I quite like this new Masterpiece Collection Double Retrograde watch from Swiss watch maker Maurice Lacroix
. Offered in steel or a limited edition of 50 pieces in 18k pink gold, this watch is quite large for a dressy piece at 46mm wide. Maurice Lacroix points out that its automatic mechanical movements is among the widest on the market. Using the calibre ML 191 movement, the watch has a lot of functions laid-out in a rather attractive manner. The dial has the time, with a retrograde dial on the top with a GMT hand, and a retrograde dial below indicating the date. On the left of the dial is an inset subsidiary seconds dial, while a power reserve indicator is placed to the right. This is one of the most handsome Maurice Lacroix watches I have seen in a while.
The dial is in solid silver, done in a deep blue color which matches the gold or steel tones on the dial well. I like how the brand was able to mix function with minimalism cleverly for the dial design. The watches will be matched to black crocodile strap lined with calfskin leather.
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