Gerald Genta’s Octo Mosaic Goes Arabic

With the Octo Mosaic, the brand continues to build bridges, this time between contemporary horology, Western traditions and Middle Eastern culture.

Essentially a self-winding GMT Perpetual Calendar with all markers in Arabic, this watch – at first glance- appears to confirm that Swiss brands are styling and building products specifically for certain markets.

Then again, aside from this (and the color), the watch remains true to the Gerald Genta aesthetic (44.5mm diameter, 12.45mm height) with the trademark octagonal case (white gold).

Water resistant to 100 meters, this is actually a solid traveler’s watch. It is sold with a presentation box with its own winder as well as a compass (to locate Mecca) and instructions to set the compass.