Maurice Lacroix’s flagship Aikon model undergoes titanium treatment to amour you with full scratch resistance and a satin-polished finish, all without weighing you down. Meet the new Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium Automatic Chronograph watch.
Maurice Lacroix’s 2021 Watches & Wonders releases have been anything but boring and if there’s one collection that is getting all the attention, it’s the Aikon. Since its release in 2017, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon has been the jewel of their collections taking inspiration from the original Calypso watch from the 1990’s and remaining conspicuous for its integrated bracelets and six-claw bezels. For 2021, the Swiss watch manufacturer has transformed the Aikon into many different forms proving its legendary status is going nowhere. Late last year, we saw the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Ventura GMT which for the first time showcased an Aikon with a second time zone complication and then more recently, as part of their 2021 Watches & Wonders exhibition, they introduced the Maurice Lacroix Master Grand Date watch with a new openwork dial.
Now we’re introduced to the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium Automatic Chronograph, where instead of introducing a new function, complication or style, the luxury watch brand has evolved the very materials at its core. The Aikon is certainly no stranger to stainless steel and even more recently was unveiled in bronze (a version we covered in detail here), but the durability and lightness of titanium has yet to be used within their automatic series until now…
Measuring to 44mm in diameter, the new lightweight and satin-finished titanium case of the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph delivers a whole range of benefits in comparison to its steel counterparts. Aesthetically, it’s colour is darker giving off an unusual yet still highly sophisticated finish and of course, it’s extremely lightweight, almost 45% lighter than stainless steel. This allows even those with smaller wrists capable of pulling off its 44mm profile. Titanium is also highly corrosion resistance, particularly to sea water, so alongside its 200 metre water resistance, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Chronograph Automatic watch would make an ideal companion for recreational divers.
Titanium not only makes up the case but also the fine link bracelet and characteristic bezel. The bezel still retains the iconic Aikon DJA with six unadorned arms round its circumference while the integrated bracelet is equipped with a folding clasp and the brand’s easy-change system. The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium Chronograph Automatic 44 watch also features a screw down crown at 3 o’clock, a screw down case back and flat sapphire crystal glass treated with anti-reflective coating.
At the centre of the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium watch, a sporty blue and grey dial delivers chronograph complication including a sleek silver chronograph seconds hand at the centre and two blue snailed opaline counters for 12 hours and 30 minutes. A matching blue small seconds counter sits at 9 o’clock opposite a dual day and date window at 3 o’clock. The dial’s backdrop is decorated in a gunmetal grey colour and textured with a square pattern embossing with a slightly darker grey accentuating the minutes scale. To ensure enhanced legibility against the dark dial, Superluminova accents are added to the hands and indexes.
Powering each of the functions on the Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium Automatic Chronograph is the ML112 automatic winding movement. Based on the trusty Valjoux 7750, the movement opts for 25 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, or 4 Hz, and a power reserve of 38 hours. Through the sapphire crystal back, the movement and some of its circular-graining and vertical Côtes de Genève decorated bridges and rotor are put on display.
The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium Automatic Chronograph watch is available to order now at a retail price of £3,750 on the Jura Watches website here. For more information on this model and other Maurice Lacroix 2021 Watches & Wonders releases, get in touch with the team on 01335 4534534 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specifications: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Titanium Automatic Chronograph Watch (AI6038-TT032-330-1)
- Case Size: 44mm
- Case Material: Titanium
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Screw in
- Case Back: Screw down, exhibition
- Water Resistance: 200 metres
- Movement: ML112 automatic winding
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, day-date, chronograph seconds, 12 hours, 30 minutes
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels: 25
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Embossed gunmetal grey with blue snailed opaline counters and Superluminova hands and indexes
- Strap: Integrated titanium bracelet
- Buckle: Folding
- RRP: £3,750
- Release Date: Available now