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Aug 17

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Régulateur Roue Carrée

A renowned watchmaking brand, internationally known for the exceptional quality, charismatic contemporary design and impressive mechanical complexity of its horological products, Maurice Lacroix started its fascinating journey through the history of today Haute Horology, during the second half of the 20th century in Zurich, Switzerland.

In spite of being a comparatively newcomer of the industry, the brand established its place among the most prestigious manufactures of the day, impressing both watch experts and enthusiast watch connoisseurs, with in-house, wonderfully decorated calibers defined by mechanical purity perfected down to the finest detail touch and with horological complications worthy of a top member of today Haute Horology.

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One of the few family-owned manufactures in the world, Maurice Lacroix preserved unaltered its freethinking life-guiding principles, and creative passion, and currently the brand employs more than 200 people and it is represented over 60 countries worldwide.

Not long ago, two amazing Maurice Lacroix watches – Masterpiece Regulateur Roue Carree and Pontos Décentrique Phases De Lune, received the Red Dot Design Award, the grand prix of the most prestigious design competition in the world, initiated in 1995 and which reunites yearly over 68 countries and almost 14,500.00 timepieces.

The exceptional Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Regulateur Roue Carree Watch we are going to present to you in the following article catches the glimpse with a sleek yet powerful silhouette, which emanates style, sophistication and refinement.

The model features an elegant round case, measuring 43.5 mm in diameter, nicely performed in stainless steel, which combines brushed and satin polished surfaces. The beautiful architecture of the case incorporates a fluted crown personalized with the brand’s logo, a glare proof protective sapphire crystal, and a screw-down exhibition case-back, which enables a curious eye to admire the delicate dance of the watch’s movement, and at the same time ensures a 50-meters water tightness.

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Moreover, when it comes to the watch’s dial design, Maurice Lacroix literally reinvents the wheal, bringing an exceptional contemporary interpretation to the Swiss classic elegance. Every element, the hands, the indices and the counters slip into the “black gold” background, detailed with sandblast, engraved and polished finish, which beautifully highlights the world’s first square wheal. Coupled with a cloverleaf wheal, the square wheal constantly rotates around its own axis, surprising and fascinating a curious eye, but at the same time, accurately indicating the hours.

Asides from the 12-hours counter, located inside the square wheal at 12 o’clock position, the model also displays the seconds through a counter located at 6 o’clock, power reserve at 3 o’clock, and central minutes.

Surely, a thrill for the enthusiast watch collectors, the new Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Regulateur Roue Carree Watch accommodates a high-performance in-house mechanical movement, the ML 153 Caliber, already submitted for patent. The movement incorporates 38 jewels, oscillates at a frequency of 18,000 alternations per hour, and confers the advantage of 48 hours power reserve.

A sophisticated model, limited to 99 pieces, the new Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Regulateur Roue Carree Watch embraces the wrist with an elegant black crocodile leather strap, as far as the price tag is concerned, we expect it will cost somewhere around $12,800.00.


 
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