Be Eight, the most beautiful way to be a woman An inspired design and sinuous forms… de Grisogono once again ventures into an aesthetic universe that few watchmakers have dared explore with a new quartz watch, only for women. Fawaz Gruosi, who anticipated women's desires by giving them stunning jewellery, now rewrites the rules of femininity in watches, with Be Eight. And so the eight rules of femininity by de Grisogono…
Femininity comes naturally to Be Eight, certainly because Fawaz Gruosi has imagined it with womanly curves. Some see in it the smooth shoulders, generous bust, slender waist and shapely hips of a feminine silhouette. Others even take pleasure in suggesting a certain similarity with "Le Violon d'Ingres", Man Ray's famous photograph portraying in black and white the contours of a female nude, her back turned.
Would it be stereotyped to say that women love to read their horoscope? That they invariably have some little trinket or good-luck charm tucked away? The fact remains that Be Eight will strike a chord with any woman who believes in her lucky star. Eight is to Chinese culture what seven is in the West: a symbol of harmony that echoes the eight spokes of the Buddhist wheel of life, the eight petals of the lotus blossom, the eight cardinal points, or the eight cosmic mountains.
Sometimes the smallest things bring the greatest pleasure. Clearly, de Grisogono had this in mind when it imagined Be Eight with a moving ring under the upper half of the "8", at 12 o'clock. A deliciously superfluous detail which, let it be said, also artfully accentuates Be Eight's pure design.
No need for divinatory powers to predict that Be Eight will seduce women who love to surround themselves with all things original. All those dynamic, inventive women who stay active on every front without ever sacrificing their femininity. First of all for its highly original form, an "8" with a moving ring under its upper half. But also because this watch is paired with a genuine Madera calfskin strap, a rare and unusual choice.
As always, Fawaz Gruosi has delighted in the details of this extra-thin watch. In addition to the form of the case, which curves from 12 to 6 o'clock, and the moving ring under the upper half, Be Eight's four hour markers, at 12 o'clock in the upper half of the "8", and at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock in the lower half, are highlighted with white diamonds. Sweeping these markers are rhodium-plated or pink gold-plated dauphine hands. The back of the case carries the de Grisogono signature while the crown, which sits seamlessly at 3 o'clock, is marked with the watchmaker's coat of arms.
For women who prefer simple objects with few stones, Be Eight plays it low-key with an all-gold version, or others in which only the moving ring is set with precious stones. Such as this model with a pink gold case and pink gold ring, a beige dial with pink gold-plated markers set with white diamonds, pink gold-plated hands and a black Madera calfskin strap. Or this one in mat burnished pink gold whose burnished pink gold ring is set with white diamonds. Or a version in polished white gold and a ring set with white diamonds. Original, chic and feminine… in all simplicity.
While never turning his back on black, Fawaz Gruosi flies high the colours of creativity. For women who live life in the pink, or for those who dream of green, Be Eight lends its forms to models in two colours. A pink gold model set with pink baguette sapphires with a ring set with white diamonds. And a rhodium-plated white gold model set with baguette emeralds with a ring set with white diamonds.
Because diamonds are a girl's best friend, Be Eight comes in versions whose diamonds can be white, brown or black. Among the 13 different models, beautiful women will undoubtedly appreciate this one set with white baguette diamonds, or this model in which the black diamonds of the case contrast with the white diamonds encircling the ring.
Keen to develop technical timepieces with a refined and distinctive aesthetic appearance, in less than twenty years de Grisogono has successfully carved out a niche in the world of watchmaking. Its audacious design ethos is expressed in firmly contemporary, off-beat timepieces.Find out more >
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