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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 Wristwatch check: Alexia is wearing her Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450ST (2018). 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. Dave is wearing his Bulgari Aluminium 103383 Ryan GP1960s chronograph. Rikki is wearing his Maurice Lacroix AIKON Venturer Bronze Limited Edition Catching up with the Gentas: Watches and Wonders exhibition. Alexia’s Mini watch.Alexia’s special Mikey 200-piece limited edition for Hong Kong when it became part of China. The Majestic Family Collection. Thanks to the 300th episode Evelyne finally acquired a Palerouter watch. 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. Us at the AP at DWW. Sothebys Gerald Genta Icon Of Time Auction: Original prototype design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Sold for 5,670,000 HKD. Unpublished original prototype design of the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Sold for 945,000 HKD. Original prototype design for Beretta. 75,600 HKD. Original prototype design of a unique perpetual calendar skeletonized wristwatch. Sold for 69,300 HKD. Unproduced and original clock prototype design for Ferrari. 88,200 HKD.Original prototype design, featuring the Chinese Zodiac of the Snake. Sold for 40,320 HKD. Original prototype design of a grand complication wristwatch. Sold for 44,100 HKD. Original prototype design of a gem-set grand complication wristwatch. Sold for 37,800 HKD. Prototype design featuring a dragon with jump hour and retrograde minutes. Sold for 126,000 HKD. Original prototype design for Hermès. Sold for 44,100 HKD. Dave’s hand drawings by Konstantin Chaykin. Discussing The Legacy of Gérald Genta with Mrs Évelyne Genta Hodinkee Inside Gerald Gentas Home Studio With Evelyne Genta NY Times Watches Gerald Genta Auction Sothebys 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. Calling all you internet divers: Find us a Timex designed by Gerald Genta.
Rumors are that Gerald Genta had a hand in designing the King Midas. He also wished he had designed the Oyster 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 Safari Moonpahse. Gérald Genta Gefica Safari Perpetual Calendar Burl Dial Gerald Genta Gefica Safari Moon Phase Calendar. REF GGM1 Yttrium Grande and Petite Sonnerie Tourbillon.
Gérald Genta Success Chronograph Automatic G.3388.7 with carbon fiber dial. Get Ryan’s book – https://www.amazon.com/Wristwatch-Handbook-Comprehensive-Mechanical-Wristwatches/dp/185149829X
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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 Scottish Watches Podcast #315 : The New Watches from Dubai Watch WeekScottish Watches Podcast #349 : The Watches and Wonders Bumper Edition With Our Friends Scottish Watches Podcast #350 : The Grand Seiko Show – With Rob BrookScottish Watches Podcast #352 : The Vacheron Constantin Show – With Christian SelmoniScottish Watches Podcast #288 : Chatting With Hind and Barbara About Horology Forum and Dubai Watch Week Scottish Watches Podcast #200 : The Jean-Claude Biver Interview – And Its Been Worth The Wait Keep up with us in these platforms:
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