Maurice Lacroix expands AIKON Venturer collection with two new models
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The AIKON Venturer collection has been expanded with two new models, created with a common base but different aesthetics. There are two versions: the bronze and brown ceramic and the gold and steel model with the anchor blue dial. According to Maurice Lacroix, the former is bold and modern, while the latter – sporty and chic. However, whichever version you choose, its function sectors, level of detail and the energy directly signal the connection to the AIKON’s aesthetic codes.
Crafted entirely from steel or bronze, the surfaces are satin-finished, while the edges are polished. The bezel’s six arms 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.
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 oxidising. To increase the functional purpose of this metal, Maurice Lacroix has finished it 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 for a vintage brown calfskin leather version with ecru topstitching. The ceramic bezel becomes a shade of brown, while the six hour-marker arms are brown like the case. This watch fitted with the ML 115 automatic movement is available in a limited edition of 500 pieces.
There’s another first 43 mm which that 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 a functional model. The deep blue sunray-brushed dial with a ceramic bezel in the same shade gives the timepiece an elegant, sporty-chic look. This choice of 2N yellow gold and deep blue gives a vintage 80’s look. Also fitted with the ML 115 automatic movement, this model is part of the brand’s current collection.
Case diameter: 43 mm. Case height: 12 mm. Case material: Bronze with brown ceramic rotating bezel or stainless steel bicolour with gold plating 2N of 10 microns with ceramic rotating bezel. Water resistance: 30 ATM. Dial: blue sunbrushed or green sunbrushed. Indexes: gold plated 4N, white SLN or gold plated 2N, white SLN. Hands: gold plated 4N, white SLN or gold plated 2N, white SLN. Movement: Automatic ML 115. Powerreserve: 38 hours. Number of jewels: 26. Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds. Date at 3 o’clock.