The Maestro 97 takes his name from Master (English), Maître (french), Maestro (Italian): the ultimate title awarded to Mr Gerald Charles Genta by the universe of luxury watchmaking.
- Reference: GC35-WG42-97
- Movement: GC35 Manual-winding “Mustache Bridge” Tourbillon
- Price: $165.000
- GC35 Manual-winding “Mustache bridge” Tourbillon
- Hours, Minutes, One-minute Tourbillon
- White Gold 18K – 42 mm
Thickness: 11.8 mm
Back: Sapphire Crystal open-work
- 21,600 v/h precision
- Power reserve
- 72 hours
- “Squelette” open-work
- Sapphire no glare
- Water resistance
- 30 meters
- Brown Crocodile skin
- Painted hours and seconds
- Folding white-gold
Maestro.97 is named after Maestro (Italian for Master): title awarded to the founder Mr. Gerald Charles Genta by the universe of luxury watchmaking.
The Maestro.97 Skeleton Tourbillon Mustaches represents the iconic masterpiece of Gerald Charles and artistic paradigm of the Maison’s savoir-faire.
The Mustaches of Mr. Gerald Charles Genta are reproduced in the tourbillon bridge. Quite unconventionally the bridge is made of polished stainless steel, a material rarely used for manufacturing such small components due to its typical hardness to mold.
The case, in 18K white gold, presents a convexity at 6 o’clock that creates a dedicated space for the one-minute Tourbillon. This perfectly integrates mechanics and aesthetics. The hand-finished skeleton movement is visible in its full depth, through sapphire crystals, from all angles.
Two large barrels are perfectly integrated with the see-through bridges and are spinning during manual winding. The Maestro.97 was produced in a limited edition of 25 pieces only. It is now preserved in the Maison’s private collection.