The presentation of the Aikon assortment has been an awesome amazement, back in 2018. The delight of a decent extravagance sports watch , without the holding up rundown or the 5-digit sticker price. While the principal form of the Aikon was a flexible, retrained model, Maurice Lacroix has chosen to present a second, bolder, sportier emphasis , with nautical/experience motivation. Its name is the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer and today we investigate it.
While there’s no concealing the notoriety for extravagance sports watches these days (RO and Nautilus being the superstars), not many of us have a wallet adequately thick to try and consider to get one (if at any point getting one was just only cash… accessibility being THE primary issue). So the presentation of an available, actually all around created, automatic watch with the pizazz of these watches, yet without the sticker price, was reviving. Surely, you can’t anticipate a very good quality, super meager development, a hand-cleaned case or a similar degree of execution, however as we told in our past active with the Aikon, this watch is shockingly all around accomplished at the cost (underneath EUR 2,000).
Just like Audemars Piguet made the Offshore form of the Royal Oak, as a more manly, more powerful emphasis of its famous model, Maurice Lacroix tends here to carry some toughness to its molded games watch, with a built up case, a jumping bezel and different plan components to make it more appropriate to open air exercises – without denying the whole concept.
The base of the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer stays indistinguishable, being a tonneau-formed case in tempered steel, with incorporated drags, a combination of brushed surfaces with cleaned emphasizes and a raised, round bezel/dial on top – a natural development for extravagance sports watches . The plan codes of the assortment are regarded, with anyway some extra components to give some power and sportiness.
While the Aikon Automatic time-and-date bears a 42mm case (note that a 39mm version has as of late been dispatched), the new Aikon Venturer develops to 43mm. The case sees the nebulous vision of a crown security component just as the effectively observable turning bezel. Additionally, the water obstruction has been moved up to now 300 meters, rather than 200 meters beforehand. All that could possibly be needed for most users.
Surprisingly, notwithstanding the more hearty case, the expanded WR and the expansion of a pivoting bezel, the case remains moderately slender, at 11.60mm – which is just a large portion of a millimeter more than the time-and-date model and route not exactly the chronograph. This is our most charming astonishment with this watch, as there’s nothing more irritating than a thick, weighty, uneven watch on the wrist. Because of the molded case, the watch sits comfortably on the (wrist size of the wearer here: 18cm) and feels solidly attached.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer is accessible on both an elastic lash, which is graceful and charming on the skin, or a 5-connect pure wristband with collapsing fasten – the last making the watch heavier and marginally bigger, obviously. Concerning the remainder of the assortment, Maurice Lacroix holds the “EasyChange”, a brisk arm band or lash trade framework that permits changing in under 30 seconds – a fascinating element, particularly in this cost range.
As for the dial, other than the expansion of a unidirectional hour long bezel – which has an artistic decorate – the style additionally advances, with now non-finished dials in dark or blue, just as new files and hands. All have been expanded in size to give better difference and readability – additionally in obscurity, on account of a lot of Super-LumiNova. The date is situated at 3 o’clock and outlined by a metallic part.
Now covered up under a strong steel back (embellished with “Jura waves” design), the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer is furnished with an attempted and-tried automatic Sellita SW 200-1, an ETA clone with 4hz recurrence and 38-hour power hold. No compelling reason to go into subtleties, this is a decent, solid, effectively functional development that essentially does the work and considers a sensible price.
Altogether, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer is a pleasant, sportier development of the Aikon idea. While being bolder and more hearty, it holds the characteristics of the “standard” variant. The watch is positively not little, but rather the effectively thought out case and the limited thickness take into consideration great comfort. The execution, particularly thinking about the available cost, is exceptionally fulfilling. The reasonable of the intense extravagance sports watches for a small part of the standard price…
Price & Availability
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer is presently accessible at retailers and will be evaluated at EUR 1,850 on an elastic tie, EUR 1,990 on a steel arm band and EUR 2,190 with both elastic and steel bracelet.
More subtleties on www.mauricelacroix.com .