Maurice Lacroix new Venturer 43 mm models

Maurice Lacroix expands their AIKON Venturer collection with two new Venturer 43 mm models. The bronze and brown ceramic version is bold and modern. The gold and steel model with the anchor blue dial is sporty yet chic.

Crafted entirely from steel or bronze, the case surfaces of these timepieces are satin-finished, while its edges are polished. The bezel’s six arms – a powerful, characteristic AIKON feature – have been given a functional role. They extend beyond the ceramic bezel so that it can be easily grasped and rotated in one direction.

The arms are engraved with 10-minute intervals, a feature which makes the AIKON Venturer a genuine tool watch. Its screwed case back features a “Vagues du Jura” motif surrounding the engraved “M” logo in the centre, demonstrating the high standard of finishes given to the Venturer.

Maurice Lacroix new Venturer 43 mm models

For the first time, the AIKON Venturer features bronze. The 43 mm case is made from a special alloy that can be given a patina or browned without oxidizing.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON VENTURER, Bronze version with brown ceramic rotating bezel

Maurice Lacroix has finished this tool watch with a deep green sunray-brushed dial. This is also the colour given to the rubber strap with grooves that add structure to the piece. Thanks to the Easychange system, it can be swapped quickly for a vintage brown calfskin leather version with ecru topstitching.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON VENTURER, Bronze version with brown ceramic rotating bezel

The ceramic bezel becomes a shade of brown, while the six hour-marker arms stay true to the Venturer’s style and are brown like the case. This watch fitted with the ML 115 automatic movement is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON VENTURER, Bronze version with brown ceramic rotating bezel

There’s another first for the AIKON Venturer 43 mm which features steel and gold, with steel components gilded with 2N yellow gold. The small bracelet links, crown and bezel’s arms, as well as its bright and delicate touches give new life to what was previously just a functional model.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON VENTURER, Stainless steel bicolor version with ceramic rotating bezel

But this version’s function is completely different: a deep blue sunray-brushed dial with a ceramic bezel in the same shade that gives it an elegant, sporty-chic look that reflects the real-life uses of an entirely metallic watch.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON VENTURER, Stainless steel bicolor version with ceramic rotating bezel

The choice of 2N yellow gold and deep blue gives a premium vintage 80’s look to the ensemble, enriching Maurice Lacroix’s style vocabulary once more. The Easychange quick strap change system allows its user to change styles in a fraction of a second. Also fitted with the ML 115 automatic movement, this model is part of the brand’s current collection.

Maurice Lacroix AIKON VENTURER, Stainless steel bicolor version with ceramic rotating bezel

The Aikon Line

The AIKON Venturer is descended from the Maurice Lacroix Calypso, which included a diver’s version at the time. This steel watch was one of the brand’s iconic models in the 1990s and bore the same design codes that live on in the AIKON Venturer. The integrated and water-resistant case, the six-arm bezel surrounding a flat sapphire crystal and the strap marked with an applied M logo made this model with its exceptional presence the brand’s most iconic product.

In 2016, Maurice Lacroix produced a contemporary reinterpretation of this iconic piece with the Quartz AIKON. In 2018, an entire collection of AIKON Automatic pieces continued the saga and was topped off in 2019 with a new branch of the AIKON generation. The AIKON Quartz watches and the AIKON Automatic watches share a watchmaking culture of perceived high quality and affordable prices.

Technical details

Model: AIKON VENTURER, Stainless steel bicolor version with ceramic rotating bezel, Reference: AI6058-SY013-430-1

Case
Diameter: 43 mm
Case Height: 12 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel bicolor with gold plating 2N of 10 microns with ceramic rotating bezel
Water resistance: 30 ATM

Dial
Blue sun-brushed
Indexes: gold plated 2N, white SLN
Hands: Gold plated 2N, white SLN

Movement
Automatic ML 115
Vibrations: 28’800 vph / 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Date at 3 o’clock

Bracelet
5-row bicolour steel with 10-Micron 2N gold plating, EasyChange system
Buckle: Butterfly in stainless steel

Model: AIKON VENTURER, Bronze version with brown ceramic rotating bezel
Reference: AI6058-BRZ01-630-1

Case
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 12 mm
Material: Bronze with brown ceramic rotating bezel
Water resistance: 30 ATM

Dial
Green sun-brushed
Indexes: gold plated 4N, white SLN
Hands: Gold plated 4N, white SLN

Movement
Automatic ML 115
Vibrations: 28’800 vph / 4 Hz
Power Reserve: 38 hours
Number of jewels: 26

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Green rubber, Easychange system
Second Strap: Brown calfskin, EasyChange system
Buckle: Folding clasp in bronze

Edition
Limited Edition of 500 pieces