extremely complicated engraving, each of which is unique to this watch. The standard editions of the watch contain mainly floral themes and the 10 Diamond Lux Limited Edition Perpetual Calendar watch shows animals in nature, such as an eagle, leopard, elephant, and lion.
The movements on each timer are modular. Stefano Ricci has carefully selected the Haut-de-gamme manufacturer in Fleurier, Switzerland to ensure that each watch is of the highest quality. The movements are characterized by the same self-winding base operating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, with a balancing wheel with variable inertia (flat spiral) and two cylinders arranged in succession to guarantee a power reserve of 50 hours.
In the case of the limited editions of Diamond Lux, each diamond was carefully selected in the internal workshops of the Stefano Ricci production plant on the Fiesole hills. The goldsmiths set the gems with the ancient battuta technique, in which the metal is wrought around a diamond, which is polished and creates a flat surface that does not contain protrusions at all. Each watch is presented in a case that suits its exclusivity. The octagonal shape is made of California root by professional Florentine craftsmen and lined with fine suede, which is color-matched to the watch strap. The box also contains a travel watch holder in a crocodile, a retractable cufflink holder, a document holder in a crocodile, and a certificate of origin. Those who buy Stefano Ricci watches will also benefit from a special after-sales service. This includes a three-year warranty that in the event of a problem, a Stefano Ricci representative will contact you anywhere in the world to collect your watch and arrange for it to be repaired. As soon as the watch is repaired, it will be returned to the customer by a Stefano Ricci representative. Each work performed in the original three-year period will also have its own two-year warranty.