Same design inspiration, comparable quality, huge difference in value.

Jun 02, 2021,05:02 AM

[Note: For accuracy's sake and in response to the request of one of our members, I slightly amended the title from "Same designer [...]" to "Same design inspiration [...]."  Mr. Genta himself was obviously not the designer of the Octo Finissimo, even though this line is greatly inspired by his work -- FabR (moderator)]

This message has been edited by FabR on 2021-06-02 16:03:10

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Royal Oak

 By: Sandro Range : June 2nd, 2021-06:30
Royal Oak number one!!!

A legitimate Gerald Genta design?

 By: mrenvy : June 2nd, 2021-08:52
Knowing that Octo may not be the original work drawn by Genta himself. But the Octo case design is under the GG brand. Bulgari acquired the company and IP. Although not as original as Royal Oak and Nautilus, or even Ingenieur, the Octo series should be re...  

Correction. The Singaporeโ€™s Hour Glass Group acquired his brand and name in 1996. Bulgari then acquired those same rights in 2000.

 By: oyster case : June 2nd, 2021-13:56
Here is an Octo watch sold by Gerald Genta before he parted with his naming rights. This case shape likely served as an inspiration for subsequent Bulgari designed Octo watches that bear his name, as per your photo example. ...  


 By: oyster case : June 2nd, 2021-22:36


 By: Cookies : June 2nd, 2021-17:35
I await the revival of the original Overseas and Ingenier designs.