Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry has announced the introduction of the Gucci GRAMMY Special Edition Interlocking watch featuring a dial made of Grammium, the same material used to forge the iconic GRAMMY Award statuette.
The new Gucci GRAMMY Special Edition Interlocking watch is a further celebration of the partnership between Gucci and The Recording Academy, now in its fourth year. The watch is a variant of the Interlocking collection, which features a sleek and modern take on the Gucci's GG interlocking motif. Available in two sizes (42 mm and 37 mm), the watch comes with a black polished and brushed PVD case, a snapped case back with GRAMMY Awards logo and a yellow sun-brushed dial made with Grammium.
The lengthy process of creating a GRAMMY Award is derived from a tradition that is hundreds of years old. The statuette is cast out of Grammium — a custom alloy developed by John Billings, the craftsman who creates, by hand, the lustrous gold gramophone statue that is presented to GRAMMY recipients.
In 2010 Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry began its partnership with The Recording Academy, launching a GRAMMY special-edition watch and jewelry collection. The partnership has provided for a series of initiatives celebrating Gucci's commitment to support the music community, to preserve music's heritage and to foster the growth of young talent.
The 56th GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.