Gorilla

History of Gorilla

Gorilla is the brainchild of two former designers for Audemars Piguet, Octavio Garcia, and Lukas Gopp. Founded in 2016, Gorilla’s goal is to push the boundaries of watch design at the entry-level. Gorilla started sourcing movements and parts in Asia but recently announced a partnership with Vaucher, a movement manufacturer in Switzerland.

Gorilla watches sketch

Five interesting facts about Gorilla

1 – Founder Octavio Garcia

Founder Octavio Garcia is from Chicago and loved muscle cars and comics when he was growing up. He started his career in watchmaking as a designer for Omega, then went on to be Chief Artistic Officer for Audemars Piguet.

2 – The founding principals

The founding principles of Gorilla are:

1. The founders as hands-on designers

2. Performance

3. Rarity (limited production).

3 – Sold online

Gorilla is sold mainly online, but there are a few select retailers around the world.

4 – pre-selected for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

Gorilla was officially pre-selected for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2018.

5 – The Fastback series

The Fastback series from Gorilla is inspired by American muscle cars.

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Gorilla Spectre
Gorilla Galaxy Blue
Gorilla Hugger Orange
Gorilla Stinger Yellow
Gorilla Drift Elise
Gorilla Fastback Phantom Black
Gorilla Galaxy Blue
Gorilla Hugger Orange

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