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Brief information and technical specifications:

About Maurice Lacroix:

Maurice Lacroix is a rather new Swiss Luxury Watch brand, founded in 1975, with headquarters in Zurich in Switzerland. Maurice Lacroix is a subsidiary of Desco von Schulthess, and this company has roots in the silk trade and was founded in 1889.

The purpose of Maurice Lacroix is to develop, design and manufacture watches with unique and powerful designs coupled with a workmanship of Swiss quality and standard.

Maurice Lacroix manufactures approximately 90,000 watches a year.

Maurice Lacroix’s main areas of competence are case production and casing, production of movement parts, controls/tests, assembling, polishing, decorations and finishes.

The overwhelming majority of Maurice Lacroix’s movements are either ETA/Valjoux movements procured from Swatch Group or Sellita movements procured from Sellita. That means Maurice Lacroix may set their stamp or name on the movements, but basically, it isn’t their technology.

How would I rank Maurice Lacroix? Probably in the top 20-30 luxury wristwatch brands available on the market.

About Maurice Lacroix Pontos Diver:

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Diver is a good reliable tool watch and divers watch. It has got an inner bezel which is operated from the outside with a crown/button, and the watch has a water resistance of 600 meters/1,970 feet. A few of their timepieces have a water resistance of only 200 meters/660 feet.

Usually you have to pay a lot more to get a watch with such a water resistance performance (Rolex, Omega, Breitling, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre etc) but the Maurice Lacroix Pontos Diver truly is a bang for your buck. The water resistance of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos Diver outperforms most watches by TAG Heuer, and Longines.

An interesting feature of Maurice Lacroix’s divers watch is the Rolex-style automatic helium valve, (located at the side of the case) used for deep sea diving.

Movements:

  • Maurice Lacroix automatic movement ML 115, base movement Swiss automatic Sellita SW200, with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Maurice Lacroix automatic movement ML 112, base movement Swiss automatic ETA/Valjoux 7750, with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 46 hour power reserve. This movement is used for chronographs.

Date Function:

  • Yes.

Functions:

  • All of their watches are equipped with a Rolex style automatic helium valve at nine o’clock, at the side of the case. Some of their watches have a chronograph but most of their watches haven’t.

Case Material:

  • Stainless steel.

Case Dimension:

D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:

  • D: 43mm.

Case Back:

  • Solid case back.

Bezel:

  • Inner bidirectional bezel operated from the outside with a crown/button.

Crystal:

  • Sapphire crystal.

Strap Materials:

  • Black leather strap- calf.
  • Textile/cloth strap.
  • Stainless steel bracelet.

Clasp:

  • Buckle.
  • Fold-over clasp with safety.

Water Resistance:

Depends on the model.

  • 200 meters/660 feet.
  • 600 meters/1,970 feet.

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Diver is absolutely suitable for diving.


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