Earlier this year, during Baselworld 2018, Maurice Lacroix introduced its own vision of a “luxury sports watch” – obviously considering openness. In light of the all around planned Aikon idea, the 2018 editions were outfitted with the automatic developments they merited. Since the assortment is set up, it is the ideal opportunity for extension and new models. After the “Chase Your Watch” Limited Edition dependent on the chronograph, it is the ideal opportunity for the 3-hand model to get another material. Meet the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Bronze Limited Edition – and bronze isn’t the solitary curiosity here.
Saying that the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Bronze feels, from the outset, pretty much equivalent to the remainder of the non-limited creation with another case material, would undercut it. This new limited edition is surely founded on the standard Aikon Automatic yet has various new highlights to make it a significant uncommon watch.
The first thing to grab our eye is, obviously, the case material. Rather than silk completed and cleaned steel, the Aikon Automatic Bronze is made of… bronze (it was a simple theory). It implies that we have a lot hotter, a lot bolder watch than in steel and a watch that will be exuberant – as it will get a patina over the long haul that is consistently remarkable to the wearer, his exercises and the manner in which he treats the watch. On the photographs that represent this article, the watch has just been very utilized, consequently the all around dull shade of the case and the lighter zones (those that are less in contact with mugginess or fingerprints).
As for the actual case, it holds its general plan. Estimating 42mm in measurement, it is commonly 1970s-motivated, with a pad formed focal section, a round bezel and an incorporated lash. The six hooks that encompass the bezel are as yet present, despite the fact that here, they are brushed as well (and not cleaned like on the steel model). The case feels marginally heavier than steel yet stays under the radar. Generally, it has numerous ascribes for the most part connected with the appanage of costly extravagance sports watches. Obviously, the caseback is made of steel (bronze shouldn’t be in direct contact with the skin).
A more critical glance at the dial uncovers numerous developments. The first is the utilization of a striking blue tone, built up by the sunray completing of the dial. The subsequent advancement concerns the example engraved here. Generally, the 3-hand model highlights a Clous de Paris design however all things considered, for this bronze limited edition, the Aikon Automatic gets the style utilized on the chronograph – which means a finely engraved square example. Changes can be seen on the lists as well. Rather than the applied mallet and twofold cudgel, this Aikon Automatic Bronze highlights Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. Hands and markers are totally plated in pink gold.
Finally, some mechanical advancements have additionally been applied. While the norm, impeccable automatic form is a period and-date watch, this Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Bronze is a period in particular, no-date piece – absolutely losing a touch of reasonableness here, yet acquiring in coolness with this cleaned up dial. To the exemption of this new showcase, the development stays as before – an automatic ETA-clone with a 38h force hold and a 4 Hz frequency.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Bronze will be conveyed on a blue calfskin lash with butterfly fasten in bronze (for the clasp just, the remainder of the catch in contact with the skin is steel), which includes a cunning snappy change gadget. It will be a limited edition of 500 pieces with a value of CHF 1,950. More subtleties on www.mauricelacroix.com .