For the fourth decade in a row, the Swiss brand Maurice Lacroix, in the best traditions of watchmaking, has been telling its fans about elegance and the ability to, as they say, “keep a brand.” Today we take a closer look at some models from the Les Classiques men's collection and learn that any classic dial has every right to contain unobtrusive functional elements. The most common ones are a stopwatch and a calendar. And although all the watches presented have low water resistance, it will only be useful if you are going to swim along the office corridor.
Let's review the most classic quartz watches. Without exaggeration, a model of such a plan should be in the asset of every self-respecting businessman.
One of the basic models of the Les Classiques collection. Simple shape, small case (diameter 38 mm), strict elegant lines, absence of any additional complications on the dial. A small date window at 6 o’clock makes it possible not to get lost in the dates of the month, and large hour markers will appeal to those who love classics in their most conservative sound. Do you work in an office where the dress code is quite strict? Then this model is created just for you.
The steel bracelet fits tightly around the wrist, and the butterfly clasp securely secures the watch on the wrist. The watch case is quite thin, which allows it to be worn with shirts with narrow cuffs.
Concluding all of the above, let us note one more advantage of this model - the price. The perfect balance - price/design/quality/brand recognition. The next two models are also indispensable for business men. These watches are restrained and strict, but each model has its own “trick” that makes it unique. Be individual too!
Compared to the basic models of the collection, Les Classiques Reserve de marche watches are more complex in design and functionality. The black dial looks especially piquant - it is both simple and intricate. The watch is mechanical and has a retrograde power reserve indicator for 42 hours. The second hand is given a separate dial.
The black leather strap echoes the main tone of the dial and perfectly highlights the soft shine of the steel case. Comfortable wearing will be ensured by a folding clasp with a company logo.
The Les Classiques Phase de Lune Automatique model has a self-winding mechanism, which for many will seem more practical. The date is displayed with an elegant central hand, the numbers themselves are arranged in a circle.
There are two small windows on the dial under the company logo: the first one displays the date, the second one displays the month. At 6 o'clock there is a moon phase indicator. It is interesting that with a relatively small case (diameter 40 mm), all the most necessary counters fit so organically on the dial. Bravo to the designers! Another formal dress watch is Les Classiques Day/Data. Laconic design in a steel case with PVD coating. In this model, in addition to the date, there is also an indication of the day of the week.
A brown leather strap with a classic buckle completes the look. Perhaps the diameter of the watch (38mm) will be too small for some - in this case, you should pay attention to the other models in the review. But the price for this sample is more than acceptable.
In the next quartz model, Les Classiques Chronographe, the number is displayed differently - by the central second hand, and the month and day of the week can still be seen through special windows. The chronograph watch is equipped with a stopwatch with an accuracy of 1/10 sec.
This model is presented on a brown leather strap with a folding clasp and in a PVD-coated steel case.
For cold-blooded men who prefer the chill of steel over warm skin, there is a second version of the previous model - in an uncoated steel case and on a steel bracelet with a butterfly clasp.
The price is slightly higher, but the diameter of both models is the same: 40 mm.
This self-winding mechanical watch also has its own special feature. Some may find it inconvenient that the hour markers merge with the dial, but they, like the hands, are luminescent. In addition, the watch has a complication - a large date and a retrograde day of the week indicator.
Men's Swiss watch Maurice Lacroix LC6358-SS001-33E The steel case is organically combined with a black leather strap with a folding clasp. The mechanics give a pleasant feeling of weight on the hand and in polite company.
Do you want something completely special?! What can you say about the blue dial? Yes, the Les Classiques Chronographe Automatique chronograph watch is far from suitable for every day, but if your wardrobe has many shades of the “color of the sky”, then why not? All counters are concentrated on the left side of the dial, while the right side is occupied only by a small date window at 3 o'clock.
The chronograph control buttons are located on both sides of the crown. By the way, inside this self-winding model there is a caliber ML 112 movement. For convenience, as well as the durability of the leather strap, the watch is equipped with a folding clasp.
This watch looks very impressive on the hand. And no one will ever doubt your amazing taste! For those who count every second of their precious time, who do not know what being late is, but are aware of the time on all continents, Maurice Lacroix has prepared another interesting watch.
The Les Classiques Chronographe Phases de lune model seems to combine all the most common complications of modern watches. This chronograph watch has functions such as a stopwatch, 12 and 24 hour time format, moon phases, date, day of the week and month.
Men's Swiss watch Maurice Lacroix LC6078-SS002-33E The power reserve of this multifunctional watch is enough for 48 hours. You can observe the operation of the precise mechanism through the transparent back cover. The price is quite high, but believe me, this watch is worth it!