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Price range: $2,000 – $3,500. Brief information below.
Buy Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver
- About Maurice Lacroix
- About Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver
- Date Function
- Case Material
- Case Dimension
- Case Back
- Strap Materials
- Water Resistance
- Additional Questions
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. Nonetheless, ETA, Valjoux and Sellita are still all robust and highly reliable and accurate movments which you can depend on.
Maurice Lacroix is known for making modern looking watches with an understated elegance, in a relatively affordable price range.
The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is a good reliable tool watch, and a divers watch. 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 and other highly expensive brands come to mind) but the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver truly is a bang for your buck. The water resistance of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver outperforms most watches and brands on the market today. Even respectable brands such as TAG Heuer, and Longines for example, don’t have divers watches that match up to the water resistance performance of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver.
An interesting feature of the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is the Rolex-style automatic helium valve, (located at the nine o’clock position at the side of the case) used for deep sea diving. This means that your watch will automatically stabilize, and level the internal pressure of your watch, without you having to do anything yourself.
Divers watches without this feature cannot automatically stabilize their inner pressure under water, which would lead to the pressure increasing and eventually cause the sapphire crystal to come off the watch. If the sapphire crystal glass comes off, the sea water will thusly penetrate into the watch mechanism and render the watch useless.
The automatic helium valve is therefore an essential safety feature of massive proportions, because an inner stabilized pressure will make sure that your Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver works properly under water, and will keep time accurately at all time.
Another interesting feature is the inner rotating bezel, which cannot be accidentally manipulated by external shocks and bumps. This is essential in timing yourself underwater and making sure you have enough oxygen before you head back for the surface. The inner rotating bi-directional bezel is operated from the outside with a crown/button.
Given the substantial water resistance, the safety and security benefits of the automatic helium valve, and the safe and secure operation of the inner bezel, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is an understated, elegant, efficient and practical divers watch, worth its price.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stainless steel.
D = Diameter. TH = Thickness:
- D: 43mm.
- Solid case back.
- Inner bidirectional bezel operated from the outside with a crown/button.
- Sapphire crystal.
- Black leather strap (calf leather).
- Textile strap.
- Stainless steel bracelet.
- Fold-over clasp with safety.
Depends on the model.
- 200 meters/660 feet.
- 600 meters/1,970 feet.
The Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is absolutely suitable for diving.
- What is a Divers Watch?
- What is the ISO-6425 international standard?
- What do the various water resistance levels actually mean?
- What is a “unidirectional bezel”?
- How does the bezel work?
- Authorized and non-authorized dealers – what is the difference between them?
- Return Policy
- What To Do If The Watch Breaks
- Repairing The Watch – What Goes On Behind The Scenes?
- How Frequently Does My Watch Need To Be Serviced And Cleaned?
- How To Use The Three Types Of Watch Movements
- How To Choose a Timepiece