Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Tradition Phases de Lune

The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Tradition Phases de Lune is an exceptional model that identifies its owners as real connoisseurs. The moon phase is not simply a technical display, it also appeals to the emotional dimension associated with the Earth’s satellite.

Its physical influences on our planet have been demonstrated, and its different phases are sometimes believed to affect our daily lives. Some people make decisions depending on whether the moon is new, full, waxing or waning. But unfortunately, the moon is rarely visible during the day.  Maurice Lacroix addressed this problem in the 1980s by pioneering moon phase indication at a time when mechanical watches were regaining popularity.

In addition to displaying the moon phase at 6 o’clock, this wonderful model also shows the day of the week and the month at 12 o’clock, while a central hand indicates the date.  The precision of the displays is ensured by the caliber ML 37, a superb rhodium-coated automatic movement. Its circular graining and Côtes de Genève decoration is visible through the sapphire case back, as is the oscillating weight, also decorated with Côtes de Genève.

Technical details
Model: Masterpiece Tradition Phases de Lune

Case
Stainless steel, Ø 40 mm
Finishing combining satin and polished surfaces
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50m/5 atm

Dial
Guilloché executions:
– Silver or pink gold color moon on deep blue sky
– Central guilloché decoration
– Sun brushed minute circle
– Circular brushed peripheral finish
– “Roman” figures available in blue, rhodium or pink gold color
– Date and minutes printed in black or off-white

Lacquered execution:
– Silver color moon on deep blue sky
– White lacquer mirror finish
– “Roman” figures and date printed in black

Hands
On guilloché dial executions:
– Facetted hours and minutes hands
– Flat seconds hand
– Domed week date hand
– Available in metallic blue, rhodium or pink gold plated versions

On lacquered dial execution:
– Facetted hours and minutes hands
– Flat seconds hand
– Domed date hand
– Date hand in metallic blue execution, contrasting with rhodium plated hours, minutes and seconds hands

Strap / Bracelet
Genuine black crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching

Buckle
Folding steel clasp with push buttons
Satin and polished finish

Movement
Automatic Caliber ML 37
Vibration: 28’800 alt/h, 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 25
Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
Decorations: Rhodium, Perlage (circular graining), Côte de Genève (straight stripe), Gold plated (2N) rotor with Côte de Genève (straight stripes)

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date indicated by central hand
Week day and month at 12 o’clock
Moon phase at 6 o’clock

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