In order to support a specialized institution for the treatment of children with muscular dystrophy, the Monaco Muscular Dystrophy Prevention Association, Monaco will hold four watch auctions. At the Only Watch 2011 auction on September 22 this year, Maurice Lacroix will create and donate a unique masterpiece for this purpose: the Masterpiece Roue Carrée Seconde.
This watch uses Calibre ML 156 manual movement, 18,000 VPH, 45-hour power reserve. Central hours and minutes indication, patented ‘square wheel and cloverleaf’ non-linear gear set small seconds display (triangular indication seconds in square gears), the watch is based on Le Méridien’s pioneering square wheel mechanism introduced in 2010 . The perfect design of the square wheel mechanism originates from years of intensive work. It is the joint design of Michel Vermot, the director of the Le Méridien product R & D department, the watch master and engineer, and the Reno Institute of Advanced Engineering. The silicon square wheel and three impellers are specially made for this watch, with unique designs that are difficult to imitate, and will change colors constantly as the viewing angle, lighting changes or gears rotate. However, the square wheel is engraved with the words ‘Only Watch’. This little surprise can only be seen with the help of a magnifying glass.