Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer Explained

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The 43mm stainless steel Maurice Lacroix Aikon Venturer was launched in early 2019 and marks yet another major milestone for the brand. Maurice Lacroix Managing Director Stéphane Waser presented the Aikon Venturer in early March 2019 at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa located in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia.

Though the sporty Aikon Venturer looks somewhat different from the Aikon collection that was first launched in 2016, it carries the same design codes, notably the six arms or “claws” on the bezel. This is a key design element inspired by the brand’s successful Calypso line from the 1990s.

While the earlier Aikon models feature a gap or groove in between each of the six “arms” or “claws” that extend from its sides to the top, the good folks at Maurice Lacroix have ingeniously created a flat top for each arm on the Aikon Venturer that serve as 10-minute interval reference markers for the unidirectional rotating bezel. This design element is inspired by diving watches. However, the sides still carry the signature groove, thereby retaining the Aikon’s main design code.

“For the very first time,” the brand highlights, “… the bezel’s six arms have been given a functional role. They extend beyond the ceramic bezel so that it can be easily grasped and rotated.”

Do watch out for the “Vagues du Jura” decoration including the brand’s “M” logo on the case back.

Only two models of the Aikon Venturer were offered at launch. For us, both are handsome masculine watches that are reasonably priced at CHF2,190.