The Watch Files - Gérald Genta


March 2021

Join Serge Maillard, Publisher & CEO of Europa Star, and Stephen Foskett, Publisher of Grail Watch, as we tell the stories of the events that changed the horology industry.


n November 7, 1984, the watch industry was stunned as famed jewellery designer Gérald Genta unveiled a line of fine watches styled with Mickey Mouse, the Pink Panther, and Popeye. The industry had never before mixed pop culture with haute horology, and the outcry forced Genta to abandon Montres et Bijoux. Was it really so bad? Shouldn’t they have known this would happen?

#1 The Day Gérald Genta Challenged the Watch Industry. Listen now:

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