Tag Archives: Gerald Genta

The Watch Bench: Oliver Ike

Oliver Ike discussing watches with Ilkka Suppanen

Sometimes you just wish that you where there with a watch brand right from the beginning. That way you could have added that very first Urwerk, Franck Muller, MB&F or Daniel Roth to your collection. Being part of the “early adopters” of a brand is a daunting task since ... Read more

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Collecting Icons: the Watch Designs of Gerald Genta

Gerald Genta Mickey Mouse

Since I’m in the auction world, I have the unique opportunity to interact with all types of watch collectors. Some choose to build around a certain theme, whether it’s chronographs, dive watches or within a particular brand. But I offer up another alternative for your consideration. What if instead of ... Read more

CATEGORIES Audemars Piguet, Omega, Patek Philippe, Universal Geneve | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/omega/suggestions-for-a-collection-based-on-gerald-genta/

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak A Series: A Piece of Horologic History

Audemars Piguet Case back

Prior to 1972 there hadn’t been a haute horlogerie luxury sport market. Hard to believe since now almost all haute horlogerie brands design a watch for this category. But in the 1970’s the idea was unheard of. Blasphemous even. But Audemars Piguet was in bad shape. In the early 1970’s ... Read more

CATEGORIES Audemars Piguet, Gent's Bracelet Watch, Self-Winding | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/function-movement/self-winding/audemars-piguet-royal-oak-a-series-a-piece-of-horologic-history/