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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Watch, Box and Certificate
Est. value range
$2,000 – $3,000
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.
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.