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Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Bronze

Following the success of its Aikon Automatic models, Maurice Lacroix is extending its flagship range with the use of bronze. The new case, now smaller at 42mm, will acquire a unique patina over time, creating a watch that is trendy and unique to the wearer.

The Aikon collection is the descendant of the Maurice Lacroix Calypso, an original model that was the brand’s best-selling model of the 1990s and is reprised with the Aikon’s primary features, including an integrated water-resistant case, a patterned blue dial and a flat sapphire crystal encircled by a well-known Maurice Lacroix six-arm bezel. Those indexes and hands are plated with rose gold while the Automatic movement, visible through the caseback, is nicely decorated with perlage, vertical cotes de Genève and sunray brushing.

The Aikon’s unusual character (not to mention the high standard of finishes) and its ergonomic design really make for an extremely sophisticated watch for the price, especially when you consider that this Swiss made bronze beauty is rated to 200 meters of water resistance.

Maurice Lacroix continues to present timepieces with a higher perceived value than their price tag would suggest. This Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Bronze is being made as a series limited to 500 pieces. Price: $2,190

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