When it comes to high-end Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo is one of the most respected and revered fashion brands in the world today, prominent and highly sought-after for its expertly crafted shoes, handbags, accessories and apparel.
The brand originated in the 1920’s when Salvatore Ferragamo, a shoemaker emigrated from Italy to the United States and in 1923 opened a boot shop in Hollywood, CA, where he made shoes for legendary screen actresses Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson, as well as for cast members of the film The Ten Commandments.
Several years later, Ferragamo moved back to Italy and opened a shoe store in Florence in 1928. Ten years later Ferragamo took over the Palazzo Spini Feroni, one of the great palaces in Florence, which remains the brand’s flagship store today.
In his early years, Ferragamo studied anatomy to make shoes more comfortable and he is responsible for the wedge heel, the shell shaped sole, along with metal heels and soles and the invisible sandal.
Film stars and dignitaries such as Princess Diana, Andy Warhol, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Margaret Thatcher and Greta Garbo are among the brand’s celebrated clients.
The Salvatore Ferragamo brand today remains family owned and operated. After adding leather handbags and accessories to its assortment in its earlier years, Ferragamo more recently branched out into fashion apparel, fine fragrances, sunglasses and wristwatches.
The brand’s timepieces feature the classic, refined Italian design the Salvatore Ferragamo brand is renowned for, matched to precision Swiss-made craftsmanship inside and out. Many of the models feature the brand’s signature on the bezel along with its Gancini emblem on the cases and dials.
You’ll find an impressive array of prestigious Ferragamo Watches for men and women at The Watchery, including popular styles from the F 80, Gancino, Salvatore, Lirica, Sparks and Vega collections.
Ultra-sleek and sporty, the Ferragamo Salvatore Men’s Chronograph strikes a sophisticated,n urbane note in two-tone stainless steel. The modern, contemporary styling features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a triple-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished yellow gold-tone center links.
The perfectly round, polished yellow gold-tone bezel and matching bar lug forming the Gancini emblem surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, gold-tone skeleton hands and gold tone baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date window, 1/10th of second, small-second and 30-minute registers.
Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Ferragamo Salvatore Men’s Chronograph is 42mm in diameter and 12mm thick.
The Ferragamo Lirica Women’s Watch adds a look of assured and confident elegance in lustrous gold-ton ion-plated stainless steel. The contoured round case and stationary bezel in polished yellow gold-tone stainless steel capture the essence of the Gancini emblem. The black cabochon-cut stone on the fluted gold-tone crown adds distinction.
The attractive black leather strap with matelassé details adds to the exceptional good looks. The black Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with fifty-seven shimmering inlaid diamonds that form the Gancini emblem on the background, polished gold-tone sword hands and baton hour markers.
Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Ferragamo Lirica Women’s Watch is 33mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
Ultra-bold and masculine, the Ferragamo F 80 Chronograph for men features a dynamic and innovative blend of titanium and black ceramic. The contoured round case in ultra-light, ultra-durable brushed titanium is presented on a handsome vertical link bracelet in brushed titanium with lustrous black ceramic accents.
The lustrous black ceramic tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the patterned black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date window, luminous hands and luminous hour markers. Features include 1/0th of a second, small-second and 30-minute countdown timers.
Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Ferragamo F 80 men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 12.5mm thick.
The Ferragamo Gancino Soiree women’s watch offers exquisite contours in lustrous yellow gold-tone stainless steel and red patent leather. The perfectly round case and bar shaped lugs in yellow gold-tone stainless steel form the emblematic Gancini emblem. The lustrous patterned red patent leather strap adds to the chic and stylish good looks.
The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with gold-tone baton hands and sparkling inlaid diamond hour markers. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy, an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Ferragamo Gancino Soiree women’s watch is 24mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
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