Baselworld 2012: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diving Chronograph

Swiss-watch brand Maurice Lacroix has been on a roll for the past few years.  Whereas I used to know the brand as a purveyor of generic-looking quartz timepieces, Maurice Lacroix really stepped up its design game which has resulted in some very solid watches over the past couple seasons (see:  Pontos Day-Date (2010), “Square Wheel” (2010), Pontos Chronograph (2011).   With the 2012 release of the new Potos S Diving Chronograph, Maurice Lacroix is poised to put itself on the radar of dive watch aficionado’s as well.   As shown below, the watch comes in a few color variations (black, orange, blue) and strap choices (Nato strap, Nato-matching color stripe, steel bracelet).  Good use of color (not too much), solid movement choice (Valjoux 7750) and an inner rotating bezel make this watch a winner in my book.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diving Chronograph

43mm steel case, water resistant 200 meters, automatic mechanical movement (Swiss Valjoux 7750), internal rotating bezel