When the Masterpiece Square Wheel was launched in 2010, it astounded the world of watchmaking with its innovative depiction of time. The iconic design of the Masterpiece Square Wheel is patented and remains the only watch with a functional square wheel mechanism. It has since become synonymous with the progressive brand, Maurice Lacroix.
Throughout its history, retrograde indications have been a specialty of Maurice Lacroix. The spectacle of a hand moving with an arc-like trajectory towards its ultimate destination proves captivating. However, this is not the end of the visual theatre, on reaching the last indicated value, the lone hand jumps back to its starting point and recommences its journey.
Now, for the first time, Maurice Lacroix has paired the square wheel complication with a retrograde date display. The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Square Wheel Retrograde, as its name suggests, bestows a new aesthetic unlike any other. Despite the modernity of its individualistic dial, each indication proves easy to read.
Housed in a 43mm stainless steel case, this timepiece is offered in two variants, one featuring a silver dial, with blue indexes, and another with a black dial adorned with Côtes de Genève motif and rose gold plated indexes.
The Masterpiece Square Wheel Retrograde is equipped with the Calibre ML258, featuring an in-house module. This self-winding movement is beautifully finished. The skeletonized rotor is embellished with Côtes de Genève and the bridges are sandblasted and incorporate colimaçon decoration.
A sumptuous alligator leather strap completes the specification of this timepiece. It features a polished, integrated Maurice Lacroix logo, a symbol which denotes innovative horology, iconic design and Swiss craftsmanship.
Model: Masterpiece Square wheel Retrograde
Diameter: 43 mm
Height : 15 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 10 ATM
– Silver dial with Clous de Paris, sandblasted; Black printings
– Indexes: Blue
– Hands: Blue
– Anthracite dial with vertical Côtes de Genève finishing; Silver powder printings
– Indexes: Rose gold plated
– Hands: Rose gold plated
Automatic manufacture ML258
Vibrations: 28’800 vph / 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 36 hours
Number of jewels: 37
Decorations: Rhodium plated bridges with Colimaçon and M logo lining. Rhodium plated skeleton rotor with vertical Côtes de Genève, sandblasted and Colimaçon finishing.
Hours and minutes
Second at 9 o’clock
Retrograde calendar at 5 o’clock
Black alligator easychange
Buckle: Folding clasp in stainless steel