Maestro 3.0 Chronograph
Delivery from May 2023
The Maestro 3.0
The Maestro GC3.0-RG Chronograph showcases a unique combination: along with the 18-carat rose gold case, the watch features a royal blue sunburst dial and vulcanized rubber strap, decorated with the Maison’s signature Clous de Paris motif on the top side, and with Gerald Charles logo tapisserie on the other. In keeping with the Maison’s vision of sporty-elegant timepieces, this watch conveys casual charm and sophistication, and showcases the most accurate and reliable Swiss mechanics.
For the GC3.0-RG Chronograph, Gerald Charles returned to the Calibre Ref. GCA3022/12, an automatic chronograph movement based on the GCA3002. It offers remarkable thinness, measuring just 6.07mm in height, including its bi-directional rotating oscillating weight, and also offers a twin-barrelled 50-hour power reserve. This model is powered by exclusive automatic mechanical calibre developed in collaboration with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, and customised for Gerald Charles. It features the Maison’s beautiful new hexagonal-shaped oscillating weight, designed by the world-renowned watch designer Mr. Octavio Garcia.
The Maestro case 3.0
The Maestro 3.0 Chronograph has a sapphire crystal case back showcasing the beautiful manufacture automatic movement and is carved out of ten pieces of solid 18-carat rose gold. With an overall 40mm fit, it has been subtly but significantly updated with more squared angles. The bespoke chronograph pushers and the overall form have been designed to sit flat on the wrist, measuring only 11.5mm in depth.
As with all Gerald Charles watches, they’re water-resistant to 100 metres. The watch has been engineered with a bespoke gasket to seal the irregularly shaped sapphire crystal. Extensive tests have been conducted in the world’s deepest indoor pool built in 2014, thanks to the collaboration of our Friend and Italian Swimmer and European Champion 100m freestyle, Luca Dotto, who dove in apnea wearing the GC watches.
The Gerald Charles strap in royal blue 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 the wrist.
Caliber: GCA 3022/12
Diameter: 28.00 mm
Thickness: 6.07 mm
Number of components: 351
Number of jewels: 46
Power reserve: 50 hours
Winding rotor: central rotor in 21K 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
- GCA3022/12 Manufacture
- Automatic Chronograph
- Hours, Minutes, Second to center, Chronograph
with counters at 3, 6 and 9
- WATER RESISTANCE
- Manufacture movement
- Case size of 39x41.7mm
- 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
- Royal blue sunburst dial, hands and indexes filled with Super-LumiNova®