Maurice Lacroix


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.

Movement
Hand-wound, Maurice Lacroix ML 156 calibre, 18,000 vib/h, 34 jewels, rhodium, “Grand Colimaçon” (snailed) decoration, 45-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve indicator

Case
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

Dial
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

Strap
Large-scaled black genuine crocodile, black calfskin lining, matching steel folding clasp

MAURICE LACROIX – Masterpiece Double Rétrograde Edition Limitée

Flagship of the Maurice Lacroix brand, the Masterpiece Double Rétrograde is celebrated for its interpretation of the retrograde complications that the company has mastered to perfection. This year, for the first time, it features a version with an automatic movement. In a beautifully balanced choreography, the striking blue dial displays a ballet of fine pink gold hands moving gracefully around arcs and circles, each at its own rhythm, each in its own corner. A bright and lively contrast that encapsulates the collection’s credo, “Never Stop Moving”. Series limited to 50.

Movement
Automatic, Maurice Lacroix ML 191 calibre, 18,000 vib/h, 74 jewels, rhodium-plated, vertically brushed, “Grand Colimaçon” (snailed) decoration, 52-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone and power reserve

Case
18K pink gold, satin and polished finishing, 46 mm
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
Screw-down sapphire crystal back, numbered
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Dial
Solid 925 silver, deep blue, sunray satin finish
18K pink gold applied hourmarkers and hands
Retrograde second time zone and date displays at 12 o’clock at 6 o’clock respectively
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock and power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock

Strap
Large-scaled black crocodile leather, black calfskin lining, with 18K pink gold folding clasp

This watch has been hyped up a lot, using a new Manufacture movement, the ML 128 from Maurice Lacroix. This groundbreaking new movement only has 2 hands and a disc to indicate the hours. Full product shots have not been disclosed as ML slowly is releasing animated shorts and product glimpses up to the unveiling at Baselworld 2008.

This new movement has a 3/4 rotor, and will memorize the time and chrono locations with the hands as the user switches between chronograph and time mode. This is surely one of the most complex complications ever devised!

Memoire 1

You can see some of the production hype here at the official site:
http://www.memoire1.ch/

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