Self-winding 1905 Chronograph by Gerald Genta 1

Renowned horologist Gerald Genta is going to put his signature on an exclusive collection of 15 watches designed for Ritz Fine Jewelery in London. Known for his brilliant Patek Philippe Nautilus or the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Genta will attempt to craft the perfect timepiece that combines simple and elegant lines from the best materials and the highest possible level of finish. Inspired by social and cultural elements that define the Ritz Hotel in London, this self-winding 1905 Cronograph features a soft square case clad in 18ct white gold, a sapphire crystal display and an alligator leather strap that satisfies even the pickiest aficionados. Available for a pricey $26,000, this collector’s item is going to be custom designed by Gerald Genta himself, with a motif of your choice. [via 20Ltd]