Ik heb mijn pagina over de Masterpiece serie van Maurice Lacroix uitgebreid met de 3 nieuwste modellen.
Via cut en paste zal stel ik ze hier ook even voor:
Masterpiece le Chronographe (Manufacture) (** LIMITED EDITION ) ( CURRENT MODEL **)
In 2006 ML introduced the very first watch from their factory with a full in-house movement, and what a better way to do this with a Chronograph movement !!!.
This is a very important milestone for the company, and they succeeded in producing a stunning movement with a special filosophy behind it.
The ML106 caliber is a large movement with 36,6mm in diameter and 6,9mm in height. ML chose for a handwound movement, and this leaves the full movement to be admired from the back. At a leasure 18000 Ah/h the chrono second hand can show up to 1/5th of a second. At “3” is a 60-minute chrono counter. A variation seldom seen with chronographs, and it takes special skills to achieve this.
The start/stop mechanism is controlled by a column-wheel. In addition to the stop and zeroing procedure, ML developped a total new patented lever mechanism to co-operate with the column-wheel.
Further the ML106 features 20 jewels, blued steel screws, 2 gold 18K 750 chatons, swan neck precision adjustment, Kif shock protection, polished steel pallet and escapement wheel, Glucydur coiled balance wheel, Nivarox-1 balance spring, and a Nivaflex-1 main spring.
The diameter of the watch is rather large at 45mm in diameter. The first serie with the ML106 caliber is a (** LIMITED EDITION **) of 250 pieces in Rose Gold. Price is yet unknown (march 2006). Reference number is MP7008-PG101-120
Masterpiece Réserve de Marche (** CURRENT MODEL **)
In 2006 this lovely model with the ML109 inside was introduced in the Masterpiece serie.
A power reserve indication is not new for ML or the Masterpiece serie, but on this model the indicator is very prominent placed from the center. The movement used is the little but wunderful handwound movement Peseux 7001.
The movement features 29 jewels, blued steel screws, Incabloc shock protection, polished steel pallet and escapement wheel, Glucydur balance, Nivarox-1 balance spring, and a Nivaflex-1 main spring.
The watch is available in steel or bi-colour, with roman or arabic indices.
Masterpiece Cinq&Cinq (** CURRENT MODEL **)
At first sight this Masterpiece Cinq&Cinq looks a lot like the Masterpieces Cinq Aguilles, which was introduced in 1990, being one of the earliest Masterpieces around. But the Cinq&Cinq is a next step on the five central hands theme. From the dial side nothing much has changed (the first “Cinq” in the name stands for the 5 central hands), but from behind everything is new.
A whole new movement is being used. Based on the TechnoTime TT 738 movement, the ML120 movement is special because it has a power reserve of 120 hours (5 days, the second “Cinq” in the name).
The ML120 is an automatic movemnet, with 33 jewels, and a diameter of 30,4mm. The movement ticks at 28.800 Ah/H.
The watch diameter is 42mm, and the watch is introduced in 2006.