The AIKON Venturer, from Swiss brand Maurice Lacroix, is the descendant of the Maurice Lacroix Calypso, a range which included a diver’s version back in the 1990s.

Calypso was one of the brand’s iconic models in the 1990s and bore the same design codes that now live on in the AIKON Venturer.

The integrated and water-resistant case, the six-arm bezel surrounding a flat sapphire crystal and the strap marked with an applied M logo made this model one of the brand’s most iconic watches. 2019 sees a new AIKON; sportier, and more adventurous.

After AIKON Quartz in 2016 and the automatic line in 2018 comes the AIKON Venturer. This robust piece is fully equipped for the challenges of every day; legible and comfortable, its sleek design measures 43 mm and it’s water-resistant to 300 meters. This automatic three-hander features a unidirectional rotating bezel with a countdown function. For the first time, the bezel’s six arms – a characteristic AIKON feature – have been given a functional role. They extend beyond the ceramic bezel so it can be easily grasped and rotated. The arms are engraved with 10-minute intervals, a feature inspired by diving watches and which makes the AIKON Venturer a genuine tool watch.

Made from stainless steel, the AIKON’s surfaces are satin-finished, with polished edges. The alternating round and rectangular hour markers are amply coated with Super-LumiNova. The screwed case back features a “Vagues du Jura” motif surrounding the engraved “M” logo in the center.

The watch comes on a new rubber strap that precisely matches the dial color. As with the leather straps, the Maurice Lacroix “M” logo, appears on the rubber version and is affixed to the lugs by means of the EasyChange system, so the rubber strap can quickly be replaced with the 5-link satin-finished steel bracelet.

How much?

Starting price of US$1,890 on the rubber strap and US$1,990 on stainless steel

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