Maestro 2.0 Premier 2021
The "Premier 2021" represents the unique opportunity to get hold of the first Gerald Charles Maestro 2.0 in rose gold ever produced in our history. Dedicated to our best collectors.
The Maestro 2.0
The Maestro 2.0 Premier 2021 Edition represents a significant evolution of the Maison’s signature Maestro case. It features a new, ultra-thin, Manufacture automatic caliber. The 18-carat rose gold case alongside the emerald green will be a one-off combination for this ‘Premier 2021’. This edition is limited to only 25 pieces.
At just 3.7mm thick and finished inside out according to Gerald Charles’s exacting standards in hand-finishing, the new, specially customized, automatic Caliber GCA3002 is a highly sophisticated ultra-thin Manufacture movement.
It showcases the best of fine Swiss tradition; conforming to Fleurier’s highest quality standards, enriched by Côte de Genève decorated bridges. Gerald Charles’s watchmakers worked to maximise the movement’s accuracy and 50-hour power reserve, and to improve vibration and shock resistance.
Maestro 2.0 case
The Maestro 2.0 case, with an overall 40mm fit, has been subtly updated to push elegance and performance to their limits. The overall form, which is carved out of eight pieces of solid 18-carat rose gold, has been slimmed down to 8.7mm, a reduction of 3mm compared to the previous Maestro.
To achieve this level of thinness, the flange around the edge of the dial has been reduced, which has the added benefit of drawing the eye deeper into the dial. The lugs have also been redesigned creating a seamless profile that makes the watch sit flatter on the wrist.
Reducing the thickness of the Maestro 2.0 presented Gerald Charles’ engineers with a technical challenge: how to deliver 100 meters of water resistance in a gold watch with an irregular-shaped crystal? Through a process of research and development that continued during the global pandemic of 2020, Gerald Charles technicians and engineers innovated a bespoke system that ensured equal pressure around the edge of the sapphire crystal and 100 meters of water resistance, a singular engineering achievement. A screw-down 18-carat rose gold crown, with a Clous de Paris finish, further protects the watch.
The Gerald Charles strap in emerald green features its classic double-face decoration with Clou de Paris on one side and the GC logo’s tapisserie on the other. This is also an original design by Mr. Genta for the Swiss Maison. The strap material is a technical vulcanized rubber, chosen by the Maison to guarantee superior water resistance, strength, durability and comfort on wrist.
- Caliber GCA 3002
Diameter: 23.30 mm
Thickness: 3.70 mm
Number of components: 189
Number of jewels: 28
Power reserve: 50 hours
Winding rotor: central rotor in rose gold, unidirectional winding
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
- Circular-grained plate on dial side
Cote de Gèneve decorated bridges
Date bridge and motion-work bridge rhodium-plated and circular-grained, dial side
Bevels, counterbores and apertures diamond-polished
Ceramic ball bearing
Pivots and flanges rolled
Wheels circular-grained on 2 faces
Flat-head screws, locked
ANTI-SHOCK SYSTEM: “INCABLOC” Stop-second system
- GCA3002 Manufacture
- Hours, Minutes, Second to center
Date at 6 o’clock
- Water resistance
- MANUFACTURE MOVEMENT
- Case size of 39x41mm
- Asymmetric polygon with smooth edges (“Maestro” original design by Mr. Gerald Charles Genta)
- Rose gold case body and bezel
- Rose gold crown with embossed logo
- Brushed rose gold see through case-back
- Sapphire crystals no glare
- Emerald green sunburst dial with apply indexes with superluminova paint
- Rose gold hands with superluminova paint