Introducing the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph Skeleton Mahindra Racing Watch
Tuesday - 27 April 2021
Whether on or beside the race track, the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph Skelton Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch is a bespoke version of the popular Aikon watch with an open-worked dial created especially for the mechanically curious.
Both Maurice Lacroix and the Mahindra Racing team share the same vision to move forward and evolve with the changing times, whilst at the same time, promoting sustainability. The Aikon watch is Maurice Lacroix’s flagship elegant luxury sports watch, demonstrating a versatile and flexible approach to adapting itself to the needs of the modern gent. We covered the quartz titanium version of the Aikon Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch in more detail here, armoured in a lightweight titanium case material. The automatic chronograph version of the Aikon Chronograph Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch is housed in rugged stainless steel and that too provides effortless handling over a set of blue and red-filled chronograph counters inside a broad 44mm diameter bezel. You can take a look at this model in more detail here.
The Skeletonized version of the Maurice Lacroix Mahindra Racing watch series pays homage to the relationship between the Zurich-based watchmaker and the sports industry, celebrating its recent role as Official Timekeeper for the racing team last year. It differs from its two other siblings in that it features a beautiful openworked dial showcasing all the key features of a sturdy mechanical movement at its centre. Subtle red accents nod to the team’s livery and the watch envelopes the wrist with a rugged stainless steel link bracelet to complete its masculine and adrenaline-infused look.
Mahindra Racing team is part of the multi-billion-dollar Mahindra & Mahindra company, which has competed for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championships since 2014. The racing team has supported the championship’s bid to raise awareness for global change and became one of the first teams to jump on board with the concept, gaining the highest accreditation in doing so. Sharing these principles is Maurice Lacroix who has been leading the way within the Swiss watchmaking industry for over 40 years. This collaborative effort between the two embodies a timekeeping instrument that combines legibility and reliability with robustness and a clean, distinct aesthetic.
2021 marks the first season that the all-electric motorsport has been recognized by the FIA World Championship and will now compete against Formula 1 and a select few others. The UK-based racing team has confirmed that its two driver seats will be occupied by British drivers, Alex Lynn and Alexander Sims. To mark the seventh season, the racing team also revealed their car, the M7Electro, with a striking colour scheme of red, white and blue that also match the colours of the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch collection. To help assist with tasks at the side of the racing track or in the driving seat, the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph Skeleton Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch has some impressive features on offer.
The new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch is a 44mm stainless steel chronograph powered by an automatic movement. Its case is not only 200-meter water-resistant but is also ergonomically formed with lugs that bend to the shape of the wearer’s wrist for maximum comfort. The tip of the watch is sealed with a sheet of anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass and the back of the case is sealed and marked with the 200M water-resistant rating.
The Skeletonised dial of the new Mahindra Racing automatic chronograph watch by Maurice Lacroix shows the internal make-up of an impeccably built self-winding movement – the ML-206. This dial is also built on a sapphire base plate and features lume-coated central hour and minute hands. The ML-206 engine provides a 30-minute chronograph function that can be referenced at 3 o’clock and a small second function at 9 o’clock, lending to a symmetrical and well-balanced display. The chronograph second hand is finished in red to compliment other shots of the same sporty hue seen in the markers of the 30-minute sub-counter and the ten-minute increments along the bezel. The ML-206 performs at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and delivers a running time off the wrist of 48 hours. Decoration to the engine is put on show through the dial-side of the watch. These include the ruthenium sandblasted skeleton upper bridge, rhodium-plated finishes and vertical Cotes de Geneve and sun-brushed finishes on the rotor.
The new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch is fitted on a sporty black leather strap, enclosing with a robust stainless steel butterfly clasp engraved with the famous Maurice Lacroix logo. To learn more about the new Skeleton Automatic Mahindra Racing Watch by Maurice Lacroix, you can visit the link to the watch here, or view the three new models together here.
Technical specifications of the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton Automatic Special Edition Mahindra Racing watch
- Case: 44mm – stainless steel – 200-meter water resistance – anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front – brushed, thin bezel
- Dial; Skeletonised dial with sapphire based plate – Super-LumiNova-coated central hour & minute hands – red central chronograph second hand – red ten-minute increments along bezel – red 30-minute sub-counter markers
- Movement; Self-winding Maurice Lacroix ML-206 Calibre – 28,800 v.h.p – 48-hour power reserve – functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, 30-minutes, chronograph seconds
- Strap: Black sporty leather strap – red contrast stitching – Maurice Lacroix logo – stainless steel butterfly buckle
- Price: £6,850
- Reference: AI6098-SS001-091-2