The Masterpiece Square Wheel (formerly the Masterpiece Roue Carrée) is the only watch in the world to feature a functional square wheel mechanism. Maurice Lacroix now enhances this collection with a new model, the Masterpiece Square Wheel “Pink Pearl”, a sparkling feminine timepiece dedicated to beautiful wrists.
The Masterpiece Square Wheel “Pink Pearl is a beautiful timepiece which commands attention with each facet of its form – Shimmering pink mother-of-pearl dial, sparkling diamond set case and pink large-scale crocodile-skin strap with a pearl effect finish.
The stainless steel case, measuring 43mm in diameter, provides the ideal size for the depiction of time, ensuring ease of readability. The Masterpiece Square Wheel “Pink Pearl” features diamond-cut Hours and Minutes hands which illuminate in poor light with a white glow. They convey time with traditional elegance and grace. The printed indexes for the hours and minutes are accentuated with glistening diamonds.
A power-reserve indicator is located adjacent to the crown, showing the status of the mainspring against a printed series of indexes.
The allure of the Masterpiece Square Wheel has always been the interaction between a clover-shaped and square wheel. The “Pink Pearl” continues to mesmerise with its innovative seconds display. The open-worked square wheel with a luminous tip at its centre captivates eyes.
Two overlapping recessed areas provide demarcation for the clover-shaped and square wheels. The grey surface is actually an exposed area of the movement bridge, effectively the chassis of the movement within. It reminds the wearer that inside the “Pink Pearl” resides much beauty.
A large sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the sophistication of the Maurice Lacroix automatic manufacture Calibre ML 156, the 10th manufacture movement created by Maurice Lacroix. It is presented with Grand Colimaçon decoration, features 249 movement components, a swan-neck regulator and screwed balance.
This impressive specification stands testament to the exemplary craftsmanship practised by Maurice Lacroix in its desire to meet the demands of the most discerning clientele.
Stainless steel, Ø 43mm, satin and polished finishing
Diamond set with 72 TW VS diamonds, Ø 1.40 mm (0.74 ct)
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed caseback with wide sapphire crystal
Water resistance to 50 m (5 atm)
Pink mother of pearl
Diamond set with 11 TW VS diamonds, Ø 1.20 mm (0.07 ct)
Printed indexes for the hours, minutes and power reserve indication
The square wheel and clover-shaped wheel mesh to transfer power with the same precision as the cogs in their circular counterparts; in addition the wheel is used to indicate the seconds
Trailing square wheel for the seconds display, luminescent seconds pointer (blue emission)
No visible rotation axis
Diamond-polished and faceted Hours and Minutes hands, coated with Superluminova (white emission)
Diamond-polished and faceted power-reserve hand
Large scale crocodile-skin strap, hand-stitched
Available in pink pearl
Folding steel clasp with push buttons
Satin and polished finishing
Maurice Lacroix Automatic Manufacture Calibre ML156
Developed in collaboration with HE-ARC, manufactured and assembled by Maurice Lacroix
Design patented (square wheel / clover-shaped wheel)
Frequency: 18,000 vph (2.5Hz)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Adjustments: 5 positions after full winding and 2 positions after 24 hours
Decoration: Grand Colimaçon, rhodium finish
Hours and minutes indicated by central hands
Small seconds by square wheel at 6 o’clock
Power-reserve hand at 3 o’clock
88 pieces available