This year, Maurice Lacroix enhances Pontos collection with new models featuring outstanding aesthetics, mechanical perfection and extraordinary personality. The most stunning among them is Pontos Date Full Black, a contemporary timepiece that exhibits a discreet demeanour. Indeed, it is the subtlety of the aesthetics which makes this modern timepiece slip beneath the radar of all but the most discerning buyers. The simplicity of its chosen palette is echoed in its purity of line.
The accomplished design of the Pontos Date FULL BLACK offers a minimalist depiction of time indicating the hour, minutes, central seconds and date. The 40mm, well proportioned black PVD case is sandblasted with a semi-matt appearance. Short case lugs sharply taper downwards, enables the comfortable wearing of strap.
The domed sapphire crystal, with anti-reflective coating on both sides, mitigates the risk of undue glare that could otherwise corrupt the clean appearance of the dial. The black gold diamond-cut hour and minute hands feature luminous coating aiding legibility in poor light, courtesy of their mesmerising blue emission.
Applied diamond-cut indexes, again feature luminous coating. They contrast with the various tone-on-tone dial details including the minute track encircling the perimeter of the dial. A date aperture resides above 6 o’clock. The white text against a black background provides contrast and excellent legibility. The expression of time is concise and subtle in character. The alluring aesthetics are completed with the discreet crown which neatly hugs the case band and is protected by the adjacent crown guards.
The screwed caseback with a wide sapphire crystal offers the view of the Calibre ML 115 automatic movement. This exceptional movement is finished with rhodium-coating and boasts circular graining and Côtes de Genève decoration.
Pontos Date is also available with a sun-brushed dial presented in a light grey. This model shares the same architecture as the Pontos Date FULL BLACK but exhibits a very different character, courtesy of its shiny rhodium-plated applied indexes and the blue central seconds hand. Two options are available with this dial, namely, a choice of calfskin leather strap or a stylish metal bracelet.
Stainless steel or stainless steel with black PVD coating, Ø 40mm
Finish combining brushed and polished surfaces on stainless steel version, full sandblasted finishing on black version
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Screwed caseback with wide sapphire crystal
Water resistance to 50 m / 5 atm
Sun-brushed finishing with spherical shape
– Black with black gold-plated applied indexes
– Light grey with rhodium-plated applied indexes
Diamond-cut facetted rhodium or black gold plated hours and minutes hands with luminous coating (blue emission)
Black gold-plated seconds hand on full black version
Blue seconds hand on light grey version
Genuine black or brown calfskin strap
Stainless steel bracelet, combining brushed and polished surfaces
Folding steel clasp with push buttons or standard buckle with black PVD coating
Satin and polished finish
Automatic movement ML115
Vibration: 28,800 vph, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 46 hours
Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
Decoration: Rhodium-coated movement, circular graining, snailing, Côtes de Genève
Hours, minutes and seconds indicated by central hands
Date indicated in an aperture at 6 o’clock