Emporio Armani founder, Giorgio Armani was born in the northern Italian town of Piacenza in 1934. Having joined the army, his exemplary knowledge in medicine led him to be transferred to the infirmary unit in Verona before switching careers to become a window dresser in Milan. This change in career sparked his passion for men’s fashion, acquiring the practical experience he needed to venture further into the industry as a freelancer in the 1960s. The brand Emporio Armani came about in the mid 70s with accessories, underwear and swimwear arriving on the scene in 1982. High profiles such as David and Victoria Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Megan Fox and Rihanna have since been associated with the brand and its eclectic mix of fashionable statement making accessories.
Armani’s selection of designer watches is surprisingly affordable. Both traditional and elegant iterations offer the wearer a companion for work or leisure, whilst embodying the brand’s Italian roots. Emporio Armani watches are developed under the Armani group which covers a myriad of different lifestyle and fashion products. Suffice to say the company has its finger in many pies. The Italian fashion brand was one of the fastest growing in the entire world 15 years ago, anchoring itself in key cities around the world such as London, Paris, New York, Milan and Tokyo. The actual manufacture of every Armani watch falls to Fossil, who has a huge manufacturing facilities based in China. Fossil Group then distributes these watches directly. The brand’s entire range spans from low budget timepieces to mid range wristwatches, as well as Smartwatches. The premium end of Emporio Armani watches tend to be the more classic men’s dress watches fitted on leather straps. Gold plated stainless steel and standard stainless steel models can also be found within this sector.
Emporio Armani watches undeniably make for a great fashion accessory, whether a men’s watch or a lady’s watch. Many companies similar to Armani trust the Fossil Group because of its commitment to high end materials at affordable prices. Some of the most popular Armani watches include those from collections like the Aviator, the Giovanni, the Aurora, Mario and Renato, taking inspiration from the passion and fashionable tastes of company founder, Giorgio Armani himself.
Other Emporio Armani watch collections such as the Ruggero line boast a classic and simple looking dial tailored towards the modern day gentleman. Sophisticated dial colours like deep grey and silver, as well as a date aperture at 6 o’clock, constitute an affordable timepiece for pairing with professional or formal attire. The Emporio Armani Classic Mens and Classic Ladies watch collections feature timepieces that range from simple three handed dial designs, to pilot inspired chronographs and diamond adorned rectangular shaped cases crafted from rose gold plated stainless steel. In addition to these lines, the Emporio Armani Gianni T Bar watches are characterised by their bridged lugs and bi-colour designs. Some of the more glamorous Armani T Bar Ladies watches feature dial centres encrusted with small scintillating stones for an opulent and refined finish on the wrist.