In1999, Maurice Lacroix released its first retrograde watch, the Masterpiece Retrograde
Calendar, a luxury timepiece equipped with a power-reserve indicator. 19 years later, the Swiss company showcases a new watch, once again named the Masterpiece Retrograde Calendar, a timepiece inspired by the past.
The Masterpiece Retrograde Calendar is offered in two dial variants, silver or blue. The dial surface is enriched with exquisite detailing such as Clous de Paris decoration or snailed and Côtes de Genève details depending on the version selected. Colour coordinated lancine-shaped hands succinctly impart information. The 43mm steel case provides ample size to display all indications clearly, each function being optimally positioned, delivering excellent legibility.
A key element of the dial is the retrograde calendar indication. A lone hand moves upwards, following an arcing trajectory. As the last moments of the 31st day ebbs away, the hand returns to the first day of the month and a new future awaits the wearer.
This new timepiece is equipped with an automatic Manufacture movement, the caliber ML190. The movement is endowed with high-end finishing, typical of a Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece. The bridges are rhodium plated, featuring Côtes de Genève in Colimaçon with polished edges. Likewise, the skeleton rotor is decorated with Côtes de Genève in Colimaçon. Measuring 16 lignes, this large and impressive movement can be appreciated via the exhibition case-back.
An alligator leather strap, featuring the company’s distinctive logo, confers a sense of luxury with its attractive appearance and sumptuous feel.
Diameter: 43 mm
Case Height: 15 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Automatic manufacture ML190
Vibrations: 18’000 vph / 2.5 Hz
Power Reserve: 52 hours
Number of jewels: 50
Decorations: Rhodium plated bridges with Côtes de Genève in “Colimaçon” with polished edges on all bridges. Rhodium plated skeleton rotor with “Côtes de Genève” in “Colimaçon” finishing
Hours and minutes
Retrograde calendar at 10 o’clock
Power reserve indicator at 2 o’clock
Small second at 6 o’clock
– Reference MP6568-SS001-132-1: “Silver with Clous de Paris, sandblasted. Black printings” Blue indexes and hands
– Reference MP6568-SS001-430-1: “Blue with snailed and Côtes de Genève finishings. Silver powder printings”. Rhodium plated indexes and hands
Black alligator easychange
Folding clasp in stainless steel