When it comes to watch designers, few can hold a candle to Gerald Genta (1931 – 2011). During his long and fruitful career, he penned down some of the most legendary watches. Although many of them are openly credited to him, from others, it is not that generally well known that they are his designs. The first watch of his hand that ever made it to production was the Universal Geneve Polerouter, with many others to follow.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
While Genta created many watches, two of them have most likely mostly defined his reputation among watch collectors and connoisseurs. With the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fake watches for sale, he created a bold statement which Audemars Piguet crafted in steel, turning it into a noble material.
Patek Philippe Nautilus
The Patek Philippe Nautilus replica watches are, of course, the other icon which design Gerald Genta so masterfully put down on paper. While it served the same demographic as the Royal Oak and was designed in the same era, the Nautilus has a distinctly different design. It is also one of the watches that made steel an acceptable choice for a Haute Horlogerie watch
Where, with many of his designs, Genta was responsible for the “founding father” of a collection, for the Omega Constellation he worked on several generations of the model. While sometimes quite diverse, it did shape of what would become one of the pillars of Omega.
The IWC Ingenieur is one of the other watches where Genta played a defining role in its history. With the launch in 1976 of the Ingenieur SL, Genta gave the watch its signature five screws in the bezel. While the design of the watch has evolved over the following decades, even with the most modern versions of the Ingenieur, Genta’s hand is clearly visible.