he Maurice Lacroix Pontos has always been a refined expression of luxury watchmaking where seemingly small details collectively promise lasting ownership delight. Now, the model has evolved, proffering even higher standards of refinement while at the same time upholding Maurice Lacroix’s reputation for delivering high perceived value.
By judiciously juxtaposing different hues, textures, lines and curves, Maurice Lacroix has produced a dial that is rich in detail, beautifully appointed and eminently simple to read. Faceted hour and minute hands, lined with white Super-LumiNova, collaborate with applied indexes to impart meaning clearly and with style. The minute track does not hug the edge of the dial, but sits inside the hour track, providing an attractive break with tradition. Slightly recessed, the track employs neat markings and uses tonal contrast to provide an effective means of delineation.
As the model’s name implies, the dial is endowed with two apertures, one positioned below 12 o’clock, showing the prevailing day, and a second at 6 o’clock, indicating the date. Once more, by playing with depths, the brand has enriched the appearance of the dial. The Pontos Day Date is offered in a choice of three dial colours, including black, silver and anthracite. All dials are enlivened with a sunray motif, complemented with silver or golden-toned hands and indexes.
The stainless case, measuring 41mm in diameter, unites brushed and polished surfaces to bestow a sophisticated look while the automatic ML143 calibre can be admired via the exhibition caseback. The movement is appointed with Côtes de Genève and colimaçon and the rotor is embellished with vertical Côtes de Genève and sun brushing.
Wearers are indulged with a choice of a 3-rows stainless steel bracelet or black leather strap. The latter option sports the M-logo, a detail that reinforces the overall sense of sumptuousness. Consistent with its popular AIKON collection, the new Pontos Day Date features the brand’s Easy Strap Exchange System, providing a simple, user-friendly means of swapping the strap for an alternative without the need for tools.
The packaging for the new Pontos Day Date is yet another example of Maurice Lacroix’s proactive approach to watchmaking. Building on the successful launch of the AIKON #tide collection, a range of models made from upcycled ocean-bound waste, the brand is now supplying all its watches in packaging made of #tide Ocean Material®. It takes 34 bottles to make each watch box which means 34 fewer bottles polluting the sea. Each box includes a space to store an additional strap in a dedicated compartment and features a QR code which, when scanned, links to a digital user manual, obviating the need for paper instructions, once again mitigating any ecological impact.
While the previous version of the Pontos Day Date was unquestionably impressive, the Jura-based watch brand has endowed this new model with an array of refinements, heightening the overall ownership experience.
- Case diameter: 41 mm
- Case height: 11 mm
- Case material: Stainless steel
- Water resistance: 10 ATM
- Case: Brushed and polished stainless steel case with an open caseback
- Dial: Silver sunray dial with anthracite central ring and white SLN index, with day at 12 o’clock and date at 6 o’clock
- Index: Gold 4N index
- Hands: Gold 4N facetted hour and minute hands with white SLN, gold 4N second hand
- Strap: Black alligator imitation leather strap with 4N M-logo and Easychange system
- Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel
- Movement: Automatic ML143
- Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds, Date at 6 o’clock, Day at 12 o’clock
- Vibrations: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Number of jewels: 26
- Decorations: Circular-graining and colimaçon. Vertical Côtes de Genève and sun brushing on rotor. Rhodium plated