Retrograde displays have been a signature complication for Maurice Lacroix for over 20 years and now they are back with a brand-new Masterpiece Moonphase Retrograde collection just in time for the holidays.
The Maurice Lacroix Moonphase Retrograde comes in a 43mm stainless steel case with polished and chamfered surfaces. The case band has been recessed, giving the timepiece its sleek and slim lines, and the crown is knurled in accordance with the traditional design codes of fine watchmaking.
The timepiece celebrates Maurice Lacroix’s history of using non-circular displays. The day, at two o’clock, and the date, at 10 o’clock, are both indicated by hands which arch through 150 degrees. When they reach the end of their scales, they instantaneously jump back to their point of origin. A sub dial at six o’clock features both a moon phase and a small seconds indicator.
The timepiece is powered by the exclusive ML 190 automatic caliber and includes a complication module (for the retrograde day, retrograde date and also the moon phase) that was designed entirely in-house.
A closer look at the dials reveals a number of different patterns, including a Clou de Paris motif and a bead-blasting finish for the silver version and a Côtes de Genève pattern and a snailed motif for the blue version.
Both timepieces come fitted with a black calfskin strap and are water-resistant to 100 meters.