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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 44

Gérald Genta
Self-winding, left-hand, skeleton, minute-repeater, leap-year perpetual calendar, moon phases; 18K yellow gold and diamonds

CHF 48,800 - 71,000

EUR 45,000 - 65,000 / USD 54,000 - 78,000 / HKD 418,000 - 610,000

18K yellow gold and diamond-set, self-winding, octagonal-shaped, skeleton gentleman’s wristwatch, with seven horological complications:
· Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the push-piece located on the case-band at 3 o’clock)
· Perpetual calendar
· Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Four-year cycle of leap-years (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)
· Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock)

Bezel set with 32 and 16 diamonds. Faceted sapphire glass.

Rock crystal dial with yellow gold, mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli subsidiary dial.

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Gérald Genta, Geneva

Reference G 3019.4-56202

Year circa 1990-2000

Movement No. 260

Case No. 280

Material 18K yellow gold and diamonds

Bracelet integrated 18K yellow gold bracelet set with 300 diamonds with deployant clasp

Diameter 38.5 mm.

Caliber 13’’’, entirely engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) and skeletonized, Gyromax balance and self-compensating flat hairspring, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw, yellow gold micro-rotor, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Dimensions Length 185 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box, hang tag, GG cleaning cloths


Genta, Gérald (1931-2011)
He displayed artistic talent from a very young age. From age 15 to 20, he painted tirelessly, being frequently commissioned to paint portraits. However, his work as a watch designer, begun in 1952, took up most of his time and energy. In 1969, after having designed many of the ‘best sellers’ of the Swiss watch industry – among them Audemars Piguet’s “Royal Oak”, Omega’s “Constellation” and “Seamaster”, and Patek Philippe’s “Nautilus” – he founded his own brand, calling on an extraordinary group of watchmakers, stonesetters, engravers, and engineers. Matching technique with beauty, he produced precious perpetual calendars, minute-repeaters with crystal clear sound, and finally, the extremely complicated Grande Sonnerie. In 1998, he sold his brand name company and returned to painting. His style, full of colour, life, and energy, is inimitable. In November 2000, Genta returned to horology, creating a line of watches under the name Gérald Charles. “My new watches’, says Genta, will show a new freedom of expression... They will be highly personalized and intended, above all, for the watch collector.” The Gérald Charles watches include automatic steel chronographs and simple watches with three hands, made of titanium.


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