Sunday, August 30, 2009

Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe

Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe watch pictureMaurice Lacroix Le Chronographe movement picture

I’m sorry this is overdue; I had a request to write about a Maurice Lacroix watch, which I did not forget about and as promised, I would like to write about any watches you request. Again, I am sorry for the delay, but this watch might have been worth the wait. I decided to review and write about the Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe, which is part of the “Masterpiece” collection. The elegant 45mm case is attached to a hand sewn crocodile leather strap with a folding clasp closure. An anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal sits inside the stainless steel case and is water-resistant to 100 meters (328 feet).

This breathtaking chronograph is brought to life by a hand wound, hand decorated ML 106-2 calibre movement, which is manufactured by Maurice Lacroix. As you can see from the pictures, the bridges and screws are PVD coated. According to Maurice Lacroix, the movement also includes, “2 gold 18K 750 chatons, gold-plated wheels, 20 jewels, column-wheel, swan neck precision adjustment, KIF shock protection, polished steel pallet and escapement wheel, Glucydur coiled balance wheel, 18,000 a/h”. The chronograph movement gives it a sporty personality, but the black and anthracite dial with the Arabic numerals against the leather crocodile band gives the Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe an elegant feel and look.

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