Maurice Lacroix – Pontos Chronographe Valjoux (PRE-Basel 2011)

True to the principles of the Pontos collection, the new Pontos Chronographe plays the game with no need for time out. Its pure-bred style suffers no compromise. With its sporty, sculptured lines, this watch is designed to show off its distinctive features. Contemporary in style, the blue dial highlights the chronograph functions and gives substance to its overall proportions. Powered by precision mechanics, this watch is aimed at those who appreciate sportsmanship and design.

A variation on the Pontos Chronographe series launched in 2004, the Pontos Chronographe timepieces are operated by an automatic movement based on the Valjoux 7750 caliber, renowned for its performance and reliability. It is fitted with a chronograph featuring 30-minute and 12-hour counters, and the small seconds and date apertures are at 9 and 6 o’clock respectively, creating a beautifully balanced display of the time data.

The steely blue color of the sun-brushed finished dial confirms its high quality and pedigree. To achieve optimum legibility, the applied index markers and hands have a luminescent coating. The steel case features skilfully designed push-pieces that retract into the case middle, while the case back opens fully to reveal the beauty of the mechanism inside. Available with a bracelet or leather strap, the new Maurice Lacroix chronograph is an utterly reliable master of short time measurement.

Movement – Personalized Valjoux 7750 caliber, with guaranteed quality and precision. Self-winding caliber ML112 based on the Valjoux 7750 movement. Frequency – 28,800 vibrations/h, 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 and minutes 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-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock. Date indicated in an aperture at 6 o’clock.

Case – Ø 43 mm, steel case. Refined finishing, combining polished and brushed surfaces. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides. Screwed case-back with large sapphire crystal. Large Ø 7 mm crown with radial pattern for optimum handling. Unique pushers featuring a tip-over device with horizontally brushed finishes and polished facets. Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 atm.

Dial – Available in Blue color with silver counters. Pure, simple design highlighted by the sun-brushed finishing on the base. Snailed counters. Applied counter rings featuring a play on brushed and snailed finishing. Diamond-cut, faceted applied hour-markers.

Hands and Discs – Diamond-cut, faceted, rhodium-plated hands, with “BGW9” Superluminova (blue lume).

Strap/Bracelet – Crocodile-skin (Crocodylus niloticus) strap with large scales, calfskin lining and matching stitching.

Metal Bracelet – 5-row bracelet for superior comfort. Alternation of vertical-brushed and polished finishing. Folding clasp with push-pieces.

Folding Clasp – Steel folding clasp with pushers and pinch system. Brushed finishing.

Source: Maurice Lacroix

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