iorgio Galli is a distinguished figure with an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the watch world. His expertise and passion for horology have led him to collaborate with renowned brands, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Notably, Giorgio served as the Creative Director of Swatch in the early ‘90s, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the brand’s artistic direction and innovative designs.
Throughout his career, in addition to his contributions to renowned watch brands such as Timex, Movado, Seiko, Citizen, and Minerva, Giorgio’s design office has extended its expertise to various other domains, including product design and brand identity. His exceptional skills have garnered him a global clientele.
Presently, Giorgio holds the esteemed position of Creative Director at Timex Group, where he bears the responsibility for more than 10 distinct brands in the watch and jewellery domain. His visionary leadership and unparalleled artistic sensibilities continue to shape and elevate these brands.
Beyond his accomplishments in the watch industry, Giorgio has also displayed his entrepreneurial acumen as a partner and investor in a Web Agency and a local TV station in Milano. His involvement in these ventures has allowed him to explore media and communication, expanding his horizons beyond his primary field of expertise.
Giorgio is also an investor in a chain of French bakeries, where he combines his appreciation for culinary arts. This venture highlights his versatility as an entrepreneur.
Giorgio’s creativity extends to another passion: photography. He recently curated and presented his own solo exhibition for the prestigious camera brand Leica. As a Brand Ambassador for Leica, Giorgio embodies the brand’s values and artistic vision, captivating audiences with his photographic talent.
With his wealth of experience, artistic vision, and entrepreneurial spirit, Giorgio Galli continues to make remarkable contributions to the watch industry and beyond. His dedication to excellence and unwavering passion drive him to push boundaries and inspire others in the pursuit of time.
Throughout the last two decades Milan-based design director, Giorgio Galli, one of the industry’s most recognised designers, has helped shape and elevate Timex through his visionary leadership and unparalleled artistic sensibility. Timex gave Giorgio complete creative autonomy to craft a watch that epitomises his very essence.
“To me, Timex is different from any other brand, because it stands for independence, timeless beauty, quality and incredible value,” says Giorgio. “Being able to sculpt the legacy of this iconic brand has been a joy, and I’m honoured to put my name on this collection.” While the S1 was intended to be the most “Timex” Timex ever made, the Giorgio Galli S2 is a boundary-pushing step towards the future, combining rich minimalism with the precision and expertise only found at the Timex Group Atelier in Switzerland.
At the heart of the S2 collection lies a remarkable 38 mm skeleton case, an ingenious design construction first introduced by Giorgio Galli in 1996. The injection-moulded stainless steel 316L forms the foundation and allows for a complex construction of the inserted titanium on the case back and centre insert. The transparent case back offers a captivating glimpse into the intricate movement, revealed through a sapphire crystal.
The dial is encased in a domed sapphire crystal glass with anti-glare coating while stainless-steel hour markers create a captivating visual aesthetic.
Powered by a high-quality Swiss Made automatic movement, the S2 watch ensures precision and reliability with 26 jewels and 41-hour power reserve. A fusion of technology and craftsmanship, every detail has been meticulously crafted to deliver a sophisticated timepiece.
Completing the ensemble is a strap made from highly durable synthetic rubber, offering comfort and longevity, paired with a custom designed solid stainless steel 316L deployant clasp.
The S2 Swiss Made collection is an invitation to embrace rich minimalism, appealing to watch enthusiasts who appreciate design and possess a discreet knowledge of timepieces. It’s time to embark on a journey where elegance meets innovation, where the artistry of Swiss watchmaking seamlessly blends with Timex’s iconic heritage.
Reference: TW2W12700 - GGS2 Swiss Made
CASE Case size diameter: 38 mm | Water resistant: 5 ATM | Top ring: Stainless steel 316L | Top ring glass: Double curve sapphire glass with AR coating | Case: Injection-molded stainless steel 316L | Middle case: Titanium grade 2 | Crown: Stainless steel 316L with titanium grade 2 insert | Exhibition case back: Titanium grade 2 | Case back glass: Flat sapphire | Dial: Enamel black onyx colour | Hour track: Applied stainless steel ring | Hour, minute and second hands: Silver colour highly polished
STRAP NBR, Highly durable synthetic rubber material | Folding Clasp: stainless steel 316L
MOVEMENT Caliber Sellita SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic, self winding | Frequency 28’800 A/h (4Hz) | Number of Jewels 26 | 41 Hours power reserve | Personalized Rotor