This year the mens Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques replica watches. Sporting the same recognizable design (that somehow draws associations with much more expensive F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu timepiece,) the new watch is trendy, dressy and up to the point.
Slightly modified by Maurice Lacroix, it has received the “ML caliber 112” designation.
If you find the Classique Chronograph’s dial layout very familiar, do not be afraid: you are not suffering a severe case of deja vu.
Like a great deal of other timekeepers in this segment, the watch is powered by the omnipresent ETA Valjoux 7750 natural-born chronograph movement.
There is still no info about the recommended price, but it is known that the blue dial Maurice Lacroix copy watch comes packed in a mid-size 41 mm round case, has a pair of sapphire crystals on its front and back and has a water resistance rating of only 30 meters.
The rather small date aperture is ergonomically placed at 3 hours and is accompanied with ML’s logo and a rather pretentious “Chronographe Automatique” inscription.
It is pleasant to measure that its (somewhat F.P. Journe-style) hours and minutes hands sport at least a trifle of Superluminova on their tips, as do the 12 baton-shaped hour markers.
Like a great number of other timekeepers that are powered by cal. 7750, the watch features a small seconds display at 9 hours, as well as a 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph counters at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively.
Photos: Maurice Lacroix
Maurice Lacroix Classique Chronograph watch specification
Price range: N/A, probably around $3500
Movement: ML caliber 112 based on ETA Valjoux 7750, automatic, 28,800 vph
Complications: Chronograph, date
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: Yes, sapphire glass
Case size: 41 mm
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black, silver or blue (pictured)
Hands: Stainless steel
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
Although the Maurice Lacroix chronogrpah copy watch will also be available with silver and black dials, I guess that it is the blue one that will be the bestseller.