Giorgio Galli has spent a lifetime in the watch industry, but he’s only now beginning to gain some name recognition among value driven watch collectors and enthusiasts. As the Chief Creative Director for Timex Group, Galli’s imprint is all over the company, and has been for many years, so the introduction of a watch bearing his name in late 2019 wasn’t exactly an enormous surprise. The Giorgio Galli S1 was an immediate hit, and challenged the very idea of what “Timex” means for the average watch consumer.
Now available in a smaller 38mm size, the S1 is a full fledged product line under the expansive Timex umbrella. It’s unusual case construction is unique in the Timex family – the watch, at a glance, has more in common aesthetically with some haute horlogerie pieces that sell for many multiple times the sub $500 list price of the S1. And yet, it comes from the same designer who oversees the Weekender, and the Q, and the Standard, and many more Timex products that are perhaps more familiar, and less challenging.