Gerald Genta Octo Place de l'Etoile Watch

Oct 22, 2008
The Octo Place de l'Etoile is a new stunningly designed timepiece from Gerald Genta. The timepiece has been inspired by Paris and its renowned Place de l'Etoile that surrounds the Arc de Triomphe, from where twelve famous Parisian avenues extend forth, forming a rigorously symmetrical pattern. One of the avenues is the Champs Elysees.

The daring jewellery watch has majestically united shapes, colours and materials, making one feel the brand's avant-garde spirit. The avenues stretch in a vanishing perspective in the direction of the jumping hour aperture that was deliberately positioned at 11 o'clock. The avenues alternate between diamond-paved and enamel-coated motifs, extending over onto the bezel, clearly inspired by the cobbled streets of Paris.

The Gerald Genta Octo Place de l'Etoile watch accommodates a self-winding movement. The mechanism provides the jumping hour display found at an unexpected angle, as well as the retrograde minutes inscribed over a 180 degree arc foundon the bezel.

The innovative jewelry watch is housed in a considerably sized octagonal red gold case that measures 39 mm in diameter.

The strap of the Octo Place de l'Etoile watch is worth special attention. Its color matches the mauve dial. The strap is produced from Aqualino, a watersnake leather featuring scales reminding paving stones.

The Gerald Genta timepiece is also available in all black-and-white version: the white gold case, and dial featuring white diamond and black enamel motif, secured to the wrist on a black crocodile leather strap. This variation, introduced in 2007, became the first to pay tribute to Paris, having marked the inaguration of Gerald Genta's flagship store located in Rue de la Paix.

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posted by: maclark / Dec 10, 2009 10:42 PM
How is it possible to spell forty incorrectly on such an important watch?

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