Thursday, March 14, 2013

Les Classiques Chronographe Phases de Lune Ladies

Another BaselWorld preview from Maurice Lacroix -

What could be more elegant than a woman who is confident and self-assured? What could be more graceful than a trim and stream-lined silhouette? What could be more subtle than a watch that shows that it is the essential functions that count? And what better example could be found than this new chronograph watch with a moon-phase indication dedicated to women? It measures and displays the passing of time in a spirit of gracious harmony inspired by tradition. Its two counters placed side by side are the very embodiment of harmony. The moon phase indication, that most poetic and feminine of watch complications, has already chosen its place at 6 o'clock. Only the date display has ventured a note of eccentricity by positioning itself at an angle at 4 o'clock, as if to show that time can also be unpredictable when it chooses! 

Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix

Water-resistant to 30 meters, the 38 mm diameter stainless steel case offers the choice between three dials. The contemporary option consists of a satin-finished sunray-effect anthracite-gray dial with hands and Arabic numerals in gold or steel. The romantic version has a black mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a diamond-set bezel. The hours and minutes hands are enhanced with Superluminova to facilitate reading the time in the dark. The 30-minute and 60-second counters are situated at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock respectively, while the quarters of the moon are displayed at 6 o'clock. This model's perfect balance brings to mind the classic watches of the past for which harmony is key. The Les Classiques Chronographe Phases de Lune Ladies watch, which is operated by a new quartz movement, is available with a leather strap or a metal bracelet. 

Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix

■ Stainless steel, Ø 38 mm, integrated pushers
■ Available with steel bezel or set with 72 diamonds (Ø 1.4 mm), 0.75–0.8 Ct ■ Domed sapphire crystal
■ Water-resistant to 3 atm

■ Beautifully refined and feminine design available in:
–  sun-brushed black gold with rhodium-plated or pink gold-plated Arabic numerals
–  black mother-of-pearl with rhodium-plated Arabic numerals

■ Diamond-cut rhodium-plated hands
■ Luminescent coating (blue emission) on hours and minutes hands

■ Genuine calfskin, imitation crocodile strap (available in black or white)

■ Stainless steel folding clasp with pushers ■ Satin and polished finishes

Quartz movement
■ Functions:
–  Hours, Minutes, Seconds indicated by central hands
–  30-minute counter at 10 o’clock
–  60-minute counter at 2 o’clock
–  Date indicated by disk at 4 o’clock
–  Date indicated by disk at 6 o’clock 

Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix

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