Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Flyback Automatic Chrono Silver Men’s Watch, (MLACROIX-MP6178-SS001-12E): Review

Made in Switzerland, the Maurice Lacroix line of timepieces range from  the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. In this case, this luxury timepiece is a high quality, Automatic men’s watch that embodies everything that a great watch should be.

The Masterpiece Flyback Automatic Chronograph by Maurice Lacroix is a wrist watch that should be in every man’s collection.


Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Type: Masterpiece Flyback Automatic Chronograph Silver Men’s
Model: MLACROIX-MP6178-SS001-12E
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Made of high quality stainless steel, this 42mm timepiece has a lot going on. From the beautiful Silver dial which contains a range of design features and functional timekeeping options to the automatic movement and genuine Crocodile strap, this watch is class personified with a look that is stunning enough for both dress, business, and everyday wear for the sophisticated man.


Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Movement Caliber: Caliber ML15
  • Jewels: 49
  • Series: Masterpiece/Flyback
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Case Thickness: 14mm
  • Crystal: Genuine Sapphire Crystal
  • Dial Color: Silver (925) Primary
  • Case Back: Screw-Down Exhibition with Sapphire Crystal
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bezel Special Features: Tachymeter
  • Dial Markers: Luminous Arabic Numerals
  • Dial Hands: Metallic Blue, Green and Luminous Hour, Minute and Subdial. Metallic Blue Second Hand
  • Band Color: Black
  • Band Type: Strap
  • Band Material: Genuine Crocodile
  • Band Width: 18mm (20mm between lugs)
  • Weight: 104g
  • Calendar: Big date display at 12 o’clock; Day display between 4 and 5 o’clock with magnified window
  • Water Resistance: 100 Meters


Power Source

This Masterpiece Flyback uses a Swiss-made Automatic movement. This Caliber ML15 movement works the main time, 2 date windows, and the three subdials that make up the face of this Chronograph.

Featuring 49 jewels, this luxury movement is reliable, precise, and looks fantastic behind the Sapphire crystal exhibition window featured on the back case.


The Good

This timepiece is excellently constructed, features an excellent movement, and has a range of timekeeping features that is kept with precision. This makes narrowing down the good easy.

For one, the size is perfect for most men — at 42mm, this stainless steel case is the perfect size for a classic watch. This Masterpiece Flyback features an exhibition back protected by the same Sapphire crystal as the front dial.

The gorgeous dial is Silver in color (925), which offers a great, sleek, and classic look. With stainless steel Arabic numerals that are boldly applied around the rim inside of the Flyback-inspired markings around the outer rim.


The main dial and subdial hands are an incredible metallic blue with the hour and minute hands featuring a green, luminous fill. This perfectly complements the metallic of the stainless steel case, bezel, Arabic hour numerals, and the Silver dial.

In true aviation style, not only does the dial feature outer-rim markings, but the bezel is engraved with black Arabic numerals and markings for use as a Tachymeter.

This Swiss made Chronograph uses an excellent ML15 automatic movement that is capable of keeping track of the 8 different time functions on this timepiece: 2 subdials, the Chronograph subdial, the three-hand main dial hands, and the two calendar windows.


The Bad

There are no negative aspects to this timepiece that have been reported by wearers. From functionality and design standpoints, this Maurice Lacroix is top notch.



The functionality of this watch is just as expected for a quality timepiece. What makes it even more impressive is not only does this watch feature three subdials, including one used for the Chronograph feature, but it also features full three-hand main hands and two calendar windows (one of which is a split window).

With a ML15 caliber movement, this is an impressive feat, to precisely blend this incredible design


The Highlights

What makes this timepiece especially useful and aesthetically pleasing is the amount of busy features on the entirety of the dial and bezel. In addition to the engraved Tachymeter on the stationary bezel, this Flyback has all of the various timekeeping and Chronograph features that is common in aviation-inspired watches.

The Silver dial and blue metallic dial hands look outstanding against the stainless steel of the 42mm case and the stationary bezel.


What makes this timepiece really special and aesthetically pleasing is the functional dual-calendar features. Between the 4 and 5 o’clock position is the month of the year, displayed in black against a white background, under a magnified window (e.g., “OCT). In addition, central to the 12 o’clock position between the center of the dial and the Arabic numeral 12, lies a beautifully designed split-window that displays the day of the month.

The genuine Crocodile leather is black and made from the best of materials. You can easily see the sheer quality and fine craftsmanship that has gone into this Masterpiece Flyback by Maurice Lacroix.



This timepiece retails for $11,000, but many retailers are selling this Masterpiece for around $5,000.

We have found the best current price for this model — new and unworn — at World of Watches for only $2,499.99 during their current sale.

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There are perks of buying from this authentic dealer including free shipping (both ways if necessary), guaranteed authentic timepieces, and included warranty.

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