Maurice Lacroix presented the new generation of its Pontos S Diver model at an event that was attended by Croatian freediving world champion Lidija Lijic, who holds the record of 5 minutes and 43 seconds.
The new ML Pontos S Diver, which recalls the first generation launched in 2013, now appear in three variants, two in stainless steel and, for the first time, one in bronze.
Regardless of the case material, all variants are presented in a 42mm diameter and 12mm thick case, sapphire crystal, crown at 3 o’clock and an extra crown at 2 o’clock that manoeuvres the internal diver bezel, and finally 300m of water resistance.
Common to all variants we can find on the dial, applied hour markers, faceted hour and minute hands all filled with Super-LumiNova and matching the tone of the case material, a centre seconds hand and a date window at 6 o’clock.
In the steel versions, we have one with a black-grained dial that comes with orange details on the minute hand, and seconds hand tip and small dots above the hour markers, which also match the colour of the crown ring at 2 o’clock. In comparison, the other steel variant features a lacquered white dial with blue details in the same elements as the previous one and which also adds the bezel minute scale.
Finally, we have the bronze version, which features a blue-grained dial and which in this version appears without the coloured details of the steel versions, with the exception of the crown ring at 2 o’clock which appears here matching the tone of the dial.
Inside we can find the Caliber ML115 automatic movement based on the Sellita SW200-1, which operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and offers up to 38 hours of power reserve.
The new watches come with different strap options, with the black steel version being available with a black and orange rubber strap and also a black textile strap, while the white steel version came with a white and blue rubber strap and also a blue textile strap. The bronze version only offers two possibilities, both in blue, rubber and vintage leather and all of them benefit from the Easy Strap Exchange System.
Prices range from CHF 1,900 for the steel version to CHF 2,530 for the bronze version, the latter is available in just 500 pieces as it is a limited edition.
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Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Model: Pontos S Diver
Reference: PT6248-SS00L-330-J (steel black dial), PT6248-SS00L-130-4 (steel white dial), PT6248-BRZ0B-430-4 (bronze blue dial)
Dial: Black-grained, blue-grained, white lacquered
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 42 mm diameter, 12 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Black/blue/orange/white rubber strap with the buckle matching the case material, black/blue textile strap with a steel buckle (steel), blue leather vintage strap with a bronze buckle (bronze)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 38 Hours
Price: CHF 1,900 (steel), CHF 2,530 (bronze)
Limited Edition: No (steel), Yes (bronze) 500 pieces