A forged carbon case for a regatta timer from none other than Maurice Lacroix. This is not a watch I saw coming from Maurice Lacroix, but I like it and I’m happy to see it. Now I know this watch is also notable for being a regatta tiger, but a forged carbon case seems like the kinda thing that should get some play in the name of the watch. After all, I’d guess that many enthusiasts think of Audemars Piguet when they hear the term. At about 7000 Euro, this is not an inexpensive make for Maurice Lacroix, but compared to other forged carbon case options it is worth a look – it’s great to see both functions and materials that were previously exclusive to high-end brands making their way down to more accessible brands & price points
The regatta timer is a 10-minute countdown (10 minutes before race begins) activated by the pusher at 2 o’clock. The regatta timing digits are white on blue background for the first five minutes of the countdown, with the final five minutes being white on red to convey the imminence of the race start. The inner rotating bezel can be used to calibrate additional timing functions. Other nice touches are the finely textured (“snailed”) minute ring which sits below the minute hashes & hour markers, and the finely textured/sandblasted inner white dial (a bit hard to see, but looks much better hands-on).
This watch has a Sellita-base caliber in it with a Dubois-Depraz 2028 regatta/yacht timer module on top. The strap is rubber (with a carbon-fiber looking texture to it) with a black PVD buckle.
Production is limited to 125 pieces. Nicely done Maurice Lacroix.