It had been last year at Baselworld that Maurice Lacroix switched heads using its original Masterpiece Gravity model. This watch was especially notable among the first watches by having an assortment fully made from plastic. However for Baselworld 2015, the company wished to start out farther. In the end, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary from the Bienne-based brand. So at Baselworld this season, Maurice Lacroix introduced its three new Masterpiece Gravity models. Each one is limited models, however the most striking – and limited – included in this may be the Masterpiece Gravity 40th. The Masterpiece Gravity 40th isn’t just a brand new color or material combination for that watch: additionally, it draws together numerous Maurice Lacroix improvements, in materials, design, and engineering.
This exclusive edition is restricted to, properly, 40 pieces. It is available in a situation of Powerlite, Maurice Lacroix’s proprietary alloy, that was coded in 2013. Powerlite consists of aluminum, titanium, zirconium, magnesium and ceramic, which makes it two times as light as steel, yet two times as hard. Powerlite can also be highly prone to anodization, that is the way it will get its anthracite coloring around the Masterpiece Gravity 40th. About this watch, the Powerlite situation is 43 mm across. It features a screwed caseback having a azure very the leading very has nonreflective coating on sides. The timepiece is water-resistant to 50 meters.
This anthracite situation contrasts nicely using the fast lacquered dial. A notable feature from the Gravity is its off-center shows: the primary dial, showing the hour and minutes, is positioned at 2 o’clock, using the small seconds subdial beneath it at 4. The primary dial is domed at its center and locked in place with two mirror-polished screws at 3 and 9 o’clock. The minutes track round the dial is rhodium plated.
Left of times shows you can observe the primary bridges, that have a sandblasted finish and beveled edges. Beneath 9 o’clock the all-plastic escapement is seen. It beats at 18,000 vph, a reduced speed that’s better for that material’s durability. As a whole, Quality ML320 has 188 parts, with 35 jewels. Its energy reserve is 50 hrs. It’s been modified in five positions. The Masterpiece Gravity 40th costs $14,900.
When the Masterpiece Gravity 40th isn’t quite your look, you will find two other new Gravity appliances the company presented at Basel. The very first is the classic execution – exactly what the brand calls “No. 1 Gravity Limited.” This version has more that is similar to the 2014 problem from the Gravity, but you will find certain important changes. Beneath the dial, the mainplate has fine c?tes p Genève finishing. The dials are plated with whitened lacquer the dauphine hands are constructed with 2N gold. This is actually the only form of the 3 this season to possess Roman numbers around the primary dial. The timepiece can be obtained on the brown or black crocodile strap having a folding clasp. It’s a special edition of 250 pieces. Cost: $13,900.
Last comes probably the most avant-garde form of the Gravity. The contemporary execution, also called “No. 3 Gravity Limited,” includes a black PVD-treated steel situation (43 mm across, much like its siblings). The dial is within black lacquer and it is rhodium plated. The markings around the seconds dial have been in whitened and red-colored print both your hands are rhodium plated. It occurs a black crocodile strap having a black PVD buckle. It’s also a 250-piece special edition, as well as listed at $13,900.