If Maurice Lacroix has recently mostly concentrated on the lively Aikon collection, the brand is additionally known for its expertise in unique showcases. For over 20 years, ML has investigated complications and unique presentations inside its Masterpiece collection, with various pieces highlighting retrograde signs. Consider the Masterpiece Moon Retrograde or the Masterpiece Double Retrograde . Today, the open extravagance watchmaker brings a considerably more complex presentation, with now three mark complications. Meet the new Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Retrograde.
The Masterpiece Retrograde Calendar The Masterpiece Double Retrograde The Masterpiece Moon Retrograde
As you can see with the watches above, Maurice Lacroix knows impeccably how to invigorate a dial on account of retrograde complications. While all are still generally basic capacities –, for example, a date or a subsequent time region – their non-straight presentation makes these watches precisely intriguing and novel. Notwithstanding that, the manner in which these signs are situated make dials that are complex, pleasantly proportioned and that truly stand apart of the group. Subsequent to making watches with a couple of these retrograde signs, this year we’ll see a watch that comes with a retrograde threesome, the Masterpiece Triple Retrograde.
While the plan of this new Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece holds most components that have been presented by the collection in 2017, with the Double Retrograde , numerous mechanical developments are to be noted. Two of the signs are known and brought back in this Triple Retrograde setting. To begin with, situated at 6 o’clock, is a retrograde date on a semi-round track. Second, at 12 o’clock, is an extra 24h showcase, which can be utilized to demonstrate a subsequent time region. The third retrograde sign, new to this model, replaces the force save check (which has less rhyme or reason in a programmed watch). Situated at 3 o’clock, it shows the day of the week. At last, a little seconds at 9 o’clock make visual balance.
In request to guarantee that this complex presentation is neat and simple to peruse, the dial is built on a few levels, with various enhancements. The foundation is matte silvered, while the focal piece of the sub-dials is embellished with an embossed “clous de Paris” design with a matte silvered surface. All the signs are perused on raised tracks that have a roundabout brushed surface, with dark printings. Applied pearl-like markers are utilized to handily peruse the signs, while time is perused because of blue hands and applied Roman numerals. There’s an incredible feeling of profundity and differentiation in this dial, which blends inequity and innovation. And keeping in mind that there’s unquestionably a ton going on, this ideal “mess” is making for a dynamite watch – regardless of being sensible priced.
Once again to ensure the dial stays readable and clear, the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Retrograde selects a moderately huge instance of 43mm in width and 14mm in stature. Combining cleaned and brushed surfaces, it is pleasantly executed with an incline on the hauls. Short horns and a bended profile guarantee a cozy fit on the wrist regardless of the enormous measurements. The watch is secured by sapphire precious stones front and caseback and is evaluated at 50m water-opposition. It is worn on a blue cowhide tie with steel collapsing clasp.
While the Double Retrograde or the Moon Retrograde were fueled by an assembling development (type ML190), the new Masterpiece Triple Retrograde is fitted with a particular development, depending on a Sellita SW 200 base – to keep a sensible cost and to expand dependability. What remains, in any case, is the in-house created and collected module for the retrograde signs – named ML291. This development runs at a 4Hz recurrence and stockpiles to 38 hours of force save. The enhancement is lovely, with an openwork rotor with Geneva stripes and cleaned slopes, and extensions with compound woven artwork with M logo on upper edge and Colimaçon.
Note that notwithstanding the silver and blue adaptation introduced here, the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Retrograde is likewise given an anthracite dial with Geneva stripes adornment, and gold-shaded dial components (for the hands and applied markers).
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Triple Retrograde silver dial (ref. MP6538-SS001-110-1) is presented as a component of the perpetual collection and will be estimated at EUR 5,500 or CHF 5,200. More subtleties at www.mauricelacroix.com .