The case of the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition
Its legibility is solid, which is mainly due to the dash-shaped indices as well as the shiny hands. In the dark, the dial shines thanks to the evenly applied SLN coating. In order to read the time to the minute, the minute scale on the rehaut is extremely useful. The dial is rounded off by the date window, which is elegantly embedded in the small second hand.
The main design element, apart from the confident colors, is the bezel. It is not distinguished by any important function, but stands out with its six so-called “arms”, which are more familiar to Maurice Lacroix from the much more expensive Masterpiece models. This is an indication of the segment in which the manufacturer would like to position the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition.
Last but not least, we come to the bracelet. This is made of weather and beach volleyball court-tested rubber, which can withstand pretty much anything and is the perfect choice for a sporty best replica rolex like the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition. I like the silver logo on the top a lot.
The core component of the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition is an angular case that is anything but boring with structuring elements. Visually, the many corners and edges thus lend even more power and robustness to the already great timepiece. These two attributes are also confirmed upon closer inspection of the choice of materials. Maurice Lacroix did not skimp here and equipped the AIKON special model with hard and resistant stainless steel. Its surfaces are alternately satin-finished and polished, depending on the case component. This gives the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition an appealing and exciting appearance.
The workmanship of the case is also impressive. Here, the Maurice Lacroix AIKON lives up to the claim of a premium watch. A loving detail has been incorporated into the case back. To underline the status of a true special model, you once again encounter the team’s distinctive emblem, the horned beach volleyball. Like the surrounding specifications, it has been very cleanly engraved into the stainless steel with a sunray look.
As befits a watch in the four-digit price segment, the sapphire replica watches usa crystal completes the robust case. Its shape is flat, its hardness unsurpassed. It quickly becomes apparent that Maurice Lacroix wants to underscore its status as a Swiss premium manufacturer with the materials used here. On paper, the manufacturer manages to guarantee the AIKON Chronograph a water resistance of 10 bar or 100 meters. These may not be diving qualities, but the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition still proves to be sufficiently suitable for everyday use.
A quartz movement has its advantages
I am positively surprised, when I wind up the movement for the first time. This is actually done with a winding crown, which also explains the good water resistance of the case. With its rather flat form, it fits well into the sporty and angular design of the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Vikings Edition. To ensure that it is still easy to use, the sides are fluted in keeping with the watch’s status and provide a secure grip for the fingers. Additional praise goes to the crown guard, for which the typically angular Maurice Lacroix design seems to be made anyway. The familiar Maurice Lacroix M on the top of the crown provides an additional dash of detail.
The quartz movement is certainly a matter of taste. The fact that Maurice Lacroix decided against installing an automatic caliber here does not automatically devalue the watch. Like the automatic movement, the quartz version has several advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is the lower weight, which Mol and S?rum would have emphasized during development. More detailed information about the differences between the technologies can be found in my guide automatic vs. quartz exact replica watches.
Dial, bezel and bracelet
On the red dial with a chic sunray cut, you’ll find everything a chronograph heart desires. Besides the small seconds at 6 o’clock and the 30 minute time at 9 o’clock, it even contains a 1/10 stop second, which is usually rather rare, but typical for the AIKON models. Visually, the three subdials stand out against the striking red of the main dial with a rich blue hue.