For the first time in its history, Gérald Genta is whirling women into the spinning “tourbillon” dance of time. The legendary mechanism performs its fascinating revolution at the heart of a dazzling “milky way”, representing the ultimate in elegance and refinement.
The Arena watch with retrograde hours and tourbillon by Gérald Genta is transformed into a feminine icon interpreted with exquisite delicacy. As the gaze is drawn inwards, the movement reveals its tender “old gold” colour, an exclusive feature that the brand refers to as a Potter finish. Above it sits an openworked plate adorned with screws and leaving ample space for the tourbillon and the seconds display.
The dominant grey metal, circular brushed on the surface of the grid and polished on the modernised tourbillon bridge, is accented with some warm old gold touches on the screw heads and the seconds circle. The delicate dial composition is complemented by a snow-white retrograde hour arc of a circle and a minute circle.
They respectively feature stamped hour-markers and applied rhodium-plated polished numerals. In a final subtle touch, the hands are skeletonised to preserve the architectural harmony distinguishing the face of the Arena Tourbillon Snow White.
The creation appears bathed in the light radiating from its particularly luxurious exterior. Gérald Genta has used the most precious metals in order to create the kind of original combination for which it is renowned. The brand has treated the Arena Tourbillon Snow White to a platinum case and diamond-set palladium bezel, while the naturally white strap is in genuine crocodile leather.
The masterpiece housed within the Arena Tourbillon Snow White deserved an equally stunning showcase. The self-winding tourbillon movement is technically remarkable in terms of its slenderness (5.90 mm thick), its large power reserve (64 hours) and the perfect integration of its retrograde hour display. Already ranked high on the scale of complications in which Gérald Genta watchmakers are acknowledged specialists, it takes on truly exceptional value at the hands of the craftsmen who perform the finishing. Circular graining, bevelling, polishing, circular satin polishing, straightening, drawn-out flanks: everything is hand-crafted in keeping with the noblest traditions. That which is hidden is fully worthy of what is visible, just as one would expect from the degree of authentic Haute Horlogerie that is attracting more and more women these days.
Reference: ATR.X.75.918.CD.BD and ATR.X.75.918.CD.BD.S02
Calibre number :GG9053
Power-Reserve: 64 hours
Mechanism: Tourbillon +Retrograde hours
Height: 5.90 mm
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Vibrations: 21’600 A/h.
Balance: 2-arms with screws
Escapement: In line lever Tourbillon
Jewelling: 54 jewels
Special finishing on movement: Spéciale Concentric “perlage” and special color
Case, dial and strap
Case: Platinium 950 (polished + fluted)
Diameter: 41,00 mm
Thickness: 13,15 mm
Distance between lugs: 20,00 mm
Dial material: Brass white laquered
Bezel: Palladium 950 (satin-brushed);Palladium 950 setted 102 diamonds 2.93 carats TW VS to VVS
Water-resistant :10 atm