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Leastways, you’d be tempted to with a watch entitled Genesis 1, wouldn’t you?  (A note to the reader – if you follow that previous link, be prepared to use a translator if you cannot read German).  Genesis in this case is not a Biblical reference, but instead is the last name of the watchmaker, Christine Genesis.  Now – on to the watch!

This watch is a stunning example of minimal, almost utilitarian, German design.  You have a clean, silver dial with simple line indices pointed to by blued hands, including the sweeping second hand.

Of appeal to me are the sub-dials, which are not in their usual symmetrical arrangement.  At the nine-o’clock position you have the day of the week indicator, and at the 6-o’clock position you find the power reserve.  Rounding out the display you have a small date window at the 3-o’clock position.

Underneath the uncluttered dial you have an ETA 2892-2 movement ticking away, along with some additional modifications by the watchmaker.  Surrounding it you have  38mm stainless steel case, with an ostrich or reptile leather strap to hold it in place.  All this can be yours for around $3000 USD, provided there are any left (the model is limited to 44 pieces).

To wrap things up, this watch is a very interesting offering from a small German maker – which may also help put a mark into the negative column.  As their website itself doesn’t translate to English, I’m guessing you’re not going to be getting a dial that had English, rather than German, on it.  That said, we know what the markings are indicating, so it shouldn’t take too long for a new owner to determine what it all means.

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