Maurice Lacroix Baselworld Preview, a New Masterpiece Le Chronographe
The watch Maurice Lacroix is taking to Baselworld is a new version of the Masterpiece Le Chronographe in stainless steel using the ML 106-2 manufacture movement, which was developed by Maurice Lacroix' technical department last year. The watch uses a reinterpretation of the chronograph sequence, which Lacroix has sought a patent for, to help prevent incorrect time or date if the watch receives a shock. The watch also features a stop second so that when the crown is pulled out, the balance halts and the seconds hand stops so the watch can be set accurately to the second. The watch has a 45mm case with front and back sapphire crystals. The dial is sterling silver with an anthracite finish and Superluminova coating. Compare this watch to the original Le Chronographe as seen on the Lacroix website, this is essentially a more masculine version and rugged looking version, swapping out the rose gold case and the white dial for something a little more in line with recent trends toward tough guy watches.