MAURICE LACROIX AIKON MERCURY 2019: CONTEMPORARY AND URBAN AESTHETICS
If you like men’s watches and especially appreciate quality watches or if you are a collector, you are sure that you are fascinated by Maurice Lacroix‘s latest novelty, the Aikon Mercury 2019.
At first glance, this Maurice Lacroix watch looks like a simple three-hander but, the truth is that it hides some surprises and there is much more than it seems.
To tell us everything important about this wonder we have talked with Laguarda Joiers, the best place to buy watches for men online.
Aikon Mercury by Maurice Lacroix, a box of surprises
The Aikon Mercury mechanism stands out for incorporating a module that responds to wrist movement. When we manipulate this wonder, the hands of the hours and minutes turn freely, abandoning their chronometric tasks. However, when we keep the watch upright, or rather, at a certain angle, the hands automatically return to their correct position and show the time.
This wonder of Maurice Lacroix is powered by an ML225 caliber (the base caliber of the already proven Sellita SW200) with a patented module developed internally. It has taken the brand three years to perfect this mechanism based on a double snail chamber system.
The first camera, for hours, rotates once every 12 hours. The second, for minutes, rotates once every hour. When the clock is kept in an upright position, gravity pulls down two levers with weights that act as spindles to read the time on the cams. And the hands follow a mercurial pattern before falling by gravity.
History of a classic
Presented by Maurice Lacroix in 2016, the Aikon Mercury is a modern version of the Calypso, an old watch from the 90’s brand.
Its urban design is reinforced by an integrated bracelet and its sporty and angular case with six grips that frame the bezel. While most Aikon watches have textured dials, the Mercury comes with a sapphire dial that offers unobstructed sight of its interior mechanism.
The hour and minute hands are Dauphine style and their counterweights form the brand logo when they overlap. As usual in this class of men’s watches, the second hand is shown at the six o’clock position.
The 44 mm case is made of stainless steel with a surprising interaction of polished and matt surfaces. In addition, it is a waterproof watch up to 100 meters.
The Aikon Mercury comes with a five-link steel bracelet and an alligator strap with the M logo of Maurice Lacroix. As usual in all men’s watches Aikon has a practical system that allows you to change the strap in seconds without the need for any tools.
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