A fine and unusual red gold calendar wristwatch with retrograde minutes, digital hours, Certificate and box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Gérald Genta
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: OBR.Y.50.510.CN.BD
    Case No: 118'716
    Model Name: Octo Biretro
    Material: 18K red gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. GG7722, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K red gold Gerald Genta deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Gerald Genta Warranty booklet stamped by Kuwait retailer Ghadah Jewellery and Gifts and dated January 11, 2005, Certificate of Origin stamped by retailer and dated January 11, 2005, service card dated April 22, 2009, instruction booklet, leather document holder, fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Indisputably one of the driving forces of 20th century watch design, Gerald Genta is the mind behind timeless creations such as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, before starting his own company.

    Such daring approach to watch design is the “fil rouge” which connects the entire Genta production, as perfectly exemplified by the present creation. The case architecture is enormously complex, based on octagonal and circular shapes and multiple steps and tiers.

    The dial design follow suits both in the chromatic choices - opting for a very bold red, black and white palette - and in its overall design: date and minutes are displayed in retrograde fashion, allowing for the presence of two extremely pleasing fan-shaped arcs, while the hours are intriguingly displayed via a jumping digital indication visible through a window at 12 o’clock. The inner red decor once again is octagonal, a shape which apparently Genta was fascinated by and can be found in many of his creations.

    Offered by the original owner and preserved in virtually “as-new” condition, the present watch represents an unmissable occasion for the collector of unusual, design and complicated timepieces.

Σ115

This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve

Ref. OBR.Y.50.510.CN.BD
A fine and unusual red gold calendar wristwatch with retrograde minutes, digital hours, Certificate and box

2005
42.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 8,000 
€4,500-7,100
$5,000-8,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

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Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019