Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon is in dire need to outgrow the Mickey Mouse watch his parents gave him on his 10th (or was it 9th?) birthday. Seriously, that’s kid’s stuff. If the prof still needs a Mickey, then the Bulgari Gérald Genta Arena Retrograde With Smiling Disney Mickey Mouse Watch should fit the bill.
Though I am not sure this no-so-fashionable and un-opulent prof would want to shell €16,500 a watch. The watch is, as the product name suggests, a product of Bulgari-owned Gérald Genta. You can say that the Bulgari Gérald Genta Arena Retrograde With Smiling Disney Mickey Mouse Watch is a homage to the founder of Gérald Genta’s Mickey Mouse watch from the 80s (though I don’t believe Bulgari actually reference as such).
In any case, it is a modern take of the classic powered mono-retrograde complication with jumping hour at 5 o’clock, featuring minute hand jumping over a 120o sector in a 41 mm stainless steel case. It is a unique movement that ensures that dear old Mickey does not need to contort his arms to tell you time.
Bulgari Gérald Genta Arena Retrograde With Smiling Disney Mickey Mouse Watch is set to be available “in the next few months” in a limited run of just 150 pieces, priced at the aforementioned €16,500 each (around d US$19,540).