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Why We Love It
While our main focus here at Analog/Shift is to curate a collection of exceptional vintage wristwatches, other things catch our eyes and make us say, "Wow, we need that on our site." And while most of these non-wristwatch items do, in fact, tick--or are otherwise horological in nature, such as straps and other wristwatch paraphernalia--there comes a time when certain exceptions need to be made. That time, ladies and gentlemen, is now.
Here we have a pair of NOS (new old stock), never worn, Gerald Genta gold frame eyeglasses with orange translucent acetate temples. These feature the notable Gerald Genta branding on the hinges, bridge and sticker that still remains intact on the glass. Additionally, they come equipped with the inner and outer boxes, leather storage pouch, multilingual booklet and international warranty certificate.
Can you say, iconic? 😎
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Gerald Genta only designed watches. The man's oeuvre encompasses such horological heavy-hitters as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, or the Universal Genève Polerouter, or the Patek Philippe Nautilus, or… well, we could go on, but the fact is, when it comes to watches, the man is a legend. Full stop.
But what happens when a legend grows weary of creating the very thing that gave him success?
He designs something else, of course--and in Genta’s case, that something else happened to be eyeglasses. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, Genta--in partnership with Orama--released a line of glasses in the Japanese market under his own name. With frames of precious metal, they typify 1970s Disco chic as well as Genta’s own wry style.
Gold eyeglass frames measure approximately 58-16-135 Circa 1970s.
Overall Condition: Frames are in excellent, NOS condition. Original lenses bear GG logo. Bridge is numbered 9102403. Left temple arm is numbered “GEFICA 02. BR. 135.” Right temple arm is engraved "135. Gerald Genta by Orama."
Includes Inner and outer boxes, blank international warranty certificate, and unused leather storage sleeve.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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