In 2016, Maurice Lacroix presented another assortment called Aikon. In light of a 1990s Calypso plan, it was, tragically (in any event for us here, at MONOCHROME) just accessible with a quartz development. After the dispatch of a leader variant with a skeleton development recently , the brand will reveal automatic adaptations of its games watch. Meet the Baselworld 2018 Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic, three-hand and chronograph.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon plays on the latest thing of incorporated cases, molded watches with a combination of sumptuous and energetic components. With its incorporated, water-safe case, its level sapphire gem surrounded by the mark six-arm bezel, the M logo in alleviation on the leather lashes and a by and large wonderful quality, there was nothing to complain about regarding plan. The Aikon was a cool looking watch. However, there was one primary issue: it was just accessible with quartz developments. Not on a standard with the extravagant/lively look of the watch, you’ll concede. This year, the Aikon assortment gets two new variations, both outfitted with automatic developments – chronograph or three-hand – and still with an open price.
Both models share the amazing plan of the assortment, with its advanced strong shapes. Beginning with the brushed round bezel embellished with six mark cleaned arms and afterward moving to the actual case, with its barrel shape, the watch radiates an extravagance lively feel. Much the same as the bezel, the case includes a few completions – brushed on most surfaces, with a few cleaned highlights on the sides – just as two hooks, which travel down the arm band or the lash. The huge distance across is compensated by the coordinated carries, taking into consideration a more compact feel on the wrist. The two watches are water-impervious to 200 meters.
Both versions will be accessible with a recently planned adaptable five-interface steel arm band, just as leather ties that mix impeccably with the case. Both are conveyed with a collapsing catch. An intriguing element, particularly in this value range, is the “EasyChange”, a brisk arm band or lash trade system.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic
The first of the accessible adaptations, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic, is an energetic time-and-date watch. This form is fueled by type ML115, an automatic development dependent on an ETA (or clone) design. Obvious through the case back, it shows a lovely (if modern) adornment with Geneva stripes and perlage. This development, which beats at 4Hz and offers a force hold of 38 hours, is a sane decision compared to the in-house development offered by the brand – permitting to keep the Aikon Automatic in a sensible cost range.
The three-hand Aikon Automatic is the most compact of the two forms, with its 42mm width and a wearable 11mm thickness. The measurements are by all account not the only separating factor, as the dial of this variant features a Clou de Paris theme, close by applied files for the hours and a date with a cleaned metallic casing – a few components that make this “empty” dial very enthusiastic. Six decisions will be offered:
- Silver dial with earthy colored lash or steel bracelet
- Black dial with dark lash or steel bracelet
- Dark blue dial with blue lash or steel bracelet
The cost, thinking about the degree of completing of the case and the dial, feels very sensible at CHF 1,590 on a leather tie and CHF 1,750 on a steel bracelet.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph
The second form of the Aikon Automatic is the sportiest of the two, since it includes a chronograph development, yet additionally due to the distinctions working on it and the dials. Above all else, inside the case is a notable, attempted and-tried automatic development, type ML112, in light of the Valjoux 7750 design. This incorporated self-winding cam-worked chronograph is a genuine workhorse, which is noticeable through the sapphire case back. It is somewhat embellished with Geneva stripes. The development ticks at 4Hz and flaunts a 42-hour power reserve.
When furnished with this chronograph development, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic additionally becomes bolder, with its 44mm measurement and enormous, screwed pushers – which ensure 200m water-obstruction (not terrible for a chronograph). The case, because of the development, is thicker at 15mm. The dial is likewise extraordinary, obviously, on account of the chrono design, yet additionally due to the example utilized – enriched with little, customary squares. Applied records and the outlined day-date window, just as the snailed chronograph counters, give a decent touch to the dial. Much the same as the three-hand form, six renditions will be accessible, either on a leather tie or five-connect steel bracelets:
- Silver dial with blue sub-counters (panda style), blue leather tie or steel bracelet
- Black dial with dark tie or steel bracelet
- Dark blue dial with blue tie or steel bracelet
Again, the cost of these Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronographs is very fascinating: the leather lash forms retail for CHF 2,690 and the steel arm band variants for CHF 2,850.
More subtleties on www.mauricelacroix.com .