Maurice Lacroix MP7068-SS001-390

Collection: Masterpiece Gender: Men
An elegant mechanical timepiece from the Masterpiece line-up, the Maurice Lacroix MP7068-SS001-390 is sure to be a worthy addition to be added into your fine watches collection. Boasting superior construction, the gent’s watch is presented in premium grade stainless steel on Black alligator leather, and fitted with caliber ML 76 that showcases the beauty of Swiss traditional watchmaking through both its aesthetic and performance.

Maurice Lacroix MP7068-SS001-390 43mm Masterpiece Calendrier Rétrograde Manual for men

It is indeed easy to fall in love with this Calendrier Rétrograde manual winding watch. Speaking of the fact, the series itself was an instant hit for Maurice Lacroix back then when it was first introduced in the late 2000. Highlighted by its perfectly balanced dial lay-out and sophisticated complication, the timepiece is without a doubt an attention demanding one. Not to mention the superior quality of its casework and movement finish that simply makes it even harder to resist.

For men’s average wrist, this Maurice Lacroix MP7068-SS001-390 is a large size, or you may say an XL. Its mirror polished round case that is topped with a brushed bezel encased glare proofed sapphire glass has a diameter of 43mm and is approximately 12.6mm thick. That if you don’t account the lugs and crown, though. If you do so, it would be 47.85mm wide, and around 50mm lug to lug. A masculine sized.

Side Angle. Its case, bezel, and crown are made of high quality stainless steel that is not only rugged, but also allergic free for use with sensitive skins. And they are designed in such manner that make them comfortable to wear and use; for example, the slightly curved lugs that make the watch fits nicely on the wrist, or the fluting on its union shaped crown that undeniably comes handy when you need to manually wound its movement. The sapphire atop, as well as the one at the caseback’s display are both highly scratch resistant. And for practical sake, this whole Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Calendrier Retrograde timepiece’s construction boasts a capacity of 30m water resistance.

Of course, you’ll surely appreciate the bracelet as well. Bold in Black, this luxurious leather bracelet is fairly thick, supple, and supportive. It made of genuine alligator-skin, decorated with tonal stitching, and comes equipped with a steel deployant hidden folding clasp that features the brand’s “M” logo, and double push button safety for an extra security measures. This Black crocs bracelet is tapers from 20mm to 17.6mm wide, and it can accommodate a max. wrist size of up to 9 inches.

Working in an elegant harmony with the strap, the Maurice Lacroix MP7068-SS001-390 sports a sharp Black dial that smartly designed to clearly showcases all the watch’s functionality offerings in a way that is both enjoyable and practical. We personally refers this dial as one that is stunning by design. Well balanced, easy in the eyes, and provides a nice degree of read-ability.

Dial. With a solid Black as the base, the dial features Silvered White brushed outer ring that accommodates an alternating applique sticks, Arabic numeral hour markers, and arrow head in Black, along with polished steel dots minute markers, pointed by a classy styled semi-skeleton hour and minute hands in polished steel. A single, large Arabic “12” in polished steel is placed nearly below the arrow at twelve. A subsidiary small second with lacquer silver ring background appears at six, accompanied by Maurice Lacroix signature and Calendrier Rétrograde signature nearby in a perfect sync. Furthermore, there are the Power Reserve indicator between the 1 and 3 o’clock position, and the Retrograde Calendar indicator between the 8 and 12 o’clock position, which both have a guilloché inner background, enclosed with a Silvered white arc where the markers are printed in Black within.

Maurice Lacroix ML 76. At the heart of this Masterpiece collection watch, is the caliber ML-76. This Maurice Lacroix ML76 is not actually a manufacture movement, but, you may say that it is an “in-house” as no one but ML use it. This Swiss made manual winding mechanical movement is developed based on the Unitas 6498-1 pocket watch movement, and then refined and workshop crafted personally by the watchmaker. For a hand wound calibre, this gorgeous 16½‴ lignes ML-76 is fairly rugged and accurate. This mechanical movement is beating at 18.000 alterations per hour (2.5 Hz), contains 33 jewels, and has an approximately 40 hours of power reserve under full wind. Specifically, the one fitted in this particular model is rhodium finished, and beautified with blued steel screws as well as circular graining and “Côtes de Genève” decoration. Well, you can find a bit more details about it at the specs table below.

Anyway, for all of its quality offering, this men’s elegant steel on Black crocs leather Black dial Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Calendrier Rétrograde MP7068-SS001-390 manual winding watch is reasonably priced with an original manufacturer suggested retail price of $7,300.00. In which, you can expect that it should be goes for less than that for this time being.

Watch Specification

Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Collection: Masterpiece
Series: Calendrier Rétrograde
Model number: MP7068-SS001390

Ref: MP7068-SS001-390. also reffered as MP7068SS001390.

Watch style: Gent, Elegant, Dress
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss manual hand

Caliber ML 76. In house, developed, refined and workshop crafted by Maurice Lacroix based on calibre Unitas 6498-1. Swiss made, mechanical hand-winding manual movement.

Specs
Function: Two hands with small seconds, Retrograde calendar, Power reserve indicator. Size: 16½‴ lignes (Ø 36.5mm). Hand wound. 33 jewels. beats at 18,000 vph (2.5 Hz). provides ± 40 hours of power reserve.

Glucydur coiled balance wheel. Incabloc shock protection. Steel lever. Triovis polished adjustment. Nivarox 1 balance spring, Nivaflex 1 main spring. Blued steel screws. Decorated with perlage (circular graining) and Côtes de Genève finish.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Small seconds, Date, Power reserve

Note
Its retrograde calendar automatically flips back to the beginning of a month when it reaches the 31st. However, when a month is less than 31 days, manual correction is required --which can be done via the corrector, located in caseband at 7:45.

Dial: Black

Black based with brushed silver accent. Silver tone hands. Applique sticks and Arabic numeral hour markers with dotted steel minute marker. Small seconds at 6. Power reserve indicator at 2. Calendar display at 10.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

scratch resistant, anti reflective coated inside.

Case: Stainless steel

Round. Ø 43 mm, 47.85 mm wide with the crown included, 50 mm lug to lug, ± 12.6 mm thick. brushed and polished.

Bezel: Stainless steel

stationary bezel. brushed and polished.

Caseback: See through

stainless steel with sapphire display. secured with 8 screws, engraved.

Crown: Non-screw crown

Stainless steel. Onion shaped, fluted.

Bracelet: Alligator / Crocodile leather

Black, textured pattern, with tonal stitching, stamped. ± 20 mm ~ 17.6 mm wide. men standard.

Clasp: Deployment hidden folding clasp

with push button safety, decorated with ML’s logo.

Notable Features: Retrograde Calendar
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 30 m (3 ATM / 99 feet)

daily wear, not suitable for prolonged contact with water.

Additional info: -

MSRP

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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.

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The Maurice Lacroix 43mm Masterpiece Calendrier Rétrograde Manual review in this page is written by Rief at Saturday, August 17, 2013. The post is tagged as $5000 up to $10000, 30m, 43mm, analog, date, manual, maurice lacroix, men, mid end, on leather, power reserve, round, small second, stainless steel, swiss manual, two hands, watch.

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