Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Date Watch Review
Wednesday - 14 October 2015
by Angus Davies, www.escapementmagazine.com
Of all the timepieces presented at Baselworld, arguably my favourite is the Maurice Lacroix Fiaba Date. It offers so much, for comparatively, so little.
Maurice Lacroix is masterful at designing incredibly attractive watches and offering them at highly agreeable prices. This gold coloured Fiaba Date presented in 28mm form proves to be no exception, retailing for a highly competitive price of £870.00 (RRP as at 23.7.2015).
The case and bracelet exude an air of luxury and are presented in 4N gold PVD coating. The guilloché silver-coloured dial is reminiscent of water drops hitting the surface of a calm lake with ripples emanating outwards. Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, again presented in 4N gold PVD coating, interface with Roman numerals to impart the prevailing time. Completing the inventory of functions is a date display.
Everything is clean, clear and crisp. There is a welcome absence of ambiguity. The communication with the wearer is both succinct and stylish.
The crown features a blue, transparent cabochon adding a soupçon of colour to this stylish ensemble.
Finally, there is the wrist feel of this watch. Offering the timepiece to my wrist proved impossible owing to my leviathan-like arms. Nevertheless, I was able to discern the attention to detail with the reverse of each link, slightly rounded to augment wearer comfort.