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Bulgari The Gérald Genta Arena Bi-Retro Anthracite Dial

Acquired by Bulgari in 2000, the master designer’s eponymous brand is in the spotlight once again with a new model that bears the Gérald Genta spirit.

Bulgari introduces the Gérald Genta Arena Bi-Retrograde Anthracite Dial. The newest Gérald Genta model pays homage to Gérald Genta, a man who is regarded by many as the most notable watch designer of the 20th century, bringing one of his brand’s signatures back to life. Housed in the famous chunky, round Arena case – truly representative of Gérald Genta revolutionary  spirit – the timepiece features a smooth, wide, curved bezel in brushed titanium.  

The 2020 edition enriches and pursues a long story. The last episode took place in 2019 with the release of the 50th Anniversary model, with an Arena bi-retro watch featuring a platinum bezel, blue dial and blue strap. Based on an iconic 1969 design, it bears a reimagined Gérald Genta logo, and was conceived of as a tribute to the brilliance of the man and the significance of his brand to the success of Bulgari’s watchmaking. This introduction marked the return of Gérald Genta. Now, Bulgari launches a new model for 2020, with additional models in the works for upcoming releases. 

The Gerald Genta 2020 Arena Bi-Retro Anthracite Dial

Gérald Genta Arena-Bi-Retrograde Anthracite Dial © Bulgari


This new 2020 Gerald Genta Arena features jumping hours which are displayed through a window at 12 o’clock, while the minutes are tracked on an arc spanning the top half of the black anthracite dial, across which the minute hand travels and snaps back to zero every 60 minutes. Likewise, for the date, which is set in a smaller arc at 6 o’clock. Powered by the BVL 300 Caliber with a bidirectional self-winding movement boasting a 42-hour power reserve, the complex mechanism is visible through the scratch resistant sapphire case back. It comes on a matte black alligator strap with a titanium folding clasp. 


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