Gerald Charles Haute Horlogerie
Style and distinction are some of the features that come with wearing a Gerald Charles watch. The story of Gerald Charles began in Switzerland twenty years ago when Mr Gerald Charles Genta founded the eponymous watch manufacturing company. Maestro Genta is awarded the epithet of “Picasso of Watches” for having designed masterpieces for the likes of Audermars Piguet, Patek Philippe, IWC, Bulgari, Omega and Cartier. The Maison Gerald Charles represents an exclusive collection of the Maestro’s latest creations combined with 20 years of watchmaking expertise. The luxury watches reflect the uniqueness and creativity of their designer’s personality, which he wished to pass on to each of his works of art. As a result of the union between skill and beauty, a Gerald Charles watch, as its owner, stands out from the crowd.
The company relaunches the Maison today with two prestigious collections: the Heritage, featuring the original watches manufactured and touched by Mr Gerald Charles Genta, and the Anniversary model, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the brand with a modern version of the iconic Maestro watch, designed by Mr Genta.
The Gerald Charles heritage timepieces were conceived and signed by Mr Genta himself between 2000 and 2011. As part of the Museum timepieces of the Maison Gerald Charles, they were collected over the decades, and today the precious legacy displays rare features of complicated tourbillon and open-work mechanics.
At the eve of the third millennium, the first collection of the brand Gerald Charles displayed the fascinating and iconic design of the Maestro, as did all his works of art. And so it was that the Renaissance line, as the name suggests, represented the dawn of the heritage timepieces. In the subsequent collections, the “maitre horloger” continued to amaze the connoisseurs of luxury watches with his creative ideas, which led to the summit of his decennial career as fabled artist, emblem of the watchmaking paradigm of the 21st Century.
20th Anniversary Watch
“Beauty”, according to Mr Genta, “is something that is well appreciated worldwide”. To celebrate these words and the 20th anniversary of the brand’s foundation, Gerald Charles presents 252 unique pieces, one for each month from 2000 to 2020. Where each watch bears a unique month-year combination. The Anniversary collection represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a Gerald Charles at an affordable price, as well as a chance for connoisseurs to enrich their timepieces collection with another very rare design signed by Mr Genta, after the success of the Nautilus and Royal Oak, created forty years ago by the same designer.