Maurice Lacroix is making its only UK exhibition appearance in November when it presents its Masterpiece Skeleton and Masterpiece Chronograph Skeleton at Salon QP.
The exhibition, which is open to trade professionals and watch collectors, runs from November 3-5 at London’s Saachi Gallery.
Skeletonised dials are a major push for Maurice Lacroix this year. The objective of the design team, according to the company, is to remove surplus material from the watch without compromising its strength and reliability.
With the 43mm Masterpiece Skeleton the face is effectively the main bridge arranged in several spoke-like elements. The large spaces in between each double spoke allow the Maurice Lacroix Manufacture movement ML134 parts, including the mainspring, the balance and the winding stem, to be seen.
The larger 45mm Masterpiece Skeleton Chronograph is offered in three options: steel case with silver toned dial, black PVD case with matching dial and, lastly, a luxurious steel cased option pairing a silver dial with a 4N solid gold bezel.
It houses the first chronograph movement produced exclusively for Maurice Lacroix. This movement features high-end finishing, including Côtes de Genève motif on the bridges and oscillating mass.
The hour and minute hands are diamond-cut, lined with luminescent coating, delivering a green emission in restricted light. At 3 o’clock, a 30-minute chronograph is presented, whilst opposite, at 9 o’clock, a small second’s display resides. At the heart of the small seconds display a revolving ‘M’ logo rotates with absolute precision, providing a fitting signature for this latest Masterpiece from Maurice Lacroix.