Ritz Fine Jewellery located in Piccadilly at luxury 5 star hotel The Ritz Hotel
is now housing an extremely unique collection of watches designed by M Gerald Genta, who is considered to be one the most important watch designers in the world. This bespoke collection is a rare opportunity for a collector to purchase one of few remaining watches signed by the designer himself.
M Gerald Genta’s passion is what led him to create some of the most iconic designs in horology history to this day.The most knowledgeable and discerning watch aficionados recognise his work, his knowledge and his attention to detail as being some of the finest.
M Genta was approached by Ritz Fine Jewellery
to design a bespoke collection of watches and in his usual inimitable style, he did not use his renowned watch designs for inspiration but The Ritz Hotel
in London itself. It was the iconic Hotel on Piccadilly that was the source of inspiration for this unique collection. For M Genta, the watches he created are the embodiment of The Ritz Lifestyle. He spent many hours in the hotel and drew his inspiration from “the beautiful flower arrangements, the incredibly fine china and the refined couples having afternoon tea.”
M Genta’s entire collection for Ritz Fine Jewellery
amounted to just 15 watches – each of which has a limited edition of just one. The range of watches The Rotunda; The Rivoli and The 1905 comprised a date model, a chronograph model and a Tourbillon model. The dial of each watch was purposely left blank to enable the collector to personalise the piece with their initials, crest or any other motif. The back of each watch has been engraved with M Genta’s signature.
This is the only collection of watches that has been signed by M Genta and it was the first time that he allowed his signature to appear on a design.
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