Mickey, who made his first appearance for the first time in 1928, is celebrating its 80th anniversary around the world. In Tokyo, Gérald Genta is making him the hero of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Disney Resort.
On its dark grey dial rimmed by a black lacquered flange, Mickey overturns the traditional time and date display mode. In the foreground, he leaps up to hang the Tokyo Disney Resort anniversary diamond in its favourite place, namely where the figure 25 usually appears on the retrograde minute semi-circle. In doing so, the playful mouse causes the jumping hour to shift to the left.
Moreover, his flight of fancy also shakes up the retrograde date display which is appearing for the first time in the Gérald Genta Fantasy collection dedicated to Walt Disney. The function is handled by a second Mickey standing in the lower part of the dial and proudly pointing with his articulated hand to the days marked off on a curve that slackens off at its peak.
The Mickey Tokyo Resort watch is powered by a self-winding Haute Horlogerie movement equipped with a solid gold oscillating weight. The hand-decorated mechanism features the distinctive Gérald Genta “antique gold” colour known as the Potter finish. It can be admired through the back of a particularly light case with a fluted middle. Crafted from titanium, it is teamed with a sporty rubber strap.
A certificate of authenticity confirms the official nature of this edition commemorating the 80th anniversary of Mickey’s film career and the 25th anniversary of the Tokyo Disney Resort. The limited run of 80 is bound to be eagerly sought after throughout Japan.