Maurice Lacoix PT6188-TT031-330

Collection: Pontos Gender: Men
Offering the best of the both worlds, the Maurice Lacoix PT6188-TT031-330 is presented in a robust titanium on rubber construction, with a bold Black dial that is revamped with “orange foncé” fluorescent materials to let its whole distinctive features stay captivating regardless day or night. And behind its intriguing looks, this gent’s Pontos Chronographe 43mm wrist watch employs the reliable caliber ML 112.

Maurice Lacoix PT6188-TT031-330 43mm Pontos Chronographe Automatic for men

Just like every ML’s premium timepieces, this masculine wrist accessory is crafted with enduring materials and quality components for longevity. Its sturdy round case is made of an extra durable titanium, which covered with sapphire crystal on both sides to makes its construction even tougher. The built quality as well as its finishing are superb as expected, while the whole watch is also watertight to 50 meters to makes it even more practical to wear.

Compared to the steel on steel bracelet or leather strap version of Pontos Chronographe’s variants, this titanium on rubber Maurice Lacoix PT6188-TT031-330 watch is lighter with an overall weight at nearly a hundred grams. But, that doesn’t means that it is also "lighter" in terms of quality and comfort. Having the same nicely sculpted 15.7mm thick case, the watch does fit nicely on the wrist, while its supple yet supportive Black rubber bracelet that tapers from 21mm to 17.85mm wide and comes equipped with pin and buckle clasp in titanium offers a decent counter balance for the weight, ensuring that the timepiece would remains soundly on the wrist during your whole daily activities.

Caseback. Typical to its sporty contemporary line-up, this watch’s caseback that features a rounded sapphire display on its center has a fine brushed finish, engraved with markings that inform some of its general information, and is secured by 5 screws. Furthermore, at the right hand side, there are skillfully designed push-pieces for its chronograph functions that retract into the case’s middle, in which, in between, lays a large 6.7mm pull-and-push crown that is fluted in radial pattern and decorated with that famous “M” logo atop, which similar to the case, they are all made of titanium.

Unlike the flat one on the back, the sapphire glass that covers this watch’s face is domed, has a better scratch resistance, and is further enhanced with an anti-glare coating. The dial itself if gorgeous, too. Sharp looking with Black (or you may say, very dark grey) background, and fashioned in contemporary design that offers a handsome balance of style and read-ability.

Dial. On this Black dial, there are applied “M”, along with painted White “Maurice Lacroix” and “Chronographe Automatique” at the 3 o’clock position. The dial also comprises faceted baton-shaped steel hour and minute hands that are tipped with fluorescent materials, a slim central sweep seconds hand, a set of applique stick hour markers, and painted orange foncé minute markers. Furthermore, there are three Silver framed sub-dials with central concentric circular guilloché pattern in Silver and luminous tipped silver-tone hands, in which, the one for 30-minute counter at the 12 o’clock position as well as the 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position feature painted orange foncé markers that go against their Black inner ring background, while the small seconds at the 9 o’clock position has painted black markers atop its all Silvered background. A legible date aperture is situated within the subsidiary at six, and, on the inner bezel, there are painted Black tachymeter scale, along with another luminous hour markers.

Just a little not for the luminescent, despite of seem to have an orange foncé color, those luminous materials are “BGW9” SuperLuminova which shine in Blue lume in the dark. For those who are no in the know, it is quite common for SuperLuminova to have a "body color" that differ from their "emission-color".

Speaking of the movement, the caliber ML112 housed by this chronograph automatic watch is an ETA 7750 based. An in-house, but not actually an exclusive (manufacture) movement. It does personalized by Maurice Lacroix to comply with their own preference, which is more likely is aesthetic preference. As one of the unique characteristic of Valjoux 7750 based caliber, the ML-112 is “fairly loud”, and this cams integrated chronograph calibre is winding at a single direction. This self-winding 25 jewels movement is beating at 28,800 alterations per hour, and when fully wound, it provides 46 hours of power reserve. Maurice Lacroix ML112 is not a chronometer grade, and as far as we know, this 13¼ lignes movement is rated to perform in between the elaboré and top grade of the original ETA 7750.

Anyway, for all of its quality offerings, this gent’s titanium on Black rubber Black dial Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe PT6188-TT031-330 "three hands, date" chronograph automatic watch is reasonably offered at an original manufacturer suggested retail price of $4,200.00.

Watch Specification

Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Collection: Pontos
Series: Chronographe
Model number: PT6188-TT031330

Style: PT6188. Ref: PT6188-TT031-330.
also referred as PT6188TT031330.

Watch style: Gent, Elegant, Sporty, Dress
Display type: Analog
Movement: Swiss automatic

Caliber ML 112. Personalized by Maurice Lacroix based on calibre ETA Valjoux 7750. Swiss made, mechanical self-winding automatic movement.

Specs
Function: Two hands with small seconds, Chronograph with central sweep seconds, Automatic date. Size: 13¼‴ lignes (Ø 30 mm), 7.9 mm thick. 25 jewels. beats at 28,000 vph (4 Hz). provides ± 46 hours of power reserve. Incabloc shock protection. Decorated with Côtes de Genève finish.

Functions: Hour, Minute, Small seconds, Chronograph, Date
Dial: Black / Slate Grey

Silver-tone, faceted, baton-shaped hands with luminous tipping. Applique sticks hour markers with luminescent markers over. Silver framed guilloché subsidiaries: 30-minute counter at 12, 12-hour counter with date aperture within at 6, Small seconds at 9. painted minute markers around the outer rim. complimented with tachymeter scale and luminous hour markers around the inner bezel.

All the luminous materials in this dial is “BGW9” Superluminova (blue lume) that has an Orange Foncé body color.

Window: Sapphire Crystal

domed, scratch resistant, anti reflective coated.

Case: Titanium

Round. Ø 43 mm, 46.8 mm wide with the crown included, 51.8 mm lug to lug, ± 15.7 mm thick. brushed and polished. overall weight: ± 99 grams.

Bezel: Titanium

stationary bezel. brushed w/ satin-finished flange.

Caseback: See through

titanium with sapphire display. secured with 5 screws, engraved.

Crown: Non-screw crown

Stainless steel (Ø 6.7 mm). fluted in radial pattern, logoed. with two push-pieces alongside.

Bracelet: Rubber / Silicone

Black, rubber bracelet with MAURICE LACROIX and logomark embossed in relief. ± 21 mm ~ 17.85 mm wide, 4 mm thick. men standard, designed to accommodate 6 up to 8.5 inches wrist, with perforations.

Clasp: Pin and Buckle clasp
Notable Features: Calendar
Chronograph
Luminous hands and markers
Transparent exhibition caseback
Water resistant: 50 m (5 ATM / 165 feet)

daily wear, withstand splashes and light rain, but not suitable for prolonged contact with water.

Additional info: -

MSRP

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Rate: 1

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or Recommended Retail Price listed here may or may not reflecting the actual selling price of this Maurice Lacoix Pontos watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Maurice Lacoix 43mm Pontos Chronographe Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Thursday, August 29, 2013. The post is tagged as $2500 up to $5000, 43mm, 50m, analog, automatic, chronograph, date, dress, low end, maurice lacroix, men, on rubber, round, sporty, swiss automatic, three hands, titanium, watch.

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