The Maestro 3.0
The GC3.0 Chronograph in steel represents another significant evolution of the Maison’s signature Maestro model. Following its premiere in 18k rose gold, it is now available in steel for the first time. Featuring a new hand-finished manufacture chronograph calibre, the new GC3.0 in steel weights 110gr.
For the GC3.0-A Chronograph, Gerald Charles returned to the Calibre Ref. GCA3022/12, an automatic chronograph movement based on the GCA3002. It too 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. 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.
The Maestro case 3.0
For the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph, Gerald Charles has once more revisited the iconic Maestro case. With an overall 40mm fit, it has been subtly but significantly updated with more squared angles. The bespoke chronograph pushers were never seen before and the overall form has been designed to sit flat on the wrist, measuring only 11.5mm in depth.
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 Olympic Swimmer, Luca Dotto, who dove in apnea wearing the GC watches.
The Gerald Charles strap in timeless black 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: bi-directional rotating rotor with ceramic ball bearing
Frequency: 28,800 semi-oscillations/hour (4 Hz)
- GCA3022/12 Manufacture
- Automatic Chronograph
- Hours, minutes and central seconds, chronograph with counters at 3, 6 and 9
- Water resistance
- Case size of 39x41.7mm
- Asymmetric polygon with smooth edges (“Maestro” original design by Mr. Gerald Charles Genta)
- Stainless steel case body and bezel
- Stainless steel crown with embossed logo
- Sapphire crystals no glare
- Timeless black sunburst dial, hands and indexes filled with Super-LumiNova®