Maurice Lacroix MP6428-SS001-31E

Collection: Masterpiece Gender: Men, Women
Just like taste, color is a matter of preference. Still, most people would be agree that Black does arguably one of the most elegant color, especially when it comes to a timepiece. That is why this Maurice Lacroix MP6428-SS001-31E that is presented in steel on Black leather with Black dial somehow looks even more fabulous compared to its other variants from the brand’s Masterpiece Phase de Lune line-up.

Maurice Lacroix MP6428-SS001-31E 40mm Masterpiece Phase de Lune Automatic for men and women

Born as a classical beauty, this watch is without a doubt, a stunning one. Well, it actually not quite a surprise as the ML’s Masterpiece collection is renown as a statuesque line-up that consists nothing but watches that are gorgeous inside out. The watch is a 40mm, which means that despite being labeled for gents, it wont be too large to be worn by ladies who are into this kind of timepieces. And speaking of pairing, its design does versatile enough to goes with nearly anything, literally.

Typical to the Phase de Lune series, this timepieces boasts a superior Swiss construction that is fashioned in such manner that allowing it to keep "shining" with its elegance for years to come. And at heart, this sophisticated mechanical timepiece is fitted with the caliber ML 37 automatic that offers three hands, full calendar, and moonphase.

Maurice Lacroix MP6428-SS001-31E would be a large size for gent’s average wrist, or an oversized one for ladies. Its sturdy round case that houses a solid 925 Silver made dial in Black finish is made of premium grade stainless steel has a diameter of 40mm and slim enough for an automatic at around 13.5mm thick. Meanwhile, its rich looking Black bracelet that is made of genuine alligator skin, decorated with tonal stitching, stamped, and comes equipped with a steel deployant folding clasp that features push button safety is around 20 mm wide. This adjustable strap is fairly thick, supple, and supportive, and it capable to accommodates a max wrist size of up to 8.5 inches.

Caseback. As one of the series signature design elements, the watch’s case is covered with a sapphire glass on both of its sides, in which, the one atop the dial is domed, treated to be more scratch resistant, and is enhanced with an anti-reflective coating. The sapphire at its caseback is flat, and held in place by a slightly tapered, domed steel plate which is secured with 6 screws. At the case’s right hand side, lays a large steel pull-and-push crown that is fluted to makes it easier to use, and decorated with that famous “M” logo atop. And, to ensure that this beauty would be practical enough to be worn daily, its whole construction is watertight to 50 meters.

Being one of the timepiece’s most important part, Maurice Lacroix does put a lots of efforts in designing this Masterpiece Phase de Lune’s face. And if we may say, they did it just perfect. The watch’s distinct dial is undeniably fabulous. Made of solid 925 Silver with Black finish, it is bold looking with a mix of classic and contemporary styling, yet easy in the eyes with a nicely balanced layout, and does manage to provides a good read-ability.

Dial. This ML MP6428-SS001-31E watch’s dial comes with silver-tone hour and minute dauphine hands with SuperLuminova and a slim central sweep seconds hand. The fourth hand, which is a centrally mounted arrow-head hand is pointing to the corresponding painted Black Arabic and squared dots markers on the raised, polished silver ring indicates the date. Encased within, there are weekday and month windows are located at 12 o’clock position, accompanied by the moonphase aperture at 6 o’clock position. Moving right along, there is another ring in Black where the primary applique Roman hour markers are set, and it is surrounded by two thin ring that is fashioned with Clous de Paris accent. And lastly, along the dial’s periphery, there are painted White minute markers, along with another applique hour indexes with luminescent.

Speaking a bit about the movement, the caliber ML 37 employed by this watch is an "in-house" movement that is personally developed by Maurice Lacroix based on the top grade ETA 2824-2, upgraded with some additional modules, refined, and hand-decorated in their near Saignelégier (Switzerland) located workshop. Offering a similar characteristics as its base caliber, this 25 jewels Maurice Lacroix ML 37 is also beating at a high frequency of 28,800 alterations per hour, and it has around 40 hours of power reserve when fully wound. As seen through the sapphire display, the rhodium plated mechanical self-winding movement fitted in this model is decorated with blued steel screws, brushed and circular grained.

Anyway, for all of its quality offering, this men’s stainless steel on Black crocs leather 925 Silver made Black dial Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Phase de Lune MP6428-SS001-31E automatic watch is reasonably priced with an original manufacturer suggested retail price of $7,600.00.

Watch Specification

Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Collection: Masterpiece
Series: Phase de Lune
Model number: MP6428SS00131E

Ref: MP6428-SS001-31E. also referred as MP6428SS00131E.

Watch style: Gent, Dress, Elegant

we're labeling this watch as a unisex

Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

Caliber ML 37. Personalized and refined by Maurice Lacroix based on ETA 2824-2. Swiss made, mechanical self-winding automatic movement.

Specs
Function: Three hands, Full calendar w/ Moonphase. Size: 11½‴ lignes (Ø 25.6 mm). Bi-directional winding, Ball bearing rotor. 25 jewels. beats 28,800 vph (4 Hz). provides ± 40 hours of power reserve.

Glucydur balance. Incabloc shockprotection. Nivarox-1 balance spring. Nivaflex-1 main spring. Polished steel pallet and escapement wheel. Blued steel screws. Rhodium plated. Hand-decorated: brushed, circular grained.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Seconds, Date
Dial: Black and Silver

Made of solid 925 Silver, partially finished in Black. Silver-tone metal hour and minute hands with SuperLuminova. Slim central sweep seconds hand. Centrally mounted date hand. Applique primary Roman numeral hour markers. painted Black Arabic numeral date markers along the raised inner ring. painted White minute markers with applique luminous hour markers around the outer rim. Weekday and month display at 12. Moonphase at 6.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, anti reflective coated.

Case: Stainless steel

Round. Ø 40 mm, ± 14 mm thick. brushed and polished.

Bezel: Stainless steel

stationary bezel. brushed and polished.

Caseback: See through

stainless steel with sapphire display. secured with 6 screws, engraved.

Crown: Non-screw crown

Stainless steel. fluted, logoed.

Bracelet: Alligator / Crocodile leather

Black, textured pattern, with tonal stitching, stamped. ± 20 mm wide. standard length, up to 8.5 inches.

Clasp: Hidden folding clasp

made of stainless steel, with push button safety.

Notable Features: Full Calendar
Moonphase
Luminous hands and markers
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 50 m (5 ATM / 165 feet)

daily wear, withstand splashes and light rain, but not suitable for prolonged contact with water.

Additional info: -

MSRP

$

Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

Advertisement

Advertisement

You may also like

Where to buy

You can find an original Maurice Lacroix MP6428-SS001-31E at the site(s) listed above. However, we don’t guarantee its availability as being listed here simply means that those site(s) has the item in question by the time we wrote the review.

About Maurice Lacroix

About the Content

The Maurice Lacroix 40mm Masterpiece Phase de Lune Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Monday, August 19, 2013. The post is tagged as $5000 up to $10000, 40mm, 50m, analog, automatic, date, day, maurice lacroix, men, mid end, moonphase, on leather, round, stainless steel, swiss automatic, three hands, unisex, watch, women.

WristFlatter’s ID: 7290691862008790975.

If you found any mistakes or miss information, we’ll be glad if you’re willing to let us know by send us an email with our unique item ID as the subject, to: content@wristflatter.com.