BY HARLAN CHAPMAN-GREEN
It’s interesting to see how designs progress forwards in time. Remember when the iPhone first came out? All plastic-y and smooth like a pebble, whereas now it’s sleek, crisp and much larger. The Pontos S Chronographs from Maurice Lacroix do the same thing, although in a different way.
To me, they look a lot like the Carrera watches that TAG Heuer was selling years ago, at least from a distance. Maybe it’s the dial layout or the thin bezel, which is now ceramic. Oh well, when you get up close, the details of the watches stand out. The Pontos S Chronographs are a lot more sporty than the Pontos Chronograph, which was revamped in 2020. With a 43mm stainless steel case and multi-link bracelet on both watches, it’s clear that these watches are designed to be worn and enjoyed rather than kept locked away.
The watches feature either a black dial with white detailing or a white panda dial, which has black subdials for the chronograph. The chronograph can count to 12 hours and also features a day and date display too. The red tip of the chronograph seconds hand adds a nice touch of colour.
Powering these new watches is the calibre ML112. That means you get a 42-hour power reserve with a 4Hz beat rate which is about the average right now. There’s also some circular graining and côtes de Genève decoration too. This movement is based on a Sellita base calibre.
If you didn’t fancy the bracelet, there’s a strap on offer with the Maurice Lacroix ‘ML’ logo applied as well, or, they’ll sell you both if you wish. The price on a strap is CHF2990, rising to CHF3100 on a bracelet or CHF3250 for the set.
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