Maestro 8.0 Squelette
GC.8.0 Gem-Set Rubies

GC8.0-A-WG-RUB

This timepiece is a limited-edition.
Only 10 of each will be produced.
Available only on demand
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    The Maestro GC 8.0 Squelette

    The gem-set collection

    The new Maestro 8.0 Squelette GC.8.0 Gem-Set Collection is a series of four limited-edition watches, based on the Maison’s first ultra-thin open-worked reference with micro-rotor architecture. This new model is themed around rubies, and features 66 baguette-cut stones of the highest purity set by hand into an 18-carat white gold bezel by specialist gem-setter Salanitro Geneve. The case is in medical grade stainless steel, while the vulcanised rubber strap matches the colour of the precious gem.

    Handcrafted Timepiece

    An important milestone for the Maison

    This piece in this limited-edition series is the result of complex engineering solutions and savoir-faire applied to high-end watchmaking. Undergoing an extremely complex process, large baguette-cut gems are integrated by hand into the Maestro’s unique case architecture. Only 10 of each color in the exclusive series will be produced, making this time piece among the most exclusive watches ever released by the Swiss Maison.

    Two years of research and development

    Hand drawn, hand crafted

    This piece in limited-edition series is the result of complex engineering solutions and savoir-faire applied to high-end watchmaking. Undergoing an extremely complex process, large baguette-cut gems are integrated by hand into the Maestro’s unique case architecture. Only 10 of each color in the exclusive series will be produced, making this timepiece among the most exclusive watches ever released by the Swiss Maison.

    The Maestro GC 8.0 Squelette

    On the dial side, the Maestro 8.0 Squelette features some satin-finished and rhodium plated open-worked bridges; some others are treated with anthracite NAC. All angles, bevels and apertures are diamond-cut and hand-polished, and the yellowgold wheels are decorated with circular graining, a traditional high-end watchmaking finish. The rehaut features white painted minute markers and hands filled with highly luminous Super-LumiNova®. It is held in place by a series of nine star-shaped screws designed and developed by the Maison, while the open-working has been acutely considered so that the wearer will always get a glimpse of the 22-carat rose-gold micro-rotor through the dial. The micro-rotor features its sunray-brushed decoration on the dial side, while the view from the reverse is intentionally more subtle, with its sandblasted and brushed finish. All this is visible through the watch’s sapphire case back, as is the balance wheel at 7 o’clock, which is also visible from the dial side through the bridge openings.

    Technical information

    Movement
    Developer: Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier S.A.
    Caliber: Automatic in-house Ref. GCA 5482
    Diameter: 13" ½ (30.00 mm)
    Thickness: 2.6 mm
    Number of components: 160
    Number of jewels: 29
    Power reserve: 50 hours
    Winding micro-rotor: single direction, in the anti-clockwise sense of the weight, viewing from the dial side
    Micro-rotor: 22-carat gold
    Balance: variable inertia with gold inertia blocks
    Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations/hour (3 Hz)
    Finishing
    Movement finishing dial side: skeleton bridges and satin-finished and rhodium-plated, hand-finished angles
    Anthracite NAC treatment
    Bevels and apertures diamond-polished
    Ceramic ball-bearing
    Wheels circular-grained on two faces
    Flat-head screws, locked
    Pivots and flanges rolled
    Rehaut: minutes indicators, nine stainless steel screws with star head developed in house
    Micro-rotor cage: star-shaped
    Specifications
    DESIGNER
    Octavio Garcia
    Reference
    GC8.0-A-WG-RUB
    Movement
    GCA 5482, manufactured exclusively for Gerald Charles by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
    Caliber
    Automatic
    Functions
    Hours, Minutes
    Features
    Manufacture movement
    Crown: screw down type
    Strap: vulcanised rubber to Mr Gerald Genta Clous de Paris design
    Crystals: sapphire no glare crystal front and back
    Water-resistance 100m
    Limited-editions
    Watch Head
    • Case size of 39x41mm
    • Case thickness. 8.35mm
    • Case body: mirror-polished stainless steel (1.4453 medical grade)
    • Asymmetric polygon with smooth edges (“Maestro” original design by Mr. Gerald Charles Genta)
    • Bezel: White Gold 18 k with 66 rubies, 2.73 ct. baguette cutting
    • Stainless steel crown with embossed logo
    • Bracelet: Ruby Red Rubber Strap
    • Buckle: Stainless Steel