Gérald Genta - The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE Geneva Friday, May 12, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Gérald Genta
    Year: circa 1990
    Reference No: G2132.7
    Movement No: 2514
    Case No: 42'671
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. F. Piguet 71, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle signed GG
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gérald Genta is without a doubt one of the most famous and acknowledged watch designers of the past century. Born in Genève in 1931, he received his Swiss diploma in jewelery design and goldsmith training. His futuristic vision is seen in some of the most iconic timepieces of our time: Omega’s Constellation, Patek Philippe’s Golden Ellipse and Nautilus, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak, IWC’s Ingenieur, and Cartier’s Pasha models. One of Genta’s earliest designs was Universal Genève’s Polerouter commemorative watch from 1954 - a watch the firm used as a foundation for many of their later models.
    In 1969, Genta formed his own company, and the present lot is a classic example of the complicated wristwatches produced by the brand. This self-winding timepiece, with its full perpetual calendar, has an elegant design with optimal dimensions. On the wrist, it has a discreet look and is comfortable to wear. The dial is legible and the date indications are beautifully distributed. This geometric design is a testimony to the work that made Gérald Genta so famous, and the present example is a fine timepiece that will excite the savvy collector.


Ref. G2132.7
A fine stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and leap year indication

circa 1990
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for CHF5,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017