Gerald Genta Eyeglasses NOS
Why We Love it
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, like straps and other wristwatch paraphernalia--there comes a time when certain exceptions need to be made. That time, ladies and gentlemen, is now.
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.
The glasses that we offer here are in New Old Stock condition, never worn, and are the answer to the tacit question: “What if you could wear the Royal Oak Reference 5402 BA on your face?" The design language of the Royal Oak is echoed here in subtle touches like the notches on the top of the frames, reminiscent of the exposed rivets of the Royal Oak. Yet Genta doesn't stray too far from 1970s design convention--this was, after all, when the popularity of aviator-style frames started to surge, with double-bridged versions like these being particularly desirable.
All in all, they're the perfect complement to the Royal Oak. Quite understandably, Genta fanatics go crazy for them. But whether you're a fan of the Royal Oak, a Genta completist, or just appreciate the nuances of 1970s design, these glasses fit the bill.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.
Gerald Genta Eyeglasses NOS