Octo Place de l’Etolie by Gerald Genta, A Beautiful Tribute

Well, we do know what you pretty ladies might say when you look at the Octo Place de l’Etolie by Gerald Genta. Yes, it is a wide watch at 39mm but that should not stop you from trying out this bold beauty. Trust us, it makes a strong beautiful statement in its 18K red gold case, mauve strap and diamond studs.

Your eye will first stop at the signature Gerald Genta retrograde minute hand that comes with a jumping hour indicator aperture. Yes, the minute hand only travels across the top half of the dial starting at point zero and then progresses to point sixty. Next step, it jumps to zero instantly.

The design of the watch they say is ‘perspective’ (wonder what they mean by the high-sounding word). But we do know the famous Place de l’Etolie in Paris which lends the watch its name. Apparently, the timepiece is dedicated to the same. In fact, one is amazed to see the watch capture the famous convergance of three roads at the Place de l’Etolie in its design. 199 diamonds line the dial and bezel making it a true jewelry watch.

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