Right in time for summer, Maurice Lacroix releases a new version of the Pontos S Diver which was first marketed in 2013. For the re-creation, the Swiss manufacture worked together with its brand ambassador Lidija Lijic, a world champion free diver who holds the record for staying underwater for 5 minutes and 43 seconds.
Housed in a 42mm case with a water resistance rated to 300 meters, the self-winding watch is available in stainless steel and, for the first time, bronze. While the steel variants are available with a choice of black grained or white lacquered dial options, the bronze execution, which is limited to 500 pieces, sports a blue grained dial.
The hour and minute hands are facetted and lined with Super-LumiNova. Moreover, the minute hand is endued with a colored border. The hours are denoted by applied indexes and likewise lined with luminescent treatment. Subtle changes to the original dial design include making the indexes and minute markings more prominent. In addition, the date indication at 6 o’clock is framed by a raised border, making it stand out from the rest of the dial.
The crown positioned at 2 o’clock is dedicated to adjust the internal bezel. Placed on the flange of the instrument-style dial, it features a count-up scale for measuring the elapsed time spent underwater.
The bronze version includes two straps, one in vintage dark blue leather, incorporating the company’s M-logo, and a second in dark blue rubber embossed with ‘Maurice Lacroix’. For the launch, the steel models are supplied with three color-coordinated straps: an M-branded fabric strap and two rubber straps incorporating Maurice Lacroix branding in relief. All watches are equipped with the company’s Easy Strap Exchange System, that allows a tool-free swapping.
Pricing for the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is marked at CHF 1,900 (approximately $2,100) for the stainless-steel versions and at CHF 2,530 (approximately $2,800) for the limited bronze execution.
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