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Monday, October 6, 2014

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Automatic Watch

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Automatic Watch
Buoyed up by a formidable capacity to view the world from a different perspective, Maurice Lacroix loves defying conventions. Its new Masterpiece Gravity is a perfect example of this attitude, since it is the first watch equipped with an assortment – balance roller, lever and escapement wheel – entirely made of silicon. Three times lighter than steel, this material is also more accurate, less energy-hungry and requires no lubricant. Like the oscillator, this fascinating innovation is clearly visible within a resolutely contemporary aesthetic composition accentuated by an off-centred hour and minute dial, as well as small seconds creating fascinating depth effects.

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Automatic Watch

Mechanical automatic Manufacture ML230 calibre, 35 jewels, 18,000 vibrations/hour, 50-hour power reserve, adorned with Clou de Paris and Côtes de Genève Colimaçon patterns; or Grand Calimaçon and Côtes de Genève Colimaçon in a second version
Hours, minutes, seconds
Satin-brushed and polished or sandblasted and anthracite PVD-finished stainless steel, 43 mm Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Transparent back Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar /165 ft)
White lacquered with blued or rhodiumed hands Small seconds with blued or red hand
Brown crocodile with folding clasp or black with anthracite PVD-finish standard buckle

Maurice Lacroix Press