2012/04/24 - Maurice Lacroix the new Pontos Décentrique GMT

Pontos Collection 
The art of keeping up with the times 

The Pontos collection brilliantly combines Swiss watchmaking traditions and technical mastery with modern design. It gives consistency to the passage of time within a contemporary shape, furnishing the mechanical precision it deserves.

The very epitome of rigorous expertise, the timepieces in this thoroughbred collection evoke a quest for artistic perfection, underpinned by contemporary refinement. Pontos time passes in a world of clean lines, firmly embedded in the twenty-first century. Its bold architectonic character emerges at first glance. Its mechanical heart lends substance and character. Dedicated to lovers of uncompromising watchmaking, the collection masterfully combines rigor and creativity. Seen as a whole, it perfectly symbolizes the aspiration of a brand for which technical innovation and artistic performance go hand in hand.

Two new models have just been added to the Pontos line this year. Equipped with self-winding mechanisms, they each in their own way illustrate the creativity of Maurice Lacroix. The Pontos S Chronographs appear more dynamic than ever before, imbuing time with a sporty, go-getting spirit. The Pontos Décentrique GMT reaffirms its place in the world through an off-center interpretation of time as it passes and crosses the world's time zones.

Design and engineering, architecture and high technology come together in this Pontos range, which asserts its place in a world of openness, modernity and refinement. The collection bears the unmistakable stamp of Maurice Lacroix, whose energy has transformed time into a way of life that accepts no compromise.

Pontos Décentrique GMT 
The world at your fingertips 

A contemporary design that structures time itself. With its spherical dial creating a sense of nobility and architectural case housing a perfectly controlled mechanism the Pontos GMT Décentrique has an undeniable style.

The Pontos "décentrique" range sought from the outset to break with traditional watchmaking and make a difference. That difference is now beyond question. A worthy descendant of the Pontos GMT Décentrique launched in 2006 and itself earning the supreme distinction of the Red Dot Design Award in 2007, the new dual-time zone timepiece showcases the off-center concept so dear to Maurice Lacroix.

Simplified and flattened compared to its 2007 counterpart, the new face of the Pontos GMT Décentrique is no less audacious. The eccentric contrast with the sunburst finish unsettles our sense of architectural rigor. Jubilantly freed from conventions, time runs riot, drawing the eye now to 10 o'clock, now to 4 or 6, depending on the information sought. The constant interplay of movement showcases the hours, minutes and seconds at 10 o'clock on a dial graced with radiant appliqué index markers. Opposite, at 4 o'clock, a contemporary day and night disk clarifies the GMT display, accented by luminescent-tipped hands. Finally, at 6 o'clock, the calendar appears in a window, without impacting on the general readability.

A 43 mm diameter case serves as the setting for the self-winding ML 121 mechanical movement. Hewn in steel, it embodies the perfect balance between architectonic design and the expertise Maurice Lacroix brings to its watchmaking complications. Visually fascinating and mechanically outstanding, the new Pontos Décentrique GMT is dedicated to all modern-day travelers seeking of total mastery over time and all who love to feel the world at their fingertips.




Technical Specifications

Case:
  • Stainless steel, Ø 43 mm, satin and polished finishing 
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides 
  • Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal 
  • GMT quick corrector at 2 o’clock 
  • Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 atm 
Dial:
  • The design of the dial, featuring an off-centred display, is a glowing tribute to our contemporary reinterpretation design signature 
  • Large opening revealing the day/night disc at 4 o’clock, and the date at 6 o’clock 
  • GMT indication displayed at 4 o’clock 
  • Available in black or rhodium color, featuring diamond-cut applied hour markers on a sun brushed finishing 
Hands:
  • Diamond-cut faceted hours and minutes hands with luminescent coating (blue emission) 
  • Day/night disc 
Strap / Bracelet:
  • Large-scale black alligator-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching 
Buckle:
  • Folding steel clasp with push buttons 
  • Satin and polished finish 
Movement:
  • Automatic movement, self-winding ML 121 
Functions:
  • Hours, minutes and seconds by off-centered hands 
  • GMT displayed at 4 o’clock 
  • Day-night disc at 4 o’clock 
  • Date at 6 o’clock 
Vibration: 
  • 28800 alt/h, 4Hz 
Power Reserve: 
  • 38 hours 
Jewels:
  • 34 
Adjustments:
  • 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours 
Decoration: 
  • Rhodium coated coated movement, circular-grain, snail, Côtes de Genève