Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Moonphase Chronograph Edition 2011

The 2011 edition of Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques collection consists of four new watches,the moon-phase chronograph , the power reserve, the GMT large date and a woman’s model.The new Les Classiques moon-phase chronograph measures short periods of time with relentless rationale. Traditional in style, the three counters fit naturally together to better accommodate a train of complications, 24-hour time and moon phase indications, and date, day and month displays.

Powered by the ML 154 caliber, the timepiece guarantees reliability and precision. The care taken in the automatic self-winding mechanism is echoed on the dial: although numerous, the time indicators are thoroughly practical in nature, with no superfluous aesthetic touches.

Water-resistant to 30 meters, the 41 mm-diameter stainless steel or twin-color case with an 18-carat yellow-gold bezel comes with a choice of three dials, namely traditional silver-plated, more contemporary black and classic silver with gold-plated hour-markers. The hours and minutes hands are coated with Superluminova to make it easy to read the time in the dark. The 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters are located at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively, with the lunation indicator also at 6 o’clock. The small seconds and 24-hour indications are located at 9 o’clock, while the date and chronograph trotteuse hands are located centrally. The month and day displays, in two windows side by side at 12 o’clock, complete the picture. A rapid corrector located at 10 o’clock enables automatic weekday adjustment. The perfect balance of this timepiece is redolent of those classic, historic watches where harmony is the key word. The moon-phase chronograph comes with either a leather strap or a metal bracelet.

Technical details
Case
■ Stainless steel, Ø 41 mm
■ Polished and brushed surfaces
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (inside)
■ Water-resistant to 30 m/3 atm
■ Steel-gold version with yellow-gold bezel (18K, yellow gold weight 5 g)
■ Quick weekly corrector at 10 o’clock

Dial
■ Timeless design underlined by velvety finish
■ Available with silver, black or 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
■ 7-row metal bracelet combining polished and brushed finishes

Buckle
■ Stainless steel folding clasp with push-pieces
■ Polished, combined with brushed finishes

Movement
■ Automatic movement, self–winding ML 154
■ Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations/h, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve: 48 hours
■ Jewels: 25
■ Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
■ Decorations: Rhodium-plated movement, circular graining, snail, Côtes de Genève

Functions
■ Hours and minutes indicated by central hands
■ Small second indicated by hand at 9 o’clock
■ 24h indication by hand at 9 o’clock
■ Chronograph second by central hand
■ 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock
■ 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock
■ Date indicated by central hand
■ Weekday and month indicated by disc at 12 o’clock
■ Moon phase indicated by disc at 6 o’clock

Models and reference number

  • LC6078–SS001–13E/33E: Stainless steel case, silver/black dial, genuine black leather strap with folding clasp
  • LC6078–SS002–13E/33E: Stainless steel case, silver/black dial, metal bracelet with folding clasp
  • LC6078–YS101–13E: Stainless steel case, with 18K yellow-gold bezel, silver dial, genuine brown leather strap with folding clasp

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