Maurice Lacroix “Les Classiques” Collection for Women – Les Classiques Date Quartz and Automatic Caliber & Les Classiques Moonphase Chronographe

Echoing the men’s models presented at the BaselWorld exhibition in 2010, the “Les Classiques” watches for women reflect the talent of the Maurice Lacroix designers and creators to revisit a collection, while at the same time remaining true to its intrinsic character. Their extremely competitive market positioning brings real added value to the brand’s offer. Preferring the classic to the extravagant, the innovations blend their feminine elements with their matching masculine features, neatly demonstrating the elegance of the “Pair Watches” concept.

Playing on diversity, the Les Classiques Date and the Moon Phase Chronograph are the very reflection of femininity. They may be fitted with a mechanical or a quartz movement, be set with diamonds or not, be made of steel or twin-coloured metal, be simple or complicate, be decorated with a polished or a smooth finish… All reflect the eclectic tastes and aspirations of women who enjoy variety, wearing a sleek watch, one with complications or a jewelled one, to fit the occasion. But it must be authentic, with the smallest indication or the merest decorative detail finding its justification within the 33 mm diameter watch case.

The Date version observes the world around it with composure and assurance. Three hands and a date, with nothing to disturb the visual passage of time. The hours and minutes hands, with their luminescent coating, move round above a dial encircled with slim applied markers. The layout, reduced to simplicity itself, places the date aperture at 6 o’clock. Fitted with a self-winding mechanical or quartz movement, the watch case, bracelet and dial come in a range of finishes, black, silver-coloured or mother-of-pearl. It is also available in a jewelled version, with the dial and bezel set with glittering diamonds.

The Moon Phase Chronograph features complications dear to Maurice Lacroix since the 1980s, including some of the most poetic and feminine. Within lies a quartz movement that ticks away regularly and accurately. The timeless design presents the data in a beautifully balanced and perfectly legible way. The chronograph counters, located directly opposite each other at 10 and 2 o’clock, are cleverly balanced by the moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock. In black, these form a striking contrast with the white mother-of-pearl dial, which is also available in a version featuring a diamond-studded bezel. Even the date is a model of discretion, located demurely at 4 o’clock.

Technical details
Les Classiques Date – Quartz and automatic caliber

Case
Stainless-steel, Ф 33mm
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (automatic versions only)
Water resistant to 30 m / 3 atm
Steel-gold version: Quartz versions: yellow PVD (2N) coated bezel; Automatic versions: 18K yellow gold bezel – Gold weight 3.03 g
Diamond set versions: Bezel set with 62 TW VVS-VS diamonds, Ф 1.40mm ( 0.6448 Ct.)

Dial
Available in silver, black and silver/ yellow gold plated hour markers versions (2N)
Diamond cut applied hour-markers with Superluminova SLNC1
Available in refined white mother-of-pearl set with 11 TW VVS-VS diamonds, Ф 1.10mm ( 0.0583 Ct.)
Diamond cut hand with Superluminova SLNC1on hours and minutes handsAvailable in rhodium and yellow gold plated versions (2N)

Strap
Black, brown or white croco imitatation strap
Stainless steel bracelet combining polished and brushed finishing
Stainless steel bracelet with yellow PVD coated ( quartz versions only)

Movement
Quartz Version
Hours, Minutes, Seconds indicated by central hands
Date indicated by disc at 6 o’clock
End-of-life display

Automatic Version
Automatic movement, self – winding
Hours, Minutes, Seconds indicated by central handsDate indicated by disc at 6 o’clock
VIBRATION: 28 800 alt / h, 4 Hz
POWER RESERVE: 38 hours
JEWELS: 26 on ML 115, 25 on ML 155
ADJUSTMENTS: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
DECORATION: Rhodium – plated movement: circular grain, côtes de Genève snail

Les Classiques Moonphase Chronographe Ladies

Case
Stainless steel case Ф 38mm
New bezel and caseback design
Polished finishing
Domed sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 30 m / 3 atm
Diamond set versions: Bezel set with 72 TW VVS-VS diamonds, Ф 1.40mm ( 0.7488 Ct.)

Dial
Refined white mother-of-pearl set with 12 TW VVS-VS diamonds, Ф 1.20mm ( 0.08 Ct.)
Diamond cut hand with Superluminova SLNC1on hours and minutes hands

Strap
White croco imitatation strap
7 rows stainless steel bracelet combining polished and brushed finishing
Stainless steel standard buckle

Movement
Quartz movement, calibre ML49

Functions
Hours, Minutes, and chronograph seconds indicated by central hands
Small second at 2 o’clock
Chronograph 30 minutes counter at 10 o’clock
Date indicated by disc at 4 o’clock
Moon Phases indicated by disc at 6 o’clock

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