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A Brief Tour of Genius History in Five Watches


Genius watches, a hybrid of the Royal Oak and the Nautilus – two iconic watches merged into one. Photo: Genius

Gerald Genta is a title that evokes strong feelings in horologists, and for a good reason. Hence, one person is credited for creating the concepts for several of the most famous timepieces of the 20th century, including the Omega Constellation, Pasha de Cartier, and IWC Ingenieur. Eventually, he influenced how people today think about luxurious watch design. The two timepieces identified with the Genta moniker, the Patek Philippe Nautilus and the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, may best represent this.

Generally, these two watches have drawn much attention from lovers and adversaries over the years. This is especially in the last several years when the value on the secondary market has been a major point of contention. Moreover, unavoidably, some brands will ride on the buzz. The most recent one is by the brand Genius.

These watches allow you to have the Royal Oak and Nautilus simultaneously. Thus, the manufacturer isn’t hesitant to credit Gerald Genta as the “motivation” for their creation.

These two legendary styles are combined in the Genius Legacy, which also includes two iconic bands, dials, and casings. When the Genius Legacy is divided into two halves, a disguised crown allows you to rock the piece both ways, with the 12 and 6 o’clock hands switching positions. Similar to the Nautilus and Royal Oak’s horizontal lines and Tapisserie, the Genius wristwatches sports a split dial.

In the past five years, the values for these two high-end variants have soared, and there are unparalleled waiting lists. This is mainly because it was announced that the Nautilus 5711 had been terminated. In order to recognize Genta’s efforts and the two renowned timepieces at the same time, Genius Watch, a new model, launched Genius Genta.

Swiss timepieces have a well-established reputation for being accurate, dependable, and high-quality worldwide. Any time the phrase “Swiss-made” appears on a dial, you can be sure that the timepiece was expertly crafted. Additionally, several Swiss companies have produced watches for over 250 years, rendering them the pinnacle of the watchmaking world.

Overall, here’s a brief tour of the Genius timepieces:

  1. Genius White Legacy

The Genius White Legacy watch comes in stainless steel and has a white guilloche dial. It also features the distinguishable “clash-of-the-universes” logo as well as a 40mm thick casing.

The case dimensions of this watch are 39×49.8×10.6 MM. Additionally, stainless steel 316 L is used to make both the bezel and the case. As a result, the Genus Legacy timepiece is one of the most powerful pieces created by the brand.

The indexes are brass with Swiss ultra-bright coating. On the other hand, the glasses are made of sapphire and have an anti-glare coating with a silver rim. Additionally, the movement is automatic Sellita SW200 AIG2 (swiss made).

 

Genius White Legacy

 

  1. Genius Blue Legacy 

Genius Blue Legacy is another collection from Gerald Genta. Some of the piece’s exclusive features include a Swiss-made mechanical movement Sellita SW200 AIG2, a blue guilloché dial, and a stainless steel bezel. In stainless steel 316 L, this timepiece also comes in a 39mm casing (X 49.8 x 10.6 MM).

Other elements that make this Genius Blue Legacy watch stand out are the super-luminous brass markers, sapphire glass, silver border, and anti-glare treatment, T-Crown with a dual o-ring, 316L stainless steel band, 10,8 mm butterfly clasp, as well as 24.8 MM lug. Lastly, its water resistance rate goes up to 5 ATM.

 

Genius Blue Legacy

 

  1. Genius Grey Legacy 

The Genius Grey Legacy watch, made of stainless steel, is a truly revolutionary in its own way. Generally, most people like minimalistic, discreet design, making it among the most sought-after products. The enclosed platinum bracelet of this Genius Grey Legacy feels robust on the wrist. This classic sports watch also stands out as a distinctive and magnificent edition in an era where enormous steel sports timepieces are the standard.

The casing and bracelet for Genius Grey Legacy are 39mm in width and stainless steel. It also features a dark-grey guilloché dial, super-luminous Swiss indexes, Swiss manual movement, and a 5 ATM water resistance level.

 

Genius Grey Legacy

 

  1. Genius Brown Legacy 

The iconic Genius Brown Legacy comes in a fully automated movement. This comprises a manual self-winding movement of the Swiss – Automatic Sellita SW200 AIG2 caliber with a speed of 28’800 movements per hour and a 38-hour power reserve. Additionally, the functions such as the minutes, seconds, and hours are displayed.

The push-in crown has an o-ring sealing on both edges, while the dial is brown Guillochè. On the other hand, the spheres are composed of brass with Swiss ultra luminous inlays.

Other elements include a 39mm casing in a stainless steel 316 L, stainless steel strap and bezel, a 10,8mm butterfly clasp, a 24.8mm lug, and a 5 ATM waterproof rating.

 

Genius Brown Legacy

 

  1. Genius Greenstone Legacy

The 39mm stainless steel watch with a malachite stone dial is the Genius Greenstone Legacy. It has an automated Sellita SW200 AIG2 and is made in Switzerland.

Additionally, the watch is composed of sapphire glass featuring a silver border and an anti-glare coating and has a water resistance rating of up to 5 ATMs. Moreover, the hands are constructed of brass with Swiss super luminescent. The crown includes a double O-ring, while the fastening is a butterfly buckle.

The stainless steel Greenstone Legacy by Genius also has a hidden crown split into two segments. This makes it possible to wear the piece with the 12 and 6 o’clock locations interchangeable and in both directions.

 

Genius Greenstone Legacy

 

Bottom Line

Two iconic watches merged into one. Genius watches are a hybrid of the Royal Oak and the Nautilus. On the other hand, they are the most coveted and renowned timepieces and are desired by watch lovers worldwide.

 

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