A Watch for Safari Hunters
The idea to use bronze initially appeared in 1988, the year when the company, at that time owned by the prominent watch designer Gerald Genta, developed the first Gefica watch. The original model of the Gefica was meant to satisfy the needs of hunters. The watchmakers opted for bronze as the metal is matte, not gleaming in the sun - thus not giving away the hunter's location to his prey. According to the company, the name of the Africa-inspired timepiece is composed of the initial letters of the last names of three friends - Geoffroy, Fissore and Canali (GeFiCa). The friends got involved into a big-game hunt in Africa.he new Gerald Genta watch has united two different realms - the one of the Swiss watch*** and the African savanna. The Gefica Safari creation was inspired by the arts and landscape of Africa. The sophisticated architecture of the model reminds the volcanic topography of the country and the geometric lines of its Primitive Arts.The two-tone case is produced from bronze and titanium. The Gerald Genta company is the first to introduce such combination of materials.