Maurice Lacroix uses gold cases in the Les Classiques series as well; the Les Classiques Date Gold even features an 18-karat pink gold case. This watch is timelessly chic thanks to its stick indices and thin, pink gold coated hands. Its date display is located at the three o'clock position, but otherwise, the Date Gold remains simple and streamlined. The watch is also available completely in stainless steel or in a bicolor version featuring contrasting pink gold and stainless steel. The automatic caliber ML55, with 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and a 38-hour power reserve, runs in every 38-mm diameter watch. More complicated versions of the Les Classiques feature chronograph functions and moon phase indicators. The Phase de Lune chronograph has both complications and still manages to remain a subtle 41 mm in diameter.
The chronograph movement ML112 is the bridge between the Les Classiques and Pontos collections. Visually, the two series don't resemble each other at all; however, the ML112 is used in both of them due to its stopwatch function. In the Pontos series, it's the caliber most often used for that function. This sporty watch has pushers located above and below the crown which control the chronograph, and subdials at twelve and six o'clock display the time. The decentralized seconds is located at nine o'clock. If this layout sounds familiar, it's because the ML112 is a revised Valjoux 7750. The classic caliber from ETA is considered one of the most well-engineered movements and is used by countless watch manufacturers.