Maurice Lacroix is set to unveil a mystery watch which indicates seconds on a linear display combining vertical and horizontal scales, read per 15 seconds. The mystery comes from a blued steel hand that rotates on its axis, creating the illusion of levitation. Hours and minutes are shown at 2 o’clock; the rest of the dial is cut away to reveal rhodium- or ruthenium-plated bridges whose geometric form has a contemporary feel. The ML215 caliber is the twelfth movement to be entirely developed by the brand. Made as two 125-piece limited series, steel case or black PVD steel case, both shown here.
It looks like a very interesting approach, though difficult to visualize from the photos – this is definitely a watch whose magic must be seen in action in order to be understood an appreciated. I’ll get back to you on that.
I’ll also note that this is an interesting follow-up to the brand’s first mystery piece, the Roue Carree, or Square Wheel.
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse
43mm steel case with stain and polished surfaces (or black PVD steel), automatic mechanical ML215 caliber (“mysterious” seconds hand display)