Maurice Lacroix are one of the top names when it comes to great value horology. A prime example of this quality is the Aikon Skeleton range, which Maurice Lacroix are expanding with the new 39mm Aikon Automatic Skeleton.
Previously, the Aikon was only skeletonised at 43mm, 44mm and 45mm, so the new 39mm model with stainless steel case is a substantial shift in size and tone for the piece. It’s less focussed on being a big sports watch and instead highlights its wearability and urban architectural design.
The movement, which forms the dial and is also visible from below thanks to an exhibition caseback is the new and exclusive ML115 automatic. In order to create the movement, Maurice Lacroix worked closely with Sellita, upgrading the base SW200 calibre with a level of decoration befitting a skeleton watch. Namely, a custom rotor, sun ray brushed finishing, circular graining and colimaçon (another way of saying snailing).
Beyond the new size and the new movement, it’s the Aikon as we know it. Sporty case, thick bezel and quasi-integrated bracelet with quick change system. And as ever, it’s great value compared to other steel, skeleton, sports watches at CHF 3,200 (approx. £2,650).
More details at Maurice Lacroix.