Hats off to Hartmut Kraft and the crew at Maurice Lacroix with the introduction of the Masterpiece World Timer. We ogled the pictures for a spell and had to admit that a masterpiece of a collection it surely is. Lacroix is just a step away from really taking the watch world by storm again with pieces such as this. Hopefully Basel will get us a nice hands on test to heft the product for all it’s worth. Live pics coming soon enough, stay tuned. The skinny is laid out below, enjoy.
The Masterpiece Worldtimer is for the cultured, international. A sophisticated piece for those constantly moving between different world time zones. With a self-winding ML164 mechanical movement, it is available in two versions: Europe and Asia. The Europe version has silver guilloche work with blue shore lines, blue/silver 24 hour area and blue Roman numerals. The Asia version has silver sun-brushed continents with opaline coeans, black gold/silver 24 hour area and pink gold Roman numerals. Both have a 42 mm stainless steel case, time shift indication by cities’ names printed on the peripheral area, date at 6 o’ clock and AM/PM indicated at 9 o’clock.
- In-house caliber ML164
- 28,800 vibrations per hour, 40 hours power reserve, 25 jewels
- Stainless steel 42mm case
- Domed sapphire crystal w/ anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Screwed case back with sapphire crystal
- Two dial configurations available (Asia or Europe)
- Blued steel Roman numerals
- Black or brown crocodile strap, with black calfskin inside and black stitching
- Available with a five-row steel bracelet combining polished/brushed finish
- Water-resistant up to 50m