Maurice Lacroix has released a set of watches called the Masterpiece Worldtimer, which will be showcased at the 2013 BaselWorld watch show. The watches are pretty good looking, normally I’m not a fan of busy dials but the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer watches are able to pull it off.
The watches come in two varieties, a European version and an Asian version. The Europe version’s dial features a world map with Europe in the center while the Asia version’s map has Asia in the center. The hour hands on the Europe version are blue and the Asia version feature gold hands.
The watch dials feature the standard city names on the outer edges, found on most world timer watches. The dials come with a date sub-dial at the 6 o’clock position and a day/night indicator sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position. The 12-hour indicators are in Roman numerals while the 24-hour indicators are in Arabic numerals. The watches come with a fourth hand that points at the 24-hour time scale, which is for the home time, while the standard hands show time for the current location.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer watches come in 42 mm stainless steel cases with AR coated sapphire crystal on the front and sapphire crystal display case-back. The watches are powered by caliber ML164 automatic movements with 40 hours of power reserve. The watches are offered with either stainless steel bracelets or black or brown crocodile leather straps with calfskin lining. Via: Maurice Lacroix