From Naples To Bilbao: A Trail Of Inspiration
Introducing Clemente and Solano.
On July 5, we will introduce two new stunning 36mm styles to the Gehry collection. Designed in collaboration with an acclaimed luxury watch designer, these new styles feature some of the most striking details that we have created to date. The pieces are named after two extraordinary European artists whose artworks feature permanently at the Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Francesco Clemente is a Naples born artists who have produced a rich complex body of works, His expressive portrayal of the human body and use of traditional materials departed radically from the Conceptualist aesthetic that dominated the late 1960s and 1970s.
After completing his schooling, Francisco travelled to Rome to study architecture but found is way into fine art. Clemente received much of his inspiration from India, where he spent time each year before residing in New York; collaborating with artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
The Clemente watch features a contemporary look and feel whilst pulling through classic details that speak of heritage. The watch features a hand polished bezel, applied indices, and date function.
SOLANO: BARCELONA 1946
In the late 1980s, Susana Solano achieved international recognition as one of the most important Spanish artists of her generation. Her sculptures are formally spare yet richly evocative; while many of her structures recall the simple geometry of Minimalism or the focus on the process associated with Post-Minimalism, they carry various metaphoric associations.
The Solano watch mixes polished rose gold detailing of the indices with a polished stainless steel bezel and brushed stainless steel case. The mix of the two metal and the different finishes provides a sculptural feel to the piece.