Monday, March 18, 2013

Masterpiece Worldtimer from Maurice Lacroix

This just in from Maurice Lacroix -

Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
With its international elegance and appeal, the new Masterpiece Worldtimer watch concentrates in its 42 mm diameter all the sophistication of travel, the call of distant horizons, the mastery of a world in perpetual
movement. Ideal for businessmen juggling with the world's time zones, it will also appeal to those whose
lifestyle keeps with the rhythm of international events. Its self-winding ML164 mechanical movement
combines style and craftsmanship.

With its steely exterior and elegantly worked dial, the world is full of endless possibilities with a flick of a
wrist. Inscribed on the flange of the bezel, the exotic litany of cities makes the head spin. Two versions vie
for your attention, one for Europe and one for Asia, with the continents delicately engraved on the center
of the dial bordered by an hour-circle with Roman numerals. The European version features exceptional
guilloché work with a Clous de Paris motif. The world map is highlighted in blue to match the hands and
hour-markers, creating an attractive sensation of classical harmony. The Asian version favors powerful
light effects, with its silvered dial, sun-brushed satin-finished continents, opaline oceans, pink gold
numerals and hands and blue seconds hand. The contrasts are captivating and the spirit of the timepiece
is proudly displayed.
Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
Both models have a day/night indication at 9 o'clock and the date at 6 o'clock. While the 24-hour hand indicates the time in your place of residence, simply pressing on the push-button enables you to adjust the
12-hour hand to show the time in your current location. The elegant watch is easy to read and extremely
user friendly. Protected by a case that is water-resistant to 50 meters, the self-winding ML164 movement
shares the distinctive features of the very finest watch mechanisms: the disks and bridges are adorned
with circular graining and the Côtes de Genève motif, and the gold-plated oscillating weight is also
enhanced by Côtes de Genève decorative work.     TECHNICAL INFORMATION MASTERPIECE WORLDTIMER

■ Stainless steel, Ø 42 mm
■ Finish combining satin and polished surfaces
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
■ Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal
■ Water-resistant to 50 m (5 atm)

■ Time shift indication by cities' names printed on peripheral area
■ Date at 6 o’clock
■ AM/PM indicated by hand at 9 o’clock
■ Asia centered execution:
– Silver sun-brushed continents with opaline oceans
– Black gold/silver 24h area
– Pink gold Roman numerals
■ Europe centered execution:
– Silver guilloché work with blue shore lines
– Blue/silver 24h area
– Blue Roman numerals

■ Central 12h scale hour, minute and second hands (pink gold on Asia centered version, metallic blue
on Europe centered version)
■ Central 24h scale hour hand (black gold on Asia centered version, pink gold on Europe centered version)

■ Genuine black or brown crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching
■ Five-row metal bracelet combining polished and brushed finish

■ Folding steel clasp with push-buttons
■ Satin and polished finish

Automatic caliber ML164
■ Functions:
– Hours (12h/24h), minutes and seconds indicated by central hands
– Date indicated by hand at 6 o’clock
– AM/PM at 9 o’clock, indicated by hand
■ Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve: 40 hours
■ Jewels: 25
■ Adjustments: 3 positions when fully wound and after 24 hours.
■ Decoration: Rhodium, Perlage (circular graining), Côte de Genève (straight stripes) gold-plated (2N) rotor with Côte de Genève (straight stripes)

1 comment:

  1. Please do not forget o check the Frederique Constant Worldtimer that has been introduced recently at 2695 Euro in steel and 2995 Euro in RGP: