Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Moon and Stars

From Maurice Lacroix -

Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
There are a lot of moon phase watches out there, and they all tend to follow similar patterns.  But the Les Classiques Moonphase is something else again.  The reality about any moon phase watch is that it will never be exactly perfect in alignment (unless it is quartz, or you spend your inheritance on it), so because it is more of an emotional function, it should appeal on an emotional level.  And that is just what this model from Maurice Lacroix does.  It is truly beautiful.

At a time where everyone is working on the biggest, baddest, deepest going, highest flying watches made of crystal and unobtainium, it is nice to be reminded about what so many of us really enjoy about watches.  Something different, something creative while still staying somewhat in the mainstream of the real world.  This is to be commended. 

Here are the pertinents, straight from the source -

- Stainless steel, ะค 40mm
- Finishing combining polished and brushed surfaces
- Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Water resistant to 5 atm

- Grey dial with blue moonphase disc or grey dial with night blue centre subdial and moonphase disc
- Diamond cut applied hour-markers (Arabic numerals at 6 o’clock and noon and indexes for the remaining hours).
- Circular Central subdial displaying the date

- Rhodied diamond cut hands (Hour, Minutes & seconds) blue calendar diamond cut hand LC6168-SS001(orSS002)-120-1
- Rhodied Diamond cut hands (Hour, Minutes, seconds and calendar) LC6168-SS001(orSS002)-122-1
- Blue Moonphase disc at 6 o’clock

- Genuine Black calf leather strap featuring crocodile pattern or 7 rows Stainless steel bracelet

- Stainless steel folding clasp with push pieces
- Polished, combined with brushed finishing 

- Technical features ML37: Automatic movement, self-winding
- Functions:
     - Hours, minutes, seconds and date indicated by central hands
     - Day indicated by hand on center subdial disc
     - Moonphase indicated by disc at 6 o’clock
- Vibration: 28 800 alt/h, 4Hz
- Power reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels : 25
- Adjustment : 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
- Decoration : Rhodium-plated, hand-decorated movement, circular-grain and wheels detail

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