Maurice Lacroix has just expanded its Aikon collection with the new Venturer GMT, the first model in the collection equipped with a dual time zone function. With a small retrospective, the Aikon line was born in 2016, whose first watches were equipped with a quartz movement, two years later the automatic movement was introduced in the line and naturally, a sportier model called the Venturer also appeared.
The new Aikon Venturer GMT comes in a 43 mm stainless steel case, unidirectional steel bezel with black ceramic insert, with a 24-hour scale that works in partnership with the GMT hand, still, on the bezel, it should be noted that it comes with rider tabs ( Breitling Chronomat style) every 4 hours and with an inverted triangle at 12 o’clock. Black lacquered crown with a recessed steel insert with brand logo at 3 o’clock and discreet guards that follow the shape of the case, solid back case fixed with 8 screws, engraved with the globe, and 24 cities with the respective GMT timing.
The dial is offered in two variants, in sunbrushed black and in sunbrushed white (cream). The minimalist dial comes with applied hour indices and baton hands, black plated on the white variant and rhodium plated on the black variant all filled with Super-LumiNova, central lollipop seconds hand, arrow shape GMT hand in orange in the white variant, and in red in the black variant and last date aperture at three o’clock in black.
The new Venturer is powered by the ML165 automatic movement based on the Sellita SW330 and offering up to 42 hours of power reserve.
The watches are offered with three strap options, one that includes an integrated steel bracelet with 5 links and a black rubber strap, a second option with an integrated steel bracelet, and a third option with a rubber strap. All strap options include the brand’s “EasyChange” system that allows you to change bracelets quickly without the need for any kind of tool. Prices start at CHF 2,350 and go up to CHF 2,650.
The new Aikon Venturer GMT is a beautiful watch, although we have some reservations about its 43 mm diameter, we especially liked the cream dial variant equipped with the rubber strap, which in addition to the sportier look features an interesting color scheme. As for the black variant, it is presented in a more classic color scheme and therefore a little more boring.
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Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Model: Aikon Venturer GMT
Reference: AI6158-SS00F-330-A (black dial and bracelet plus strap), AI6158-SS00F-130-A (white dial and bracelet plus strap), AI6158-SS002-330-1 (black dial and bracelet), AI6158-SS002-130-1 (white dial and bracelet), AI6158-SS001-330-2 (black dial and strap), AI6158-SS001-130-2 (white dial and strap)
Dial: Black sunbrushed, white sunbrushed
Case Material: Stainless steel and ceramic insert bezel
Case Dimensions: 43 mm diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, black rubber strap
Caliber: ML 165
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 42 Hours
Price: CHF 2,650 (stainless steel bracelet and rubber strap), CHF 2,490 (stainless steel bracelet), CHF 2,350 (rubber strap)