L3 Spheric Blue

design by Fabian Schwaerzler

Maurice de Mauriac L3
Case: stainless steel
Case size: 40.5 mm
Total height: 12.99 mm

Movement: Manually wound Concepto Tricompax 99001, custom refined for Maurice de Mauriac
Functions: Chronograph and small seconds; antireflective domed sapphire crystal and sapphire case back
Subdials: 3 o’clock: chronograph minute counter; 6 o’clock: chronograph half-hours; 9 o’clock: continually running small seconds
Straps: hand-tooled straps made from the finest leather
Strap colours: black ivory, brown rouge and gold brown

“The horizontal tri-compax layout, very popular among watch collectors, has on Schwaerzler’s work desk been reduced to lines – the raison d’être for the L series. “In design it is much harder to take away than to add. And you should not take away just for the sake of reduction, but to improve the function and the aesthetics” https://mauricedemauriac.ch/en/a-small-side-table-for-the-moon-a-big-landing-for-israel/

Amount
CHF 4,200

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Glossary

Special characteristic

Caliber C99001

Our see-through cases, a blue, anti-reflective sapphire crystal reveals the vibrant caliber. You have the feeling of being able to see and feel the soul of the mechanical automatic movement. The watch is alive. This movement is specially made to our quality standards by Concepto. It is a manual wind movement with hours, minutes and sweep second. Second stop device, eccentric fine adjustment Etachron, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, 25 jewels

Special characteristic

Elegant Pushers – L3 Blue Shpere

Here in the silver stainless steel version: The pushers are the direct contact between clockwork and man. The stop function can be started, stopped and reset. The smooth, unscrewed pushers give the watch a fine retro elegance. This is underlined by the high-curved glass, with which the watch slides very gently under cuffs

Special characteristic

The darker, the brighter

Super-LumiNova is a brand name under which strontium aluminate–based non-radioactive and non-toxic photoluminescent or afterglow pigments for illuminating markings on watch dials, hands and bezels, etc. in the dark are marketed. This technology offers up to ten times higher brightness than previous zinc sulfide-based materials. When the luminescent pigments were stimulated by daylight or artificial light, they give off the light energy in the dark for several hours. This gives the watch extremely good legibility even in the dark.

Special characteristic

Steel

Not all steels are created equal. We use 316L stainless steel; one of the hardest premium steels in the world. In addition to its hardness and resistance, this high-quality steel stands out because of its finish as well as it very fine silver hue. 316L steel has a significantly lower nickel emission than, for instance, 904L steel, which is also a high-strength steel alloy. This is, for us, a reason to favour 316L stainless steel.