A Masterpiece can be defined as a perfect combination of design, innovation and craftsmanship. The Maurice Lacroix Watch 69686 Replica Masterpiece collection has always demonstrated all three of these characteristics. The latest example of this remarkable approach to horology is the Masterpiece Chronograph Skeleton, featuring a powerful design which immediately grabs attention with its handsome aesthetics.
Since the 90’s, Maurice Lacroix has been crafting skeleton watches, understanding the need to ensure structural rigidity fused with alluring open-work dial detail. The open worked dial has a very pure appearance with surplus material removed using precision laser cutting. The slender framework of the movement is beautifully decorated, emphasizing the craftsmanship which has become synonymous with the Masterpiece name.
I am generally not a fan of retrograde displays so I’m afraid my verdict on the overall aesthetics could be a little biased. Nevertheless, I will definitely enjoy what Maurice LaCroix is attempting to achieve with these new models. Using a couple of dial versions to choose from, there seems to be just about something for everybody. As for me, I believe that the blue and silver dial versions are a small sporty and rather fine, although the black dial variations are ideal for anybody looking for something dressy.But most importantly, these brand new watches from Maurice LaCroix are mostly about offering something technically interesting for comparatively inexpensive quantities of money. I think you would be rather hard pressed to get another watch with an in-house movement and retrograde displays and indicators for the same cost. Perhaps only Longines will have something to equal those. The winner was Chris B. from Glencoe, Illinois, USA, and after loving his brand new timepiece (retail price $2,950), he’s given a watch winner inspection for us to discuss with you – the aBlogtoWatch crowd. Thanks to Chris and all the other watch winners who share experiences with the world. Here is Chris’ review:In all honesty, I had never paid much attention to the monthly “Watch Giveaway” competitions on aBlogtoWatch in my 4 years of routine reading prior. I was over competitions and sweepstakes because of a still “chilling” memory from my childhood in which I had believed I won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes only to find out from my parents that I’d been duped.
A silver dial featuring a bi-compax display is housed within an eye-catching 45mm blue PVD case. The hour and minute hands are presented in black gold, while the central chronograph seconds hand is delivered in blue varnished form. The sapphire crystal is adorned with the ‘Maurice Lacroix’ name and logo in silver. The case brings together an array of different finishes, including vertical brushed and satin brushed detailing, underscoring the sense of luxury found with this timepiece. Indeed, Maurice Lacroix Watches Malaysia Replica is so proud of this creation it places its logo on the small seconds display at 9 o’clock, reaffirming its belief that this watch is a ‘Masterpiece’ in all senses of the word.
The model is offered in steel as well as a limited edition version in blue PVD, restricted to only 100 examples.
A piece of art, an expression of skill and an example of outstanding workmanship, the Masterpiece Chronograph Skeleton illustrates all of these admirable traits. Master your time. Your time is now.