Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of its Pontos assortment in 2020, Maurice Lacroix presented an up to date and refreshed variation of its common Pontos Chronograph. Housed in a substantial and elaborate 43mm situation with loads of facts and finishings, the view is a curious blend of sportiness and magnificence. New references with black and gunmetal-gray dials accessible on metal bracelets or leather straps expand the collection.
Subsequent the makeover of the Pontos Chronograph in 2020 with common white and silver dials, the assortment welcomed a blue dial in 2021. Not like the sportier Pontos S Chronograph with panda dials, the common Pontos Chronograph sticks to a single colour scheme, like a tone-on-tone smooth bezel. Whilst the brand name states that there are four new references, there are, in point, just two new dial colors – black and gunmetal grey – and a choice of a sporty metallic bracelet or a much more tasteful imitation alligator leather-based strap.
The 43mm stainless steel case of the Pontos Chronograph has a height of 15mm and is water-resistant to 100 metres. As mentioned, the architecture of the situation is relatively elaborate and highlighted with contrasting brushed and polished finishings. For illustration, the elongated, tapering and rounded rectangular pushers are embellished with brushed top rated surfaces and polished sides and flank the huge crown with its signature spiral knurling and the brand’s M in reduction. Very similar in shape to the pushers, the eye-catching stepped and curving lugs are also concluded with polished best surfaces and brushed sides, just like the bezel.
The black sunray dial is equipped with contrasting rhodium-plated appliqués, while the gray dial displays a extra refined sunshine-brushed lacquered dial with 4N gold (pink gold) appliqués. The Arabic hour numerals are used and truncated at 12 and 6 o’clock to accommodate the greater 30-moment and 12-hour elapsed time sub-dials corresponding to the chronograph, even though the lesser running seconds sub-dial is at 9 o’clock.
Even further particulars like the snailed interiors of the 3 counters and the 4Ngold/rhodium-plated rings framing the chronograph counters attest to the energy invested in the finishings. Offered its somewhat tasteful pretensions, there is not a great deal of lume on the dial, other than for the spines of the partly skeletonised hour and minute fingers and the tip of the central chronograph seconds hand that alights on the minute keep track of on the flange. Finishing the dial is the date window discreetly tucked into the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock with a background matching the dial colour.
Visible by the exhibition caseback is the ML112 calibre, dependent on the robust Sellita SW500 automatic with a frequency of 28,800vph and a 42-hour power reserve. Decorated with round graining and Côtes de Genève on the bridges, the sunlight-brushed rotor features vertical Côtes de Genève and the model name and brand.
Availability & Rate
The Pontos Chronograph 43mm is component of the permanent collection and retails for EUR 3,100 (incl. VAT) on the black calfskin leather-based imitation alligator strap and EUR 3,150 (incl. VAT) on the stainless steel bracelet. All models are shipped with the brand’s Quick-adjust method to change the bracelet for a strap without the require for equipment.
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