Gérald Genta - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Gérald Genta
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: G3523.7
    Case No: 67’783, No. 83
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. GQ2, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium Gerald Genta integrated bracelet, max length 175mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Gerald Genta deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Gerald Genta is certainly an unusual sight with all its elements combined made as a special order for Prince Abdul Hakeem of Brunei. Known as one of the wealthiest Royal families and eldest son of Jefri Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, Prince Abdul Hakeem Jefri Bolkiah is known for his participation of the men's skeet shooting event at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic games representing Brunei, his passion for gold and his opulent taste. Having established close relations with members of the Royal family of Brunei, Gerald Genta has commissioned numerous examples of custom pieces to members of the family including the present timepiece.

    Featuring a sand-blasted titanium case measuring 33mm diameter dressed and decorated with hobnails on the casebands, it houses the firm’s quartz cal. GQ2. An example from circa 1990s, the decade witnessed a series of quartz timepieces made by Gerald Genta featuring various complications. Indicated on an elegant mother-of-pearl dial, its features a perpetual calendar chronograph complication with 24-hour and leap year indication with “AH” initials of Prince Abdul Hakeem. Pairing its unusual case is an even more peculiar integrated bracelet in titanium that features a rather bold design from Genta. Preserved in excellent overall condition, this fun and quirky timepiece by the late Gerald Genta belongs to one of his earlier creations before the firm was acquired by Bulgari.

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Ref. G3523.7
An interesting, unusual and possibly unique quartz titanium perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with mother-of-pearl dial, 24-hour and leap year indication and integrated bracelet, made for Prince Abdul Hakeem of Brunei

Circa 1990s
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$235,000 - 390,000 
€27,500-45,700
$30,100-50,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022