Maurice Lacroix PT6188-SS002-330

Collection: Pontos Gender: Men
A fashion versatile timepiece from the Pontos Chronographe collection line-up, this Maurice Lacroix PT6188-SS002-330 can be sporty or dressy depends on the outfit you’re wearing. Presented in an elegant steel on steel design with a bold Black dial, the gent’s 43mm watch is not only stylish, but also practical with 50 meter water resistance, and reliable as a timekeeper thanks to the calibre ML-112 housed inside.

Maurice Lacroix PT6188-SS002-330 43mm Pontos Chronographe Automatic for men

As a "fashion investment", this masculine wrist watch that features all the signature design elements of ML’s Pontos is without a doubt, a worthy one. It is crafted with enduring materials and quality components for longevity, and fashioned in such manner that wont ever get outdated for years to come. With a plus, you can also enjoy the beauty of its sophisticated mechanical movement fitted within whenever you feel like it as the watch features transparent exhibition back.

Of course, there are a lots more on this timepiece to appreciate such as its chronograph complication, enhanced read-ability that is backed by the sapphire glass and “BGW9” Superluminova, as well as its ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to wear.

Just like you would expect from a Swiss luxury watch, this Maurice Lacroix PT6188-SS002-330 feels solid and sturdy. The watch is a large size for men’s average wrist, with a hefty steel on steel construction that overall, weighing at around 197 grams. Its fine brushed round case has a diameter of 43mm and fairly thick for an automatic at around 15.7mm thick. Meanwhile, its formidable five-rows link bracelet that handsomely fashioned with fine brush and high gloss polish tapers from 21mm to 19mm wide, in which, for convenient fitting, it features deployant buckle clasp with twin push-button safety that is decorated with Maurice Lacroix hallmarking.

Side Angle. Typical to Pontos, this watch has a brushed caseback that is held in place by 5 screws, engraved with markings, and features a rounded sapphire display on its center. At the right hand side, there are skillfully designed push-pieces for its chronograph functions that retract into the case middle, in which, in between, lays a large steel-made pull-and-push crown that is fluted in radial pattern, and decorated with that famous “M” logo atop.

The watch face also covered with sapphire crystal as well, which is compared to the one on the back, it is domed, has a better scratch resistance, and is enhanced with an anti-reflective coating. The dial itself if gorgeous, too. Sharp looking with Silver grained Black background, it is fashioned with an intriguing contemporary design that designed to boldly showcasing its whole timekeeping functionality in style, while maintaining an appreciable read-ability at once.

Dial: Zoom. On this Silver grained Black dial, there are applied “M”, along with painted White “Maurice Lacroix” and “Chronographe” at the 3 o’clock position. Furthermore, there are three Silver framed sub-dials with concentric circular guilloché patterned Black background, featuring luminous tipped silver-tone hands and painted White markers for the 30-minute counter the 3 o’clock position, 12-hour counter at the 6 o’clock position with a legible date aperture situated within, and small seconds at the 9 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, and a set of applique stick hour markers with luminescent. In addition, the dial also features painted White reference markers along its outer periphery.

Speaking of the movement, the self-winding automatic caliber ML112 that powers this automatic timepiece is not actually an exclusive movement. It is Maurice Lacroix’s personalized movement that is based on the renown ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph caliber. Just like its base mechanical movement, this “fairly loud” cams integrated chronograph calibre is winding at a single direction. The caliber ML112 used in this watch is non COSC, and speaking of the performance, it is rated to perform in between the elaboré and top grade of the original ETA 7750. This 25 jewels movement is beating at 28,800 alterations per hour, and when fully wound, it provides 46 hours of power reserve.

Anyway, for all of its quality offerings, this gent’s brushed steel on steel Black dial Maurice Lacroix Pontos Chronographe PT6188-SS002-330 "three hands, date" chronograph automatic watch is reasonably offered at an original manufacturer suggested retail price of $4,200.00. And just saying, this timepiece model is also offered in leather bracelet version as well.

Watch Specification

Brand: Maurice Lacroix
Collection: Pontos
Series: Chronographe
Model number: PT6188-SS002330

Style: PT6188. Ref: PT6188-SS002-330.
also referred as PT6188SS002330.

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

Calibre 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

Silver grained Black dial. Silver-tone, faceted, baton-shaped hands with tipping. Applique sticks hour markers with luminescent. 30-minute counter at 12. 12-hour counter with date aperture at 6. Small seconds at 9. painted White minute markers around the outer rim.

All the luminous materials in this dial is “BGW9” Superluminova (blue lume).

Window: Sapphire Crystal

domed, scratch resistant, anti reflective coated.

Case: Stainless steel

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: ± 197 grams.

Bezel: Stainless steel

stationary bezel. brushed.

Caseback: See through

stainless steel with sapphire display. secured with five screws, engraved.

Crown: Non-screw crown

Stainless steel (Ø 6.45 mm). fluted in radial pattern, logoed. with two push-pieces alongside.

Bracelet: Stainless steel

Silver tone, five-rows brushed and polished steel link bracelet. ± 21 mm ~ 17 mm wide, 4 mm thick. men standard, adjustable, designed to accommodate 6.5 up to 8.5 inches wrist, with minimum removable link length of 0.3 inches.

Clasp: Deployment folding clasp

with push button safety, decorated with ML’s hallmark.

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 Lacroix Pontos watch. You should use it and/or its conversion value for estimation only.

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The Maurice Lacroix 43mm Pontos Chronographe Automatic review in this page is written by Rief at Monday, August 26, 2013. The post is tagged as $2500 up to $5000, 43mm, 50m, analog, automatic, chronograph, date, dress, low end, maurice lacroix, men, on steel, round, sporty, stainless steel, swiss automatic, three hands, watch.

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