The legendary octagonal Octo case, testimony to the modernity Gérald Genta has brought to watchmaking, returns in a Tourbillon Sunray version. The two yellow gold plates making up the dial reveal a retrograde hour on a black lacquer ground, while an octagonal window highlights a beautifully constructed tourbillon. The final act of splendour in this dazzling composition, – a veritable ode to the sun –, is the manufactory-made movement, coated with old gold. This is the Gérald Genta signature, the “Potter finish”, so typical of vintage movements.

Movement
Automatic tourbillon, GG 9051, 21,600 vib/h, 54 rubies, sapphire tourbillon bridge, UV-treated, 64-hour power reserve
Functions
Retrograde hour on 240° sector at 12 o’clock, centre minute
Case
18K yellow gold
Octagonal, 42.5 mm
Satin-finished bezel encrusted with gold countersunk nails
Crown circular-grained with falcon’s-eye cabochon
Antireflective sapphire crystal front and back
Water-resistant to 100 m
Dial
18K yellow gold, black lacquer and embossed numerals
Centre minute-track
Tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap
Black pleated crocodile
Other versions
18K pink gold or tri-composite case with platinum middle, tantalum bezel with gold countersunk nails, black and red-lacquered white gold dial, and red pleated crocodile strap

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