The new Masterpiece Lune Rétrograde watch from Maurice Lacroix introduces a new interface that is unique in its kind and that offers time measurement a generous case with a 46 mm diameter.
Driven by the new Manufacture-made ML 152 movement, the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Retrograde Moon Phase watch comes with a high-tech, openwork dial. Beneath the sapphire crystal, which has an anti-reflective coating on both sides, the dial structures and gives proportion to the watch’s time indicators with calculated and mathematical balance.
Perfectly symmetrical, the power reserve and retrograde date displays, positioned at 2 o’clock and at 10 o’clock, are mirror images of each other. The meticulous, hollowed-out windows offer a subtle behind-the-scenes glimpse of time; the arcs have been skeletonized for an “industrial” look, while all unnecessary decor has been avoided.
Featuring boldly colored extremities, each hand has been delicately applied to the dial and slides beneath one of the numerous hollowed-out arcs that display the watch’s information.
The moon phase is displayed on a precisely calibrated celestial disc positioned at 6 o’clock. This design fulfills the brand’s desire to give time a more modern image. A small luminescent hand, that closely resembles the hours and minutes hands, indicates the day of the week on the edge of the moon-phase disc.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Lune Rétrograde watch features a stainless steel case enhanced with polished sunray, circular- and vertical-brushed surfaces. It is fitted on a crocodile-skin strap with large scales, black calfskin lining and matching stitching.
Model: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Lune Rétrograde Limited Edition
Moon Phases Retrograde Calendar Maurice Lacroix Manufacture movement ML152, equipped with its own lever assortment, gear-train and spring balance, developed, manufactured and assembled in-house
Vibrations: 18,000 vph, 2.5 Hz
Power reserve 42 hours
Adjustment: 5 positions when fully wound and after 24 hours
Hours and minutes indicated by central hands
Retrograde calendar indicated by hand, visible through the dial at 10 o’clock
Moon phases indicated by a disc at 6 o’clock
Day indicated by a hand at 6 o’clock
Power reserve indicated by hand, visible through the dial at 2 o’clock
Hand-decorated bridges plated with black-gold and featuring large snail-like pattern and dedicated moon phases disc
Combination of polished sunray, circular- and vertical-brushed surfaces, steel, 46 mm diameter, screwed steel bezel, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, integrated shaped push-pieces to correct functions, screw-down crown in ¼ turn, screwed case-back featuring a large sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, water resistant to 100 m / 10 atm.
Functions revealed through skeletonized dial
Main plate: slate-gray with vertical-brushed finish, skeletonized retrograde calendar and power reserve zones
Applied ring: circular-brushed with polished applied slate-gray Arabic numerals
Integrated skeletonized indicators for the retrograde calendar and power reserve functions
Large opening at 6 o’clock for the moon phase indication, with an integrated metal-coated sapphire crystal, applied “Maurice Lacroix” brushed cartouches
Black hand-stitched porosus crocodile-skin strap with large scales, black calfskin lining and matching stitching
Limited to 250 pieces, with certificate