Timeline

Highlights of a landmark career

1st May 1931


Born in Geneva

1953


After his studies as a goldsmith and jeweller and obtaining a Swiss federal diploma, he joins Universal.

1954


SAS Polerouter (Universal)

1959


Omega Constellation

1969


Gerald Gent creates his own company (Gerald Genta SA)

1970


Royal Oak (Audemars Piguet)

1976


Nautilus (Patek Philippe) and IWC Ingénieur

1977


Bulgari-Bulgari

1979


The Gerald Genta brand receives the prestigious "Hallmark of Geneva", a symbol of excellence and perfection.

1983 à 1999


International development driven by Evelyne Genta.

1984


Gefica Safari watch, quickly becomes an icon in the world of watchmaking.

80's


Exclusive license from Disney to design watches with the characters as decorations on the models.

1994


Retrograde model, inventive piece with original dial.

1995


After five years of R&D, birth of the Grande Sonnerie, considered the most sophisticated watch in the world.

1999


Sale of Gerald Genta SA to the Singaporean company Hour Glass Ltd, which sold it to Bulgari in 2000 (LVMH Group since 2011).

2001


Gerald Genta launched the Gerald Charles brand to enable him to combine his two passions, watchmaking and painting.

2006


Presentation of the bold Maestro Tourbillon Carrée (Gerald Charles). Thirtieth year of production of the Nautilus, which is relaunched with the Nautilus 5711/A model.

17th August 2011


Gerald Genta passes away.

December 2018


Evelyne Genta creates the Gerald Genta Heritage Association.

January 2019


Evelyne Genta creates and chairs the Gerald Genta Heritage Association.