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5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and eventually establishing an independent brand (now absorbed into Bulgari, one of his other clients) making watches under his own name. It is a testament to the influence of his designs that his watches became hallmarks of their respective brands and remain popular watch styles. Below, we take a look at … [Read more...]

Dominique Loiseau on Girard-Perregaux: The WatchTime Q&A

Watchmaker Dominique Loiseau

French-born watchmaker Dominique Loiseau first caught the attention of watch collectors in the 1980s, the great wasteland years of the mechanical watch industry when quartz ruled the watch-world roost. His complex and creative inventions, such the Rose des Temps clock, the Blancpain 1735 wristwatch and the 1f4 models from his own independent atelier, have made him a legend among the collector community. Early this year, Loiseau joined Girard-Perregaux to strengthen its "think tank." Here, in an … [Read more...]

New York Exhibit Celebrates 40 Years of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak sketch

Audemars Piguet's iconic sports watch with the octagonal bezel, the Royal Oak, turns 40 this year, and the Swiss watch firm plans to celebrate the milestone in style, kicking off a touring exhibit of 100 rare Audemars Piguet watches, set against an artistic multimedia presentation showcasing the brand and its history, with an opening engagement this week at New York's Park Avenue Armory. Click "Read more" for photos from the exhibit. … [Read more...]

Gérald Genta Has Died at Age 80

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Gérald Genta, designer of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Patek Philippe Nautilus, IWC Ingenieur, Omega Constellation, Cartier Pasha, Bulgari Bulgari, and other icons of the modern era has passed away at age 80. Genta was born to Italian immigrant parents in Geneva in 1931. He launched his career as an independent watch designer in 1961, and in 1968 he designed the Patek Philippe Golden Ellipse. … [Read more...]