The second interesting entry from the Swiss watch maker is the new Maurice Lacroix Classique Phases de Lune watch replica Available both in stainless steel and SS / yellow gold mix, this is yet another dressy watch from the relatively young brand.
Simply speaking, the ML caliber 37 mimics ETA Valjoux 7751 chronograph movement’s functionality sans the chronograph.
Unlike a great number of other offerings in this segment, the new Classique Phases de Lune is powered by ML’s own caliber 37 movement.
Based on the ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, this engine features an additional module that displays date day of week, current month and the moonphase.
Only 40 millimeters in diameter, the Maurice Lacroix moonphase automatic copy watch is pleasantly mid-sized being compact enough to look discreet and restrained, but still possessing a certain sense of massive presence.
As I have already mentioned, the watch is presented in two versions: one in stainless steel and the other in steel/yellow gold mixte that features a fixed gold bezel, as well hands, hour markers and the “M” logo crafted from the same precious metal.
Photos: Maurice Lacroix
Maurice Lacroix Classique Phases de Lune watch specification
Price range: N/A
Movement: ML caliber 37 based on ETA 2824-2, automatic, 28,800 vph
Complications: Date, day of week, month, moon phase
Power reserve: 38 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel or Yellow gold (pictured)
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: Yes, sapphire glass
Case size: 40 mm
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black, silver
Hands: Stainless steel or yellow gold-plated with luminous substance at the end of the tips
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Brown leather
Of course, the version in steel looks the most refined, although I can predict that the mixte will be the most popular: people like gold, especially when it comes at an affordable price.
Although, to my taste, the stainless steel and gold mix version of the watch leaves much to be desired (well, to put it less diplomatically, it actually sucks, big time,) the stainless steel model leaves much better impression. In fact, the design looks so good, it is really a shame that elegant fake Maurice Lacroix didn’t dare to offer this model in white gold.