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Forty years on, Gérald Genta’s sports watches look as timely as ever


GENTA, whose magnificent oeuvre of watch design spanned more than 50 years, designed not one but two watches that can be said without exaggeration to have changed the world of wristwatches forever.” Although not my words— they appear in a Christie’s catalog for a sale in Dubai on October 19—I find it hard to disagree. His is a name little known beyond the watch industry, but Gérald Genta is the greatest watch designer of the second half of the 20th century.

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