The Pontos Chronograph by Maurice Lacroix is the brand’s contemporary take on a classically styled chronograph. Being part of the Pontos collection, spanning over 20 years in Maurice Lacroix’s line-up now, it is a no-nonsense chronograph with a 6-9-12 layout. New for 2021 is the addition of a dressier alternative to the current range, with a deep blue dial. Here’s the Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph Blue Sun.
The Pontos Chronograph Blue Sun follows the anniversary models that we’ve seen last year, when the collection celebrated its 20th birthday. Being a cornerstone collection for Maurice Lacroix, the range has been updated slightly last year and that is of course carried over to this new iteration. The Pontos range sits in the middle of the Aikon and Masterpiece collection. Where the former is the edgier, sporty sibling, the latter is the brand’s platform for more complex creations.
Continuing on that updated path for the Pontos, the new blue dial watch brings more of the same style but in a slightly dressier version. It remains faithful to the lineage of the collection yet is a break from previous white lacquered and sunray-brushed grey dials. The sunray-brushed blue dial has applied Arabic numerals, finished in a grey tone to contrast with the dial. All hands, including those for the chronograph indications, match the colour of the numerals. The subdials at 6 and 9 are of course enlarged and encircled with a raised metallic ring. The central hour and minute hands have an openworked section and SuperLuminova on the tips.
Mechanically, nothing has changed. The automatic ML112, based on the Sellita SW500 which is in turn based on the Valjoux 7750, is yet again at work here. The robust movement runs at 4Hz (28,800vph), boasts 42 hours of power reserve and can be admired through the sapphire caseback. The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph Blue Sun comes on either a blue alligator leather strap with the trademark “M” logo in steel or a three-link steel bracelet. The integrated attachment system allows for swapping out straps and bracelets without the need for tools. Price is set at CHF 2,690 on a leather and CHF 2,850 on a steel bracelet.
More information on Maurice Lacroix’s website.