Baselworld March 2018

Aikon Automatic Skeleton
In a freshly restyled AIKON case, Maurice Lacroix has fitted a new manufacture, openworked, automatic caliber of unique design. Openwork timepieces are an integral part of Maurice Lacroix’s history and watchmaking culture. Several successive generations of its watches have featured this graphic and horological principle. In the spirit of contemporary creation, Maurice Lacroix has made AIKON Automatic Skeleton the sum of many new features. In a wide AIKON case, reshaped in order to house this new type of movement, Maurice Lacroix gives the manufacture ML234 caliber its maiden voyage. It is openworked according to a whole new pattern, designed purposefully for this timepiece. And as its affordable watchmaking brand guidelines command, always offering an outstanding quality/finishings/price ratio.
Movement
Mechanical automatic ML234 Manufacture caliber, 18’000 vib/h, 34 jewels, 52-hour power reserve. Movement surface decoration includes sandblasted, brushed, and polished surfaces. Rhodium-plated, black DLC-coated and natural material surfacing visible as part of overall aesthetic
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Case
Stainless steel polished and brushed, 45 mm. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar/330 ft)
Dial
Open-worked view of the movement. Rhodium-plated hands and applied hour marker indexes around periphery of dial. Central hour and minute hands with subsidiary seconds dial at 3 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap
Black alligator with steel butterfly clasp. Maurice Lacroix easychange system allows for tool-less removal of straps from case

3435 Verso
To create the EPOS 3435 Verso, the engineers of EPOS have taken the historical and renowned ETA 6497 hand-wound caliber and modified in a way so that it now exposes all wonders of a mechanical caliber on the dial side of the timepiece. The mesmerizing tick-tocking of the large golden balance wheel at the lower left of the dial along with the tirelessly turning wheels above it make for a remarkable spectacle. The hand-wound ETA 6497 caliber serves as the trusted base for this clever modification. Wrapped in a 42.5mm wide stainless steel case that is 50 metres water resistant, the EPOS 3435 Verso promises to provide a timelessly elegant, yet unique way of telling the time. The pulsometer on the case-back is a most welcome and rare added functionality that neatly supplements the lavishly decorated aesthetic.

Movement
Modified mechanical hand-wound semi-skeleton movement ETA 6497, 17 jewels, 21,600 Vib/h, decorated and engraved, 46-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, pulsometer on back side
Case
Stainless steel, 42.5 mm. Sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
Dial
Decentralized small dial with sunray finish and engraved index hour-markers
Bracelet/Strap
Black leather with buckle

Roswell 08
The SCHWARZ ETIENNE Roswell 08 is a truly unique-looking watch that merges vibrant aesthetics with a high-tech manufacture movement and a special dial layout. Proudly displayed to the left of the dial is SCHWARZ ETIENNE’s innovative date mechanism where the date operates through a drive system that is equipped with a quick date setting feature as well as a safety mechanism. The brown tobacco dial has been largely open-worked to reveal the ISE-100.11 manufacture calibre that features micro-rotor automatic winding and an impressive 4 days of power reserve. Wrapped into a round, yet characterful 45 millimeter-wide stainless steel case matched to a brown structured leather strap, the SCHWARZ ETIENNE Roswell 08 is one refreshing-looking and yet highly technical watch.
Movement
Mechanical automatic, ISE-100.11 manufacture in-house “irreversible” calibre with micro-rotor and 4 days of power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date
Case
Stainless steel, 45 mm. Sapphire crystal. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)
Dial
Openworked brown tobacco dial with SuperLuminova on hands and indices. Small second at 11 o’clock and date at 2 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap
Structured tobacco brown leather with bright orange or pistachio green lining and logo-engraved folding buckle