Last Basel show, I palmed this limited edition GMT beauty from Maurice Lacroix and haven’t heard a word about the seventy plus jeweled movement since then. I realize that ML has been bought by a company focused on growing their market in Asia, but that doesn’t mean the world has ended or that their work is lost. I wonder what happened to this cool piece after the show? There were a few press release pics, and then pow! It was gone.
The caliber ML191 is a Maurice Lacroix exclusive, manufactured for their double retrograde GMT. As their first in-house automatic movement, it turned out to be a real nice flash piece for the the brand. It is the largest movement of its kind in the world. This powerhouse provides standard hours/minutes with the central hands, small seconds to the left, power reserve to the right, GMT time at midnight, and a retrograde date at 6 o’clock. The caliber ML151 offers similar features in manual-wind form.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this watch, or if an actual owner exists, step forward and let us know how the timepiece has turned out for wear. A mystery movement lurks out there somewhere and it had to be purchased by somebody? 50 pieces, yes it’s a small batch, but with the hype of all the blog boys, there has to be some action on this piece. I’m not looking for the press-release regurgitation, I want to know if this ever made the market and to dealers? That pic is me physically holding the watch, so it does exist beyond PR data. Let me know!
- Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Double Retrograde (Ref. MP6519-PG101-430)