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  • Manufacturer: Maurice Lacroix
    Material: Blue polished POWERLITE® (patented alloy by Maurice Lacroix, combination of 5 elements: Titanium / Aluminum / Zirconium / Magnesium / Ceramic), “Box” sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating on both sides, Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal and special engraving: “ONLY WATCH 2015 – PIECE UNIQUE 1/1”, Water resistant to 50 m / 5 atm
    Calibre: Automatic Manufacture movement, Caliber ML 230, 35 jewels, assortment and oscillator ML10, 18’000 alt/h, 2.5 Hz, 50-hour power reserve. Rhodium bridges with diamond cut edges. “Vague du Jura” exclusive decoration on movement’s main bridge, sandblasted and brushed finishings on the other parts of the movement.
    Bracelet/Strap: Blue genuine alligator strap, ecru stitching, Alsavel lining in beige colour, Folding clasp in steel with push buttons,Polished and brushed finishings
    Dimensions: 43 mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Masterpiece Gravity “Only Watch 2015” from Maurice Lacroix is a stunning expression of the best Maurice Lacroix has to offer. It features a Manufacture Movement, a silicium assortment, an off‐centre hour and minutes display, a world‐première “Vague du Jura” decoration on its main bridge, striking use of colour, presented in an eye‐catching POWERLITE® case (an incredibly robust, durable and light alloy made of Titanium, Aluminum, Zirconium, Magnesium and Ceramic). The Masterpiece Gravity presents its oscillator and assortment centre stage on the dial side of the watch. A domed “glass‐box” sapphire crystal further magnifies the oscillator and assortment, making them appears to sit high within the case and according a sublime three‐dimensional characteristic to the dial. A small seconds display, presented on a subdial partially projects over the disclosed balance assortment, masterfully exploiting depth and curving line.
    The Masterpiece Gravity was also the first timepiece to feature a fully silicium assortment. Developed in‐house by Maurice Lacroix, it is a further example of the company’s forward thinking approach to watchmaking. Finally, the case back of the watch is equipped with a sapphire crystal, according a view of the automatic Calibre ML230. The Masterpiece Gravity inspires and challenges convention.
    It is an innovative timepiece, at the cutting-edge of progress, which does not merely convey time but emotionally engages with the wearer with creative expression.


Lot offered with No Reserve

The Masterpiece Gravity from Maurice Lacroix is an innovative timepiece, at the cutting‐edge of progress: Manufacture movement, silicium assortment, world-première “Vague du Jura” decoration, high-tech POWERLITE® case and a striking, modern usage of color.

43 mm. Diameter

CHF12,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF25,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm