The Versace Reve Carre series was unveiled about a year ago, so it is sort of old news by now. Still, the St. Valentine’s Day is upon us and if you are still on the market for a nice gift for your loved one and can’t spare your month’s rent for an expensive timekeeper, getting one of these gold-plated watches with their luxurious look and potentially low maintenance costs courtesy of a Swiss-made quartz movement may be a good idea.
The Italian fashion label Gianni Versace S.p.A. was founded only thirty-something years ago, but sometimes I feel that it was here forever. Established by the late Gianni Versace, the brand has almost immediately become a fashion design icon. And justly so, since their goods are not only expensive, there is some beauty and good taste in them, too.
Their Versace Reve Carre Collection of entry-luxury watches is among those pieces that make a lady’s heartbeat faster thanks to its impeccable finish and great exterior that somehow manages to combine interesting look and adequate ergonomics (a combination that you don’t see that often when it comes to timepieces sold by fashion brands.)
Its 30 x 30-millimeter gold-plated stainless steel case is well-proportioned and, even despite sporting a completely flat (even the points of bracelet attachment on the relatively short lugs are placed just below the case’s middle line) profile, will probably feel great on just about any woman’s wrist.
The gadget’s relatively thin profile of just 8 millimeters will make this Reve Carre usable with most types of attire. Coming courtesy of the Ronda caliber 762 (a Swiss-made quartz movement that belongs to the brand’s “normtech” line, is built on four jewels, features a gold-plated metal chassis, and is advertised as “repairable,”) the case won’t break any world record in terms of thinness (in fact, there are watches that are powered by automatic movements, are twice as thin as this one, but also about ten times more expensive,) but, again, it is practical enough for a modern woman.
The watch is also available with a leather strap, but it’s the two-tone bracelet that makes it truly shine with understated elegance.
Its small setting crown is here not to make a statement, but to serve its function.
The Reve Carre Ladies is available in several versions, but the most beautiful among them is the one in stainless and gold plated steel pictured above.
Its black mother-of-pearl dial offers the best background for the square-shaped hour indexes that are made of gold-plated steel and are perfectly matched by four diamonds of the same shape.
Of course, the watch would feel even better if it was made of a winning combination of solid white and rose gold, but in that case, you wouldn’t be able to buy one at a pretty much affordable price of some €1500.
Photos: Gianni Versace S.p.A.
See also: Dior La D de Dior 25 mm
Versace Reve Carre specification
Price: €1500 (MSRP)
Movement: Quartz, Caliber Ronda 762, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: Approx. 120 months
Case: Stainless steel, gold-plated stainless steel
Bezel: Gold-plated stainless steel
Dimensions: 33.00 mm x 33.00 mm
Case height: 8.00 mm
Dial: Black, mother-of-pearl
Hands: Steel, gold plated, sword-shaped
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Two-tone bracelet
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective