Newcomer watch brand Gergé is less than two years old and has released their first "relationship" watch with high-end automobile wheel maker Giovanna. The wheel brand is best known for their Ferrari wheels that the Ferrari factory automatically included in their own car warranties if you choose to use aftermarket wheels.
Gergé is spelled with the accented é so the enunciation it is actually "Ger-gey." The watches are subtle in their execution but have some interesting design elements. For instance, the dials are CÃ´tes de Genève polished, but often with a special coating to give them a more polished look. Despite the high level of gloss on the dial they are very legible on most models. They did a good job keeping the readability factor high - a fact that I personally value a lot.
The cases are skeletonized on the sides - not the first time I have seen this but it keeps the case from being too ordinary looking. The cases are 45mm wide and wear quite comfortably. For these special limited edition Giovanna models, the case is done in titanium (with a blackish PVD coating) and ceramic (the bezel). I love the crown and pushers as they are quite sturdy feeling.
As you can see, these watches come with two dials - the silvered version with CÃ´tes de Genève, and a lightly textured black dial. Each of these watches seems to be available with each dial style. My favorite is the GM3 with the silvered dial. The GM3 contains an exclusive automatic monopusher chronograph movement developed for Gergè by Concepto. It is called the Calibre 2012 and is COSC Chronometer certified.
The other model, the GM1, contains a modified Swiss Valjoux 7750 automatic with the chronograph function removed. This leaves the subsidiary seconds dial and a day/date indicator. Only these limited edition Giovanna models have the black ceramic bezels. I really like the Giovanna logo on the dial, and the black and red color scheme work out very nicely. Straps are black alligator with white stitching.
The Gergé Giovanna models will be limited to 88 pieces for the GM3 versions and 288 pieces for the GM1 pieces . Prices are $3,890 for the Giovanna GM1 and $8,800 for the Giovanna GM3 watches.