Maurice Lacroix is known for its reasonable way to deal with watchmaking, carrying complex presentations and complications to a bigger crowd. Another field often sought after by the brand is skeleton watches, with present day and rather intense openworked developments . Expected to make a big appearance at Baselworld 2018, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Skeleton presents another self-winding skeleton development in the as of late introduced sporty Aikon case. Overview.
Previously just accessible with quartz developments, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon goes mechanical at the Basel Watch Fair, with the presentation of a self-winding type, yet a skeletonised one as well. Skeleton developments, or openworked developments, comprise in creating emptied zones in the movement’s parts to hold and uncover the practical design. Numerous prospects are accessible to watchmakers, from a traditional engraved style to a more current, design approach. Maurice Lacroix has been “open-working” developments since 1993, with the Calypso Skeleton, its first such creation. This mark style is generally utilized in the Masterpiece assortment and now makes its introduction in the Aikon line.
Based on the striking and energetic case planned in 2016, the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Skeleton is broadened to house its new mechanical development. From 42mm in the quartz forms, this new openworked model develops to 45mm in width, with a case thickness of 13mm. A significant assertion watch. Likewise, the general style is very complex, with a tonneau-formed case and a round bezel with six arms situated at two-hour intervals. The steel case switches back and forth among brushed and cleaned surfaces and is gotten to the wrist on account of a coordinated gator strap.
The pièce de résistance here is the new type ML234. For this sporty Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Skeleton, the brand has chosen to add automatic twisting ability to its assembling hand-wound skeleton ML134 development. This development depends on the Unitas design, yet exceptionally altered by ML to become an as a rule new development. A totally different example has been applied on the extensions, which are organized by a progression of five concentric circles that run askew through the whole watch. Adding to the contemporary soul of the watch, the extensions include a dark DLC surface treatment. The focal trench of the extensions is lower and sandblasted while their layout is one level higher and glossy silk brushed. Most specialized components are additionally emptied, like the barrel, the wavering weight and the winding mechanism.
The development of this new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Skeleton holds the specialized details ordinarily seen on Unitas bases: a 2.5Hz (18,000vph) recurrence; time demonstrated by focal hours with little seconds at 6 o’clock; however updated with a more extended force save of 52 hours.
This new Aikon Automatic Skeleton will be officially presented during Baselworld 2018. Foreseen price: USD 5,990. More subtleties on www.mauricelacroix.com .