When it comes to prominent Italian fashion designers, Giorgio Armani is easily one the most successful and influential around. Armani started his fashion empire in 1975 with a ready-to-wear men’s apparel line. A year later he introduced a collection women. Both collections offered clean tailored lines with architectural design influence.
The designer was catapulted to worldwide popularity 1980, when his tailored men’s suits were worn by actor Richard Gere in the film American Gigolo. Several years later in 1984, Armani outfitted actors Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas in the highly visual television series Miami Vice.
Armani soon became one of the most-sought after and respected designers. His men’s suits are considered a symbol of success and are widely worn by business professionals, executives and film stars alike. The designer’s women’s fashions have also taken a starring role on the red carpets of many events and have been worn by Jodi Foster, Kate Blanchett and Lady Gaga.
In 1991 the designer introduced Armani Exchange, a youthful and trendy lifestyle bridge collection for men and women…more modern and less formal than the structured and classic eponymous line. The Armani Exchange or A/X Collection as it commonly known remains at the fashion forefront today for its innovative characteristics and cutting-edge designs.
Armani Exchange watches are highlighted this week at WorldofWathces.com in our New Arrivals section. Over 42 new men’s and women’s watch styles are featured, including models from the Classic, Serena, Clutch, Diamond, Miss Jackson and Capistrano series.
The Armani Exchange Clutch Chronograph is ideal for today’s man in motion. This bold and vigorous racing-inspired wristwatch features the rounded-square shaped case in black ion-plated stainless steel presented on a bright red rubber strap with striking pierced detail.
The stationary, perfectly-round black plated steel bezel encircles the attractive black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 24-registers. Additional features include quality quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 100 meters. Clutch chronograph is 48mm wide and 13mm thick.
Sophisticated and alluring, the Armani Exchange Serena watch shines in rose-gold tone stainless steel and glistening inlaid crystals. The contoured round case in rose gold-tone stainless steel and matching multi-link bracelet are highly polished to a mirror-bright glow.
Two shimmering rows of sparkling inlaid crystals dramatically adorn the perfectly-round bezel. The mosaic stain-glass design dial shines with rose gold tone hands. Features include accurate quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Serena women’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
The Armani Exchange Classic chronograph is gunmetal stainless steel is certain you put your wrist on the fast-track. This dynamic men’s chronograph is masculine and appealing with a perfectly round, satiny brushed finished case in gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel. The handsome gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel bracelet is accented with decorative pierced detail center links.
The attractive gunmetal colored dial features a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. Features include 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute registers along with quality quartz movement inside. Classic chronograph is 45mm in diameter, 14mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters.
The Armani Exchange Classic women’s watch offers a sleek and sporty profile for today’s women. The perfectly round case in stainless steel and matching triple-link stainless steel bracelet are highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. Lustrous gold-tone sword hands and baton hour markers provide stylish contrast on the horizontal stripe patterned dial in white and silver tones. Features include accurate quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters. Armani Exchange Classic women’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 9mm thick.