For Geneva Watch Days 2022, Maurice Lacroix placed their lesser-known Pontos watch into the limelight and revealed some sporty improvements to some of the collection’s most notable designs. Alongside a new range of Pontos Day Date watches and a fantastic Pontos Day-Date Khaki Limited Edition (which we reviewed here), the brand have unveiled a duo of Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches embodying sports elegance.
When we think of Maurice Lacroix and sport watches, our minds instantly fall to the Aikon. But while the Maurice Lacroix Aikon is certainly a fantastic watch with a lot of bang for its buck, we can’t help but think that the brand’s Pontos collection deserves a little more respect for its affordability and quality of design. The Maurice Lacroix Pontos series nicely bridges the gap between a sports watch and a dress timepiece, offering sleek cases, polished dials and clever complications like day-date and chronograph. Combining all of these things together is the new range of Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches which present the same refined accents introduced in the 2020 revamped series but with a resolutely sportier personality – as indicated by the ‘S’ in the name.
Just like the Pontos Chronographs from two years ago, the new Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches for 2022 opt for a streamline 316L stainless steel case with brushed and polished surfaces, stepped lugs and a 43mm wide diameter. There’s also the same 15mm height, sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating and on the right hand side, flat pushers sit beside the non-screw locked crown. This combination alongside the screw down exhibition case back delivers a 100 metre water resistant rating. The biggest difference between the new Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches and its siblings is the addition of a black ceramic bezel. With its printed tachymeter scale, the design suddenly demands a sportier presence.
The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches come with a choice of two dials, one a gorgeous deep blue and another, a personal favourite of ours, in silvery-white. Both showcase the traditional tricompax layout with the crisp silver dial opting for dark grey counters giving us that panda-like look while the blue dial elects matching navy blue sub dials. The chronograph counters are given a snailed pattern and outer rings of white. Luminous baton-shaped indexes are used for marking the hours and sword-shaped hands coated in Superluminova indicate the hours and minutes, The central chronograph seconds hand is left slender and tipped in red and a double day and date window is included at 3 o’clock. Lastly, there’s a sloped minutes track around the circumference in its corresponding dial colour.
Responsible for powering the mass of functions on the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches is the Calibre ML112 automatic winding movement. Based on a Sellita calibre, it ensures the smooth running of the hours, minutes, central chronograph seconds, small seconds, 12-hours chronograph counter, 30 minutes chronograph counter and day and date complications. We’re also guaranteed a standard 42 hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800vph. You can admire the movement through the exhibition case back including some of its traditional decorations like circular graining, rhodium-plating and Côtes de Genève stripes.
Lastly, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches are available on two different straps. You can order each dial on a three-row link stainless steel bracelet or a textured nylon strap. The blue dial is assigned a matching navy textile strap while the silver-white dial comes on a dark grey band. In addition to that, you can also purchase the watches with both strap options as part of a special collective set.
If you’d like to learn more about the new Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watches and shop the full collection for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at email@example.com.
- Case Size: 43mm x 15mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Black ceramic with tachymeter scale
- Glass: Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Non-screw locked
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 100 metres
- Movement: ML112 automatic winding
- Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph seconds, 30 minute counter, 12 hour counter, day, date
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Jewels: 21
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Silvery-white or navy blue with Superluminova hands and indexes
- Strap: Stainless steel bracelet or textile strap
- RRP: Starts from £2,820