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  • Manufacturer: Gérald Genta
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: G40114
    Movement No: 13,000
    Case No: 49’617, No. 1
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 210, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Gérald Genta bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Gérald Genta deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 34mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gérald Genta is a name that certainly needs no introduction as his iconic and unique designs speaks for itself. Having designed some of the world’s most iconic models for the most established Swiss watch firms, Genta set out to create his own brand name in 1969. Since creating his own firm, Genta would go on to manufacture some of the world’s most complicated wristwatches such as the Octo Granda Sonnerie Tourbillon as well as the Grande Sonnerie Retro and Petite Sonnerie, which was the most complicated wristwatch in the world when it was launched with over 1000 components.

    With that said, it is perhaps Genta’s creations in the 1990s that offered a wide array of extravagant timepieces for collectors of the brand, an era where the firm had created and experimented with various gem-setting, materials and design, which bring us to the present lot.

    Encased in an elegant 34mm round-shaped platinum case a with baguette diamond-set bezel, the ref. G40114 displays the firm’s cal. 210 through its sapphire crystal caseback and skeletonized dial. Extremely impressive, the watch features a perpetual calendar function with a minute repeater. Beautiful yet sophisticated, the self-winding movement is fully hand assembled and engraved allowing the wearer to admire the timepiece in all angles. The present example is an interesting example, numbered 1 on the caseband and with a movement number of 13,000, the present timepiece in its configuration was mostly likely a unique piece that was specifically tailored-made for an esteemed collector of the brand.

    Offered previously at our Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE (lot 1002) achieving an impressive result, we are proud once again to be able to offer the present lot to collectors of fine timepieces. Preserved in the same condition as it was previously sold, the present lot will surely garner interest for those who have missed out from the last time.

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Ref. G40114
A very fine and possibly unique platinum and diamond-set skeletonized minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with leap year indication, moon phases and bracelet

Circa 1990
34mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$780,000 - 1,500,000 
€86,000-165,000
$100,000-192,000

Sold for HK$1,008,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021