Swiss luxury watch brand Maurice Lacroix unveils a new professional diving instrument that is water-resistant to 600 meters. Unveiled at Baselworld 2013, the Pontos S Diver reinterprets the defining characteristics of the Pontos S line by adding a vintage touch to the retro design. Easy to wear and easy to read down to the smallest detail, this watch has all the features that will attract lovers of the ocean depths.
Shaped in stainless steel, the Pontos S Diver‘s case is generously proportioned with 43 mm diameter. Designed to professional specifications, it includes the essential requirement for a diving watch, a helium escape valve system at 9 o’clock that is completely automatic.
Before returning to the surface to breathe in fresh air, professional divers first pass through a decompression chamber. There they breathe in a mixture of gases with a large proportion of helium, which can damage a watch by seeping inside it due to the pressure difference between the gas trapped in the chamber and the outside air. The Pontos S Diver’s helium valve thus prevents any irreversible damage to the timepiece.
The black dial is fitted with applied indexes and hands highlighted with Superluminova, enabling divers to read the details that they require in even the deepest water. The hands, also highlighted by luminescent material, are further distinguished by their color. The minutes and seconds hands are outlined in red and a date display at 6 o’clock completes the watch’s features.
The timepiece is driven by the self-winding ML115 mechanical movement that oscillates at 4 hertz and has a 38-hour power reserve.
Ø 43 mm, stainless steel case
Sandblasted aluminum turning scale, matching dial finish
Automatic helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
Vertical brushed middle-case and side lugs, with polished bezel and facet on lugs
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant to 600 m (60 atm)
Black sun-brushed dial
Applied indexes with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving
Diamond-cut hands with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving
Minute and second hands with red coating on tip
Genuine leather strap or robust three-row stainless steel bracelet
Extra NATO strap provided
Stainless steel buckle on both straps provided
Double security deploying clasp on metal bracelet
Automatic caliber ML115
Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
Decoration: rhodium-plated movement
Hours, minutes, seconds indicated by central hands
Date at 6 o’clock