Monday, March 18, 2013

Pontos S Diver from Maurice Lacroix

I suspect you might have read or heard about this elsewhere, but just in case -
Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
A professional diving instrument that is water-resistant to 600 meters, the Pontos S Diver reinterprets the
defining characteristics of the Pontos S line by adding a vintage touch to the retro design. Easy to wear
and easy to read down to the smallest detail, this watch has all the features that will attract lovers of the
ocean depths.

A 43 mm diameter. Fashioned in stainless steel, the Pontos S Diver case is generously proportioned.

Designed to professional specifications, it includes the essential requirement for a diving watch, a helium
escape valve system at 9 o'clock that is completely automatic. Before returning to the surface to breathe
in fresh air, professional divers first pass through a decompression chamber. There they breathe in a
mixture of gases with a large proportion of helium, which can damage a watch by seeping inside it due to
the pressure difference between the gas trapped in the chamber and the outside air. The Pontos S Diver's
helium valve thus prevents any irreversible damage to the timepiece.

The black or opaline dial is fitted with applied indexes and hands highlighted with Superluminova, enabling
divers to read the details that they require in even the deepest water. The hands, also highlighted by
luminescent material, are further distinguished by their color. The minutes and seconds hands are outlined
in red and a date display at 6 o'clock completes the watch's features. The timepiece is driven by the selfwinding ML115 mechanical movement that oscillates at 4 hertz and has a 38-hour power reserve.
Courtesy of Maurcie Lacroix
CASE
■ Ø 43 mm, stainless steel case
■ Sandblasted aluminum turning scale, matching dial finish
■ Automatic helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
■ Vertical brushed middle-case and side lugs, with polished bezel and facet on lugs
■ Engraved case-back
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
■ Water-resistant to 600 m (60 atm)

DIAL
■ Black sun-brushed or off-white opaline dial
■ Applied indexes with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving

HANDS
■ Diamond-cut hands with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving
■ Minute and second hands with red coating on tip

STRAP/BRACELET
■ Genuine leather strap or robust three-row stainless steel bracelet
■ Extra NATO strap provided

BUCKLE
■ Stainless steel buckle on both straps provided
■ Double security deploying clasp on metal bracelet

MOVEMENT
Automatic caliber ML115
■ Functions:
– hours, minutes, seconds indicated by central hands
– Date at 6 o’clock
■ Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve: 38 hours
■ Jewels: 26
■ Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
■ Decoration: rhodium-plated movement

www.mauricelacroix.com

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