At Baselworld 2018, Maurice Lacroix amazed us by introducing its own (available) vision of an extravagance sports watch. This watch, named Aikon , bears the vast majority of the important components of the class, yet at a small part of the cost commanded by those of the “Holy Trinity” – selectiveness and very good quality finishings separated. Mindful that these watches not just appeal to men, the brand currently uncovers an adaptation devoted to ladies without getting too ‘girly’. Meet the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic 35mm.
What is the Aikon? All things considered, we won’t be uncovering anything by saying that extravagance sports watches (Nautilus and Royal Oak) are THE most sizzling watches around. Albeit the interest for these watches is high, there are two primary issues: the first is the price… north of EUR 20k; second is accessibility. With its typical ‘accessible luxury’ proverb at the top of the priority list, Maurice Lacroix figured it could answer this interest by offering an extravagance sports watch with a profoundly planned case, striking looks, a moderately meager profile, a coordinated steel wristband and an automatic development for around a 10th of the cost needed by top of the line brands. The response to this issue was the Aikon, a very much made, all around situated, generally welcomed watch – some way or another motivated by the brand’s 1990s Calypso model.
Men aren’t the lone ones pulled in by these strong, lively watches. An ever increasing number of ladies, particularly the more youthful age, are looking for a powerful yet rich watch as a day by day wearer, a watch that looks contemporary, marginally hermaphroditic, not very girly. In light of that presumption, Maurice Lacroix presently offers the vibe of the Aikon for all sexual orientations, with another 35mm form of the Aikon – and most amazing aspect all, not with a quartz development but rather with a solid automatic calibre.
The 35mm variant is just an Aikon Automatic 3-hand in a decreased organization. All the fixings are available however in a decently measured case. The thickness stays at 11mm since both the 42mm and the 35mm models highlight a similar development inside. The case holds its pad molded focal compartment with a round bezel on top, enhanced with the six mark claws.
Several forms of this Aikon Automatic 35mm will be accessible. All depend on treated steel parts, except for an adaptation with gold PVD-covered components – focal connections of the arm band, hooks on the bezel and crown. This more modest version is, for the occasion, just accessible with a 5-interface arm band – still outfitted with a shrewd “easychange” framework, permitting to switch the lash in seconds.
The ladylike touch is noticeable on the dials. Accessible in the exemplary sunray brushed with Clous de Paris enhancement in blue, or in white or dark mother-of-pearl, all models are set with eight precious stone hour markers combined with applied lists and implement hands. It would have been shrewd to bring to the table an unadulterated form however, without jewels, for a more unisex style. Driving the time-and-date show is the Caliber ML 115, a Sellita SW-200 automatic development, obvious through a sapphire caseback.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic 35mm completes an all around enormous assortment, offering a pleasant option for women. It will be evaluated at CHF 1,850 (clous de Paris), CHF 1,950 (mother-of-pearl) or CHF 1,990 (white mother-of-pearl and two-tone arm band). More subtleties on www.mauricelacroix.com .