For the world’s biggest watch show to be held in Basel, Maurice Lacroix prepared a great looking sport chronograph that will certainly be classified among this year’s top diving watches. Combining a retro style with contemporary lines, the renowned watchmaker reached the perfection. The new Pontos S Diving Chronograph can be immediately recognized by its bold details which perfectly represent the Swiss brand’s high end mastery.
You can notice at the first glance that Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diving Chronograph is something really special. Profiled as the manufacturer of the high level mechanical timepieces, the Swiss brand has changed its course by making this mainstream sport watch and opening itself for the wide range of new customers. Besides the fact that it is clearly different, the new Pontos S caries all the best Maurice Lacroix can offer – a clear idea, a really wonderful design and a great functionality. Even though diving should be its primary purpose (it is water-resistant up to 200 meters/660 feet), this modern piece is a casual every day watch that goes in line with various styles.
Its masculine 43 mm case is made of stainless steel with the nice combination of brushed and polished surfaces. The really great thing about this case is the striking look of its chronograph pushers and an inner rotating bezel. Integration of the special crown into the start/stop chrono pusher is an ingenious solution that is both, functional and cool looking.
The turning ring is made of black brushed aluminum and features minute indices in several color variations (gray, orange, blue, and red). Each variation matches a color that is used for a part of the minute hand, the tip of a chronograph seconds hand, as well as for a bezel crown. Besides, it fits a color of a striped NATO style strap. If you want something more common, there is a black strap or a three-row stainless steel bracelet. Each choice comes with a double security deploying clasp with an adjustment link to wear on a scuba outfit and a stainless steel buckle.
A black sun brushed dial with a beautiful spiral recess and satin finished counters is clear and extremely legible, which is crucial for under-water operations. Readability is even more increased by applied indexes and diamond-cut hands with large SLN zone. It features three sub-dials: the 12 hour chronograph counter is located at the 6 o’clock position, the small seconds sub-dial takes the 9 o’clock position, while the 30 minute counter is placed at the 12 o’clock position. Besides, there is a date window at the 6 o’clock position.
Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diving Chronograph is powered by a Calibre ML112 self-winding movement, based on the Valjoux 7750 movement. This rhodium-plated mechanism oscillates with 28’800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides 46 hours of power-reserve.