Maurice Lacroix Le Méridien Ben Tao Series The Art Of Life In Time

MauriceLacroix Bento series perfectly combines Swiss watchmaking tradition, technical essence and modern design. The precise machinery industry matches the modern style and shapes the course of time.

 The collection’s relentless pursuit of modern aesthetics is the embodiment of rigorous technology. The Bentao series has gone to the forefront, with innovative designs that fully meet the requirements of the 21st century. Its distinctive architectural qualities are unforgettable, while the excellent mechanical movement shows a unique temperament. This collection combines rigor and creativity, and is especially dedicated to watch enthusiasts who love craftsmanship of excellence. The entire series of works reflects the concept of a young brand, combining innovative technology with aesthetic performance.

 This year Bento series added two new watches. These watches are all equipped with self-winding mechanical movements and each show their unique talents in a unique way. The Bento series S Extreme chronograph is made of the new alloy Powerlite®. This Le Méridien patented material brings a new lightness and ruggedness to the model. The Bentao Series S diving watch is created for professional divers. Le Méridien has also energized the Bentao chronograph and the Bentao week / calendar watch. New ideas have emerged. This year, it also introduced retro models.
 The design of the Bentao series is perfectly matched with machinery, architectural aesthetics and technology, revealing modern, avant-garde and pure unique style. Le Méridien’s distinctive brand characteristics generate a steady stream of power, translating time into an uncompromising art of life.

Bentao Series Week / Calendar Watch
 As the best-selling watch of the Bentao series, the Bentao series week / calendar watch has a new look, and the two-tone design on the black gold dial makes the reading time clearer. The deep surface is engraved with radiating sun rays, emphasizing the function, while exuding a timeless and elegant atmosphere, showing noble origin.

The double-sided curved sapphire crystal anti-glare mirror makes the watch extraordinary. The rose gold three-dimensional hour markers on the curved dial form a stunning circle, and the tip of the markers is coated with fluorescent coating to challenge your vision. The minute hand is also embellished with fluorescence during three-dimensional cutting, echoing the former. The brushed sun pattern illuminates the simple dial, and the bright light seems to expand the dial space.
 The calendar window appears low-key at 6 o’clock, corresponding to the week display arc. Two windows respectfully oppose each other and record the passage of time. They each extract a part of the energy of the balance wheel and display it through a small window, forming a very aesthetic contrast on the dial.

 The case with a diameter of 40 mm shows the contrast of surface craftsmanship, highlighting the bold and magnificent atmosphere. Polished and silk satin surfaces alternate, the former reflecting light, and the latter capturing light. The pursuit of classic charm has continued to the ML143 movement, a movement known for precision and reliability.
 The new chronograph also features a nostalgic vintage version, showing the classic chronograph style. Black or silver-plated dial with red or blue orbital hour markers, metal blue seconds hand echoes it. Its classic feelings can be said to be forthcoming.

Bentao Series Week / Calendar Watch
Stainless steel texture, stainless steel with 18K rose gold bezel, or stainless steel with black and rose gold PVD coating, diameter 40 mm
Polished and frosted surface
Double-sided anti-glare curved sapphire crystal
Screw-down case back with wide sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 meters / 5 atmospheres
Curved sun
Available in silver, new black, or black gold with rose gold plating
Retro version:
– Curved Sun Pattern
– Available in silver or black with rhodium-plated hour markers
– Blue and red contrasting time scales
Diamond-cut multi-faceted rose gold-plated hands, hour and minute hands with fluorescent coating
Strap / Bracelet
Black or brown crocodile leather strap lined with black calfskin with tonal stitching
Stainless steel or stainless steel / rose gold plated bracelet with brushed and polished finish
Retro version:
– Black or brown calfskin strap lined in tonal calfskin with tonal seams
Stainless steel folding clasp
Silk satin and polishing
Day / Calendar Movement
Automatic ML143 movement
– Central hours, minutes and seconds display
-6 o’clock position calendar window, 12 o’clock position day display
Vibration frequency: 28800 times / hour, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
Number of jewels: 25
Calibration: 3 digits after full chain or 24 hours
Decoration: rhodium-plated movement, round grain finishing, snail pattern and Geneva ripple