Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is The Masterpiece Square Wheel Cube by Maurice Lacroix. A novelty from Baselworld 2014, the square wheel concept is amazing to watch in action and an extremely complex design.
Powered by a Maurice Lacroix automatic manufacture Calibre ML 156 movement, the tenth manufacture movement created by Maurice Lacroix, is presented with Grand Colimacon decoration and features 249 components and a swan-neck regulator and screwed balance. The movement is housed in a stainless steel 43mm satin and polished case with a domed sapphire crystal and case back.
The dial features hours and minutes indicated on the center hands, small seconds on the square wheel at 6 o’clock and power reserve hand at 3 o’clock. The applied indexes are black gold for the hours, minutes and power reserve indication. The square wheel and clover shaped wheel on the dial mesh together acting as cogs on a circular wheel and transfer power to the movement.
The Masterpiece Square Wheel Cube is fitted with a large scale crocodile skin, hand-stitched strap and a steel folding clasp with push buttons.