Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

140 Gerald Genta Attractive and Rare, Royama, Pocket Watch in Gold and Mother-of-pearl, Skeletonized Dial, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases and Leap Year Indication, Reference G2391

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 22,100

Lot Description

Model: Royama
Reference: G2391
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Mother-of-Pearl
Year: 1980s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 1097
Case N°: 20 945
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Gerald Genta Setting Pin

Gerald Genta is always synonymous with audacity, innovation and often bold design, usually also combined with the use of less canonical material. Speaking about design, everybody has clearly in mind the Nautilus and Royal Oak. While regarding the materials, which have appeared in recent years at the auction, watches made in coral, titanium and more others. The present example presented in excellent overall condition strongly portrays Genta’s iconic design and aura through its octagonal-shaped case with heavy resemblance to the Royal Oak. The case is elegantly composed by yellow gold and mother-of-pearl that perfectly reflects the style of its era. Thanks to the skeletonized dial layout, one is able to witness the mechanical artistry which is proudly displayed through three subsidiary dials to determine the date, day, month and leap year as well as a delicate lapis lazuli moon phase positioned at 12 O’clock. This Royama, the name given to this particular model by Genta, is an extremely important and definitely collectable testimony of the one who is considered by many to be the greatest genius of watchmaking.