YEAR: 1994
CASE MATERIAL: Platinum, octagonal stepped case with glazed caseback
DIMENSION: Width 39 mm., thickness 15 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Grey leather strap
DIAL: Mother of pearl dial with four subsidiary dials, tritium dot indexes, four auxiliary sectors with silent mode at 10 o’ clock, power reserve for chiming indication and going train, Grande et Petite Sonnerie indicator at 8, second 24-hour time zone, white gold tritium-coated hands
MOVEMENT: Cal. 31000, self-winding, rhodium-plated brass movement with Geneva Hallmark and tourbillon escapement. (PLEASE NOTE THE MOVEMENT IS NOT IN WORKING CONDITION)
FUNCTIONS: Alarm, calendar, minute repeater, power reserve indicator, tourbillon, dual time
BUCKLE: Steel buckle
WITH: Additional original platinum bracelet and clasp

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When it was introduced in 1994, the Gérald Genta Grand Sonnerie was the most complicated wristwatch in the world. With its characteristic pyramidal stacked case design and immensely complicated Cal. 31000 – composed of more than 800 parts – there was nothing quite like this wristwatch in the 1990s. The development of the movement was led by Pierre-Michel Golay, the brand’s technical director and co-founder, who would later go on to work for Franck Muller.
It is believed that about 24 Grand Sonnerie wristwatches were made during this period, most of them were one-offs when it came to case material and dial design. If you look closely on the engraved movement bridge, you can see Genta’s signature and the engraving No.1, since all these watches were one-off. All these movements also carry the prestigious Geneva Hallmark (Poinçon de Genève) and feature haute horology finshing techniques like black polishing (on the tourbillon bridges).The mechanical watch renaissance, which began in the mid-1980s, had gathered enough momentum by the time Genta unveiled these pieces in 1994 to mark the 25th anniversary of this eponymous watch brand.

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