Scottish Watches Podcast #355 : Evelyne and Alexia Genta Return To Celebrate 50 Years of The Royal Oak and More

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Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 355! The sequel to the absolutely fantastic 300th episode is here with Evelyne and Alexia Genta. Ryan author of the Wristwatch Handbook joins us as well and he didn’t mention his book every five minutes.  Good on you Ryan. This year marks 10 years since the passing of Gerald Genta. It also marks the 50th anniversary of his most famous model, the Royal Oak. With these coinciding dates, the Genta family and the Gerald Genta Heritage Assoc. have and will, thought the year, hold viewing events and auctions of the Maestro’s many watch, clock, and jewelry paintings. Evelyne is in possession of 3200 paintings of mostly unseen designs that we are all excited to see one day. It isn’t a Genta episode without some amazing stories, so we get to hear about when Evelyne almost let Gerald be arrested in the States, marching away with his watches out of an exhibition, and him designing a watch for one of Alexia’s fiends. These and much more in todays special episode.

Scottish Watches Podcast #300 : Celebrating Gerald Genta With His Wife Evelyne and Daughter Alexia A group of people posing for a photo Description automatically generated with medium confidence Wristwatch check: Alexia is wearing her Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450ST (2018).A watch on a surface Description automatically generated with low confidenceA close-up of a machine Description automatically generated with low confidence Evelyne is wearing her Christopher Columbus watch made by Gerald Genta in ebony wood and a Santa Maria coin as the dial.  Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage. A picture containing watch Description automatically generatedA picture containing watch, dark Description automatically generated Dave is wearing his Bulgari Aluminium 103383 A person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing watch, hand Description automatically generated Ryan GP1960s chronograph.A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated Rikki is wearing his Maurice Lacroix AIKON Venturer Bronze Limited Edition A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with low confidence Catching up with the Gentas: Watches and Wonders exhibition.A picture containing floor, indoor, ceiling, furniture Description automatically generatedA picture containing text, person Description automatically generatedA poster on a wall Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing text, monitor, indoor, television Description automatically generatedA picture containing text, floor, indoor, ceiling Description automatically generatedA picture containing text, indoor, floor, ceiling Description automatically generated A painting on a wall Description automatically generated with medium confidenceAlexia’s Mini watch.A wrist with a watch on it Description automatically generated with low confidenceAlexia’s special Mikey 200-piece limited edition for Hong Kong when it became part of China.  A watch on a stand Description automatically generated with medium confidenceThe Majestic Family Collection.A picture containing text, different, picture frame Description automatically generatedA picture containing text, indoor, different Description automatically generatedA picture containing text Description automatically generated Gerald Genta "The Majestic Lion Family" | Gerald genta, Clock, Antique clocks Thanks to the 300th episode Evelyne finally acquired a Palerouter watch.Graphical user interface, text, application Description automatically generatedA watch on a table Description automatically generated with low confidence As part of the 50 year anniversary of the Royal Oak, Harrods hosted an exhibition to display select models from the brand’s heritage collection 2022 novelties. A video from AP with Evelyne will be released soon as part of the celebrations. Diagram Description automatically generated with medium confidence Us at the AP at DWW.A picture containing indoor, wall, watch, chain Description automatically generatedA watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated with medium confidence Sothebys Gerald Genta Icon Of Time Auction: Original prototype design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Sold for 5,670,000 HKD. A silver and black watch Description automatically generated with low confidenceA picture containing outdoor, watch, tower Description automatically generatedUnpublished original prototype design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Sold for 945,000 HKD. A watch on a stand Description automatically generated with low confidence Original prototype design for Beretta. 75,600 HKD.A picture containing text, watch, gauge Description automatically generated Original prototype design of a unique perpetual calendar skeletonized wristwatch. Sold for 69,300 HKD. A picture containing outdoor, watch Description automatically generatedUnproduced and original clock prototype design for Ferrari. 88,200 HKD.A picture containing wall, indoor Description automatically generatedOriginal prototype design, featuring the Chinese Zodiac of the Snake. Sold for 40,320 HKD.A picture containing text, gauge, device Description automatically generated Original prototype design of a grand complication wristwatch. Sold for 44,100 HKD.A picture containing gauge Description automatically generated Original prototype design of a gem-set grand complication wristwatch. Sold for 37,800 HKD.A picture containing text Description automatically generated Prototype design featuring a dragon with jump hour and retrograde minutes. Sold for 126,000 HKD.A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated Original prototype design for Hermès. Sold for 44,100 HKD. A picture containing text, outdoor Description automatically generated Dave’s hand drawings by Konstantin Chaykin.  Discussing The Legacy of Gérald Genta with Mrs Évelyne Genta A person with a mustache Description automatically generated with low confidence Hodinkee Inside Gerald Gentas Home Studio With Evelyne Genta A person sitting at a table Description automatically generated with low confidence NY Times Watches Gerald Genta Auction Sothebys From left: Gerald Genta’s watch sketches of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Fantasia from the Disney collection. In the recent auction the demographic that was represented the most were people under 30 wich means the watch industry will have a great future in the hands of yours trully and many other younger enthusiasts like @curcokane.Two people posing for a photo Description automatically generated with medium confidence Calling all you internet divers: Find us a Timex designed by Gerald Genta. 

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Rumors are that Gerald Genta had a hand in designing the King Midas. Designed by Gérald Genta: The Rolex King Midas - Bob's WatchesHe also wished he had designed the OysterRolex Oyster – 90 Years of Perpetual Innovation Gerald didn’t shy away from new technologies or materials. Here are a few bronze watches done back when no one else was making them: Gerald Genta GEFICA.Gérald Genta Gefica Gerald Genta GEFICA 2005 pre-owned Gérald Genta Gefica Safari Moonpahse. Gérald Genta Gefica pre-owned Gérald Genta Gefica Safari Perpetual Calendar Burl Dial A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated A close up of a watch Description automatically generated Gerald Genta Gefica Safari Moon Phase Calendar. Gérald Genta Gefica Ref. G2939.4 1980 new REF GGM1 Yttrium Grande and Petite Sonnerie Tourbillon. A picture containing watch, green Description automatically generated A close-up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence

Gérald Genta Success Chronograph Automatic G.3388.7 with carbon fiber dial. Gérald Genta Success Chronograph Automatic // G.3388.7 // Pre-Owned - The finest Swiss watches - Touch of Modern Get Ryan’s book – https://www.amazon.com/Wristwatch-Handbook-Comprehensive-Mechanical-Wristwatches/dp/185149829X The Wristwatch Handbook" by Ryan Schmidt - Book Review The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches: Schmidt, Ryan: 9781851498291: Amazon.com: Books Book Review: 'The Wristwatch Handbook' By Ryan Schmidt - Quill & Pad

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Now check out the shows we mentioned throughout the episode: Scottish Watches Podcast #300 : Celebrating Gerald Genta With His Wife Evelyne and Daughter Alexia A group of people posing for a photo Description automatically generated with medium confidenceScottish Watches Podcast #315 : The New Watches from Dubai Watch WeekA picture containing text, different Description automatically generatedScottish Watches Podcast #349 : The Watches and Wonders Bumper Edition With Our Friends Graphical user interface, website Description automatically generatedScottish Watches Podcast #350 : The Grand Seiko Show – With Rob BrookA close up of a car's wheel Description automatically generated with low confidenceScottish Watches Podcast #352 : The Vacheron Constantin Show – With Christian SelmoniA person standing next to several clocks Description automatically generated with medium confidenceScottish Watches Podcast #288 : Chatting With Hind and Barbara About Horology Forum and Dubai Watch WeekA person with her hand on her head Description automatically generated with medium confidence Scottish Watches Podcast #200 : The Jean-Claude Biver Interview – And Its Been Worth The Wait A person with his arms crossed Description automatically generated with medium confidence Keep up with us in these platforms:

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