Maurice Lacroix announces the Memoire 1. The Memoire 1 will be the first mechanical watch with a memory function. The Maurice Lacroix Memoire 1 has a simplistic dial with two hands. One for the minutes and one for the seconds. A disk to indicate the hours. An indication at 3 o’clock reveals the cool secret of Memoir 1: By pressing the button integrated into the crown, the mode changes from “Time” to “Chrono”. The hands and the hours disk immediately change their positions. If their previous function was telling the current time, they are now available for the precise measurement of time intervals. When the button is pressed once again, they all return to their positions for telling time.
Even when the chronograph is running, it is still possible to shift back and forth between the two modes without losing the information provided by one or the other function. Maurice Lacroix will officially introduce the Memoire 1 at the BaselWorld 2008.