Colors and contrasts are the new themes at Geneva Watch Days 2022, and while khaki and black may be interpreted as a desire to remain in the shadows, the new PONTOS Day Date proves the opposite to be true. This innovative design stands out, especially in a city setting, because of its striking color scheme. Besides being extremely stylish, it is also really functional. The case is designed with comfort in mind, and it can be worn by either gender thanks to its adjustable strap. Simply put, this paragon of urban style comes highly recommended.
The new PONTOS Day Date has a sunray brush dial and a sleek black DLC coating on its 41mm stainless steel case. This style mix usually gives off a low-key vibe, and the PONTOS Day Date has been revised for the urban environment.
The time is announced by black Super-LumiNova®-coated hands, while the applied trapezoidal indexes are more subtle. On a lower level, you’ll find a black, sandblasted inner minute track. It features a grid of thick squares and thin lines that have been SLN-treated to make the time displayed as legible as possible.
The Maurice Lacroix ‘M’ emblem stands tall over the rest of the dial, once again looking suave in all black. The dial’s composition features an interesting interplay of textures, finishes, colors, and levels. An arcing aperture may be used, like in the case of displaying the day. It’s recessed yet easily legible, with white letters on top of a black disc. The date is displayed in a square aperture set into the dial’s lower half; it is readable and elegant, echoing the style of the rest of the dial. The sweep second hand is designed with a noticeable tip that floats above the minute track, making it easier to see.
Lending its size to either gender, the PONTOS models have been ergonomically optimized to provide a supreme level of wearer comfort. The fluted grip on the crown makes it easy to use and provides a luxurious feel in the hand, all of which contribute to the crown’s air of superior craftsmanship.
The automatic ML143 caliber is beautifully displayed through the see-through caseback, satisfying the curiosity of any watch enthusiast. The movement is decorated with vertical Côtes de Genève, circular-graining, and colimaçon, and the rotor is decorated with sun brushing, all in keeping with Maurice Lacroix‘s reputation for providing high perceived value.
The watch comes with a nylon strap bearing the M logo in dark green; the stitching matches the color of the strap, further contributing to the watch’s overall modern, sophisticated vibe. Thanks to the Easy Strap Exchange feature, the watch’s owner can change the watch’s look at any time by simply removing the strap and replacing it with a new one.
The PONTOS Day Date, with a production run of only 1000 pieces, is destined to be a rarity even in the largest of cities. This model, however, because of its many useful indicators and sleek design, will always stand out. In presenting yet another icon of urban chic, Maurice Lacroix has once again successfully fused the concepts of fashion and function!