Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

10 February 2022 • 10:00 CET

• Geneva

Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Gérald Genta: Icon of Time

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

Bidding Opens:

10 February 2022 • 10:00 CET

• Geneva

Sotheby’s is pleased to present Geneva'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 assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+41 (0) 22 908 48 00

enquiries@sothebys.com

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For all sale enquiries, please contact:


Benoît Colson

Deputy Director

International Specialist

Watches

+44 207 293 5793

+33 15 30 55 392

BENOIT.COLSON@SOTHEBYS.COM


Mikael Wallhagen

Director

Watches

+41 22 908 48 19

MIKAEL.WALLHAGEN@SOTHEBYS.COM


Pedro Reiser

Director, Specialist

Watches

+41 22 908 4702

PEDRO.REISER@SOTHEBYS.COM


Charlie Foxhall

Specialist

Watches

+41 22 908 48 30

CHARLIE.FOXHALL@SOTHEBYS.COM


Patrick Stebler

Cataloguer

Watches

+41 22 908 48 12

PATRICK.STEBLER@SOTHEBYS.COM


Stanley Mischol

Junior Cataloguer

Watches

+41 22 908 47 77

STANLEY.MISCHOL@SOTHEBYS.COM

Sale number

GE2224