Gerald Charles, the brainchild of renowned watch designer Gerald Genta, has released its second and final Maestro Premier 2021 Edition. The piece in question is the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph Premier 2021 Edition, a watch that carries with it the clandestine spirit of the manufacture through its distinct yet discreet aesthetic.
The Gerald Charles Maestro 3.0 Chronograph Premier 2021 Edition is a dedication to the maison's unique stylistic approach to its watchmaking combining the effervescent blend of striking beauty, subtle details and an eye for the unconventional with an air of nonchalance, especially so in the eye of conformity.
Clad in 39mm of rose gold, the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph Premier 2021 Edition's case is architecturally brilliant. I particularly like the highly engineered and multi-layered flanks which enhance the case's octagonal structure and give the piece a far more three-dimensional look.
The emerald green dial pairs well with the warmth of the rose gold case, creating a soft and harmonious look that is as timeless as it is revered. Its sunburst finish pushes the green-gold look further which continues on to the green vulcanised rubber strap finished with a Clous de Paris motif pattern.
Powering the Maestro 3.0 Chronograph Premier 2021 Edition is the Calibre GCA3022/12, a mechanism based on the Gerald Charles Calibre GCA3002 (which itself was created by Vaucher). The Calibre GCA3022/12 is a hand-finished automatic calibre which features an 18-carat gold oscillating weight and a power reserve of 50 hours.
The Gerald Charles Maestro 3.0 Chronograph Premier 2021 Edition is a brilliant finale to a series of watches that are void of convention, an afterthought that very much aligns with prior works of Gerald Genta. It's a fabulous timepiece that marries the worlds of aesthetics and mechanics, much like Genta's innovative creations from generations ago.