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When it came to getting into the watch business, Bottega Veneta certainly took its sweet time.


When it came to getting into the watch business, Bottega Veneta certainly took its sweet time. Forty-four years after the Italian luxury goods house was launched, it’s finally debuting its first piece, the BVX. “There’s a sort of natural order to the evolution of Bottega Veneta,” says creative director Tomas Maier, “and we didn’t want to introduce a watch before it felt right and necessary.” Maier chose Girard-Perregaux, one of only a few Swiss firms that still creates all of the movements in-house, to produce it, and opted for a textured titanium face, nail heads instead of numerals, and an adjustable crocodile band. “You look at it and slowly realize that you’ve never seen a watch like this before,” he says. “Obviously I’m biased, since I designed it, but I think it’s fantastic” (at Bottega Veneta, bottegaveneta.com; $14,600).

Watch: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta