The dial is black or silver-plated. Hours and minutes hands are located in the center. The seconds hand is at 9 o’clock. Added to this inherently traditional layout is an unobtrusive yet original power reserve display. With a centrally positioned hand, this new complication, wholly designed, developed and manufactured by Maurice Lacroix, lies at the outer edge of the dial.
The Les Classiques Réserve de Marche timepiece conceals an ML 109 caliber, featuring an extra component to operate the power reserve that propels it straight into the halls of the great. The plain, stark design highlights the distinctiveness of this complication. Its single, delicately sand-blasted hand contrasts with the luminescent hour and minute hands, to better highlight the innovative character of the power reserve.
An understated whole, the watch’s exquisite visual harmony marks it out unmistakably. The 40 mm-diameter stainless steel case, water-resistant to 30 meters, captures the light in a natural, unaffected way. And yet, it makes an excellent showcase for an original horological complication.
■ Stainless steel, Ø 40 mm
■ Polished and brushed surfaces
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (inside)
■ Water-resistant to 30 m/3 atm
■ Timeless design underlined by velvety finishing
■ Available with 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
■ Power reserve hand with sandblasted finishing for optimum legibility
■ Genuine black or brown imitation crocodile-skin calfskin strap
■ 7-row metal bracelet combining polished and brushed finishes
■ Stainless steel folding clasp with push-pieces
■ Polished, combined with brushed finishes
■ ML 109 mechanical movement, hand-wound
■ Complication module created, developed and manufactured by Maurice Lacroix.
■ Vibration: 28,800 vibrations/h, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve: 42 hours
■ Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
■ Decoration: Rhodium-plated movement, circular Côtes de Genève
■ Hours and minutes indicated by central hand
■ Small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
■ Power reserve indicated by central hand
LC7008-SS001-330: Black dial, genuine black leather strap with folding clasp
LC7008-SS001-130: Silver dial, genuine brown leather strap with folding clasp