In 2019 Dolce&Gabbana launches the new line of timepieces “Manifattura italiana”, which for the first time presents its own exclusive movement, the DG 01.01 caliber, entirely assembled by hand by the master watchmakers of Geneva. But while the engineering accuracy and precision of the mechanism are Swiss, the creativity in the decoration of cases, dials and bracelets is wholly Italian. The art of engraving, enamelling and cutting gemstones undertaken by the finest craftsmen in Italy, combined with the technical virtuosity of Switzerland, ensure that these creations are a unique masterpiece to collect. The source of inspiration for these models and their variants have been the clocks in the squares of the main Italian cities: Milan, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Venice and Florence. The model “Venezia” stands out for including a further complication that bears a historical reference to the so-called “hora italica”, a method of calculating time that divided the day into 24 hours of the same duration, starting from sunset, which was considered the twenty-fourth hour.