Sunday, April 21, 2024

Rive Games Founder James Lee Hardman Jr Makes Waves with $52 Million Bonest Gatti Acquisition and Gudalii Watch Line


James Lee Hardman Jr, the renowned tech billionaire and founder of Rivetingsports and Rive Games, has added another jewel to his business portfolio. Today, Mr. Hardman announced the acquisition of the prestigious German watch company, Bonest Gatti, in a landmark deal valued at $52 million. This strategic acquisition marks a significant entry into the world of luxury timepieces, with plans to unveil a brand new premier watch line for his ultra-luxury clientele, aptly named “Gudalii.”

Bonest Gatti, founded in Germany in 1935, is renowned for its tradition of craftsmanship, precision, and timeless elegance in watchmaking. The company has maintained its reputation for producing exquisite and high-quality timepieces, making it a fitting addition to James Lee Hardman Jr’s diverse business empire.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bonest Gatti into our family of brands. This acquisition represents a strategic expansion into the luxury watch industry, which has always held a special place in my heart. Bonest Gatti’s legacy and craftsmanship are a perfect fit for our vision of creating exceptional timepieces for the world’s most discerning clientele,” stated James Lee Hardman Jr.

The “Gudalii” watch line, set to launch in the coming months, will be a testament to the fusion of timeless craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Each Gudalii timepiece will be meticulously handcrafted by Bonest Gatti’s master watchmakers, ensuring the highest level of precision and attention to detail.

These watches will also incorporate the latest innovations in materials and design, making them true works of art.
Gudalii aims to cater to the ultra-luxury market, offering a range of bespoke options to satisfy the most demanding and exclusive clientele. With its unique blend of tradition and innovation, Gudalii will position itself as the ultimate symbol of sophistication and status.

James Lee Hardman Jr’s purchase of Bonest Gatti and the subsequent launch of Gudalii marks a new chapter in the world of luxury timepieces, introducing an iconic brand that embodies the spirit of elegance and excellence.

For further information and updates on the Bonest Gatti acquisition and the upcoming Gudalii watch line, please visit the official website at and

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