The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
1 Gerald Genta Gorgeous and Iconic, Retro Fantasy, Jumping-Hour, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Mickey Mouse Mother-of-Pearl Motif Dial, Reference G3632
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 13,000
Model: Retro Fantasy
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 96391
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Gerald Genta was born in Geneva in 1931, after concluding his studies as a goldsmith and jeweler, earning a Swiss federal diploma, he was recruited by Universal Geneve, one of the most renowned watchmaking manufacturers. Following his work with Universal Geneve several Swiss watchmaking firms called upon the young genius designer like Omega, IWC, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe making the most important design like the Nautilus, Royal Oak and more. After that he founded his own company and during the 90s, he made some special pieces like the present lot. The two bodies case in steel with a 35 mm diameter comes in great conditions, with a case back with 6 screws, rounded bezel, straight lugs and a sapphire crystal that cover the beautiful dial with the iconic Mickey Mouse image. The dial in fact is very uncommon and made with an unusual combination of a green color as background and the mother-of-pearl, moreover, between 8 and 3 is set the retrograde sector with painted Arabic numerals for the minutes, aperture at 4 for the jump hour, and in the middle, a polychrome portrait of “Mickey Mouse”, indicating the minutes via his arms and a golf club.