Maurice Lacroix came with a new masterpiece. Does it sound familiar? Yes, Masterpiece is the name of its most prestigious collection, but also the word that perfectly describes the brand’s novelty. Specially designed for the world travelers, two versions of the exceptional World Timer watch (Europe and Asia) showcase a great number of beautifully executed details, providing both, distinctive stylish look and superb functionality. Watches that every gentleman would gladly have in his personal collection will be publicly revealed at the upcoming Baselworld 2013 watch show.
Both versions of the new Masterpiece World Timer feature stainless steel cases, combining satin and polished finishes. Although it is a mid-size watch with the diameter of 42 mm, its tiny round bezel leaves a plenty of space for a wide dial, which is highly readable despite numerous indications. Protected by domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, each dial features several separate parts, with emphasis on a delicately engraved center.
The Europe World Timer presents the map decorated with silver guilloche work, including blue shore lines. It is firstly framed by a stylish 12-hours scale with blue applied roman numerals and than, with a blue/silver 24 hour track with pink gold markers for indicating GMT time.
Finally, at the outer rim, there is an area printed with cities’ names in blue and black alternately. Of course, the brand’s home town is marked in red. A date sub-dial takes the 6 o’clock position, while a small sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position serves as a day/nigh indicator. Hour, minute and seconds hands come in metallic blue, making a contrast with the forth GMT hand which is made of pink gold.
The Masterpiece World Timer Asia watch features silver sun-brushed continents with contrasting opaline oceans. Its applied Roman numerals are crafted in pink gold, while the 24 hour scale features a black gold/silver combination. Finally, the central 12h scale’s hour, minute and second hands are made of ping gold, while the GMT hand comes in black gold.
The watch is powered by a ML164 Calibre self-winding mechanism with 25 jewels. It oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides a power-reserve of up to 40 hours. Its stunning decorations, including circular graining bridges, Côte de Genève straight stripes and a gold-plated rotor, are visible through a sapphire crystal case-back.
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece World Timer watch is available either with a genuine crocodile strap (black or brown), lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching or with an exquisite five-row stainless steel bracelet that features both polished and brushed finishes.