Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme Watch Review

 

Maurice Lacroix has updated its popular Pontos S timepiece with a new design created by Henrik Fisker, the leading automotive designer best known for creating the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and Fisker Karma. The Pontos S Extreme will launch at Baselworld 2013.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme is made of an exclusive patented alloy called Powerlite (a composite of aluminium, magnesium, titanium, zirconium and ceramics) making it durable and lightweight.

The sandblasted black case measures 43 mm, with a sunray-brushed black dial and luminescent hands and applied indexes. It has an inner rotating bezel, and a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. Two limited editions are also available with a blue or khaki case, created using an electrolytic chemical process where colour pigments are inserted directly into the pores of the material - a treatment used in the automotive industry.



The Pontos S Extreme has a patent-pending mechanism which regulates time duration through the crown. The mechanism is linked to the chronograph's push button, and activates a rotating bezel located inside the watch case to protect it from unintentional movement.

The watch is powered by the Swiss automatic ML calibre 112 (base ETA 7750) with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 46 hours. Functions include sub-seconds at 9 o'clock, 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o'clock, and a 12-minute chronograph counter at 6 o'clock. A date indication is placed at 6 o'clock.