Maurice Lacroix’s range of attractive products to be displayed at the Baselworld 2013 watch show is more and more impressive. From the brand’s most prestigious collection, comes a new Masterpiece Squelette timepiece in two stunning variations, recalling the most delicate traditional watchmaking technique, nicely tacked away into the contemporary architecture of Maurice Lacroix cases. This watch is the perfect example how timeless lure of the classic elegance can serve a modern man to make a striking distinction.
We have already presented two newest Maurice Lacroix models from the Masterpiece Collection (a Masterpiece World Timer Watch and a Mysterious Seconds Timepiece). Also we reviewed several sporty models from the Pontos S Collection. And now, you have a chance to see the model that I particularly like because of its visual perfection, which of course would not be possible without a high complexity of a beautifully finished skeletonized mechanism.
It is the high-end ML134 self-winding movement that is completely revealed on both sides of the case, through anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Treated with special attention to the highest level of precision, each component is individually polished and nicely finished to demonstrate great expertise of the brand’s craftsmen. The bridges are treated either with tantalum or gold colored PVD and then marked with satin finish that makes a nice contrast with polished parts.
You can also enjoy this contrast on the 43 mm stainless steel case. Besides, there is a brilliantly polished bezel and satin finished sides of the case and its lags. Hour and minute hands are coated with white fluorescent material that increases readability. However, the small second hand that takes the 9 o’clock position is less noticeable, which I think was the intention of the Swiss watchmaker. The version with the tantalum treated mechanism is paired with a stylish black leather strap, while the one that is coated with gold colored PVD features a matching brown leather strap.