Two or three years prior, Maurice Lacroix presented its Aikon assortment with automatic developments, a watch with an unmistakable ‘luxury sports watch’ association, yet with an open cost. Also, the formula demonstrated fruitful . Offered in different varieties and materials, it wasn’t enough for the brand that extended its assortment with another, more hearty and sportier version, the Aikon Venturer . Today, this experience/jumping focused piece gets new tones and materials, with the dispatch of the Aikon Venturer Two-Tone and Bronze.
The extravagance sports watch class is governed by some lasting symbols, for example, the Royal Oak and the Nautilus – two watches brought into the world during the 1970s, practically unaltered from that point forward and that characterized the class. Quick forward to now and the extravagance sports watch has never been so well known, yet out of reach for most watch fans (considerably seriously thinking about the lack of steel models). A few brands, nonetheless, saw a chance here, by offering the flavor of this class in an undeniably more reasonable value range. Maurice Lacroix, had some expertise in open extravagance, disclosed its response to this issue with the Aikon assortment – a molded steel watch with a coordinated steel arm band and finished dials with an unmistakable 1970s motivation. Very much planned and all around created, this model turned into a hit for the brand.
One year later, Maurice Lacroix adjusted this idea in a more strong, experience like watch with jumping qualifications, the Aikon Venturer – somewhat like Audemars Piguet made the Offshore form of the Royal Oak, as a more manly, more hearty cycle of its notorious model. Bigger, thicker, bolder, it made a significant proclamation on the wrist as well however was still top notch and reasonably priced.
The Venturer depends on the base plan of the Aikon Automatic watches yet develops a large portion of its highlights. The case adheres to the tonneau shape yet has been built up in specs and style, with a 43mm breadth, a combination of brushed surfaces with cleaned highlights, a strong crown-watch module screwed to the side of the case and, the characterizing highlight, an exceptionally raised, unidirectional bezel with an hour long jumping scale. The plan codes of the assortment are regarded, for certain extra components to give some power and sportiness.
For occasion, the six paws that characterized the plan of the Aikon when it was dispatched in 2018 are as yet present in the Venturer and utilized as a feature of the graduations – for the 10-minute imprints. Appearing differently in relation to the remainder of the case, the bezel embed is produced using scratch-safe ceramic and matches the shade of the dial. At last, the water-opposition has been reinforced to a truly good 300m.
The Aikon Venturer Two-Tone
One repeating theme with extravagance sports watches is their ability to take on shadings and materials. The secluded origination of the cases and arm bands makes it simple to play with differentiations and tones to make new versions. This is actually what Maurice Lacroix has done here.
First in line for 2020 is a two-tone release of the Aikon Venturer which combines steel and gold and an incorporated metallic arm band. Being centered around available watches, the brand maintained a strategic distance from strong gold components, which would have conceivably multiplied the cost of the watch. Here, the bezel and its hooks, the crown and the middle connections of the wristband get a 10-micron yellow gold plating, so the expansion in value compared to a steel model remaining parts very reasonable.
To appear differently in relation to this steel-and-gold clothing, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer Two-Tone comes with a blue dial and a blue earthenware bezel. The applied records and hands are additionally yellow gold-plated, bringing about a striking variant of this watch.
This adaptation is just conveyed with a steel and gold-plated arm band, in any case, it is as yet furnished with the brand’s EasyChange framework, implying that you can add an elastic lash easily.
The Aikon Venturer Bronze
Second new form for 2020 is the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer Bronze. For this form, the brand goes experience/military-style right, with a case and bezel completely executed in bronze, which will build up a green patina after some time. As you can see on the watch we’ve shot, the brilliant shading when new has blurred to become more earthy/green.
For this form, the brand picks a dull earthy colored earthenware embed on the bezel and, coordinating the patinated case, a sunray-brushed green dial with gold-plated emphasizes on all fours records. Similarly as with all Aikon models, this bronze adaptation is outfitted with the super-down to earth EasyChange framework, permitting you to change the lash without apparatuses in a moment. Consequently, the watch is conveyed with two ties; green elastic and earthy colored calfskin, both with a bronze collapsing clasp.
As referenced, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer is a hearty watch with a 43mm width and a tallness of 12mm. In any case, the case is all around planned and feels more compact than anticipated on the wrist. To ensure the 300m water-opposition, the caseback is shut and the crown screws-down. The dial is secured by a sapphire crystal.
To power the Venturer, Maurice Lacroix depends on an attempted and-tried automatic development, the type ML 115 (in view of the Sellita SW 200-1), bragging 38 hours power save and beating at 4Hz. It shows the time with focal H-M-S and the date at 3 o’clock.
The new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer Two-Tone will be estimated at CHF 2,700. The Bronze variant, with two ties included, will be valued at CHF 2,490. More subtleties at www.mauricelacroix.com .