The Gérald Charles Tourbillon Maestro Carree was unveiled at Basel-world 2006. The highly original CARREE case with its elegant cut-off corners is combined with an array of complications ranging from the most traditional to the most exclusive.
Depending on the model, the dial features an intriguing opening revealing a tourbillon, is enhanced with unexpected counters and apertures or, in the skeleton version, disappears entirely to unveil the magic of the movement equipped with an exclusive tourbillon. The care lavished on the smallest parts of the movement, the harmony of the cases crafted in noble materials, the refinement and the precious materials of the dial and the originality of the hands: each detail highlights the distinctive character of these “haute couture” creations.
The eye-catching suspended tourbillon appears majestically in a transparent timepiece revealing all its exquisite technical details. The view of the Manufacture-made skeleton movement and its “floating” tourbillon is fascinating, displaying a combination of horological expertise and contemporary aesthetics.
With Maestro, Gérald Charles is placing his unmistakable signature on a daring creation that can be admired from all angles. Issued in an exclusive limited edition of 12, this tribute to the most delicate of all complications is accompanied by unique paintings by Mr. Genta, inspired by his travels and collected in his “travel journal.”
Mechanical with tourbillon escapement, calibre BNB1000
Suspended tourbillon without ball bearings, gold inertia-block balance, escape wheel and pallets made by craftsmen
Manufacture-made bridges in non-treated polished hardened steel, single barrel, polished steel spherical planetarium
120-hour power reserve, frequency 21,600 v/h, 24 jewels
Hours, minutes, power reserve indicator on caseback
Platinum, square “cut-off-corner” shape
Sapphire crystal and screw-down sapphire back, individually numbered
Transparent, with hands and hour-markers set with diamonds (platinum), with sapphires (white gold), or with rubies (pink gold)
Hand-stitched crocodile with folding clasp in two variations to match the case