And now Gucci has released its first timepieces inspired by the new creative director's exuberant aesthetic, its highly anticipated Pre Basel collection. Echoing the whimsical spirit of Spring/Summer '16, the new watches are eye-catching yet classic, right down to the honeybee motif engraved on the back of each case (ICYMI - the honeybee is Gucci's new symbol).

The sportiest model in the new collection takes Gucci's heritage green-red-green stripe and fashions it into a contemporary Plexiglass bangle, with a see-through case that reveals the watch mechanisms inside. The honeybee is also printed on the bangle in gold leaf. You can also go for the signature stripe sans Plexiglass, with a new canvas double-loop strap take on Gucci's G-Frame design.

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The collection also includes a buttery brown calfskin G-Frame with gold PVD case and mother of pearl dial, or, for something altogether edgier, there's a bold black variant with oversized metal studs. On these two leather versions, Gucci's honeybee appears next to the clasp, in either gold or stainless steel.

Time for a change at Gucci: the Pre Basel 2016 collection

Time for a change at Gucci: the Pre Basel 2016 collection

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