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A new Masterpiece by Maurice Lacroix

Maurice Lacroix launched its first ‘Masterpiece’ in the nineties, although it had been making watches for decades at that point. The piece grew out to become a serious pillar under the brand. With this collection, Maurice Lacroix shows both its technical prowess and daring design language.

So when the brand launches a new Masterpiece, that is something to look out for. In this case, it is the Moonphase Retrograde that catches our eyes. This new model combines a retrograde day, a retrograde date and a moon phase indication. This means that the day, at 2 o’clock, and the date, at 10 o’clock, are both indicated by hands which arc through 150 degrees. At the end of the dial, they instantly and simultaneously return to their point of origin, using a system of springs and cams, to start the following week and month. For the first time, these three indications have been combined, and it makes for a beautiful harmony of horological craftmanship.

All of these indications are shown on either a snailed blue or silver-grey Clous de Paris dial. The remaining surfaces are bead-blasted, creating a matt effect beneath the blued hands. The Masterpiece comes in a stainless steel case measuring a masculine 43 millimetre. The strap is made of either blue or black calf leather.

The watch is powered by the in-house ML 292 calibre. The exclusive automatic movement is tried-and-tested, delivering proven reliability. Maurice Lacroix has incorporated a complication module, designed in-house, that encompasses a retrograde day, a retrograde date and a moon phase. The calibre is also impressively finished, consistent with Maurice Lacroix’s quality standards and matching the high standards of the dial and case.

Maurice Lacroix is not only well-known because of its technical craftmanship and elegant design, it also stands for reasonable value for money.

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