Time flies when you're having fun and Bulgari's Gérald Genta Arena Retro Mickey Mouse Disney is a blast, as far as retro watches go.

Bulgari announced plans to release, under its Gérald Genta mark, a contemporary take on the Swiss watch designer's Disney-licensed timepieces, which it originally debuted in 1984.

For fans of Genta's, the Arena Retro Mickey Mouse Disney might induce déjà vu. A character watch that harkens to one of Genta's original designs from the mid-90s, the timepiece features everyone's favorite cartoon rodent at the center of the dial, his outstretched arm functioning as the minute hand.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

A woven fabric band — in Mickey Mouse red, of course — complements the watch's playful feel. Despite its laidback look, the timepiece boasts a price tag that's anything but. In January 2022, it will release in a limited series of 150 editions for €16,500 (approximately $19,476).

Still, a watch that doesn't take itself too seriously is always a welcome amid a landscape saturated with esoteric language and machismo displays of wealth. In fact, Disney has an unfailing ability to add much-needed levity to the oft-humorless world of fashion.

Perhaps that's why Disney collaborations never go out of style — lest we forget throwback hits including Givenchy x Bambi, Mickey Mouse x Supreme, and Donald Duck x Gucci. In the past year alone, Coach, UNIQLO, Levi's, and Casetify launched collections featuring Disney's signature character.

There was also that recent MSCHF thing, but that's less about childhood throwbacks and more about making a point about copyright.

Still, nostalgia seems a surefire way to capture consumers' hearts — and the healthily lined wallets of watch collectors.

We Recommend
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Kering Beauté Knows You're Obsessed With Creed Aventus
    • Beauty
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    First Look: ERL's First-Ever In-House Sneaker
    • Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    A Timeline of Kanye's "Eyesore" $6m Calabasas House Falling Apart
    • Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Flowers And Vases Are The Muse For Homme Plissé Issey Miyake Spring/Summer ‘23
    • Style
    • sponsored
  • Image on Highsnobiety
    Enter The House Of Acne Paper
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • 1017 ALYX 9SM & Givenchy designer Matthew Williams wears a ripped white T-shirt
    Why We'll Miss Matthew Williams' Givenchy
    • Style
  • Nike's "Hemp" P-6000 sneaker in a beige design
    Stüssy Who? Nike Can Craft Flawless Hemp Kicks On Its Own
    • Sneakers
  • Billie Eilish wears a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket & skirt on Variety's red carpet
    Billie Eilish Is in Her "Best-Dressed" Era
    • Style
  • Lil Nas X wears his Crocs clog collab
    Lil Nas X Created the Cushiest Crocs of All Time
    • Sneakers
  • Two models and a dog wear Tyler, the Creator's beige le FLEUR* puffer jackets
    Tyler, the Creator's Luxury Label Is Now a Full-Fledged Clothing Brand
    • Style
  • Nothing Apparel FW23.
    From Tech to Fashion: Nothing Is Launching Its First Apparel Capsule
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.