This Octo Blue Note is the first Octo Biretro model to be issued in a special boutique edition. To mark the occasion, it beats to the tune of red gold, echoing the colour of wind instruments, along with a particularly jazzy blue note. Ready to swing!
The Octo Blue Note that Gérald Genta has designed to appeal to customers of its exclusive boutiques radiates vibrant originality. A subtle blue octagon shape surrounding the jumping hour sets the crowning touch to a dial that is cleverly partitioned against a black lacquered background. The retrograde minutes are counted off by an openworked dauphine hand moving along a compartmentalised track, while the retrograde date is shown by the tip of a solid dauphine hand on a continuous path. The colours and architectural design of this model lend an elegant cadence to this harmonious blues-style musical score.
The creation is housed within Octo cases measuring 39 or 42.5 millimetres in diameter, entirely crafted in solid red gold. An onyx cabochon adorns the model’s signature beaded crown. Through the sapphire crystal case-back, one can admire the self-winding “Potter finish” movement featuring an “old gold” shade reminiscent of olden-day movements. A “blue note” alligator leather strap further reinforces the jazzy personality of this special edition.
The distinguished Octo Blue Note is reserved for the four boutiques that Gérald Genta has opened since 2007. Be sure to visit one in Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong or Shanghai in order to discover this first model of its kind, issued in a limited edition of 25 in the small size and 25 in the larger size.