Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Grande Date GMT Edition 2011

The Les Classiques Grande Date GMT watch by Maurice Lacroix has all so called majestic horological complications: Three hands, a large date display, a second time zone. The best qualities of the dial, whether black or silver-plated, are its harmony and delicate subtlety. Long applied markers, three delicate hands, little embellishment apart from the delicate micro-blasting on the dial which softens the appearance.

To provide perfect legibility, the hours and minutes hands are coated with a luminescent substance, so that they clearly mark the immutable passage of time, even in the dark. The large date display sits imposingly at 12 o’clock, and opposite is a GMT sub-dial at 6 o’clock. The layout of the dial is perfect, confirming that simplicity inevitably evokes the idea of grandeur. The popularly sized 40 mm diameter case is in stainless steel and is water-resistant to 30 meters. At its heart, and ticking with unfailing regularity, is an Maurice Lacroix automatic ML 129 caliber.

Technical details
Case
■ Stainless steel, Ø 40 mm
■ Polished and brushed surfaces
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (inside)
■ Water-resistant to 30 m/3 atm

Dial
■ Timeless design underlined by velvety finish
■ Available with black and silver-/yellow-gold-plated hour markers
■ Diamond-cut applied hour-markers with white Superluminova SLNC1

Hands and discs
■ Diamond-cut hand with white Superluminova SLNC1 on hours and minutes hands
■ Available in rhodium- and yellow-gold-plated versions

Strap/bracelet
■ Genuine black or brown imitation crocodile-skin calfskin strap

Buckle
■ Stainless steel folding clasp with pushers
■ Combined polished, and brushed finishes

Movement
■ Automatic movement, self-winding ML 129
■ Vibration:28,800 vibrations/h, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve:44 hours
■ Jewels: 21
■ Adjustments:3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
■ Decoration:Rhodium-plated movement, circular graining, snail, Côtes de Genève

Functions
■ Hours, minutes and seconds indicated by central hands
■ Big Date at 12 o’clock
■ 2nd time zone indicated by hands at 6 o’clock

Model variations with reference number
LC6088-SS001-330: Black dial, genuine black leather strap
LC6088-SS001-130:Silver dial, genuine brown leather strap

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