Review of limited Maurice Lacroix Aikon AI6018-PVB01-331-1

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The Aikon collection, created in the image of the legendary Calypso series, is a real gem of the Swiss brand Maurice Lacroix. Elegant models combine the traditions of watchmaking, high-quality materials, and modern technology. Today we will consider a novelty – the limited-edition Maurice Lacroix AI6018-PVB01-331-1 watch, released in an edition of only 500 pieces.

Limited Edition Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic Chronograph

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Before us is the second limited edition model of the Swiss brand, equipped with a “denim” strap. In the spring of this year, the brand has already presented the chronograph Maurice Lacroix Aikon AI1018-SS001-431-1 to the public, more details about it can be found in our previous review.

Features:

Type of mechanism Mechanical self-winding
Caliber ML157
Housing PVD coated steel
Clock face Gray
Bracelet leather strap
Water protection 200WR
Backlight luminescent hands and tags (Superluminova)
Glass Sapphire
The calendar Number
D 44mm
Made in Switzerland

From the elegant classics familiar to the Aikon collection, there is almost no trace left, in the foreground is the sporty character of the model, consisting of the design features and the choice of shades: the underlined swiftness of the lines, the use of contrasting shades and the geometry of the forms.

Dial design

Dial design

The relief dial is made in a rich shade of graphite, its entire surface is dotted with horizontal and vertical stripes. The chronograph’s bright yellow second-hand echoes the arrows and counters, the chronograph start button, and the minute timescale.

The second hand of the main time is placed at the 9 o’clock position, in contrast to the small dials of the chronograph, the counter has a white marking. Designers have chosen the best combination of colors to maximize the convenience of reading data.

Superimposed hour indexes and hands of the main temple are covered with a strip of Superluminova reflective compound, which is characterized by a bright and long-lasting glow at night.

Case design and “denim” strap

Case design

The body is made of stainless steel with black PVD-coated, its diameter is 44 mm. This size gives the clock the right is in the niche is not the smallest hours. The bezel is standard for the Aicon’s watch and has six overhangs on the “2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 o’clock” marks.

The strap with yellow stitching is double-layered: the top is made of textiles, which resembles jeans, and the inside is made of genuine leather. The belt is equipped with a quick-change system; it is crowned with a black PVD-coated clasp that folds out to one side. Corporate logo in the form of the letter “M” is present.

Chronograph with flayback function

The Maurice Lacroix AI6018-PVB01-331-1 model is based on the ETA 7753 caliber with its own name ML 157, its work can be observed from the back side through a transparent sapphire crystal case back. In addition to the design, one of the main features of the watch is the chronograph with the flayback function.

Classic chronograph allows you to detect time intervals with the help of additional counters located on the watch dial. The top button starts and stops the stopwatch, the bottom – resets the readings. The flayback chronograph simplified the “start-stop-reset-new-start” task of the stopwatch, allowing one-button manipulation.

How does it work?

How does it work

At the end of the case, there are two buttons. Each responsible for a separate operation. In chronograph with the flayback function, the start and pause are made by the top button, and the bottom one – the stop, reset of indicators and the new start.

Watches with chronograph function have gained popularity both among professionals in their field, for whom this function is necessary due to the nature of their professional activity (pilots, athletes, doctors, etc.), and among ordinary connoisseurs of watchmaking. The scope of its application is quite wide – from measuring the time of cooking the soup to measuring the time to go home from your favorite work.

Someone may notice that the price of a watch is not the lowest. Yes, it is, but for this money, the owner receives a limited edition with high-quality finishes, a reliable mechanism with a chronograph, which has an additional flayback function, which not everyone can boast.

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