The Memoire1, A Mechanical Watch With A Memory
The watch blogs are all abuzz about the Memoire 1, a new watch from Maurice Lacroix that promises to be the first mechanical watch with a memory function. It has a simple dial with two hands, one for minutes and one for seconds with a disk to show the hours. By pressing a button in the crown you can switch the watch from "Time" to "Chrono". The hands and the hours disk then switch into the measurement of time intervals. Press the button again and it is a normal watch once more. It is even possible to toggle back and forth when the chronograph is running. The ML 128 calibre movement of Mémoire 1 is constructed of 537 components. Full pictures of the watch haven't been revealed yet and the watch will be shown at Baselworld 2008 next spring.