Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe

The character of the new Pontos Chronographe remains loyal to the codes of the Pontos collection:  design, contemporary style and purity. In this sporty version, the range becomes an archetype by refusing any compromise. With a contemporary two-tone look, its dial succeeds in both highlighting its functions and creating an impression on life’s playing fields. Driven by a precise mechanism, the self-winding ML112 caliber, it is designed for all who love sport and smart design.

A variation of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe series launched in 2004, the new Pontos Chronographe’s self-winding movement is based on the Valjoux 7750 caliber, recognized for its precision and reliability. Equipped with a chronograph that boasts both a 30-minute and a 12-hour counter, it also has a small seconds and date display, at 9 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively, in keeping with the spirit of balanced harmony.

The deep black of its sun-brushed dial confirms its distinguished character. In order to ensure perfect readability, the applied indexes and hands are highlighted with luminescent material. This timepiece isn’t just easy to read, it also has a more modern esthetic. Its push-buttons merge so subtly into the steel case middle that they seem to become part of it, while the case back is left open to view the beauty of the mechanism that it encloses. Available with a steel bracelet or leather strap, this new chronograph tracks short time durations with unfailing determination.

For lovers of fine watchmaking with memories of the chronographs of yesteryear, a retro design with a vintage look is also available. It has a black or white lacquered dial and is fitted with a red-tipped seconds hand. Its push-buttons are more discreet, respecting the balance of the design that accentuates even more the refinement and vintage elegance of the timepiece.

Technical details
Model: Pontos Chronographe

Case
Stainless steel, Ø 43 mm
Finish combining satin and polished surfaces
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m (5 atm)

Dial
Sun-brushed and snail counters with applied indexes
Available in silver or new black execution with pink gold-plated applied indexes
Retro executions:
– Black or white lacquered execution with contrasting counters in white or black
– Contrasting blue and red printing

Hands
Diamond-cut faceted pink gold-plated hands with luminescent coating on hour and minute hands

Strap/Bracelet
Genuine black or brown crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching
Stainless steel or stainless steel/pink gold-plated bracelet, combining brushed and polished surfaces
Retro executions: Genuine black or brown calfskin strap, lined with matching calfskin and over-stitching

Buckle
Folding steel clasp with push-buttons
Satin and polished finish

Movement
Personalized Maurice Lacroix ML112 caliber, self-winding, based on Valjoux 7750 movement,  with guaranteed quality and precision
Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 46 hours
Jewels: 25
Adjustments: 3 positions when fully wound and after 24 hours.
Decoration: Rhodium-plated movement, decorated by hand: circular-grained with Côtes de Genève

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds indicated by central hands
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Chronograph seconds indicated by a central hand
30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock
12-minute chronograph counter at 6 o’clock
Date indicated in an aperture at 6 o’clock

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