Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity 40th Anniversary Limited
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity was first presented at Baselworld 2014 with an off kilter hour and minutes show and the unmistakable trait of including balance staff, bed switch, escapement haggle wheel pinion all made in silicium and noticeable on the dial side of the watch (we expounded on it here ).
Silicium is a self-greasing up, glass-like material which is multiple times lighter than steel. Because of the low mass the controlling organ burns-through less energy, is more exact and doesn’t need customary grease.
In 2015, now and again of Baselworld, Maurice Lacroix introduced three restricted releases of the Masterpiece Gravity including one extraordinary rendition which commends the brand’s 40th commemoration.
The Masterpiece Gravity 40th Anniversary (ref. MP6118-ALB01-430) will be created in only 40 pieces with a Powerlite case. Powerlite is a unique compound that combines aluminum, magnesium, titanium, zirconium and ceramic to convey brilliant properties being twice pretty much as light as steel yet additionally twice as hard. Powerlite is additionally ideal to get PVD medicines. Indeed the delightful anthracite shade of the instance of this restricted version is accomplished utilizing an anodizing process which makes the surface scratch-safe while making a special visual appearance.
The 43 mm case outlines an eye-getting dial where the unbalanced hours and minutes show includes a striking blue lacquered dial which is domed at its middle and held with two mirror-cleaned screws. It incorporates jewel cut files, rhodium plated hands and a rhodium plated minute track. Vertically adjusted on a similar hub, the little seconds sub-dial is likewise blue lacquered.
The primary scaffolds – situated nearby the hour and minutes show – have a sandblasted get done with cleaned inclined edges.
The domed sapphire gem amplifies the oscillator and upgrades the three dimensional development of the dial.
The programmed produce development Caliber ML230 beats at 18,000 vibrations each hour (2.5Hz), an ideal recurrence for a completely silicium grouping as it demonstrates gentler to the glass-like substance than those accomplished in some higher wavering developments. The force hold is 50 hours.
Maurice Lacroix engineers diminished the quantity of the development components to only 188 to achive the combined advantage of a spotless appearance and improved unwavering quality. The remainder of the development is obvious through the sapphire precious stone case back.
The new Masterpiece Gravity 40th Anniversary is joined by two further restricted versions, conveyed in two varieties, each restricted to 250 pieces.
The old style execution (ref. MP6118-SS001-112) in silk and cleaned tempered steel incorporates an off kilter hour and minutes show including an unadulterated white lacquered dial with dark Roman numerals, gold-plated hands and brief track comprising of blue and dark markings. A roundabout Côtes de Genève theme embellishes the remainder of the dial.
The contemporary execution (ref. MP6118-PVB01-330) highlights a hardened steel case with dark PVD covering and a dark lacquered askew hour and minutes show, jewel cut lists, and rhodium completed hands. The dial is enhanced with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes highlighted with dark DLC treatment. Red articulations improve the avant-garde look.
The cost of the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity 40th Anniversary is Swiss Francs 13,900 while the other two 250-piece restricted releases will retail at Swiss Francs 10,500. mauricelacroix.com