Product Type: Dolce & Gabbana Chronograph
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It's C'est Chic-O Time!
Dolce & Gabbana C'est Chic 719251024
Member Name: sparkle1004
Dolce & Gabbana C'est Chic 719251024
Advantages: A beautiful watch
Disadvantages: It's very expensive
I had always wanted a Dolce & Gabbana watch and after dropping numerous hints to my boyfriend at the time, I eventually found one under the Christmas tree in a beautifully wrapped box.
When I unwrapped the present I was a little disappointed for a split second because it wasn't the one that I'd wanted but now I can't actually remember the exact watch I asked for because I like the C'est Chic ladies watch so much.
The watch itself came in a beautiful presentation box of which you have to slide off the lid in order to get to the watch. The watch will come inside a soft leather feel pouch bag with a draw string to close and open it. Inside will also be a little booklet stating the guarantee should anything go wrong with your new watch to give you piece of mind.
The first thing that I noticed about this watch is obviously the dazzling and sparkling crystals that link together to create the main body of the watch. The crystals are made out of mineral glass and they have been cut beautifully in order to catch the light.
Sometimes you can buy a piece of jewellery or a watch which sparkles insanely under the shop lighting, only for you to get your shiny new possession home and to find it completely lacking in sparkle. But I don't think that disappointment would follow with this watch. There are very few situations that I have been in when this little beauty hasn't been glittering away.
The watch face is square shaped with a silvery white background and it tells the time in an analogue format. There are no numbers on the watch face at all which I think at certain times can make it difficult to read the time quickly at a glance. The position of the three, six and nine is marked with a crystal while the position of the twelve is marked with the writing D&G. The watch has an hour hand and a minute hand but it doesn't have a second hand.
I wanted to put my new watch on immediately after luckily receiving it and it didn't take long to figure out how to do it up. You have to loop the shiny link through the hole and then bend it back on itself and click it shut. In all the time I've had the watch, it has only come undone twice on its own but that is still two times too many in my opinion. Luckily I was able to hear and feel it drop so I didn't lose it and it didn't get damaged on its fall.
The most obvious problem with this watch was that it was absolutely massive. I only have tiny wrists however I know a company needs to make the watch as big as possible so that it fits everyone. I took it to the jewellers and paid £10 to have sections removed and I was amazed at how much they took off in order to make it fit. I think the watch is worth half of its original value after all those sparkly sections had gone!
The watch is quite heavy on the wrist and some people may find it uncomfortable to wear all the time. Some people may also find this too in your face for every day use because it's not exactly subtle. I tend to wear this on nights out with friend, when I go for a meal or anywhere where I intend to make a bit of an extra effort.
The bracelet part of the watch is made out of Stainless Steel and it is 21 millimetres wide. The face of the watch including the surrounding crystals has a height of 3 cm and a width of 2 cm. On the side of the face of the watch, there is a little button which you can pull out and twist in order to adjust the time when the hour changes or when going on holiday.
Incidentally, if you should drop your watch in the pool on holidays, the watch is apparently waterproof up to a depth of 30 metres but you should probably avoid trying this out, just in case.
I'm not exactly sure how much my watch cost as I received it as a present but after doing a bit of research, I think it will have cost between £150 and £200 although you'll obviously get the watch for cheaper if you shop around, especially on websites such as Ebay or Amazon.
The watch is also available with a black watch face background which I probably would have preferred and I've also seen the same watch but in a gold colour instead of silver. I've had mine for a long time now and the battery is still going strong, there are no noticeably scratches on it and none of the crystals have come loose so it has been well made.
All in all, this is a beautiful and eye catching watch which you may prefer to wear for a special occasion or if you are completely addicted to glitter, then you may want to wear it all the time. Either way, it's timeless and gorgeous and is a really special watch.
Summary: A sparkling watch which is reliable and well made
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