When Maurice Lacroix launched its first Masterpiece Gravity at Baselworld 2014, it was the first timepiece from this maker to feature silicon components. The firm’s latest work, seen earlier this year, shows off this choice front and off-center once again, but with a blue accent.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Blue, seen at Baselworld in March, presents its oscillator and assortment for all to admire between 6 o’clock and 8 o’clock on its dial side. Thus, the wearer (and several close friends) can watch the colorful oscillator and the equally visible pallet lever dance to the watch’s thoughtfully slow (18,000 vph) beat.
And while this sight has been seen on wrists since the initial Masterpiece Gravity debut three years ago, this year there’s more color to catch the eye. Maurice Lacroix has paired the watch’s blue lacquered off-center hour and minutes display with rhodium-plated hour and minute hands. The firm has also placed a small seconds display with a matching blue sub dial and red hand just below the hour and minutes display. The mainplate of the movement is adorned with 'Vagues du Jura' motif and nicely adds to the horological eye candy.
Specifications: Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity Blue
Movement: Automatic Caliber ML230 with rhodium bridges with diamond-cut edges.
“Vagues du Jura” unique decoration on main bridge, sandblasted and brushed finishings on the other parts of the movement with hours, minutes displayed by off-centered hands at 2 o'clock.
Case: 43mm stainless steel case, satin and polished with box sapphire crystal,
Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 50 meters.
Dial: Blue lacquered with rhodium indexes and logo, small second by off-centered hand at 4 o’clock, visible ML assortment and oscillator between 6 and 8 o’clock.
Strap: Genuine blue crocodile-skin. Stainless steel folding clasp with push buttons.
Satin and polished finishing.