The Masterpiece Le Chronographe Squelette is an exquisite looking time-piece housed within a generously sized 45mm case.
his collection of skeletonised watches showcases the visual beauty of the ‘in-house’ manually-wound ML106 caliber movement in its full glory. The most recent version of the Masterpiece Le Chronographe Squelette commands respect, it is the type of watch that will garner enquiring glances purely based upon the visual impact of the movement detailing and the hefty proportions. Its precise mechanics and updated appearance are the cornerstones of an undeniably contemporary collection. The movement is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. Within the ML106’s labyrinth of cogs, the workings of the skeletal structure convey a sophisticated, extremely sporty image that is resolutely masculine.
Whether it is you or an admirer, your are bound to be hypnotized by the movement’s intricacy, the light bounces off the sharp, luminous hours and minutes hands before plunging into the depths of the skeleton resulting in a treat for the eyes. The multi-level effect is accentuated by the snailed architecture of the bottom plate, and the contrast between the black screws and the gemstones. The skeletonized openwork allows for the gears, the escapement, the balance and the column wheel, a feature of all the finest chronographs, to be admired. The counters, including a 60-minute counter, have hands shaped like skeletal disks which resemble the gears of the movement, while the time indicators are applied to the sapphire crystal dial. The structure of the Chronographe Squelette transforms inorganic matter into a living and exciting mechanism that displays each of its Manufacture-crafted components with pride.
With four individual variations to choose from ranging from, the collection offers a choice for all, our personal favourite is the pink gold edition with matching hands, which could easily be mistaken for other limited edition timepieces currently available at vastly greater prices. The design of this metallic piece of horological art is an appropriate icon for a brand that has dared to create an elegant yet edgy collection.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Le Chronographe Squelette Collection is a Limited Edition of 4 x 99 pieces.