Maestro GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin and Maestro GC3.0-RG Chronograph by Gerald Charles

Maestro GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin and Maestro GC3.0-RG Chronograph by Gerald Charles - MondaniWeb

Maestro GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin and Maestro GC3.0-RG Chronograph by Gerald Charles

Maestro GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin and Maestro GC3.0-RG Chronograph

 

Lugano, 30 June 2022 – Today, the Maison Gerald Charles is delighted to announce two new 18-carat rose gold Maestro models, the GC2.0-RG Ultra-Thin and GC3.0-RG Chronograph. Both pair 18-carat rose gold with a royal blue sunburst dial and vulcanised rubber strap for the first time.

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 mechanical calibres developed in collaboration with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, and customised for Gerald Charles. They feature the Maison’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 rubber straps decorated with the Maison’s signature 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.

Technical information
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

 

Technical information
Maestro GC3.0 Chronograph
Ref. Maestro GC3.0 Chronograph, Ref. GC3.0-RG-01

Movement: GCA3022/12 Manufacture, automatic chronograph calibre, with counters at 3, 6 and 9, 50-hour power reserve,
28,800vph, Incabloc anti-shock stop-second system, 351 components, 46 rubies, 6.07mm thickness.
Case: Ultra-Thin, 18-carat rose gold, 39 mm x 41.7 mm.
Function: Hours, minutes, central seconds. Counters at 3, 6 and 9.
Profile: 11.5 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 resistance.
Every piece is an elegant sports watch, the signature of the company’s founder and eternal inspiration, Monsieur Genta.

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