Gerald Genta Arena Tourbillon Retrograde Hours Watch
The movement is the automatic Gerald Genta caliber GG9053 that was released a year ago, and known for its tourbillon balance wheel and retrograde hour display (the hour hand does not circle the full length of the dial and "jumps" to pass over the tourbillon area). The minute hand still revolves around the entire dial, while the seconds are displayed in the tourbillon carriage. The 45mm wide case is constructed in platinum, with rich use of brass on the dial. As you can notice, the dial features a layered look using multiple levels to add depth when viewing the face. The signature Gerald Genta bezel is wide and smooth adding a sense of robustness to the watch's character. Despite the luxury nature of the timepiece, it is still a capable sports watch with a 64 hour power reserve and 100 meters of water resistance. This is the Gerald Genta watch I'd like to be seen wearing.
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