MAURICE LACROIX Masterpiece Régulateur Roue carrée
MAURICE LACROIX Masterpiece Régulateur Roue carrée
MAURICE LACROIX Masterpiece Régulateur Roue carrée

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Year
2010
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
10000-19999
Category
Hand-wound mechanical
Case
Steel
Diameter
43-48 mm
Water-resistant
30 - 100m
Bracelet/strap
Alligator/Crocodile
Functions/Complications
- Limited Edition
- Setting
- Power reserve
- Small seconds
- Regulator

Masterpiece Régulateur Roue carrée

The challenges Maurice Lacroix sets itself are considerable: to push back the limits of timekeeping and change its perspectives. It is with its flagship line, Masterpiece, that the brand has propelled watchmaking towards a new dimension and, by creating a square wheel, taken a new angle on time! A world first, this amalgamation of technology, innovation and aestheticism is inspired by traditional regulator watches and displays the hours by means of a geometrically openworked square wheel at twelve o’clock. Driven by another wheel, shaped like a cloverleaf, it turns regularly, indicating the hour by means of a raised corner on its centre square. By combining the techniques of photolithography and electroforming, the timepiece attains a degree of unrivalled precision. The movement plate takes on the role of the dial, and its matt and satin finishing emphasises its size, giving it an appearance that is as amazing as it is hypnotising. Limited to 99 watches.
Movement
Hand-wound, Maurice Lacroix ML153 calibre, 18,000 vib/h, 32 jewels, 48-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve indicator
Case
Polished and satin-finished steel, 43.5 mm Convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Screw-down back with large sapphire crystal, numbered Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM
Dial
Black gold, sand-blasted and vertical satin finishing Time indicated by square wheel at 12 o’clock, activated by a cloverleaf-shaped wheel at 9-10 o’clock Engraved hour-marker, hour-circle and power reserve Diamond-polished, facetted hands and hour indicator coated with C1 white Superluminova Power-reserve indicator at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Large-scaled black genuine crocodile leather with black calfskin lining, matching steel folding clasp