Retailed at around CHF10,000, the limited editions of the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity do seem reasonably priced what with its technical features like the silicium assortment combined with excellent design aesthetics. This is good for end-consumers.
Now will it be even better if the Maurice Lacroix Gravity is highly-priced?
Yes, it will, even it sounds like a paradox. However, this is on the condition that the Maurice Lacroix Gravity watch is for the “Only Watch” charity auction. To be more precise – the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity “Only Watch 2015”.
The “Only Watch” charity auction, held once every two years and during the Monaco Yacht Show, organised its sixth charity auction in November 2015.
Co-hosted by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, Monaco Yacht Show and Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, profits from the charity auction are donated to fund research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle degeneration disease with no known cure and one that disables the afflicted.
That is why we support the call for a highly-priced pièce unique Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity “Only Watch 2015”.
Thankfully, the pièce unique Gravity “Only Watch 2015” defied gravity literally and went under the hammer for CHF25,000, double that of its lowest estimated value of CHF12,000.
With its earlier estimated value of between CHF12,000 and CHF14,000, the auctioneers were probably expecting a minimum premium of between CHF2,000 and CHF4,000 for this one-of-a-kind Gravity.
The Gravity is Maurice Lacroix’s very first model to house a full silicium assortment in their in-house Calibre ML430 self-winding movement.
In an earlier article on Timewerke.com, Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity: The Groundbreaking “Maverick”, we highlighted the rare Gravity “Sincere Limited Edition” that was limited to 12 pieces, which by the way, is not highly-priced but attractively-priced.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity “Only Watch 2015” is the rarest of them all as it is a one-of-a-kind piece.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity “Only Watch 2015” is unique because the brand’s “Vague du Jura” (“Wave of the Jura”) made its world premiere on the main bridge of this piece and it is in blue-polished Powerlite, an alloy patented by Maurice Lacroix comprising titanium, aluminium, zirconium, magnesium and ceramic.
Other related articles on timewerke.com that may be of interest:
i. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity: Gravitated towards Gravity
ii. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity: The Groundbreaking “Maverick”