Unless you’ve been fully consumed by BREXIT this Summer, it’s been hard to miss and why would you want to ? The Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, a retrospective of the work of this Fashion Revolutionary. This became the hottest ticket in town where every celeb under the sun came to pay homage to the Gallic genius.
It’s disputable the effect this Frenchman has had on modern culture whether through his Fashions, fragrances or even through his participation on Eurotrash with Antoine de Caunes.
Now another way to access and participate in the work of this legendary style icon is the Jean Paul Gaultier watch collection, like his couture fashion is original, creative and glamourous. Bearing the name of the eponymous French “enfant terrible” fashion designer, the watches have all the hallmarks of the brand – from the familiar sailor stripes to punk chic studs and chains synonymous with the designer’s catwalk collections.
Each new collection in the watch portfolio features a key reference from the Gaultier repertoire: “Punk chic”, with faceted bracelets reminiscent of the famous corset and a rock n’roll heart. “Index”, a new line with Arabic figures and a toothed rim around the bezel. “Bord Cote”, a tubular design to create a ribbed effect on the mirror dial. “Navy Tattoo”, is a tribute to the classic Gaultier logo with an original rose tattoo design embossed on the dial with the designer’s name. “Decroche” pieces are inspired by the vintage telephone clearly seen on the dial and a detachable wide leather cuff for different styles. Finally “Cockpit”, an aviator style watch, with a white padded bracelet and a blue aluminium bezel.
All the watches are 316L stainless steel with ion plating finishing in different colours, such as gold, rose gold, gun metal etc. All watches are water resistant to 3, 5 or 10 ATM making them perfect for everyday use.