A Review of the Maurice Lacroix Watches from Baselworld 2016
Monday - 11 April 2016
Maurice Lacroix present a contemporary vision at Basel this year with a fine selection of novelties designed to shape the future of the watchmaking industry. Combining creativity, tradition and originality with precision, technical advancement and reliability, the Maurice Lacroix masterpieces reach an exceptional standard suitable for the modern gent. A stylistic interpretation that exceeds expectations of industry professionals and remains true to their signature style that is embedded in the D.N.A of the luxury brand; serving a reputation that welcomes innovation, avant garde thinking and progression.
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Opting for either a powerful, fierce contender in black PVD or a timeless, classic version in stainless steel, the wearer will enter the Maurice Lacroix world of innovation, uniqueness and creativity with the obscurely beautiful dial that does not compromise on functionality. The breathtakingly modern design reveals the movement that peaks through the off-centred hour and minute dial. A focus settles on the linear seconds display in the form of a black and white disc with a twin tipped hand creating a dynamic platform that welcomes a thought provoking discussion from watch enthusiasts.
Recognising the tough job of designing a chronograph dial with sophistication, Maurice Lacroix continue the stunning Pontos line. The quantity of vital information required on the dial can be overwhelming and needs to be delivered in a simplistic format, which is mastered effortlessly with the watch in question. The new Pontos 43mm Chronograph communicates via a clear, strong dial that includes all the necessary information. The arrangement of chronograph registers is calculated carefully to deliver a design that embraces a sporting elegance in a precise format that avoids clutter. Choose the striking blue dial with silver counters, an elegant silver dial with black chronographs, a sophisticated grey dial with hints of gold, a powerful black dial with silver markings or a stunning silver version; the choice is yours along with the stainless steel brushed polished bracelet or leather strap.
The layers of open worked, skeletonised dial brings a concept of depth to the thought provoking face of the Masterpiece Chronograph Skeleton; a fiercely powerful instrument that showcases the harmony of the technicality of an exposed movement and the usefulness of the chronograph complication. The avant garde dial is framed by a 45m diameter steel case with silver toned finishing to maintain an exceptionally high standard - appreciate the blend of contrasting polished and satin brushed surfaces applied to the case providing an exquisite appearance. Due to the exposed nature of the skeletonised dial, Maurice Lacroix have debuted an exclusive automatic chronograph movement. The Cotes de Geneve motif on the bridges and the oscillating mass ensure high-end finishing, the hours and minutes hands are diamond-cut and lined with luminescent coating; a caliber that is manufactured with an audience to impress. The centre of the small seconds display features an ‘M’ logo that rotates with absolute accuracy! The mesmerising piece welcomes a solid gold bezel that compliments the exact hue in the heart of the chronographs and outlining of the sharp hour and minute hands; a black PVD case with an injection of a red seconds hand and top stitching on the black calf leather strap or a striking blue varnished seconds hand with a stainless steel case.
The Aikon demands a strong presence on the wrist due to its confident nature and character attracting competitive gents who seek success. The stunning dial ensures superb legibility with a case design that offers a comfortable fit when secured to the wrist; a combination that many look to when finding their perfect watch. Fitted with a stop-watch complication allows for the instrument to be vital when measuring elapsed periods of time. The Aikon Chronograph 44mm also serves as an evening wear piece with it’s charming aesthetic due to the silver, black or cool blue dials. Maurice Lacroix has looked to an iconic watch of the past thrusting it into the future with a new handsome design. The sun-brushed silver-blue dial combined with Rhodium dual rectangle indices, diamond-cut hour, minute and second hands provides an air of exquisiteness and sophistication. The five rows brushed stainless steel bracelet finishes the timepiece beautifully complimenting the case with six strong raised arms that surround the dial.
Maurice Lacroix have triumphed with their forward thinking design intention that has confirmed their strong reputation in the watchmaking industry. Explore the rest of the breathtaking collection unveiled by the innovative brand at Baselworld 2016 at Jura Watches.