Only Watch 2017 : AIKON Automatic Chronograph for Only Watch 2017

Only Watch 2017 : AIKON Automatic Chronograph for Only Watch 2017

For Only Watch 2017, Maurice Lacroix introduces the first timepiece from its Aikon range to ever feature an automatic movement. With its contrasted and matte surfaces, Maurice Lacroix's Aikon Automatic Chronograph is manly and angular. This gray and yellow chronograph is unapologetically dynamic. It will be put up at auction by Christie's in Monaco on November 11th and will profit the AMM, the Monaco-based charity dedicated to fighting myopathy. This one- off piece is a trailblazer for the upcoming generation of Aikon timepieces.

Icons are hard to come by. Maurice Lacroix made that dream come true for itself with the Calypso, a quartz watch that became a staple of 1990's watchmaking. In 2016, Maurice Lacroix reinvented that iconic watch. Now renamed Aikon, it has been profoundly redesigned to become a thing of the definite present. Its sharp and modern case features straight lines, clear angles, actual corners, all of which are carefully beveled, which makes the watch easy on the eye. Its bezel with sets of double tabs echo the shape of its double, parallel, central lugs. Inspired by the codes of the time when the Calypso was born, Aikon is absolutely a watch of today. Its undeniable charisma and careful finishings have made it an instant best-seller.

Building on that success, the Aikon range is ever growing. This extension starts with a one-off timepiece, which is a harbinger of the Aikons to come. For Only Watch 2017, Maurice Lacroix introduces the Aikon Automatic Chronograph. Black and charcoal gray thanks to the extensive use of PVD coating, sprinkled with bright yellow highlights, which is the 2017 Only Watch color theme, its 45- mm stainless case shows both matte and polished surfaces. It houses Maurice Lacroix calibre ML157, an 2-counter automatic chronograph movement with date. With a 48-hour power reserve, it shows careful finishings, such as perlage or Côtes de Genève. The latter are especially visible since they are all over the movement's backside and rotor. The square pattern on its dial outlines is in- tense, masculine and sporty outlook. Last but not least, it paves the way for a new set of developments. From this unique piece on, Aikon will be fitted with automatic movements, in addition to quartz.

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