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Gerald Genta Octo Perpetual Chrono 18k White Gold
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Launched in 1969, Gerald Genta, the brand, was founded by the famed eponymous watch designer best known for creating the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak amongst countless other designs. While both of those watches were launched in the 1970s, his brand was immediately successful on account of his already growing renown in the industry. With a growing clientele of royalty such as the Moroccan King, the Sultans of both, Oman and Brunei, the King of Spain, the King of Saudi Arabia, the Queen Mother of England and several leading businessmen, sportsmen and entertainers, Gerald Genta's own timepieces quickly became sought-after pieces of horological royalty. By the 1990s one of his best-known designs was the Octo, with its eight-sided case boasting a round bezel and plenty of angular surfaces that play off one another. Offered here we have the Octo Perpetual Chrono in 18kt white gold with a unique retrograde black and white dial. Featuring a retrograde calendar and chronograph, this intensely unique watch feeds into its unique design even further with a dial that surpasses anything else that has come before it. Made of white gold and featuring a 44.5mm case the Octo Perpetual Chrono is certainly not a small or light watch but it is a watch that will bring a smile to the face of its owner without a doubt.
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$8,000 – $12,000
Octo Perpetual Chrono
18k White Gold
Watch is in near-mint overall condition. Case shows very light wear, with a few minor hairlines along some of the brushed surfaces. Dial near-mint with no damage or marks. Watch comes with a deplloyant buckle and original strap that shows light to moderate wear.
Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.
A timepiece designed by one of horology's most iconic talents, the Octo Perpetual Chrono distills Genta's unique design language and synthesizes it into a timepiece that is confident in its differences.