Maestro GC2.0 Rose gold Blue
The Maestro story continues
In keeping with the Maison’s vision of sporty-elegant timepieces, the new watches convey casual charm and sophistication, and showcase the most accurate and reliable Swiss mechanics. The two new models are powered by exclusive automatic mechanicalcalibres developed in collaboration with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, and customised for Gerald Charles. They feature theMaison’s beautiful new hexagonal-shaped oscillating weight, designed by the world-renowned watch designer Mr.Octavio Garcia.
The Maestro GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin houses the highly sophisticated Calibre Ref. GCA3002 Manufacture, a 3.7 mm thick automatic that delivers time and date functions, elevated levels of accuracy and vibration and shock resistance, and a twin-barrelled 50-hour power reserve. It has a high-grade, bi-directional oscillating weight set on a low-friction ceramic ball bearing system.
For the Maestro GC3.0-RG Chronograph, Gerald Charles turned to the Calibre Ref. GCA3022/12 Manufacture, an automatic chronograph movement based on the GCA3002. It also offers remarkable thinness, with a profile of just 6.07 mm, including its bi-directional oscillating weight, and a twin-barrelled 50-hour power reserve.
The contemporary watch designer Mr. Garcia’s beautiful hexagonal-shaped oscillating weight appeared for the first time in the micro-rotor of the Maestro 8.0 Squelette, introduced in May this year, and is now being integrated into all new Gerald Charles watches, becoming a recurring design motif for the Maison. Mr. Garcia designed and developed it in collaboration with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, using Gerald Charles founder Monsieur Genta’s style and passion for geometric shapes as his inspiration. The elegant, artistic design is Mr. Garcia’s contribution to the Gerald Charles Maestro Collection. As with Monsieur Genta’s iconic Maestro case, the shape of Mr Garcia’s oscillating weight is also inspired by Roman Baroque architecture.
Both the GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin and GC3.0-RG Chronograph have sapphire crystal case backs and are set on vulcanised re Clous de Paris motif on the top side, and with Gerald Charles’s logo tapisserie on the other. As with all Gerald Charles watches, they’re water-resistant to 100 metres.
Maestro GC2.0 Ultra-Thin
Ref. Maestro GC2.0 Ultra-Thin, Ref. GC2.0-RG-01
Movement: GCA3002 Manufacture, automatic calibre, 50-hour power reserve, 28,800vph, Incabloc anti-shock stop-second system, 189 components, 28 rubies, 3.7mm thickness.
Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date at 6 o’clock.
Case: Ultra-Thin, 18-carat rose gold, 39 mm x 41.7 mm.
Profile: 8.7 mm.
Screw-down crown: 18-carat rose gold with Clous de Paris finish and embossed logo.
Dial: Sunburst royal blue, hands and indexes filled with Super-LumiNova®.
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire.
Case back: See-through sapphire crystal.
Strap: Royal blue vulcanised rubber.
Buckle: 18-carat rose gold.
Water resistance: 10ATM/100m.
Warranty: Four years (following ‘Smart Warranty’system registration).
Limited annual production
About Gerald Charles
Gerald Charles is an independent, family-owned watch company based in Switzerland. It was founded in 2000 by the great Mr. Gérald Charles Genta, the 20th century’s foremost watch designer.
Monsieur Genta, often referred to simply as ‘Maestro’, was a prolific artist and watch designer. After selling the company in 2003, he stayed on as its designer-in-chief until his death in 2011, leaving a treasure trove of watch designs in the company’s care. Every watch created by Gerald Charles is based on one of his original designs and carries his legacy of ‘artistic creativity, technical mastery’ forward into the future.
Gerald Charles watches are at the cutting edge of ergonomics and designed and manufactured to sit comfortably and elegantly on the wrist. Gerald Charles watches are produced without compromise and marry the finest traditions and most up-to-date technologies of Swiss mechanical watchmaking to deliver superior precision and performance, as well as exceptional water and shock resistant. Every piece is an elegant sport watch, the signature of the company's founder and eternal inspiration, Monsieur Genta.
MR. G.C. GENTA
Monsieur Gerald Charles Genta (1931-2011), born in Geneva, is deemed the most acclaimed watch designer in the world. In the early 2000s Monsieur Gerald Charles Genta – at the height of his success and willing to continue his creative production – founded the most modern of his brands: Gerald Charles.
He designed some of the most modern of his watches for the Maison Gerald Charles: amongst them the Maestro is one of his highest achievements. Its asymmetric watch case, one of its kind, has never been seen before and represents an exclusive innovation.