Maison Gerald Charles is pleased to introduce the Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph, an
automatic chronograph version of its signature Maestro design in lightweight, mirror-polished titanium, with a blue rubber strap.
Like all Gerald Charles watches, this new Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph is a sporty and elegant wristwatch that can be worn on every occasion.
The creation of this new timepiece required extensive research and development to overcome a number of technical challenges. First, to craft the Maestro’s irregular shape in Grade 5 titanium, a highly resistant material much harder to manipulate into complex forms than stainless steel.
One of the challenges was also to manufacture the watch’s bespoke chronograph pushers and Clous de Paris crown in Grade 5 titanium. In keeping with the Maison’s design philosophy, the pushers sit at the corners of the Maestro case and follow its curving silhouette, creating a seamless relationship between the case, the pushers and the watch’s chronograph complication.
The case and pushers had to be mirror-polished to capture and retain the elegance for which the Maestro has become known, a feature which gives it its unique character and versatility.
The Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph weighs less than half its sister model in stainless steel.
Inside the watch is the GCA3022/12 Manufacture automatic chronograph calibre, developed in partnership between Gerald Charles and Swiss mechanical movement specialists Vaucher Fleurier Manufacture. This hand-finished, chronometer calibre meets the notoriously uncompromising technical and aesthetic criteria of the Qualité Fleurier standard for accuracy, durability and resistance. This exquisite movement is visible through a sapphire crystal case back.
The story of the Maestro’s intricate detailing continues on the dial, which is characterised by its three applied, polished counters at 3, 6 and 9, respectively displaying the running seconds, chronograph hours and chronograph minutes. The round-tipped hands and applied hour markers are all filled with a generous quantity of Super-LumiNova for low-light legibility.
The Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph is set on a Royal blue vulcanised rubber strap with the Maestro’s Clous de Paris finish and a mirror-polished Grade 5 titanium buckle. It’s water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres) and presented with a five-year warranty once the watch is registered through Gerald Charles’s innovative ‘Smart Warranty’ system.
Maestro GC3.0-TN Chronograph
Movement: GCA3022/12 Manufacture, automatic chronograph calibre, with counters at 3, 6 and 9, 50-hour power reserve,
28,800vph, stop-second system, 351 components, 46 rubies, 6.07mm thickness
Case body: 39 mm x 41.7 mm
Case thickness: 11.5 mm
Case material: Grade 5 titanium
Case finish: Polished
Crown: Screw-down crown, Grade 5 titanium with Clous de Paris finish and embossed logo
Dial: Sunburst royal blue, counters at 3, 6 and 9; hands and applied indexes filled with Super-LumiNova®
Crystals: Sapphire Crystal, with colourless, internal and external multi layer anti-reflection treatment
Case back: See-through sapphire crystal
Counters: 60s counter at 3h, 30 minutes at 9h, 12h at 6h
Strap: Royal blue vulcanised rubber strap
Buckle: Grade 5 titanium pin buckle
Water resistance: 10 ATM/100 m
Warranty: Five years (following ‘Smart Warranty’) system registration