The inspiration of contemporary mechanical watchmakingBASELWORLD 2013: The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer
With its international elegance and appeal, the new Masterpiece Worldtimer watch concentrates in its 42 mm diameter all the sophistication of travel, the call of distant horizons, the mastery of a world in perpetual movement.
Ideal for businessmen juggling with the world's time zones, it will also appeal to those whose lifestyle keeps with the rhythm of international events. Its self-winding ML164 mechanical movement combines style and craftsmanship.
With its steely exterior and elegantly worked dial, the world is full of endless possibilities with a flick of a wrist. Inscribed on the flange of the bezel, the exotic litany of cities makes the head spin. Two versions vie for your attention, one for Europe and one for Asia, with the continents delicately engraved on the center of the dial bordered by an hour-circle with Roman numerals. The European version features exceptional guilloché work with a Clous de Paris motif. The world map is highlighted in blue to match the hands and hour-markers, creating an attractive sensation of classical harmony. The Asian version favors powerful light effects, with its silvered dial, sun-brushed satin-finished continents, opaline oceans, pink gold numerals and hands and blue seconds hand. The contrasts are captivating and the spirit of the timepiece is proudly displayed.
Both models have a day/night indication at 9 o'clock and the date at 6 o'clock. While the 24-hour hand indicates the time in your place of residence, simply pressing on the push-button enables you to adjust the 12-hour hand to show the time in your current location. The elegant watch is easy to read and extremely user friendly. Protected by a case that is water-resistant to 50 meters, the self-winding ML164 movement shares the distinctive features of the very finest watch mechanisms: the disks and bridges are adorned with circular graining and the Côtes de Genève motif, and the gold-plated oscillating weight is also enhanced by Côtes de Genève decorative work.