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The new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic 39mm Blue PVD (Incl. Video)

A metallic blue PVD suit gives the Aikon a trendy, urban vibe.

| By Rebecca Doulton | 3 min read |

The Maurice Lacroix Aikon is a regular candidate in our buying guides dedicated to accessibly priced sports watches. With its 1970s-shaped sports watch vibe, integrated bracelet, easy strap exchange system, solid build, automatic movement and competitive price, the Aikon ticks the boxes associated with this popular segment. The latest model to join the family is the Aikon Automatic 39mm Blue PVD, this time without a date window. Touted as an urban watch, that somewhat elusive category of sporty watches with more attitude conveyed by trendy colours and textures, the new Aikon PVD is clad in a metallic PVD coating from head to toe.

Based on the Calypso, a discontinued 1990s Maurice Lacroix model, the Aikon surfaced in 2016 with quartz movements and fitted with automatic movements in 2018. Flaunting a barrel-shaped 200m water-resistant case, a textured dial, a flat sapphire crystal and a bezel decorated with six double claws, the Aikon collection has grown to incorporate three-hand-and-date, skeletonised, big date and chronographs in a wide range of sizes and colours.

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The Aikon Blue PVD has reasonably compact dimensions for a sports watch and measures 39mm across with a thickness of 11mm. Featuring a sporty matte vertical brush on most surfaces, the signature double claws on the bezel stand out, as does the screw-down crown, with their bright metallic polish.

Like other Aikons, the dial is decorated with an embossed Clous de Paris pattern. Picked out in a shade of blue to match the case, the dial has a subtle gradient effect with a lighter tone in the centre, intensifying as it reaches the periphery. Unlike other straightforward Aikon’s three-handers, the Aikon PVD does not have a date window, meaning that all the applied hour markers, with double batons at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, are intact. Accompanied by slim baton-style hands, the indices and hands are treated with white Super-LumiNova.

Offering versatility when it comes to changing the mood of the watch, the Aikon PVD Blue comes with a foolproof interchangeable strap system, the Easy Strap Exchange. Delivered with a matching blue rubber strap with a pin buckle, the strap echoes certain design features of the dial and case. For example, the centre of the strap is embossed with a Clous de Paris motif like the dial, and two recessed channels on the strap replicate the flat design of the extended lugs on the case. Made from superior quality FKM rubber, the strap delivers superior flexibility, and the colour is less prone to fading.

The Maurice Lacroix Aikon is an automatic three-hander powered by the ML115 calibre based on the Sellita SW200. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a relatively limited 38-hour power reserve, it displays the hours, minutes and – the date function has been suppressed. The ML115 can be seen through the exhibition caseback, and its decoration combines Geneva stripes and perlage.

Availability & Price

The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic 39mm Blue PVD is a limited edition of 888 pieces and retails for CHF 2,400. For more information, please consult

2 responses

  1. Anyone who says it’s a copy of the Ap Royal Oak knows nothing about watches. AP octagonal case shape and tapisserie dial, ML round case shape with knights and clous de paris dial. Royal Oak, moreover, is not the first model that Gerald Genta designed for Audemars Piguet, the Bulova Royal Oak was the first, which clearly confirms the fact that the design of this watch was not disputed in the way that is said. So I believe that this ML has its own personality. I invite everyone to study the history of watchmaking a little and not repeat like parrots what you hear on social media.


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