Mon 31 Jan 2011
Wow, now this is a cool watch!! The triple circle gear spins around and turns the square gear, which is very cool looking!
MAURICE LACROIX – Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde
Maurice Lacroix is never one to shy away from a challenge! Having pushed back the limits with the Roue Carrée by giving a totally new angle to mark the passage of time, Maurice Lacroix has now created a seconds mechanism that differs from its circular counterparts. Activated by a toothed clover-leaf wheel, the small seconds comes to life in a lively and steadfast rhythm provided by an openwork square wheel. To leave the seconds hand squarely in the spotlight, the hours and minutes are indicated by simple central hands coated with Superluminova. Contemporary and revolutionary, the Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde has given time a new philosophy, in which aesthetics and engineering go hand in hand.
Hand-wound, Maurice Lacroix ML 156 calibre, 18,000 vib/h, 34 jewels, rhodium, “Grand Colimaçon” (snailed) decoration, 45-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve indicator
Polished and satin-brushed steel, 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screw-down back with large sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM
Black or rhodium finish
Small seconds indicated by a square wheel
Seconds pointer at 6 o’clock coated with Superluminova, activated by a clover-leaf wheel at 9 o’clock
Diamond-tipped and facetted hands and seconds pointer, coated with white C1 Superluminova
Power-reserve indicator at 3 o’clock
Large-scaled black genuine crocodile, black calfskin lining, matching steel folding clasp