Gérald Genta - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Gérald Genta
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: G36127
    Case No: 73’208
    Model Name: Retro “Mickey Mouse”
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2892A2, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold AP & Co pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Gérald Genta is without a doubt one of the most influential and important watch designers of modern times. He is best known for creating two of the most iconic sport luxury watches ever made - the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Patek Philippe Nautilus. These groundbreaking timepieces established the "luxury sports watch" category and became instant classics upon their launch in the 1970s.

    - In addition to these landmark designs for major brands, Genta also produced fascinating and innovative timepieces under his own eponymous brand, Gérald Genta, mastering in complications like the jumping hour, retrograde minute and wandering hour. Genta also held the rights starting in the 1980s to craft watches celebrating Walt Disney's most beloved characters – Mickey Mouse and friends.

    - The Gérald Genta brand has since created an entire joyful series of watches showcasing Disney's characters in whimsical, playful ways. One shining example is this charming and rarely seen yellow gold Gérald Genta Retro "Mickey Mouse" watch. The timetelling is cleverly indicated by the animated articulated hands of Mickey Mouse himself. As the hour passes, Mickey's hands jump to point to the new hour, while the minute hand traces a retrograde arc back to zero after reaching 60 minutes.

    - This delightfully inventive horological homage brings together the technical creativity of Gérald Genta with the cultural significance of Disney's iconic Mickey Mouse character. It represents Genta's legacy of innovating both watchmaking and pop culture with his imaginative designs.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. G36127
A rare and whimsical yellow gold wristwatch with jumping hours, retrograde minutes and mother-of-pearl dial

Circa 2000s
33mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$65,000 - 130,000 

Sold for HK$165,100

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024