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.
Chronograph seconds are indicated by a central hand with the 60-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock. The movement is adjusted in 5 positions and runs in 22 jewels at 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz) with a power reserve of 42 hours. The bridges are hand-decorated. The steel case combines polished sunray, circular, and vertical-brushed surfaces. The domed sapphire crystal is anti-reflective coated on both sides. The crown screws down, and the watch is water resistant to 100 meters. The dial is sapphire-crystal with metal-coated treatment and it also has anti-reflective coating on both sides to improve the view of the movement. The counters and seconds track are dotted with SuperLumiNova.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Le Chronographe Squelette will be produced in a limited edition of 250 pieces priced at $20,000. Look for it at retailers later this year.
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