As autumn arrives, the esteemed Swiss watchmaker Gerald Charles proudly unveils two new exceptional timepieces inspired by the season, the Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin and the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph. Each of the new watches are clad in the rich hues of 18K Rose Gold 4N, with brown sunburst dial and matching chocolate brown vulcanized rubber straps. Each carries the elegance and sophistication of earlier editions by the maison in rose gold and royal blue, with the new rich shades of brown speaking perfectly to the seasonal changes.
The Gerald Charles Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin
The Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin showcases the brilliance of Gerald Charles’ craftsmanship. Its 39mm rose gold case, based on Mr. Gerald Charles Genta’s original drawing, is a marvel of engineering in its conception and production. Comprising 35 meticulously crafted components, CNC machined to perfection, the case showcases the brand’s commitment to detail in seamlessly bringing them together. The screw-down crown, bespoke gasket, and the flat sapphire crystal ensure not only a stunning facade but also a robust, 100m water resistant timepiece.
Beneath a domed sapphire crystal, the watch reveals its chocolate brown sunburst dial. The play of light and shadow on the display’s rich hues quickly engages the eye, with an outer minute track following the lines of the case and adding to the watch’s focus on form. Applied circular and baton-shaped hour markers and matching hands with Super-LumiNova accents adds to its function, while a subtle date window at the 6 o’clock reinforces the watch’s daily utility— altogether creating a harmonious interplay of elegance and functionality.
Powering the Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin is the caliber Ref. GCA 3002 Manufacture, an ultra-thin automatic movement measuring just 3.7mm thick and capable of a 50-hour power reserve. The movement was developed in partnership with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier, with its finely decorated surfaces featuring colimaçon, côtes de Genève, and perlage finishes all visible alongside an oscillating mass via a sapphire exhibition caseback.
The Gerald Charles Maestro 3.0 Chronograph
Like the Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin, the 39mm Maestro 3.0 Chronograph is as much an exercise in form meeting function, but now with an additional complication. Meticulously assembled by hand, the chronograph’s warm, rose gold case boasts a 39-component construction, with its 100m water resistance ensured via a screw-down crown marked with a Clous de Paris texture. Pushers on either side of the crown match the style of the style, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.
Beneath its sapphire crystal, the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph features a mesmerizing chocolate brown sunburst dial, with rose gold accents throughout—especially as accents for the three sub-dials—adding an incredible depth to the design. Like the Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin, circular and baton-shaped applied indices with matching hands with Super-LumiNova detailing adds to both beauty and functionality, with the sub-dials displaying running seconds, a 30-minute chronograph counter, and a 12-hour counter.
At the heart of the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph is the caliber Ref. GCA 3022/12, an automatic chronograph movement derived from the GCA 3002 that’s also been developed with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. The movement is incredibly thin at just 6.07mm, and it naturally features the incredible finishing Gerald Charles has in-part built its reputation upon, inclusive of colimaçon, côtes de Genève and perlage touches all visible through an exhibition sapphire caseback.
Pricing and Availability
And as autumn paints the world in warm hues, these watches invite you to embrace the season with sophistication and style. Both the Gerald Charles Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin and the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph are available now directly through the brand and via authorized boutiques. Pricing for the Maestro 2.0 Ultra Thin is marked at $36,200 USD, while the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph is marked at $44,100.
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