This beautiful timepiece from the Masterpiece Collection combines exquisite style and superb functionality, presented in an unusual way. The interplay between its retrograde and conventional displays gives the watch an extraordinary aesthetic touch that testifies about high creativity of the Swiss brand’s designers that we had a chance to see so many times before. New Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Double Rétrograde comes in two stainless steel versions – one with black and the second one with gray interface. Finally, there is a pink gold version with an interesting blue dial, produced in two limited series of just 50 pieces.
Marked with sun-brushed finish, the dial of the new Masterpiece Double Rétrograde watch features a beautiful arrangement which is highly functional and attractive at the same time. At the 12 o’clock position, there is a 24-hour retrograde display indicating the second time zone. It is intersected with the small seconds sub-dial that takes the 9 o’clock position. At the 6 o’clock position, there is another retrograde dial, serving as a date indicator. Finally, a prominent power-reserve indicator takes the 3 o’clock position. Depending on a version, applied hour markers are made either of pink gold or stainless steel. Hands come in the same variation of materials. In both cases, they feature a diamond-cut head, following the brand’s tradition of hands making.
The pink gold version is a robust watch, with the diameter of 46 mm, which is very unusual for models in the Masterpiece Collection. Combined with a blue dial and a stylish black leather strap, it creates a crazy mixture of classic elegance and chick contemporary design.
Stainless steel versions come in a more popular case size of 43 mm. Each variation possesses a wonderful combination of satin and polished finishing that nicely matches black and silver-plated dials. For optimum legibility, retrograde indications make contrast to the dial color. Thus, rhodium colored markers are combined with the black dial, while black gold color of indices comes with the silver dial. Both perfectly fit a black large-scale crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching.
Both sides of the case are protected with anti-reflective sapphire crystal. On the back-side, it reveals a ML 191 double Rétrograde self-winding mechanism. It is rhodium-plated and decorated with vertical brushed finish and Grand Colimaçon. This movement with 74 jewels,oscillates at the frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hours and provides 52 hours of power-reserve.