Despite its relative youth (1975), Maurice Lacroix has developed a solid expertise and the brand has a promising future. The adventure started modestly in the small T2 workshop that produced watch cases, hands and dials. But the manufacture has constantly built up its technological independence to the point that it is largely independent today. Even components such as the escapement and the wheels are produced in their own workshops, which guarantees genuine “manufacture” movements for its high-end watches. To get to this stage, Maurice Lacroix set up the Manufacture des Franches-Montagnes SA, in Montfaucon, in the Swiss Jura region, and sources components from Queloz SA in Saignelégier (Bernese Jura), which it also owns. The Pontos range is the cornerstone of the collection, the highlight of which is the Décentrique GMT, a limited edition with two time zones, date and moon phase in a modern style with a striking dial. The brand’s Masterpiece collection already offers six different calibres.