2014 brings another intriguing addition to Maurice Lacroix’s “Masterpiece” collection, the Masterpiece Gravity. This watch is notable for its use of silicon components as part of the caliber ML230 (Maurice Lacroix’s 13th manufacture movement, by the way). ML’s Masterpiece collection is the brand’s top range where it showcases its most exclusive — and often unusual — complications. Recent Maurice Lacroix “Masterpiece” head-turners include the mystery seconds (2013) and the very intriguing “square wheel”, though there are also more typical designs and complications such as skeleton models, worldtimers, retrograde indicators, and so on. But the Masterpiece Gravity is, as I say, notable for its use of silicon. Let’s take a closer look.
First Look…Baselworld 2014…
Maurice Lacroix gives its Pontos S chronograph some aggressive styling attributes and a size upgrade, and calls it “Supercharged”. I like it. These two new models in the Pontos range step up 5mm from the Pontos S and the Pontos S Extreme‘s 43mm case. The red detailing with steel case is a familiar aesthetic, but the yellow, paired with a black PVD case, is a new color-set for the Pontos S line. Most striking, though, is the knurled chrono pushers and the bezel edge — a great looking detail element that really defines this watch in my book. Price is TBD.
Baselworld 2013 preview…
This is a nicely styled worldtimer coming in 2013 from Maurice Lacroix. It is part of the brand’s “Masterpiece” collection which contains ML’s more interesting, complicated and higher priced pieces ($5k-$20k). Two versions are being offered, one “Europe” and one “Asia”, evidenced by the continents engraved on the center of the dial bordered. The European version features exceptional guilloché work with a Clous de Paris motif. The Asian version favors is not quite so bold in its effects, with a silvered dial, sun-brushed satin-finished continents, pink gold numerals and hands and blue seconds hand.
Each is in a 42mm steel case, with automatic mechanical movement. Both models have a day/night indication at 9 o’clock and the date at 6 o’clock. The 24-hour hand indicates the time in your place of residence, simply pressing on the push-button enables you to adjust the 12-hour hand to show the time in your current location.
Baselworld 2013 preview…
Maurice Lacroix will be introducing this very nice Pontos S Diver in 2013. It is one of two new models to join the brand’s Pontos collection along with some design tweaks to existing Chronograph and Day/Date models. The watch has a vintage touch while also being respectably spec’d for a dive watch at 600m.
Click through for a closer look at this new Dive Watch