Introducing the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing Watch
Friday - 23 April 2021
Clothed in the Mahindra Racing team’s uniform colours – the sporty Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Mahindra Racing watch is a special edition that celebrates its role as the team’s Official Timekeeper
At the back-end of last year, Maurice Lacroix was appointed the role of Official Timekeeper for the Mahindra Racing team – a regular competitor of the FIA Formula E Championship. To celebrate its relationship with the racing team and to further extend its links to the sports industry, Maurice Lacroix releases three new versions of the Aikon watch – the brand’s flagship luxury sports watch. One member of the trio is the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch.
The Mahindra Racing team is part of the USD 19.4 billion federation, Mahindra & Mahindra and has secured 4 victories and taken 18 podiums since 2014 when it began competing in the FIA Formula E Championship – an electric-only racing series that comprises 14 races and 12 cities all over the world. The championship is recognised across the globe for its efforts in promoting the concept of sustainability and raising awareness of global climate change. To help it continue with its role in an eco-friendly approach to motorsport racing, it draws upon the support of prestigious watchmaker, Maurice Lacroix. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship promotes improved air quality by accelerating EV adoption across the globe. The Mahindra Racing team was one of the first Formula E teams to climb on board this mission by joining the FIA’s Sustainability programme and achieving the highest accreditation in doing so.
Fitting the bill as a precision timekeeper for the racetrack and also sharing the Mahindra Racing team’s same vision for sustainability is Maurice Lacroix, who proudly present an automatic special edition watch clad in the colours of the team’s livery. The managing director of Maurice Lacroix explains:
“It is important to us that we work with companies that share our passions and values. As you can see, Maurice Lacroix and Mahindra Racing are closely aligned. We both share a passion for success and a concern for the planet. We are both dynamic companies with much in-house expertise. We also choose to spend much time in the cities around the globe, engaging with our customers and responding to their desires. I look forward to both companies working together, embarking on this exciting adventure and sharing much success.”
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch
The new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch is a sporty steel chronograph with a day-date complication. The 44mm model encompasses a white sunray dial embossed with a distinct square pattern that is shared with the quartz iteration that we covered in more detail here. With a clear vision in mind – the new Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch was developed with values of accuracy, legibility and speed at its forefront. The new luxury steel sports watch imparts a unique look on the wrist thanks to its colour-filled chronograph dials that appear a shade darker than the more vivid quartz variation. Inspired by the team’s uniform colours, the chronograph counters depicting the 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively are filled with a deep blue hue, whilst the small second function residing at 9 o’clock is a deep red colour. To match this shade of red, the central chronograph seconds hand and the small hands inside the blue sub-counters are also coated in red.
Around the periphery of the dial is a black minute track surrounding stick hour markers and central hour and minute hands that have been treated with Super-LumiNova. The day and date feature occupying the 3 o’clock location is highly readable thanks to being dressed against a bright white background for enhanced visibility. All elements on the square embossed white dial are protected by a pane of sapphire crystal glass. The remarkably strong material is treated with anti-reflective technology and also features on the reverse of the watch to form a sapphire exhibition caseback. The steel case is also water-resistant to 200 meters and features a polished crown embellished with the Maurice Lacroix logo.
The beating heart of the new Maurice Lacroix Mahindra Racing Automatic Special Edition watch is the automatic ML112 movement, which offers hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph seconds, 12-hours and 30-minute functions along with a day and date feature. It propels at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and is based on the staple Valjoux 7750 movement. It also delivers a running time of 46 hours once fully wound.
To complete the sporty look of this new Maurice Lacroix Aikon watch, the Mahindra Racing Special Edition Automatic is fitted on a blue perforated calfskin strap detailed with contrasting red stitching running down the sides. For more information on the new Aikon Mahindra Racing watch, you can call our Jura Watches sales team today on 01335 453453
Technical specifications of the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch
- Case: 44mm – stainless steel – 200-meter water resistance – anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front – sapphire exhibition caseback
- Dial; White sunray dial – square embossed pattern – day-date feature at 3 o’clock – Super-LumiNova-coated stick markers and central hour & minute hands – red chronograph hands – blue 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock – blue 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock – small seconds at 9 o’clock in red
- Movement; Self-winding Maurice Lacroix ML-112 Calibre – 28,800 v.h.p – 46-hour power reserve – based on the Valjoux 7750 – functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, 30-minutes, 12-hours, chronograph seconds, day, date
- Strap: Blue perforated calfskin leather strap – Maurice Lacroix logo – red contrast stitching – stainless steel butterfly buckle
- Price: £2,790
- Reference: AI6038-SS001-133-4