Maurice Lacroix - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Maurice Lacroix
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: AI6007-TIMEOFART22
    Case No: BA33455
    Model Name: AIKON Unique Piece
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ML115 Skeleton, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel, rubber strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel folding clasp, stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Maurice Lacroix certificate, hang tag, and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2016, Maurice Lacroix’s AIKON has become synonymous with urban style, encompassing numerous mechanical watches incorporating a variety of complications. In this instance, the brand from the Swiss Jura has created a pièce unique, employing a skeleton movement as an artistic canvas, enriched with a myriad of hues across an iridescent gradient. Luminescent hour and minute hands, along with a slim central sweep seconds hand, float above a sapphire dial and collaborate with indexes, once again luminescent, to indicate the prevailing time. The shine and vibrance of this piece evoke the chromatic brilliance of the minimalist sculptors of the 1960s such as John McCracken and De Wain Valentine, each of whom drew inspiration from the captivating, sleek elegance of automobiles.

    The wearer can see the unusually colored movement as well as a plethora of moving components ordinarily hidden from view. Housed in a modestly sized 39mm stainless steel case, this pièce unique is presented on a matching bracelet and supplied with an additional black rubber strap. The Maison’s ingenious Easy Strap Exchange System provides a simple means of swapping between the bracelet and strap without the need for tools.

    The Maurice Lacroix TimeForArt pièce unique not only indicates time, it is a stylish expression of contemporary art, a quality that will no doubt resonate with Swiss Institute and its many supporters.

    Generously donated by Maurice Lacroix, the watch is being sold to benefit the missions of Swiss Institute.

    The buyer of this lot may be eligible to receive a charitable tax deduction for their purchase. Please see section 10 of this Auction’s Conditions of Sale.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. AI6007-TIMEOFART22
A unique stainless steel wristwatch with multi-chromatic iridescent skeletonized dial, sold to benefit Swiss Institute

2022
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 6,000 
CHF2,800-5,700
€2,900-5,800
HK$23,500-47,000
S$4,100-8,300

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022