A collection of quality mechanical watches, designed by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, marks a significant step for the brand. 52 watches, in which colour plays an important part, but with considerable attention to watchmaking technology and materials: cases in 18-carat gold or PVD-finish steel, quality alligator straps, sapphire watchglasses and casebacks, and excellent finish throughout.
The DS5 ('DS' stands for Domenico and Stefano) has a Swiss-made automatically-wound mechanical movement with COSC certification. The oscillating weight and other parts of the movement can be seen through the transparent sapphire caseback. Power reserve is about 42 hours. Functions are central hours and minutes, chronograph, small seconds, day and date.
The DG7 is a more classic, automatically-wound mechanical watch, with Swiss-made movement providing about 42 hours' power reserve, and a transparent sapphire caseback. The principal design features comprise the simplicity of the dial, with a brushed slate finish, baton-type hands and hour indices except for the Roman numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock, and large lugs with a brushed finish. The many variants include steel and black, and coloured versions in aubergine, green and brown. They look great at all times of day, right through to smart evening gear.
DG7 Gems is a colourful and striking series with large gemstones on the dial and a coloured alligator-type strap. Variants include ruby and emerald colours. The quartz movement is made in Switzerland, entirely gold-plated to prevent oxidization and improve conductivity.
Dolce & Gabbana's DS5 and DG7 series will appeal to men who love style and appreciate mechanical watches. Like Domenico and Stefano themselves!