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Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Date Collection

Maurice Lacroix introduces Les Classiques Date, a simple yet sophisticated mechanical timepiece which comes in a 38mm case and an uncluttered dial without excessive flamboyance. This timepiece is equipped with Swiss automatic Calibre ML115 (ML155 on gold execution). The rhodium-plated movement is traditionally decorated with perlage and Côtes de Genève motif.

The model has received subtle changes to its appearance, enhancing the aesthetics with a selection of new steel models as well as three new models presented in pink gold (4N).

The new bezel design is stepped, highly polished on its upper surface and circular brushed on the lower flanks. The intricate profile of the bezel produces charming areas of light and shade enhancing the luxurious feel of the timepiece. A similar effect is achieved by harmoniously blending the same two surface treatments to the caseband.

The dials of the three pink gold models are available in silver with either sandblasted or sun-ray finish or alternatively a black gold dial with a sun-ray finish. Faceted indexes tastefully mark the hours. The Hours and Minutes hands are diamond cut and the slim central seconds hand is polished to a brilliant gleam.

A pink gold applied “Guichet”, or frame, surrounds the date. Its angled profile draws the eye towards the date disc, enhancing legibility.A printed minute track frames the extremities of the dial.

The contrast of a steel case with a pink gold bezel provides an alluring prospect. The warmth of gold combined with the cool temperament of steel provides an interesting visual appearance.Pink gold plated Hours, Minutes and Seconds hands blend pleasingly with the bezel and the pink gold applied “Guichet” date surround. The central area of the silver dial is stamped with a sun-ray pattern, which is encircled with a straight brushed area. The minute track repeats the stamped sun-ray pattern and is decorated with pink gold plated and silver pearls. Along the minute track each 10-minute integer is marked with Arabic numerals. Purchasers can choose from a brown or black crocodile strap or may wish to add a note of modernity to their timepiece with a bi-colour metal bracelet (steel / pink gold plated).

For those who love the simplicity and elegance of a pure stainless steel watch, Les Classiques Date is also offered in some basic stainless steel models which deliver uncluttered presentation of time. They come with vide variety of options – Silver or black gold dials, solely batons, batons with Arabic numerals at 6 o’clock and noon, or, batons with Roman numerals at 6 o’clock and noon.

LES CLASSIQUES DATE
Case
Stainless steel, Ø 38 mm
New bezel design
Finishing combining polished and brushed surfaces
Steel or steel with pink gold bezel (18K, gold weight 3.2 g)
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistant to 30 m/3 atm

Dial
Available in silver or black gold with rhodied, pink gold plated or metallic  blue hour-markers versions
Hands: Diamond-cut faceted hours and minutes hands. Available in rhodium, pink gold plated or metallic blue versions

Movement
Automatic calibre ML115
Vibration: 28 800 alt/h, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 26
Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
Decoration: rhodium-plated movement

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds by central hands
Date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Black or brown genuine crocodile imitation
Buckle: Stainless steel standard buckle; Polished finishing; Silver or pink gold plated

Metal Bracelet
7-row bracelet in stainless steel or stainless steel/pink gold plated execution
Alternation of vertical-brushed and polished finishing
Deployment buckle

LES CLASSIQUES DATE GOLD
Case
18K pink gold, Ø 38 mm
Fully polished finishing
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Opened see-through case-back
Water-resistant to 30 m/3 atm

Dial
Silver or black gold sun-brushed and silver opaline execution with spiral  recess in minute zone and pink gold plated indexes.
Hands: Diamond-cut faceted hours and minutes hands; Pink gold plated

Movement
Automatic movement, self winding ML155/ML132
Vibration: 28 800 alt/h, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
Jewels: 25/20
Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
Decoration: Rhodium-plated movement, circular-grain and snail hand decoration

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds indicated by central hands
Date indicated by disc at 3 o’clock

Strap
Genuine crocodile leather strap available in black or brown
Pink gold plated standard buckle, matching case execution

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