• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 262

    Gerald Genta. A rare and large platinum and tantalum octagonal automatic tourbillon wristwatch with retrograde hours and ceramic dial

    SIGNED GERALD GENTA, OCTO TOURBILLON RETROGRADE HOURS, NO. 1, REF. OTR.Y.76, CASE NO. 118'315, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

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    Gerald Genta. A rare and large platinum and tantalum octagonal automatic tourbillon wristwatch with retrograde hours and ceramic dial
    Signed Gerald Genta, Octo Tourbillon Retrograde Hours, No. 1, Ref. OTR.Y.76, case no. 118'315, manufactured in 2004
    Cal. G.9051 nickel-finished lever movement, entirely hand-decorated with concentric perlage, 54 jewels, skeletonized 18K white gold rotor depicting the letter G, tourbillon carriage visible through an octagonal aperture to the lower part of the black and ivory ceramic dial, Arabic numerals, hour hand jumping from 6 to the right side of the tourbillon aperture to the one on the left, massive octagonal water-resistant-type case, tantalum bezel, angular downturned lugs, glazed display back secured by eight pentagonal screws, beaded cabochon black onyx-set crown, 18K white gold Gérald Genta deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    42.5 mm. wide


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    The Gérald Genta "Octo" (for octagonal) collection 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.

    Sold in 2004, the present watch is from the very first models of the Octo line of watches, launched in the same year. It is furthermore preserved in excellent like new overall condition.

    For an "Octo Biretro Jewellery" model see lot 11 in this auction.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.