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Published on May 30th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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PONTOS – Style from Maurice Lacroix

The name Pontos has always been a byword for style, attracting individuals who appreciate design and flair. Over the last 20 years, Pontos has subtly evolved, continuously improved and become, unquestionably, an emblematic model for Maurice Lacroix.

A key aspect of the Pontos collection is the design characteristics shared with each model, including since 2016 an enhanced case design delivering improved aesthetics, feel and wearer comfort. The curving lugs feature a stepped profile adding to the allure of the case. The crown protectors fuse with the caseband more harmoniously, extending outwards to the sunbrushed sides of the lugs. Wherever inquisitive fingers roam, they are greeted with superior tactility. The finish of each element has been upgraded in 2016, conferring a sumptuous feel to each Pontos model. There is an increased interplay of polished and brushed surfaces, heightening the sense of luxury. The double folding clasp with push buttons was a further enhancement, according a superior fit and proffering greater wearer comfort.

Each Pontos model is equipped with a high quality, automatic mechanical movement, delivering precision and reliability while harnessing fine Swiss craftsmanship. Indeed, the current Pontos Collection is so emblematic of Maurice Lacroix’s brand values that the brand’s ‘M’ logo adopts greater prominence on the dial, calf leather strap and crown.

Upholding this reputation, Maurice Lacroix is pleased to unveil a new range of straps for its Pontos Chronograph and Pontos Day Date models, complementing its existing collection of strap options.

 Vibrant Orange & Bold Blue

When it comes to measuring elapsed time intervals, the Pontos Chronograph fulfils this role admirably. Two large chronograph registers are positioned at 6 o’clock and noon, while a small seconds display resides at 9 o’clock. A date display completes the inventory of functions. The water resistance has been enhanced to 10ATM.

The brown-orange Top-Leather strap is the ideal accompaniment to the Pontos Chronograph. This strap features vegetable tanning and aniline dying. The result is a vibrant brown-orange hue, featuring a gentle grain and a subtly shining surface. Paired with a striking blue dial, this combination delivers a wonderfully stylish statement.

Mellow Browns & Hazelnut Tones

In some areas of life, we can be confronted with too much information. This is not the case with the Pontos Day Date which presents the day and date via two apertures, imparting information in a clear, simple to understand format. Again, the water resistance of this timepiece has been increased to 10ATM.

For those customers seeking a vintage appearance for their Pontos Day Date, the ‘Origin gold-brown’ leather evinces a classical air. This strap is crafted of the finest Italian calf leather and processed according to traditional methods. Another option is the ‘Juchtenleder’ strap, made of smooth, semi-matte leather with hazelnut tones and delightful patination. It provides a stylish accompaniment to the Pontos Day-Date.

Sleek Black & Silver Moments

In addition, the Pontos Chronograph and Pontos Day Date models are available with the new embossed calf leather strap, which embraces modernity with its eye-catching grid motif and fascinating texture. Alternatively, for those would-be wearers seeking a retro nod to La Dolce Vita, Milanese bracelets are also available.

 Technical sheet Pontos Chronograph

CASE

– Ø 43 mm, Stainless steel case

– Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

– Water-resistant to 10 ATM

– Screwed crown

– Caseback with screws

DIAL

– Sun-brushed black, blue

– Rhodium facetted indexes and domed logo applied

– Black or silver powder printings

– White SLN (green light)

– Snailed counters

– Polished rings

HANDS

– Diamond-cut hour, minute, second and counters hands

– available in rhodium plated or red varnish execution

– White SLN (Green light) on hour and minute hands

STRAP/BRACELET

– Calf leather strap with applied polished brand logo

– Nato calf leather strap

– Stainless steel milanaise bracelet

BUCKLE

– Stainless steel butterfly brushed-polished-bouchonné finishing buckle

– Stainless steel brushed pin buckle

MOVEMENT

AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT ML112 OR ML157

Functions:

– Hours and minutes indicated by central hands

– Small second at 9 o’clock

– Chronograph seconds indicated by central hand

– 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock

– 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock

– Date indicated in an aperture at 6 o’clock

– VIBRATION: 28 800 alt/h, 4 Hz

– POWER RESERVE: 46 hours

– JEWELS: 25

– ADJUSTMENTS: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours

– DECORATION : Rhodium plated movement

Maurice Lacroix SA – Rüschlisstrasse 6 – CH-2502 Biel-Bienne – www.mauricelacroix.com

 

Technical sheet Pontos Day Date

CASE

– Ø 41 mm, Stainless steel case

– Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

– Water-resistant to 10 ATM

– Screwed crown

– Caseback with screws

– Available also with a solid 4N gold bezel

DIAL

– Sun-brushed silver, black, black gold

– Rhodium or 4N facetted indexes and domed logo applied

– Black or silver powder printings

– White SLN (green light)

HANDS

– Diamond-cut hour, minute and second hands available in rhodium or 4N gold plated execution

– White SLN (Green light) on hour and minute hands

STRAP/BRACELET

– Calf leather strap with applied polished brand logo

BUCKLE

– Stainless steel butterfly brushed-polished-bouchonné finishing buckle

– Stainless steel brushed pin buckle

MOVEMENT

AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

Functions:

– Hours, minutes and second indicated by central hands

– Date indicated in an aperture at 6 o’clock

– Day indicated in an aperture at 12 o’clock

– VIBRATION: 28 800 alt/h, 4 Hz

– POWER RESERVE: 38 hours

– JEWELS: 26

– ADJUSTMENTS: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours

– DECORATION : Rhodium plated movement


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