Friday, March 1, 2013

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse Watch

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse Watch

Maurice Lacroix brings a new face to time measurement with its Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse. Fascinating, captivating, unconventional… this timepiece is all of these but, more than anything, it is mysterious. Driven by a new proprietary movement, the ML215, – the twelfth to be entirely developed by the brand – it indicates seconds on a linear display combining vertical and horizontal scales, read per 15 seconds.

The mystery comes from a blued steel hand that rotates on its axis, creating the illusion of levitation. Hours and minutes are shown at 2 o'clock; the rest of the dial is cut away to reveal rhodium- or ruthenium-plated bridges whose geometric form lends an infinitely contemporary feel. Made as two 125-piece limited series.


Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse Watch black

Movement
Mechanical automatic, ML215 calibre, 48 jewels, 18,000 vib/h, 50-hour power reserve, rhodium or ruthenium plating, sanded finish, "Côtes de Genève" motif on the rotor
Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Case
Stainless steel or steel with black PVD coating, satin and polished finish, 43 mm
Cambered sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 50 m (5 ATM/5 bar)
Dial
Open-worked
Offset hours and minutes, white lacquer, rhodium-plated Arabic numerals
Seconds display on a white background with black and grey printed minute scale under a flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Bracelet/Strap
Brown or black crocodile, lined with brown or black calfskin with coordinated top-stitching

Maurice Lacroix Press