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MAURICE LACROIX PONTOS S CHRONOGRAPH

Maurice Lacroix now unveils a new interpretation of its popular model, the PONTOS. Endowed with
chronograph, day and date indications, sumptuous details and a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel, the
PONTOS S Chronograph bridges two seemingly disparate worlds, elegance and spor t, and unites
them to form a cohesive design befitting any occasion.
The PONTOS S Chronograph features a sandblasted dial, offered in a choice of two colours: silvery
white or dark blue. The hour and minute hands are partially openworked and lined with Super-LumiNova®.
Facetted and applied indexes denote the hours, shining brightly with just the merest suggestion of light.
Positioned between each index and the minute track, a rectangular-shaped soupçon of SLN augments
readability in dim light conditions. The aforementioned track uses a combination of crisp lines and red
Arabic numerals, optimising overall legibility.
At first glance, the dial appears to have just two counters, arranged along a north-south axis. However,
closer examination reveals there is a small seconds display at 9 o’clock and a day and date display
positioned opposite, all of which prove simple to read. The dominant counters comprise a 30-minute
register at 12 o’clock and a 12-hour register below, each endowed with sandblasted centres and framed
with snailed detail. The Maurice Lacroix design team have enriched the composition with numerous
elements, presenting dial components at different heights and judiciously using colours in order to enrich
the ownership experience.
The bezel is executed in scratch-resistant ceramic and is equipped with a tachymeter, a function that
allows the wearer to determine the speed of an object over a known distance. This underlines the sporty
character of the watch while simultaneously exhibiting a classical, retro appearance.
Maurice Lacroix has retained some design elements found on former models such as the elongated pushpieces
and the distinctive double-stepped lugs. The case juxtaposes satin-brushed and polished surfaces, delivering
contrast and a notable sense of style. To the rear of the watch, a pane of sapphire crystal affords sight
of the automatic ML112 calibre. Upholding Maurice Lacroix’s reputation for delivering high-perceived
value, the movement is appointed with a combination of Côtes de Genève, perlage and sunbrush
decoration.

The model is supplied on a colour co-ordinated, M-branded nylon strap with tone-on-tone stitching
that is lined with luxurious nubuck leather. The PONTOS S Chronograph is also available with a
3-rows steel bracelet. Owners can modify the appearance of the watch cour tesy of the Easy Strap
Exchange system, swapping the strap or bracelet for an alter native, without the need for tools.
With its capacity to measure elapsed periods, or deter mine speeds using the tachymeter scale, the
PONTOS S Chronograph is unquestionably spor ty. However, this watch proves eminently elegant
while remaining highly versatile, thereby befitting any situation. Quite simply , Maurice Lacroix has
produced a watch that bridges two seemingly disparate worlds, elegance and sport.

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