2013/04/20 (Pre-BaselWorld 2013)


Maurice Lacroix the Masterpiece Tradition Phases de Lune


Masterpiece Tradition
The essence of the watchmaker's art – classic, elegant, contemporary 

Swiss quality and fine watchmaking are terms that perfectly describe the five new contemporary models in the Masterpiece Tradition line, a development of the long-established Masterpiece collection.  As watches for the 21st century, they present a classic modernity emphasized by a truly dynamic style. At the same time, they respect the elegant harmony that characterizes Swiss watchmaking.  Their combination of expertise and aesthetic design reflects the values that Maurice Lacroix represents. The five models are offered in different versions, including some in a limited edition.

Masterpiece Tradition Phases de Lune

This exceptional model identifies its owners as real connoisseurs who do not waste their precious time on an ordinary wristwatch. The moon phase is not simply a technical display, it also appeals to the emotional dimension associated with the Earth's satellite. Its physical influences on our planet have been demonstrated, and its different phases are sometimes believed to affect our daily lives. Some people make decisions depending on whether the moon is new, full, waxing or waning. But unfortunately, the moon is rarely visible during the day. Maurice Lacroix addressed this problem in the 1980s by pioneering moon phase indication at a time when mechanical watches were regaining popularity. In addition to displaying the moon phase at 6 o'clock, this wonderful model also shows the day of the week and the month at 12 o'clock, while a central hand indicates the date.  The precision of the displays is ensured by the caliber ML 37, a superb rhodium-coated automatic movement. Its circular graining and Côtes de Genève decoration is visible through the sapphire case back, as is the oscillating weight, also decorated with Côtes de Genève.












Specifications (Click to slide)


  • Stainless steel, Ø 40 mm
  • Finishing combining satin and polished surfaces
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal
  • Water-resistant to 50m/5 atm

Guilloché executions:

  • Silver or pink gold color moon on deep blue sky
  • Central guilloché decoration
  • Sun brushed minute circle
  • Circular brushed peripheral finish
  • "Roman" figures available in blue, rhodium or pink gold color
  • Date and minutes printed in black or off-white

Lacquered execution:

  • Silver color moon on deep blue sky
  • White lacquer mirror finish
  • "Roman" figures and date printed in black

On guilloché dial executions:

  • Facetted hours and minutes hands
  • Flat seconds hand
  • Domed week date hand
  • Available in metallic blue, rhodium or pink gold plated versions

On lacquered dial execution:

  • Facetted hours and minutes hands
  • Flat seconds hand
  • Domed date hand
  • Date hand in metallic blue execution, contrasting with rhodium plated hours, minutes and seconds hands

Strap / Bracelet:

  • Genuine black crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching


  • Folding steel clasp with push buttons
  • Satin and polished finish


  • Automatic Caliber ML 37
  • Functions:
    • Hours, minutes, seconds and date indicated by central hand
    • Week day and month at 12 o’clock
    • Moon phase at 6 o’clock
  • VIBRATION: 28’800 alt/h, 4 Hz
  • POWER RESERVE: 38 hours  
  • JEWELS: 25               
  • ADJUSTMENTS: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
  • DECORATIONS: Rhodium, Perlage (circular graining), Côte de Genève (straight stripe), Gold plated (2N) rotor with Côte de Genève (straight stripes)




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