The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton appeared in a difficult time for the brand, when things went so-so, and needed a magic pill that would immediately improve the situation. The clients themselves suggested the solution – they repeatedly asked to do something similar to the Calypso collection that had become cult decades ago. They remembered it and decided to try to do something similar.
Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton features:
|Type of mechanism||Mechanical self-winding|
|Bracelet||Crocodile leather strap|
|Glass||Anti-reflective sapphire crystal|
Maurice Lacroix Aikon Skeleton review
The idea with six recognizable bezel projections played again, and the popularity of the former collection gave an idea for the name of the new one. Aikon liked the public and corrected the brand’s affairs. In gratitude to the public, which gave feedback, the brand began to develop a line. Fashionable watch trends could not go unnoticed, and a skeleton appeared among the “icons” last year.
Its peculiarity is that the new mechanism ML234 had to increase the size of the steel case from the usual 42 mm to the collection. The caliber itself is built by the Unitas mechanism, famous for many famous brands, which has been significantly improved. An automatic was added to the manual winding, and the power reserve was increased to 52 hours. The number of stones at the points of contact details also increased to 34, increasing the service life. The parts themselves are marked and decorated with a special pattern that first appeared in this watch. Its mechanism is similar to Maurice Lacroix Aikon AI6018-PVB01-331-1.
Design and outlook
Designers did their best so that the watches not only caught the eye, but also the beholder had a desire to ask the owner to take it off his hands to view it from all sides. The complicated mechanics of the caliber fascinates – you can follow its work for a long time, marveling at the art of the masters of Maurice Lacroix. As we have already said, the main property of Aikon collection watches is that they look more expensive than they cost, and this model is no exception. In addition to the complex mechanism deserves the attention and many faces of the body, decorated in different ways.
As befits skeletons, the watch has no dial. The logo and watch indexes, also coated with rhodium, are attached from the inside directly to sapphire glass. There is a complication in the clock, which is not immediately visible in the abundance of details – a small second hand placed at the 6 o’clock position. Despite the external grace and fragility, the model has decent water protection up to 100 meters, allowing you not to worry if you want to swim. Here are just a strap, even though it is made of crocodile skin, in this case, it will have to be changed before the recommended two-three years. However, in this case, the brand will also find offers.