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Maurice Lacroix Aikon Quartz New Models

Since it was launched in 2016, the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Quartz has enjoyed much success. Inspired by the brand’s Calypso model of the 90s, the AIKON Quartz gave rise to the AIKON Automatic and, thereafter, a plethora of additional variants encompassing different complications and materials.

Returning to where the icon story began, Maurice Lacroix has introduced a series of changes to the AIKON Quartz, delivering improvements to the specification of each reference.

Back in 2016, Maurice Lacroix revisited a former design of the 1990s, the Calypso. This latter model proved a fabulous source of inspiration for the brand’s design team, culminating in the release of the AIKON Quartz.

The styling of the model encompassed numerous rounded surfaces along with a modern interpretation of the Calypso’s six claws positioned atop the bezel. Since its launch, the AIKON Quartz has proved a resounding success for the Jura-based firm.

Encouraged by its favourable reception, just two years later, the Maison launched the AIKON Automatic.

Although there was still a family likeness, the self-winding model embraced straight lines, sharper angles and appeared more refined with its Clous de Paris dial. Furthermore, when the AIKON Automatic was unveiled it had a more contemporary feel than the AIKON Quartz.

In the spirit of continuous improvement, Maurice Lacroix has revisited the AIKON Quartz. Having amassed much experience since releasing the inaugural AIKON and listening to feedback from clients and retailers alike, the Jura-based brand has reappraised each constituent part of the sporty model. Every curve, facet, line and surface has been refined, culminating in a new, clean-cut appearance.

Moreover, the specification of each reference has been upgraded, heightening the overall sense of luxury.

The AIKON Quartz is offered in two sizes 35mm or 40mm. All models are housed in a stainless steel case, save for a pair of two-tone models, both of which employ a combination of stainless steel and 4N PVD steel.

Potential owners are indulged with a choice of rhodium or diamond-set indexes. The notion of elegance extends to the dial options available. These include elegant sun brushed opaline dials in various hues or circular engraved mother-of-pearl dials.

Another useful feature found on the latest AIKON Quar tz models is the brand’s Easy Strap Exchange system, allowing the wearer to remove the bracelet from their watch without the need for tools and swap it for an alternative in leather, metal or rubber.

Technical details

Collection: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Quartz

Case
Diameter: 35 mm or 40mm
Case height: 9 mm
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Movement
Quartz

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

Models

Reference AI1106-PVP02-170-1

 

Case: Stainless steel & 4N PVD, 35mm diameter
Dial: White MOP dial with sunray engraving
Indexes: 4N plated indexes set with 56 diamonds Ø0.70 mm (0.13 cts)
Hands: 4N plated faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Two-toned brushed and polished 4N PVD stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Reference AI1106-PVPD2-170-1

 

Case: Two-toned 4N PVD stainless steel, 35mm diameter
Case setting: 36 diamonds Ø1.20 mm (0.29 cts)
Dial: White MOP dial with sunray engraving
Indexes: 4N plated indexes set with 56 diamonds Ø0.70 mm (0.13 cts)
Hands: 4N plated faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Two-toned brushed and polished 4N PVD stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Reference AI1106-SS002-350-1

Case: Stainless steel, 35mm diameter
Dial: Dark black sun-brushed dial
Indexes: Rhodium indexes set with 56 diamonds Ø0.70 mm (0.13 cts)
Hands: Rhodium faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Two-toned brushed and polished 4N PVD stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Reference AI1106-SS002-430-1

Case: Stainless steel, 35mm diameter
Dial: Dark blue sun-brushed dial
Indexes: Rhodium indexes
Hands: Rhodium faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Reference AI1108-SS002-330-1

Case: Stainless steel, 40mm diameter
Dial: Black sun-brushed dial
Indexes: Rhodium indexes
Hands: Rhodium faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Reference AI1108-SS002-430-1

Case: Stainless steel, 40mm diameter
Dial: Dark blue sun-brushed dial
Indexes: Rhodium indexes
Hands: Rhodium faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Reference AI1108-SS002-630-1

Case: Stainless steel, 40mm diameter
Dial: Dark green sun-brushed dial
Indexes: Rhodium indexes
Hands: Rhodium faceted with white SLN C1
Bracelet: Brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with 5 rows; Easychange system
Buckle: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

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