Maurice Lacroix LC1113-SS002-17 “Les Classiques” Ladies Stainless Steel Mother of Pearl Diamond Dot Dial Bracelet Watch
“Les Classiques” Ladies Stainless Steel Mother of Pearl Diamond Dot Dial Bracelet Watch
Manufacturer: Maurice Lacroix
Product Code: LC1113-SS002-170
Collection: Les Classiques
Dial Colour: Mother – Of – Pearl
Dial Shape: Round
Dial Feature: Diamonds
Stone: Diamond Brilliant Cut
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Width: 28mm
Case Feature: Crown
Case Back: Solid
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Hour Indicator: Diamonds
Water Resistance: 30 Metres
Warranty: 2 Years
Maurice Lacroix History
Maurice Lacroix was founded as part of Desco von Schulthess of Zurich in 1975. Founded in 1889, Desco von Schulthess (Desco) is an older company with roots in the silk trade. Since 1946, Desco has also been a representative for luxury watches including Audermars Piguet, Heuer, Eterna and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Over the years, Desco became more interested in the watch business, and in 1961 Desco acquired an assembly facility named Tiara in Saignelégier, in the Swiss Canton of Jura. There it produced private label watches for third parties. In 1975, Desco started marketing watches under the brand name Maurice Lacroix. There was a member the board of Desco von Schulthess, parent & founding company of Maurice Lacroix, who was named Mr Lacroix.
By 1980, the company had become so successful that the facility in Saignelégier ceased production for third parties. In 1989 Maurice Lacroix acquired the case maker Queloz S.A., also based in Saignelégier. This ability to produce watch cases in-house makes Maurice Lacroix unusual compared to other luxury watch companies.
During the 1990s, Maurice Lacroix experienced a “rocket-like ascent” with the launch of their high end “Les Mécaniques” line, later renamed the “Masterpiece” line. During this time, the company elevated itself to the high ranks of Swiss watch manufactures, by both maintaining traditional ‘Swiss watch making art’ and by creating their own movements for its Masterpiece Collection.
As of 2010, the brand, has a total of approximately 220 employees worldwide, and is represented in around 4,000 shops in more than 60 countries all over the world.
Maurice Lacroix Timepieces
The “Les Mécaniques” / “Masterpiece” line includes limited edition models based on “historic” or “heritage” movements purchased during the height of quartz crisis and refinished to the highest standards. Of particular note are the alarm wristwatches, chronographs, and jump hour Masterpiece watches the brand produced based on heritage movements. In addition, this line includes watches based on extensively modified ébauches from ETA, Unitas, and others that incorporate numerous complications, including retrograde movements, power reserve indicators, and calendar modules.
Maurice Lacroix Movements
In 2006, the brand introduced their first full in-house movement, the ML106 based “Masterpiece Le Chronographe.” Since then, the company has introduced numerous manufacture movements including an automatic movement in 2011. The shift to manufacture movements has been accompanied by an increase in the size of the watches and a shift to a more “modern” or “industrial” look.
Maurice Lacroix Sponserships
In recent years, Maurice Lacroix has collaborated with Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, musician Bob Geldof, actor Ray Stevenson, swimmer James Magnussen, diver Orlando Duque, South Korean actor Jang Dong-gun and British golfer Justin Rose on a brand endorsement campaign. It is also the official watch partner of FC Barcelona and Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.