Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Chronographe Phases De Lune

Maurice Lacroix, the Swiss watch company renowned for their Moonphase complications, now enhances their inventory with two new models featuring an array of functions including a chronograph. Les Classiques Chronographe Phases de Lune provides an array of functions, delivered in a concise and clear form with optimum effect. The dial is a masterful exemplar of legibility with each element proving digestible and simple to interpret.

Hours and minutes are indicated by central hands. Small seconds are presented at 9 o’clock in combination with a 24-hour indicator. The chronograph includes a central seconds hand, 30-minute chronograph counter and a 12-hour chronograph counter. A central hand interfaces with the applicable date displayed around the perimeter of the dial. Two apertures, located below noon, show the day and the month.

The romantic moon-phase indication is presented via a crescent-shaped aperture within the 12-hour chronograph counter. The blue nocturnal sky draws the eyes into a world of dreams and seduces with its charming depiction of a silvery moon.

Despite numerous functions it offers, these models are user-friendly and boast harmonious appeal. A choice of two dials is offered, silver or black gold. Both dials feature a stamped sun-ray pattern central area, whilst the hour track is sun-brushed providing pleasing contrast. The hour track is detailed with drilled recesses to indicate the date. The minute track repeats the stamped sun-ray pattern and is decorated with co-ordinating pearls and Arabic numerals.

Two applied cartouches stating “Maurice Lacroix” and “Chronographe Automatique” sit opposite the sub-dial at 9 o’clock providing equilibrium. Diamond-cut pink gold-plated hour and minute hands bestow a sense of quality.

This multifunctional timepiece is powered with ML154 automatic Swiss movement. This fine and exceptional movement is visible through sapphire crystal caseback. This rhodium-plated engine of Les Classiques Chronographe Phases De Lune is beautifully decorated with circular graining and Côtes de Genève motif following the finest horological traditions.

Technical details
Case
Stainless steel, Ø 41mm
Finishing combining polished and brushed surfaces
Domed sapphire crystal with antireflective coating (inside)
Water resistance to 30 m / 3 atm

Dial
Available in silver or black gold execution with pink gold plated hour markers
Diamond-cut applied hour markers
Hands: Diamond-cut hands available in rhodium, blue and pink gold-plated executions

Strap/Bracelet
Black or brown genuine calf crocodile imitation strap
Seven-row metal bracelet combining polished and brushed finishing

Buckle
Stainless steel folding clasp with pushers
Polished, combined with brushed finishing

Movement
Automatic movement ML154
Vibration: 28,800 vph, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
Jewels: 25
Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
Decoration: Rhodium-coated movement, circular graining, snailing, Côtes de Genève

Functions
Hours and minutes indicated by central seconds
Small seconds indicated by hand at 9 o’clock
24h indication by hand at 9 o’clock
Chronograph seconds 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

References
LC6078-SS001-331
LC6078-SS001-131
LC6078-SS002-331
LC6078-SS002-131

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