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MAURICE LACROIX PONTOS DAY DATE

A colour palette of khaki and black may imply a desire to hide from attention, however , the new
PONTOS Day Date reverses this idea. With its interesting blend of contrasting shades, this new model
stands out, especially within an urban landscape. It’s eminently chic and notably practical. The case is
ergonomically optimised for the wrist and it’s suitable for both male and female wearers. Quite simply,
there are many reasons to recommend this exemplar of urban chic.
The dial of the new PONTOS Day Date is dressed in khaki and suffused with sunray brush, while
its 41mm stainless steel case is coated in a stealthy shade of black DLC. Ordinarily , this aesthetic
combination would confer an understated character, especially when worn in a rural setting. However,
this new version of the PONTOS Day Date is intended for an urban landscape, hence its blend of shades
and shapes really stand out from the crowd.
The black hour and minute hands, lined with Super-LumiNova®, proclaim the time while the applied
trapezoidal indexes exhibit a comparatively covert character. A sandblasted inner minute track, executed
in black, is positioned on a lower plane. It plays host to a series of crisp lines and plump squares, both
treated with SLN, optimally designed to convey the minutes and seconds in a simple to read format.
At the top of the dial, the Maurice Lacroix ‘M’ logo looks down on the rest of the display, once again,
dressed in black, understated and cool. Throughout the composition, the dial plays with different textures,
finishes, hues and depths. For example, the day is shown via an arcing aperture. It’s presented in white
text atop a black disc, recessed but eminently clear. This treatment is repeated in the lower part of the
dial, where the date is shown via a recessed square aperture, legible and sophisticated. The central
sweep seconds hand features a prominent tip which floats above the minute track, thereby augmenting
readability.
The scale of this model makes it suitable for male and female wearers. Consistent with other
PONTOS models, the case is ergonomically optimised, delivering an incredible degree of wearer
comfort. The crown sports a fluted grip, proffering ease of operation and granting extraordinar y
tactility that reinforces the overall sense of quality.
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An exhibition caseback indulges the mechanically curious wearer with superb views of the automatic
ML143 calibre. Upholding Maurice Lacroix’s reputation for delivering high-perceived value, the movement
is adorned with vertical Côtes de Genève, circular-graining and colimaçon, while the rotor is embellished
with sun brushing.
The watch is supplied on a dark green M-branded nylon strap with tone-on-tone stitching, reinforcing
the model’s contemporary chic look. Owners can modify the appearance of the watch cour tesy of
the Easy Strap Exchange system, swapping the strap for an alter native, without the need for tools.
Limited to just 1000 pieces, the PONTOS Day Date is destined to be a rare sight even in the largest
of cities. However, with its various indications and sophisticated looks, this model will always stand
out from the crowd. Once again, Maurice Lacroix has bridged the notion of style and practicality ,
releasing yet another paragon of urban chic.

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