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Auction Ended
08/08/22
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Lot #1580

Gerald Genta Retro Sport RSP.X.10.125

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Introduction

Launched in 1969, Gerald Genta, the brand, was founded by the famed eponymous watch designer best known best for creating the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak amongst countless other watch 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 were round timepieces with retrograde displays and domed cases much like the Retro Sport ref. RSP.X.10.125 that we have here. Featuring a retrograde display, the Retro Sport displays the minutes in its northern hemispehere, and the hours within its jump hour display at 6 o’clock. With its black PVD bezel, stainless steel case and black rubber strap, the Retro Sport is a wonderfully capable timepiece that can handle hard wear and continue to look great while doing it. While the Gerald Genta brand was eventually sold to Bvlgari in 2000, the brand’s timepieces still conjure a close link to their famed designer and all of his other incredible work. An interesting watch linked to horology's most decorated designer, this timepiece is undoubtedly a must-have for any collector seeking to obtain a unique piece of true watchmaking history.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch, Box and Certificate

Est. value range

$2,000 – $3,000

The Details

Brand

Gerald Genta

Dimensions

41mm

Model

Retro Sport

Movement

Automatic

Reference

RSP.X.10.125

Bracelet

Black rubber with a push-button stainless steel deployant clasp

Year

Circa 2000

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel and PVD

Included

Watch, box and papers

Dial Color

Red and Green

THE DIAL

Featuring a perforated red base plate, the Retro Sport provides a semi-skeletonized view of its movement beneath, with the mechanics driving its two hands, and the jump hour's disc, on view. Furthermore, the Retro Sport's green chapter ring provides a colorful contrast to this already unique dial.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Unapologetically "Genta" in its design, the Retro Sport's circular stainless steel and PVD case and retrograde display leave no uncertainty as to the designer of this incredibly unique timepiece.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

With light surface wear to the case, the present watch has been retained in very original condition with crisp case back engravings. There is some very minor signs of wear to the rubber strap and bezel. The watch is complete with box and certificate.

Our Perspective

Blending dial colors and case materials alongside an already unique display, the Retro Sport is a fun timepiece that doesnt take itself too seriously - tenents of Gerald Genta's design identity.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1580

Gerald Genta Retro Sport RSP.X.10.125

Sold

$3,641

Ended
08/08/22