Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph x Fine Watch Club
An anthracite-dial Aikon Chronograph in a limited edition.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon is one of the most successful collections of the Saigne-Légier-based manufacturer. This accessible take on the popular steel luxury sports watch reflects the brand’s strategy to offer an excellent watch price-to-value ratio. New in the collection and together with the Fine Watch Club (FWC), Maurice Lacroix has just released a limited-edition Aikon Chronograph. Overview.
For this special occasion, Maurice Lacroix has created a unique colour combination pairing an embossed anthracite dial with contrasting white chronograph registers and blued hands. Presented in steel, the dynamic 44mm case stands out with its angular design, its signature six-claw bezel and pronounced polished and satin-finished surfaces. The screwed push-pieces provide water-resistance up to 200 metres.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition caseback is secured by 7 screws and it is personalized for the FWC with a gold-coloured transferred logo on the crystal. It offers an unimpeded view on the calibre ML112, an automatic movement based on the reliable Valjoux chronograph. The movement finish is traditional with Geneva stripes on the rotor and bridges. Running at 4Hz, its power reserve is of 48 hours. Besides the chronograph function, it displays the hours, minutes, seconds and a day-date indication.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph FWC is delivered both with a steel bracelet and a leather strap with carbon fibre printing and blue stitching. These are fitted with the brand’s clever and easy-to-use interchangeability system. One of the easiest on the market, the mechanism allows you to change your strap and the personality of your watch in seconds – with no tool required.
This special anthracite version of the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph is a limited edition of just 24 pieces. Price is set at CHF 3,065 (excl. taxes), which represents, as always, a lot of a watch for the money. For more about this watch, visit www.mauricelacroix.com and fine-watch-club.com.
I think this watch looks great on the wrist and I like the 2 straps with it however up close the face is too busy for my liking.
And it is a lot of watch for the price.