If there’s one trend in the watch world that has stuck around for the past three years, it’d have to be the advent of the NATO strap. Now, it’s not like the military-inspired strap hasn’t been around for years (since the ’50s or ’60s actually), it’s the emergence of the larger watch brands taking to putting these straps on their timepieces.
For Gucci, this trend couldn’t be any better news. With the NATO strap and its ability to mix a myriad of colours, the brand can now showcase its web stripes. The bold green and red that Gucci has come to be known for takes its inspiration from the canvas girth strap used to hold saddles firmly in place on a horse’s back. Evolving from a Tuscan tradition to a luxury icon, the web’s distinctive stripe was first developed in the ’50s but has now found its way to the wrist.
This year’s Gucci Dive Quartz collection sees the new XL Web Extensions. Available in either a black variant (above) or a white one, the watches are sure to stand out thanks to Gucci’s web. From boardroom to yacht, the watches present a strong masculine look thanks to the bold unidirectional rotating bezel.
Each of the timepieces are crafted from stainless steel and boast a water resistance of up to 200 meters.