A prestigious manufacture, Maurice Lacroix started its existence in Zurich, Switzerland, during the second half of the 20th century, and through the years, impressed the watch collectors worldwide, with exceptional new timepieces, defined by Swiss-made, irreproachable quality, mechanical sophistication and outstanding contemporary design.
Although, a comparatively newcomer in this very elitist branch, Maurice Lacroix created countless timepieces according to the highest standards of watchmaking mastery, artisan ship, mechanical and aesthetically purity, which gradually turned the brand into a sought-after, exclusive manufacture represented in over 60 countries around the Globe.
Among the few remaining independent manufactures in the world, Maurice Lacroix preserved unaltered its perfectionist life-guiding principles, and never ceased to amaze the watch experts and enthusiasts with in-house, wonderfully decorated calibers, with innovative technologies and with award-winning design concepts.
Recently, Maurice Lacroix impressed the jury of the Red Dot Design Award – the most prestigious watch-design competition in the world, which yearly gathers over 68 countries and more than 14,433.00 models, with 2 exceptional models, the award winning Pontos Décentrique Phases De Lune and the Masterpiece Regulateur Roue Carree.
The superb Pontos Décentrique Phases De Lune, we are going to present to you in the following article, impresses through a classic, elegant silhouette, nicely sculpted in black sandblasted titanium. The round case measures 45 mm in diameter, and incorporates a glare proof, convex sapphire crystal, a fluted crown, push pieces and a screw-down exhibition case-back, which allows the model to ensure 50-meters water resistance.
Furthermore, the model impresses through a sophisticated black dial, and through its unique way of displaying the time – in a large dial aperture, nicely completed with luminescent Arabic numeral hour markers and interesting blue highlights, the model displays the hours, meanwhile a baton-shaped hand, fitted with luminescent inserts displays the minutes in a large off centered counter. At 4 o’clock, the model features a one-of-a-kind day/night and moon-phase complication – animated by a patented mechanism, while at 6 o’clock location it presents a date complication through a metalized sapphire crystal clearly.
At the heart of this true horological masterpiece, beats a wonderfully decorated, in-house self-winding mechanical movement, which can be admired through the model’s transparent case back, the ML 122 Caliber, which oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour, providing thus the advantage of 38-hours power reserve.
A genuine thrill for any enthusiast watch collector, the new Pontos Décentrique Phases De Lune limited to only 500 pieces worldwide, embraces the wrist with a stylish black crocodile leather strap, and it will probably be available for an approximate price around $10,000.00.