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Maurice Lacroix Chronograph Sprint Watch Review

There are perfectionists and then there is Maurice Lacroix. Sometimes when a design is so good, it is better left untouched. The famous phrase “don’t fix what isn’t broken” springs to mind when we recall some luxury wristwatches that have been tampered with in the past when really they didn’t need to be. But luckily for the Aikon watch – an already perfect design – Maurice Lacroix manages to continue adding innovative flavours and designs to the range without compromising on its popularity or its desirability.

 

The Aikon first launched in 2016 in quartz form but was soon launched in an automatic version just two years later. Since then, the brand has released chronograph versions and played around a little with materials. Die-hard Aikon watch fans need not fret, however. The new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint watch still carries some strands of Aikon DNA in its design whilst simultaneously bringing sportier, fresher vibes to the watch. This stealthy black cased 44mm chronograph watch is finished on an eye-catching cool blue strap – its fresh hue complimented by a sleek silhouette that still boasts the unmissable 6 arms on top of its bezel. Meet the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint.

 

 

The Aikon now has a split personality. It can switch from a classic steel sports watch to a more lightweight and contemporary titanium, to a very full-of-character bronze and now a sleek and stylish black DLC-coated variant. If you haven’t yet added a DLC-coated watch to your collection, the abbreviation stands for Diamond Like Coating, adding a tough and resistant amour to the surface of an already robust steel case. The new material welcomes to the family a very clean and youthful look that appears undeniably modern on the wrist. Cleverly, the new sporty chronograph boasts contrasting finishes against a stealthy black DLC-coated case in the form of six arms that now showcase a gunmetal finish. It’s a look that echoes the earlier Calypso watch with an ongoing theme around the number six.

 

Sleeker and sportier

 

The chronograph push-pieces on the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint watch are positioned inside hexagonal bases and these work incredibly well with the watches knurled bezel. Of course, the material selection chosen by Maurice Lacroix experts is spot on for this sportier, sleeker version. A sapphire crystal glass front will promise all the protection required for the dial – a shield from dust, moisture, heat, light and scratching to name just a few factors. The sapphire crystal glass also features on the back of the case where the powerhouse for this Maurice Lacroix Aikon Sprint watch is put to the test. The performance of the ML 112 automatic movement is put on display, beating at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering a useful 48-hour power reserve. The ML112 is an old reliable, with architecture based on the Sellita SW500. Functions-wise, it provides a central chronograph second hand along with a central hour and minute hand, a small seconds function, twin chronograph counters and a day-date function. Making it all worthwhile, however, is the chance to flip the watch over and admire the performance of the movement from time to time. Maurice Lacroix has included Cotes de Geneve and circular graining decoration to the surface of the movement for added visual appeal.

 

 

For outdoor or office

 

The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Sprint watch is far from boring. Its design can measure elapsed time without a fuss thanks to a sub-counter at 12 o’clock offering a 30-minute dial and a balancing 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock. Both the hands in these sub-counters, along with the central chronograph hand have been executed in the same pale blue colour as the FKM rubber strap, whilst the small second sub-counter located at 9 o’clock is filled in completely with this same eye-catching blue hue. Both the central hour and minute hands feature a slim line of luminescent material through their centre. They glow in dark conditions for easy timekeeping during the night.

 

The case of the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint watch is integrated with 200-meter water resistance. Perfect for recreational divers but tailored to the needs of those collectors who wish to wear the timepiece every day of the week, the model is also equipped with a day-date feature at 3 o’clock, positioned on top of a sunray gunmetal surface adorned with a square embossed surface pattern.

For more information on this new sportier and sleeker Aikon Chronograph Spring watch from Maurice Lacroix, you can check out the product page here or call our sales team on 01335 453453

 

Technical Specifications of the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint watch

  • Case: 44mm – black DLC-coated stainless steel – 200-meter water resistance – anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass front – see-through exhibition caseback – screw-down crown with ML logo – fixed bezel in gunmetal finish with 6 arms – integrated strap design – chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock
  • Dial: Sunray gunmetal – square embossed pattern – blue accents – 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock – 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock – day-date feature at 3 o’clock – blue-filled small second dial at 9 o’clock
  • Movement: ML112 – self-winding – based on the Sellita SW500 – 48-hour power reserve – 28,800 v.p.h – 25 jewels – circular graining and Cotes de Geneve
  • Strap: Blue FKM rubber – black DLC-coated stainless steel pin buckle
  • Price: £3,190
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