Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

14 April 2022 • 10:00 EDT

• New York

Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

14 April 2022 • 10:00 EDT

• New York

Sotheby’s is pleased to present New York's installment of Gérald Genta: Icon of Time, celebrating the most famous watch designer of all time and the man behind some of the world’s most sought-after watches. “The Picasso of watchmaking” transformed the industry with his visionary designs that continue to set the gold standard today, producing designs that have become the biggest bestsellers of watchmaking history. For the first time, and on the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak and the 10th anniversary of Gérald Genta’s passing, the Genta archive of exceptional designs is to be opened. The sale series will include one hundred original designs encompassing his most iconic timepieces, some never-before-seen private commissions and a selection of innovative, forward-thinking and unique watch designs. To continue Genta’s legacy of innovation, and in partnership with Evelyne Genta, the Maestro’s life and business partner, each water colour painting will be paired with a unique NFT. Each NFT will feature an artistic digital replica of the design, a certificate of authenticity, and for select pieces, fascinating never-before-seen multimedia content.


A portion of the proceeds from the sales will also benefit the Gérald Genta Heritage Association, and their mission to encourage and reward the next generation in the watch industry, notably with the launch of the first edition of the Gerald Genta Prize for Young Talent.


For enquiries, please contact us at:

Email: newyorkwatches@sothebys.com

Telephone: +1 212 606 7184

 

Benoît Colson

Deputy Director

International Specialist

Watches

+44 207 293 5793

+33 15 30 55 392

BENOIT.COLSON@SOTHEBYS.COM


Daryn Schnipper 

Chairman, Senior Vice President

International Watches Division

+1 212 606 7184

Daryn.Schnipper@sothebys.com


Richard Lopez

Senior Vice President

Senior Specialist, Head of Online Sales

Watches & Clocks

+1 212 606 7540

RICHARD.LOPEZ@SOTHEBYS.COM

Sale number

N10984