• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 11

    Gerald Genta. A large and unusual 18K white gold and diamond-set gold octagonal automatic jump hour retrograde wristwatch with retrograde date and zebra-design bracelet

    SIGNED GÉRALD GENTA, GENÈVE, OCTO BIRETRO JEWELLERY MODEL, REF. OBR.X.60, CASE NO. 118'419, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

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    Gerald Genta. A large and unusual 18K white gold and diamond-set gold octagonal automatic jump hour retrograde wristwatch with retrograde date and zebra-design bracelet
    Signed Gérald Genta, Genève, Octo Biretro Jewellery model, ref. OBR.X.60, case no. 118'419, manufactured in 2005
    Cal. GG7722 nickel-finished lever movement entirely hand-decorated with concentric perlage, 26 jewels, pavé-set white and black diamond zebra-style dial, window for the jumping Arabic hours, arched black ring for the retrograde white Arabic minutes, inner black ring for the retrograde date, massive octagonal water-resistant-type case, pavé-set white and black diamond bezel and angular downturned lugs, glazed display back secured by eight pentagonal screws, beaded cabochon black onyx-set crown, black and white zebra-style strap, 18K white gold Gérald Genta deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. wide


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    According to the Archives of Gérald Genta, the present watch was sold in 2005. The dial is set with 155 black diamonds of approx. 0.66 carats and 228 white diamonds of approx. 0.94 carats, the case with 197 black diamonds of approx. 1.16 carats and 155 white diamonds of approx. 0.94 carats.

    The Gérald Genta "Octo" (for octagonal) collection, launched in 2004, combines an architectural avant-garde case with a variety of technical complications, the movements entirely designed and produced by the manufacturer.

    The model is distinguished by its massive octagonal case, available in different materials and with a diversity of dial designs.

    Manufactured in 2005, the present watch is from the smaller series of the "Octo Biretro Jewellery" line, featuring a 39 mm. case as opposed to the 42.5 mm. version.

    This highly unusual timepiece stands out by its daring design and its excellent like new overall condition.

    For an "Octo Tourbillon Retrograde Hours" model see lot 175 in this auction.