Online auction for W*/Maurice Lacroix watches

W*/Maurice Lacroix watches side by side
'Rough Conviction' by Kris Van Assche.
(Image credit: Maurice Lacroix )

’Whether designing shoes, belts, jewellery or a watch, it should never be too fancy on a guy,’ says Van Assche, which explains his subtle yet eye-catching features such as the strap which combines stainless steel barcelet with light brown calfskin and black gold external section on the dial and metal-coated sapphire crystal over the date indication.

We've had to fend off querelous buyers with cheque books since we first launched these watches with Maurice Lacroix earlier in the year. But the good news is that thanks to an online auction on which runs till 22nd June, you can now be in with a chance of getting your hands on these striking timepieces, with all the proceeds going to charity.

Designed by a powerhouse trio, Spanish furniture designer Patricia Urquiola, Italian architect Rodolfo Dordoni, and Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche, the three watches are all one-offs and are the designer's own interpretation of the Swiss watchmaker's Red Dot award-winning Pontos Décentrique GMT.

Watch with leather strap

’Caldera’ by Patricia Urquiola

’The concept of the design is to keep it very clean, giving it a playful side,’ say Urquiola. Her watch is thus given a simple black calfskin strap and a clear black-printed dial, but the displays all sit just a little off-center

(Image credit: Maurice Lacroix)

Brown crocodile skin strap

’Stainless’ by Rodolfo Dordoni

’My goal was to gather three subjects - Maurice Lacroix, Wallpaper* and myself - in a single ’Stainless’ watch,’ says Dordoni, whose interpretation of the Pontos Decentrique GMT includes an engraved date mechanism and plished indexes to show the time, with a brown crocodile skin strap

(Image credit: Maurice Lacroix)
Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.