Just in time for the summer, Maurice Lacroix releases a new version of the Pontos S Diver</span> first put on the market in 2013. For its reinvention, the Swiss manufacturer has teamed up with brand ambassador Lidija Lijic, a world champion free diver, holds the record for staying underwater for 5 minutes and 43 seconds.

Housed in a 42mm case with water resistance to 300 meters, the self-winding watch is available in stainless steel and for the first time in bronze. While the steel variants are available with a choice of black or white lacquered dials, the bronze version, limited to 500 pieces, has a blue dial.

The hour and minute hands are faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova. Furthermore, the minute hand is outlined in color. Hours are indicated by applied indexes and are also lined with luminescent material. Subtle changes to the original dial design include making the indexes and minute markers more prominent. Additionally, the date at 6 o’clock is framed by a raised border, making it stand out from the rest of the dial.

The crown at 2 o’clock is dedicated to adjusting the inner bezel. Placed on the flange of the instrument-style dial, it features a countdown scale to measure elapsed time underwater.

The bronze version includes two straps, one in classic dark blue leather, featuring the company’s M logo, and a second in dark blue rubber embossed with the words ‘Maurice Lacroix’. For launch, the steel models are offered with three color-coordinated straps: one M-branded fabric strap and two rubber straps embossed with Maurice Lacroix branding. All watches are equipped with the company’s Easy Strap Exchange System, allowing swaps without tools.

Pricing for the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is marked at CHF 1,900 (about $2,100) for the stainless steel version and at CHF 2,530 (about $2,800) for the limited bronze execution.

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