Gérald Genta - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Gérald Genta
    Year: circa 1998
    Reference No: G.3634
    Case No: 85854
    Model Name: Retro
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2892-A2, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Gerald Genta stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    When Gerald Genta created the Royal Oak in 1972 and the Nautilus in 1976, these designs broke all the traditional codes of the horological lexicon of the time. Their innovative and cutting-edge designs were a risky bet for the brands to revamp their image and were not readily accepted when these watches were launched and since then, they have become timeless icons of horological designs.
    In parallel with his activities for large watch manufactures, Gerald Genta created his eponymous brand in 1969. It was under this name that Genta presented in the late 1990s the first retrograde watch combining jumping hours and retrograde minutes. This complex and demanding mechanism reflects the particular DNA of Gerald Genta, which perfectly marries innovative designs and complications requiring exceptional craftsmanship.
    The present Retro dates from the late 90s. In perfect condition, it personifies the elegance and complexity that have become the pride of the brand. In fact, its enduring design inspired Bulgari, owner of the brand since 2000, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand with the Arena Bi-Retro, a reissue reinventing the distinctive design codes and innovative mechanical movements.

This lot is offered without Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. G.3634
An architectural and modern stainless steel wristwatch with black dial, jumping hours and retrograde minutes

circa 1998
36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for CHF11,970

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021