Maestro GC3.0 Titanium Blue
The Maestro story continues
Gerald Charles is pleased to introduce the Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph, an automatic chronograph version of its signature Maestro design in lightweight, mirror-polished titanium, with a blue rubber strap.
Like all Gerald Charles watches, this new Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph is a sporty and elegant wristwatch that can be worn on every occasion.
The creation of this new timepiece required extensive research and development to overcome a number of technical challenges. First, to craft the Maestro’s irregular shape in Grade 5 titanium, a highly resistant material much harder to manipulate into complex forms than stainless steel.
One of the challenges was also to manufacture the watch’s bespoke chronograph pushers and Clous de Paris crown in Grade 5 titanium. In keeping with the Maison’s design philosophy, the pushers sit at the corners of the Maestro case and follow its curving silhouette, creating a seamless relationship between the case, the pushers and the watch’s chronograph complication.
The case and pushers had to be mirror-polished to capture and retain the elegance for which the Maestro has become known, a feature which gives it its unique character and versatility.
The Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph weighs less than half its sister model in stainless steel.
Inside the watch is the GCA3022/12 Manufacture automatic chronograph calibre, developed in partnership between Gerald Charles and Swiss mechanical movement specialists Vaucher Fleurier Manufacture. This hand-finished, chronometer calibre meets the notoriously uncompromising technical and aesthetic criteria of the Qualité Fleurier standard for accuracy, durability and resistance. This exquisite movement is visible through a sapphire crystal case back.
The story of the Maestro’s intricate detailing continues on the dial, which is characterised by its three applied, polished counters at 3, 6 and 9, respectively displaying the running seconds, chronograph hours and chronograph minutes. The round-tipped hands and applied hour markers are all filled with a generous quantity of Super-LumiNova for low-light legibility.
The Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph is set on a Royal blue vulcanised rubber strap with the Maestro’s Clous de Paris finish and a mirror-polished Grade 5 titanium buckle. It’s water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres) and presented with a five-yearwarranty once the watch is registered through Gerald Charles’s innovative ‘Smart Warranty’ system.
Movement: GCA3022/12 Manufacture, automatic chronograph calibre, with counters at 3, 6 and 9, 50-hour power reserve, 28,800vph, stop-second system, 351 components, 46 rubies, 6.07mm thickness
Case body: 39 mm x 41.7 mm
Case thickness: 11.5 mm
Case material: Grade 5 titanium
Case finish: Polished
Crown: Screw-down crown, Grade 5 titanium with Clous de Paris finish and embossed logo
Dial: Sunburst royal blue, counters at 3, 6 and 9; hands and applied indexes filled with Super-LumiNova®
Crystals: Sapphire Crystal, with colourless, internal and external multi layer anti-reflection treatment
Case back: See-through sapphire crystal
Counters: 60s counter at 3h, 30 minutes at 9h, 12h at 6h
Strap: Royal blue vulcanised rubber strap
Buckle: Grade 5 titanium pin buckle
Water resistant: 10 ATM/100M
Warranty: Five years (following ‘Smart Warranty’) system registration
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.