Gerald Genta Arena Biretro Photomontage  1 Comments


I mentioned sometime ago when I posted about the Gefica that Gerald Genta is now getting more progressive and starting to groove into its own market niche where they are focussing their strengths in a different manner. Collectors used to recall the brand's claim to fame is its jumping hour Mickey Mouse watches which are still quite collectable but not valued as mainstream as other brands. Rather than reinventing themselves completely, they have taken the unusual tack of slowly but surely making an evolutionary change and in the Arena Biretro, it follows the progressive change as that was started by the new Gefica.

The tantalum bezel and dial makes for a nice contrast - as well as for a strong luxury watch designed to withstand bumps dents and scratches without any evidence of such wear and tear. Oddly enough in total contrast to the Gefica with its soft bronze will show off every single bump and ding it suffers.

What I found especially endearing of this timepiece is that the retrograde minute indicator reminds me of car speedometers of the sixties. For some reason, I keep seeing my father's old Opel Kadett and hence in my eyes, its very retro. Its a lot handsomer on the wrist than my images can portray.

To view the Photomontage of this watch, CLICK HERE.

- HT



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