This Pontos watch from Maurice Lacroix has some excellent design detailing when you look up close. Model reference PT6168
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Although we have the instruction manual we do not have the warranty card. From researching similar models that have stamped warranty cards most of these were sold in 2008, and we see no reason that this watch would not have been made or sold around the same time.
The reputation of Maurice Lacroix watches has been continually growing over the past decades. Not only have they started making their own movements, normally a sign of confidence in a manufacturer, but those movements have been quite dramatic – such as square seconds wheel on the dial side on the Roue Carrée launched in 2010. We have seen an example of this in the Musee International d’Horlogerie in Chaux-de-Fonds, and it is mesmerizing. (and the museum is excellent too).
Looking at this Pontos and at first glance and what hits you is the off centre power reserve. Then you notice the silver band running around the middle of the matte silver dial. look closer and you see the black calendar wheel has matching silver font to the dial. The hour, minute and power reserve hand tips are cover in Luminova – not filled, but covered. The crown is ridged but then the ridges are twisted – a really small detail but one that shows design and engineering skills. The case has in built crown guards too. This watch is on the original strap, and the Maurice Lacroix signed clasp design means the strap has no holes – adjustment is done via friction built into the clasp. The ETA 2897 21 jewel movement is decorated and visible via the exhibition case back, and the front glass is sapphire. The watch is in very good used condition, with just light wear marks, and is keeping good time.
This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, instruction book and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 42.5 mm
Width without crown 39.4 mm
Between lugs 20 mm
Lug to lug length 48.6 mm
Case Thickness 11.7 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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