While the great Gerald Genta is best known for his work in the wristwatch space – designing not only Audemars Piguet’s landmark model – the Royal Oak – but also Patek Philippe’s Nautilus, and IWC’s Ingenieur SL and more, Genta himself longed for a much larger career in product design. At times, he battled his own own success in watches – a success that many would dream of – when he struck out to build a name in other verticals. And today, we’ve found two examples of such an an item – Japanese-made, Genta-designed eyeglasses, both brand new with boxes and papers, for sale.
One of Genta’s least well known forays into product design was that of a highly limited run of eyeglasses made in Japan during the late ’70s and early 1980s. They were produced under the Gerald Genta name, and feature much of the same design language as found in his early and most successful products – the geometric shapes, play with angles and finishes, and of course, his trademark 1970s style.
Genta-designed glasses are among the most sought after items for any Royal Oak or Nautilus collector, and we were able to track down two pairs from an original distributor, both in like new condition. They come with all original boxes and papers, and original lenses with “GG” sticker.
These glasses are truly the ultimate expression of respect for any Nautilus or Royal Oak owner, and as die-hard Genta lovers ourselves, we are proud to offer them to you. You simply won’t find them anywhere else in this condition. Find them here.