Gerald Genta was a brilliant watch designer, a wealthy entrepreneur and a revered figure in his field. He was the quintessential product of the 20th century, a brilliant entrepreneur, a genius in his field and a self-made man.
Gerald Genta founded his own watchmaking firm in 1969, earning the name, "the Faberge of Watches" for such creations as the Octa Grande Sonnerie Tourbillon and the Grande Sonnerie Retro. In the 1980s, the firm imparted elegance to the whimsical by producing a series of fine timepieces featuring the images of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters.
In 1999, Gerald Genta Watches was acquired by Bvlgari, a prominent manufacturer of luxury items. While Genta went on to form another company called Gerald George, Bvlgari became the exclusive source for the all items sold under the brand "Gerald Genta." Gerald Genta died on August 17, 2011.
Gerald Genta Watches are sleek and stylish with innovative dial designs, often using bright colors for an eye-catching appeal. They sometimes have separate hour and minute indicators, the hours displayed by a jump dial or window while the minutes are on a single-hand dial. Other Gerald Genta watches have standard dial configuration, but they still have a striking look because they use bright colors and vivid contrasts for visual appeal.
These stunning timepieces have a clean, uncluttered look with large numbers, wide bezels and prominent crowns. Even the older designs look futuristic, so that when Gerald Genta makes a "retro" line, it still looks ultra-modern.