Powered by an inexpensive Ronda 5030 D quartz movement, the new Versace Mystique Sport Chronograph (Ref. VFG01 0013) has little value as a collectible item, but it still looks like a nice fashion accessory for those preferring sportier style in their everyday life.
The Italian fashion giant Gianni Versace S.p.A. has finally decided to expand their Vanitas collection (the one that was previously known to me only for its fairly expensive fragrances but also happens to include handbags and other accessories) with a fashion watch. Designed for women and powered by an inexpensive Swiss quartz movement, which is identical to the mechanism that also happens to animate their 2010 Versace Reve Carre model, the new Versace Vanitas Quartz Collection (ref. VK773 0017) sports an attractive design.
The Versace Reve Carre series was unveiled about a year ago, so it is sort of old news by now. Still, 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.