MAURICE LACROIX

Maurice Lacroix is a luxury watch brand based in Switzerland. Maurice Lacroix was established in 1975 and quickly became successful. Since 1989, when it acquired the case company Queloz, Maurice Lacroix produces all watch cases in-house. Notable watches are the Maurice Lacroix Les Mecaniques, Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece, Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Le Chronograph, Maurice Lacroix Pontos, Maurice Lacroix Eliros, Maurice Lacroix Miros, Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques. WatchTiime covers Maurice Lacroix watch news, Maurice Lacroix price updates and other posts about Maurice Lacroix watches as well as Maurice Lacroix watch infos. Maurice Lacroix watches are available globally and our database has several models with Maurice Lacroix watch price details, photos and tech spec.

WatchTime’s September-October Issue is On Sale Now!

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The September-October issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex GMT-Master "Batman" with blue-black ceramic bezel, an exclusive interview with Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, a foldout timeline covering 100 years of the wristwatch, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches

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In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For skeleton watch fans who love the technical "openwork" artistry that goes into skeleton watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch's inner workings. Below we take a look at 10 skeleton watches introduced in recent years. … [Read more...]

9 Watch Brands That Make Their Own Metals

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We're all familiar with the most popular materials for watch cases — steel, rose gold, titanium, et cetera. But what about Rolesium, Ceragold, and Zenithium? While many watch brand take great pride in making their own cases, movements and dials, only a handful have gone the extra mile and actually invented their own materials, mostly for use in cases, but sometimes even for parts inside the watch. Many of these have come about as watch brands invested in developing new alloys in an effort to … [Read more...]

Budget Travelers: 5 World-Time Watches Under $5,000

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Summer is the preferred time for many people to travel, and what could be more useful for globetrotters than a watch that lets them keep track of time everywhere in the world at once? Many world- time watches will cost you as much as several overseas vacations, but we found a handful, all with mechanical movements, that you can get for $5,000 or less. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

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In the third part of this series on the basics of divers' watches, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

JCK 2014: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity (with Live Photos)

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On WatchTime's final day at the Las Vegas watch and jewelry trade show, JCK 2014 and Couture 2014, we visited Maurice Lacroix and got an up-close look at the brand's headliner piece from this year's Baselworld, the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: 5 Pre-Basel Watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant

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The Baselworld watch fair is about a month away, but many watch brands have already sent previews of new timepieces that they will be launching at the fair. Click on the pictures below to read my posts (along with additional photos) on five new watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant, all from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer

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Maurice Lacroix, recently acquired by Asia-focused "market services expansion group" DKSH, offered a wide array of new timepieces at this year's Baselworld. Among the additions to its Masterpiece collection is the new Masterpiece Worldtimer, a world-time watch available with two different dials with world map motifs depicting two continents. … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Contributes Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse to Only Watch

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Maurice Lacroix has introduced a one-of-a-kind version of its Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse as its contribution to the Only Watch charity auction being held in Monaco on September 28, 2013. Proceeds of the watch's auction will benefit research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The watch will join the rest of the Only Watch 2013 collection exhibition as it tours before the auction, which will stop in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, and Geneva. … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2013, Day Two: Maurice Lacroix, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer

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On my second day of appointments at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair, I discovered a number of intriguing new timepieces, including a slew of “affordable luxury” pieces from Maurice Lacroix, Chopard’s second-most-complicated watch ever, and Carl F. Bucherer’s first tourbillon. … [Read more...]

Video: Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Squelette LE

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This 45mm chronograph is equipped with Maurice Lacroix’s manufacture movement, caliber ML 106-7. The hand-wound 16.5 ligne (36.6mm) movement is developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. Offering classic column wheel design, 1/5 second accuracy and a 60 minute counter, the movement also featured a unique, patent-pending system that reduces the effects of impacts during the interlocking and releasing phases. Click here for more photos of the Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Squelette … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]

Video: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde

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Maurice Lacroix’s most talked-about model in recent years has been the one that embodies the concept of “hip to be square”: the Roue Carrée (literally, “squared wheel”) from its flagship Masterpiece collection, which features a square-shaped gear wheel mounted on the dial. This year, in addition to the original version in a stainless steel case, Maurice Lacroix has released a model with an attractive rose-gold case and an elegantly decorated brown dial. Click here to see photos of … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Partners with Fisker Automotive

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Another luxury wristwatch/luxury car co-branding deal to announce today... Maurice Lacroix has joined Fisker Automotive, makers of premium electric sports cars, for what the press release refers to as "word-wide brand-building activities." As part of the deal, the car company's founder, Henrik Fisker — who designed sports cars for BMW and Aston Martin before founding his own firm in 2007 — becomes an "Official Brand Ambassador" of Maurice Lacroix. The agreement was announced at a VIP event … [Read more...]

Back is Beautiful 2012: More Watch Wallpaper

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In our September-October issue, on sale September 11, we present our latest portfolio of photos proving that some watches look just as good from the back as from the front. Click here to download the photos — by WatchTime's Nik Schölzel and OK-Photography — as wallpaper for your desktop. … [Read more...]

Open Hearts: New Watch Wallpaper

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Back in our April 2008 issue, we presented a photo essay of luxury mechanical watches with openworked dials, showcasing the work of ace photographer Nik Schölzel. Now we're making these shots available as downloadable desktop wallpaper for the first time. Click here to see the images, which can be enlarged with a click. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde

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Maurice Lacroix's most talked-about model in recent years has been the one that embodies the concept of "hip to be square": the Roue Carrée (literally, "squared wheel") from its flagship Masterpiece collection, which features a square-shaped gear wheel mounted on the dial. This year, in addition to the original version in a stainless steel case, Maurice Lacroix has released a model with an attractive rose-gold case and an elegantly decorated brown dial. The Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde … [Read more...]

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Returns to America with New Collection

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Dubey & Schaldenbrand, the boutique Swiss watch brand founded by Georges Dubey and Rene Schaldenbrand in 1946 and known for its art deco design, has announced its return to North America in 2012. Owner Jonatan Gil, who bought the company in 2009, has established Dubey & Schaldenbrand Americas, which will distribute the brand in the U.S. and Canada. … [Read more...]

A La Vieille Russie & Parmigiani Fleurier Present the Sandoz Collection in New York City

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From October 26 – November 26, a selection of beautiful and rare pieces from the personal collection of Maurice Sandoz will be on display at A La Vieille Russie in New York City. The exhibition includes rare pieces by Fabergé, singular vintage pocket watches, modern Parmigiani timepieces, plus two new wristwatches from Parmigiani. Find complete details inside. … [Read more...]

Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

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On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]

Breitling and Maurice Lacroix Facebook Contests Offer Great Prizes

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In contests running right now, Breitling is offering a chance to get your pilot's license, or to fly with the Breitling Jet Team. Maurice Lacroix offers the lucky winner a two-week, five-city around the world trip next month with chances to meet brand ambassadors such as Sir Bob Geldof or Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Find more information and links to the contests inside. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Launches New U.S. Distribution Under the Direction of Hartmut Kraft

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Independent Swiss watch manufacture Maurice Lacroix has completed the restructuring of its North American market. Martin Bachmann, CEO of Maurice Lacroix and Hartmut Kraft, the CEO who re-launched Chronoswiss in North America, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. … [Read more...]

2010: The Year in Review Quiz, Part I

Have you been following the news for the past 12 months? Say goodbye to 2010 with this quiz that focuses on some of the year’s most (and least) important stories. As always, the answers appear at the end. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Celebrates With the Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet

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On Saturday, November 20, Paris’ Palais Garnier played host to Vacheron Constantin as well as hundreds of the Manufacture’s guests for the much-anticipated 30th anniversary celebration of the AROP (Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet). Presiding over the occasion were Jean-Louis Beffa, President of the AROP, Nicolas Joel, Director of the National Opera of Paris, and Brigitte Lefèvre, Director of Dance. Vacheron Constantin was represented by CEO Juan-Carlos Torres, Marc Guten, the … [Read more...]

Past Forward

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Enthusiasts and collectors know Michel Parmigiani’s eponymous Fleurier-based brand. Less well known is his work as a master restorer of historical treasures. Trusted by leading collectors and museums, the Parmigiani atelier brings wonders from the past back to life, employing wide-ranging skills, and a bit of sleuthing. … [Read more...]

TIME TEST: The Name Game

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Ever wonder how your watch got its name? Test your knowledge of watch-brand handles by matching these brand names with the explanations of the origins. Answers take the form 1-C, 2-G, etc. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Downturn Batters Watch Industry

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The evidence is mounting that the long and bitter global recession is taking a severe toll on the Swiss watch industry. With demand for watches down nearly everywhere, Swiss watch firms are cutting production and jobs. So far this year, Swiss watch firms have laid off more than 1,000 people, according to Swiss press reports. … [Read more...]

Maurice Lacroix Le Chronographe Squelette LE

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This 45mm chronograph is equipped with Maurice Lacroix's manufacture movement, caliber ML 106-7. The hand-wound 16.5 ligne (36.6mm) movement is developed, manufactured and assembled in-house. Offering classic column wheel design, 1/5 second accuracy and a 60 minute counter, the movement also featured a unique, patent-pending system that reduces the effects of impacts during the interlocking and releasing phases. … [Read more...]