February 24, 2024
Famou Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Throughout his career, the legendary Master of watch design (1931-2011) created some of the most representative models in the watch world, to work with the Omega brand Audemars Piguet and the IWC, and the eventual establishment a separate brand (now part of Bulgari, one of his other clients) according to their names in the watch. This is evidenced by his design, his watch to become their own brand logo and maintained influence popular watch styles. Below, we take a look at some of his most striking works.

Famou Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta
  Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

Genta presented his design for the Royal Oak to Audemars Piguet in 1970. As the story goes, Genta drew his design for the watch in one night, after being inspired by a diver wearing an old fashioned helmet attached to his suit by eight screws. This translated into the design of the watch, which features an octagonal shape with eight screws on the bezel. The octagonal design has remained even in the most recent incarnations of the watch, including the Royal Oak Offshore Diver pictured here, first unveiled in 2013.