Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pontos Day/Date from Maurice Lacroix

Another BaselWorld Preview from Maurice Lacroix-
Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
The best-selling watch in the Pontos Collection, the emblematic profile of the Day/Date model is now
available with either a black or two-tone dial to enhance readability. Its deep, radiant finish emphasizes its
functions, underlines its timeless elegance and confirms its distinguished character.

Under the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the demeanor is stately. The domed
dial is marked out by applied indexes in pink gold with imposing outlines. Their tips highlighted by
luminescent material seem to clamor for attention. The faceted hour and minute hands, also tipped with
Superluminova, seem only too eager to comply. They follow their course over a somber backdrop,
illuminated by a radiant, sun-brushed finish that seems enhance the size of the dial thanks to its majestic
brilliance.

A date aperture maintains a very discreet presence at 6 o'clock. The day of the week is displayed at the
other side of the dial in an arching semi-circle. The two indications are daily accomplices in recording the
passage of time. They are each revealed by a section cut out from the surrounding mass, forming their
own small niche and providing esthetically-pleasing contrast on the dial.

The 40 mm diameter case holds its own with alternating finishes. There is a subtle alternation of polished
and satin finishes, the former reflecting the light, the latter capturing it, in a quest for classical refinement
that extends even to the choice of the ML143 caliber, recognized for its impressive efficiency and
reliability.

For lovers of fine watchmaking with memories of the chronographs of yesteryear, a retro design with a
vintage look is also available. On a black or silvered dial, the rail-track pattern for following the seconds
indication is highlighted in red and blue in a truly classic style, thus matching the metallic blue of the
seconds hand.
Courtesy of Maurice Lacroix
TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PONTOS DAY/DATE

CASE
■ Stainless steel, stainless steel with 18K pink gold bezel or stainless steel with black and
pink gold PVD coating, Ø 40 mm
■ Finish combining brushed and polished surfaces
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
■ Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal
■ Water-resistant to 50 m (5 atm)

DIAL
■ Sun-brushed finishing with spherical shape
■ Available in silver and new black or black gold execution with pink gold plated applied indexes
■ Retro executions:
– Sun-brushed finish with spherical shape
– Available in silver and black execution with rhodium-plated applied indexes
– Contrasting blue and red printing

HANDS
■ Diamond-cut faceted pink gold-plated hands with luminescent coating on hour and minute hands

STRAP/BRACELET
■ Genuine black or brown crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching
■ Stainless steel or stainless steel/pink gold-plated bracelet, combining brushed and polished surfaces
■ Retro executions:
– Genuine black or brown calfskin strap, lined with matching calfskin and over-stitching

BUCKLE
■ Folding steel clasp with push-buttons
■ Satin and polished finish

DAY/DATE MOVEMENT
Automatic movement ML155
■ Functions:
– Hours, minutes and seconds indicated by central hands
– Date at 6 o’clock/weekday at 12 o’clock
■ Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve: 38 hours
■ Jewels: 25
■ Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
■ Decoration: Rhodium-coated movement, circular-grain, snail, Côtes de Genève

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