Sporty elegance constantly evolving
The Maestro 8.0 GC Sport Squelette is the Maison’s first automatic skeleton watch in Grade 5 Titanium featuring the screw-down crown on the left.
Sporty and elegant, this watch perfectly embodies Gerald Charles’ values, while reaching a new level of technical mastery. It offers all the essential features of a timepiece of the Maison, combining design, precision, and craftsmanship.
The left side screw-down crown
In keeping with the values of "Artistic Creativity and Technical Mastery", the GCA 5482 caliber has been rotated by 180° to allow the crown to be placed on the left of the Maestro Case. As a result, the balance wheel is now located at 1 o'clock, capturing all the power, while the train wheel follows the movement downwards consequently. Completely redesigned by Octavio Garcia, based on his previous original design of the Maestro 8.0 Squelette, this new skeletonised movement fits perfectly within the asymmetrical shape of the Maestro case.
Thinness as a matter of fact
While being a highly performing and extremely technical timepiece, the Maestro GC Sport Squelette is also elegant. With its open worked movement of just 2.6 mm thickness, and a total of only 8.35 mm, it is one of the slimmest watches of the Maestro Collection. The Maestro 8.0 Squelette is not just the thinnest timepiece in the Core Collection, it is also extremely comfortable and light, with a total weight of only 59.5 grams.
A new sandblasting finish and bluie subtle details
With this model, Gerald Charles introduces a new sandblasting finish for the Grade 5 Titanium case. It results in a special shade of grey, which is darker than the sandblasted bridges in Rhodium plating colour with a shiny hand polished anglage. To enhance the chromatic contrast, the decentred micro-rotor is in 22K Rose Gold 4N, decorated with the Gerald Charles ”honeycomb” motif, and the train wheel is yellow gold coloured.
A very unique detail is the “bleuissage” treatment for the screws: once over-heated by hand, they acquire the shade called "bleuie", which comes from the resulting protective finish.
Developer: Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier S.A.
Caliber: 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: 22K rose gold 4N, decentred
Balance: variable inertia with gold inertia blocks
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations/hour (3 Hz)
- Octavio Garcia
- GCA 5482, manufactured exclusively for Gerald Charles by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
- Hours, Minutes
- 10 ATM/100 M
- Case size of 39x41mm
- Case thickness. 8.35mm
- Asymmetric polygon with smooth edges (“Maestro” original design by Mr. Gerald Charles Genta)
- Grade 5 Titanium case with sandblasted finish
- Left screw-down crown in Titanium Grade 5 with Clous de Paris finish
- Crystal: sapphire crystal with internal and external multi-layer anti-reflection
- Sandblasted bridges with polished anglage, Rhodium plating silver color
- Bleuie bespoke screws, star-shaped
- Blue minute track
- Baton shaped hands filled with white Super-LumiNova® with blue light at night
- Case back: brushed, flat sapphire crystal