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CASE MATERIAL: 18K Yellow gold
CASE DIMENSIONS: 43 mm in diameter
DIAL: Skeletonized movement
BRACELET MATERIAL: Original black crocodile strap with 18K tang buckle
MAX. BRACELET SIZE: 8 1/4 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
Maurice Lacroix has been a player in the high-end watch business since 1975. The Masterpiece Squelette is a large sized manual winding watch with an 18K gold case and a fully skeletonized movement. The present example makes a big splash on the wrist and is extremely fun to watch the workings of the movement. This piece is something different for the discerning collector.
PROPERTY OF A MARYLAND GENTLEMAN
Skeletonized movement is in excellent condition. Case is excellent, with minor scratches throughout. The watch is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that there is no guarantee on the future working of the movement. Overall, the present example is in excellent condition.
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