Prior to launching the inaugural AIKON models in 2016, Maurice Lacroix could never have envisaged how successful the model would become. The strong design codes along with the model’s high perceived value have proved a winning formula. Buoyed by the positive reaction of the press and public alike, the Swiss brand has never stopped conceiving fresh ideas and creating new versions of the AIKON. Today’s extensive AIKON collection encompasses different colours, complications and sizes – Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint.
The AIKON Automatic Chronograph Sprint plays with colours and textures, endowing the model with a very different appearance to its siblings. However, die-hard fans of the AIKON can relax, this new model still features the AIKON’s distinctive six arms straddling the bezel, the M-logo on its strap and the model’s urban styling. Put simply, the new model is fresh and sporty but respects the legend. For the first time, the AIKON is presented in a 44mm stainless steel case dressed in matte black DLC. This coating was selected for its impressive wear characteristics and chemical resistance. In contrast, the six arms spanning the bezel are delivered in a gleaming gunmetal finish. By juxtaposing different colours and textures, the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Automatic Chronograph Sprint exhibits a sumptuous appearance.
Also presented in gunmetal grey, the surface of the dial is sunray-brushed and embossed with a square pattern. The facetted hour and minute hands are lined with Super -LumiNova, aiding legibility in dim light. They converse with the indexes, once again, presented in gunmetal grey. Black counters are positioned at 6 and 12 o’clock and combine opaline and snailed detail. The dial incorporates a refreshing splash of colour with the small seconds indication at 9 o’clock presented in a light shade of blue. The addition of the snailed detail results in the subdial appearing metallic, readily gleaming with the mere suggestion of light. Lastly, the central chronograph seconds hand is also presented in blue, further enlivening the appearance of the display.
The Maurice Lacroix AIKON Automatic Chronograph Sprint upholds the AIKON’s reputation for ergonomic design, delivering impressive levels of wearer comfor t. The watch is presented on a light blue strap made of FKM rubber, a first for the AIKON. This par ticular grade of rubber delivers superior flexibility to regular rubber, augmenting wearer comfort. In addition, FKM rubber offers greater wear -resistance and the colour is less susceptible to fading. The strap incorporates the company’ s ‘M’ logo and is paired with a sandblasted black DLC pin buckle.
Consistent with traditional Swiss watchmaking, the movement is embellished with circular graining and incorporates vertical Côtes de Genève motif on the bridges and rotor.
The Maurice Lacroix AIKON Automatic Chronograph Sprint can record important events when required, providing Sprint individuals with the means to hone their times and move ever closer to their intended goals. The AIKON Automatic Chronograph Sprint, refreshingly different while reassuringly the same.
Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph Sprint Technical Specifications
- Automatic ML112
- Central hours and minutes.
- Small second at 9 o’clock.
- Chronograph second indicated by central hand.
- 30-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock.
- 12-hour chronograph counter at 6 o’clock.
- Day and date at 3 o’clock.
- Vertical Côtes de Genève on bridges and rotor.
Black DLC Stainless steel
Water resistance to 20 ATM
- Embossed and sunray-brushed gun dial, black snailing and black opaline counters (12 o’clock + 6 o’clock) with light blue prints.
- Light blue snailing counter (9 o’clock) with white prints.
- Polished black plated M-logo.
EASY STRAP EXCHANGE
Sandblasted black DLC pin buckle