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Maurice Lacroix Pontos

Maurice Lacroix Pontos

The name Pontos has always been a byword for style at Maurice Lacroix. Over the last 20 years, Maurice Lacroix has subtly evolved the Pontos watches, continuously improving them and making them one of the emblematic watches for Maurice Lacroix. A key aspect of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos collection is the design characteristics shared by each watch. In 2016 the case design of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos was revised to offer even better aesthetics and comfort. The curved lugs on the case feature a stepped profile that adds to the appeal of the watch. The crown protectors fuse with the caseband more harmoniously, extending outwards to the sunbrushed sides of the lugs. As part of the Pontos case redesign, Maurice Lacroix introduced a greater juxtaposition of polished and brushed surface finishes.

If you are looking for a classic Swiss watch then look no further than Maurice Lacroix and the Pontos, because all the Pontos watches in the current collection come in at a price point under 3,000 Swiss francs and many of them can be purchased directly from the Maurice Lacroix official website with 24-hour free shipping (or one week shipping for models that are not in stock). The Maurice Lacroix Pontos watch collection includes day-date and chronograph watches in the purest of horological styles, with stainless steel cases and a choice of stainless steel bracelets or high-quality leather straps. The dials come in the traditional colors of silver, black and blue, making for a truly timeless watch.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos watches are great examples of Maurice Lacroix’s desire to offer its customers the best possible value for money. Despite the accessible price, you will find a number of quality features on the Maurice Lacroix Pontos watches that you might not find on other watches in the same price segment, such as sunbrushed dials with contrasting snailed and sandblasted counters on the chronograph, rhodium plated hour markers and hands with luminescent SuperLuminova inserts and an impressive water resistance of 100 meters. The Maurice Lacroix Pontos watches are powered by automatic Swiss Made movements with a fine decoration and a power reserve of 38 hours.

Selected Maurice Lacroix Pontos chronograph watches for men

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph 43mm for men in stainless steel with blue and silver dial, black calfskin leather strap, automatic movement, water resistance to 100 meters. Price: $2,750.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronograph 43mm for men in stainless steel with black dial, stainless steel bracelet, automatic movement, water resistance to 100 meters. Price: $2,900.

Selected Maurice Lacroix Pontos Day Date watches for men

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Day Date 41mm watch for men in stainless steel with 18-carat rose gold bezel and rose gold hour markers on silver dial, brown calfskin leather strap, automatic movement, water resistance to 100 meters. Price: $2,750.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Day Date 41mm watch for men in stainless steel with blue dial and stainless steel bracelet, automatic movement, water resistance to 100 meters. Price: $1,900.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver watch: The one that got away?

Watch aficionados might recall the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver watch, which was launched back in 2013 as one of the early members of the vintage diver watch re-issue club. The Pontos S Diver had a lot going for it, with all the dive watch credentials, including a helium escape valve, 600 meter water resistance and an internal rotating dive scale with luminescent markings (and, of course, luminescent hour and minute hands and markers). It also had a cool NATO watch strap. Even back in the day, though, the Pontos S Diver was a watch in a crowded marketplace and its 3,000 Swiss franc price tag brought it up against some tough competition in the diver segment.

The Pontos S Extreme chronograph took things even further, with Maurice Lacroix introducing their own special alloy called Powerlite, which was stronger than steel but only half its weight. It also had the advantage of allowing the use of different colors, with the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme launched in blue, black, khaki and “natural”. The water resistance of the Pontos S Extreme was not so extreme as the Pontos S Diver, however, at 200 meters, but it was nevertheless still a divers watch with all the credentials. The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Extreme came with an avant-garde textile strap and was fitted with the high-quality ETA/Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement, which pushed the price up to nearly $6,000. Bigger still was the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Supercharged, with its boosted 48mm case (it was 2014 and such sizes were still relatively trendy). This watch is a rare find nowadays and was fitted with an even rarer automatic movement – the Valgranges caliber – which was specifically designed with the bigger chronograph in mind. The Pontos S Supercharged had a stainless steel case with the colors provided by PVD coatings.

At the time of writing, there isn’t a diver’s watch in the current Maurice Lacroix Pontos collection, but that could still change.

Vintage Maurice Lacroix Pontos watches

If you like the look of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos watch, take the time to check out any trusted seller on the Internet (even Amazon) and compare their “young timer” watches that may also appeal. Why not add, for example, the Pontos “retro” chronograph with its enduringly classic look, to your collection, or the Pontos Décentrique GMT with its unusual off-set dials and crescent-shaped date scale. The Pontos S Supercharged may be a lot harder to find, but why not contact any seller – you never know what items they might have hidden away in a drawer somewhere.

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