- Overall Appeal: With its black stainless steel bracelet, ionic-plated case, and enamel dial, GUESS’s U12557G1 Black Plating/Diamond Watch has a pre-dominantly dark yet polished look and feel to it. With the exception of its hands, GUESS logo and diamond/silver accents, it’s all-black.
- Display: The GUESS U12557G1 has a simple black enamel dial and three silver tone hands marking the hours, minutes, and seconds. The 12 o’clock position is marked by a single diamond stud nestled on a hexagonal silver bevel right above the GUESS logo. Opposite the diamond accent, is a tiny silver square accent which shows where the 6 o’clock position is. The face is shielded by a mineral crystal window.
- Case and Dimensions: This dark horse has a rectangular case that is crafted with black stainless steel. It measures 11 millimeters in thickness and 40 millimeters in diameter.
- Band: The GUESS U12557G1’s watch strap is of the president-style link bracelet type. This is made of black brushed or polished stainless steel, as in its case. The bracelet ends are joined together using a deployment clasp.
- Movement: This watch uses Japanese quartz movement.
- Water-Resistance: The GUESS U12557G1 has a water-resistance depth of 30 meters or 100 feet (3ATM).
Color of Our Lifetime: Black
Every year, Pantone announces what the color of the year is. “Emerald Green” was last year’s color, and this year, it is a rather feminine color, “Radiant Orchid”. While I have nothing against these annual choices, I think that black deserves a lifetime achievement award. What makes the GUESS U12557G1 minimalist yet sophisticated and versatile, is its refined application of black in all the right places.
Japanese analog quartz is an affordable yet accurate alternative to those expensive Swiss watches. While the GUESS U12557G1 can easily be mistaken for running on Swiss quartz movement, this timepiece does not miss out on precision even if it really runs on Japanese quartz mechanics.
Unavoidably, some paint chipping or fading may occur with any item made of polished or brushed black stainless steel. And since the difference between the actual color of the metal (usually silver) and black are like day and night, the chipped or faded portions become quite obvious.
There are a good number of folks who like watches and can tell time impeccably, even without seeing numbers on the dial. On the other hand, there are also people who prefer seeing large numerals on the watch’s face. In a general sense, having numbers on a watch definitely makes time-telling easier.
Wearing GUESS’s U12557G1 Black Plating/Diamond Watch takes you to a coolness level similar to be seen driving a brand-spanking new, black Bugatti. Its all-black aura of sophistication makes this the lustrous dark horse of the GUESS Men’s watch collection.