REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby Racer-X » October 16th 2018, 9:49pm

"Maurice Lacroix’s Aikon collection was inspired by the company’s 1990s era Calypso timepieces that went out of production in the early 2000s.

Compared to the initial quartz powered Aikon models that began hitting the market in 2016, and which have been selling well for the Saignelégier-based manufacture, the all-new Aikon Automatic is much more refined.

And yes, it does look even more similar to the higher-end Royal Oak than the quartz versions, but before you write this off as a mere knockoff, which I bring up because I’ve already seen numerous discussions that overwhelming do so, I suggest you first consider all the details.

...All that said, at the end of the day, the Aikon is approximately 20 times less expensive. Not to mention, you can buy an Aikon Automatic timepiece for less than the price of a single manufacturer overhaul service of a mechanical Royal Oak."

https://www.professionalwatches.com/review-maurice-lacroix-aikon-automatic/
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby bedlam » October 16th 2018, 10:26pm

Non-standard lugs are always a pain. Then there is the copy watch thing...
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby Thunder1 » October 17th 2018, 3:15am

I don't know..the background pattern of the dial resembles the floor mat of our 2006 Honda Pilot..
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby conjurer » October 17th 2018, 6:10am

I like it, other than the butterfly clasp, which blows chunks.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby TemerityB » October 20th 2018, 6:42pm

Keep an eye on the gray sites, then pounce.
Proof that quartz is still not only viable, but sometimes, something to covet: Grand Seiko.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby foghorn » October 20th 2018, 7:00pm

Not a bad looking watch but a love ‘em and leave ‘em watch. I see this as one that would have a brief honeymoon period before being relegated to the watch box and becoming a watch that is worn every couple weeks for a day or two. I wish I learned that years ago.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby koimaster » October 20th 2018, 7:46pm

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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby biglove » October 20th 2018, 7:48pm

One I wouldn't mind owning. Not at MSRP but would be a no brainier at $500.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby iwasbanned » October 20th 2018, 9:23pm

The watch doesn't sell for MSRP. Can be had brand new for about 1.4K. A great watch for the price.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby koimaster » October 20th 2018, 11:42pm

iwasbanned wrote:The watch doesn't still for MSRP. Can be had brand new for about 1.4K. A great watch for the price.


Under $900 new.


https://www.jared.com/en/jaredstore/mau ... rQYdlP0NPQ

I agree with you. One of my personal favorite brands, under valued and under appreciated.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby iwasbanned » October 21st 2018, 6:31am

koimaster wrote:
iwasbanned wrote:The watch doesn't still for MSRP. Can be had brand new for about 1.4K. A great watch for the price.


Under $900 new.


https://www.jared.com/en/jaredstore/mau ... rQYdlP0NPQ

I agree with you. One of my personal favorite brands, under valued and under appreciated.


I think that's the quartz.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby conjurer » October 21st 2018, 8:02am

iwasbanned wrote:
koimaster wrote:
iwasbanned wrote:The watch doesn't still for MSRP. Can be had brand new for about 1.4K. A great watch for the price.


Under $900 new.


https://www.jared.com/en/jaredstore/mau ... rQYdlP0NPQ

I agree with you. One of my personal favorite brands, under valued and under appreciated.


I think that's the quartz.


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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » October 21st 2018, 11:10am

Rather nice, but frankly, it could use a 2892/SW-300 instead of a 2824/SW-200.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby TemerityB » October 21st 2018, 8:39pm

iwasbanned wrote:The watch doesn't sell for MSRP. Can be had brand new for about 1.4K. A great watch for the price.


I like it and I'd own it. It has the eye appeal of a Patek Nautilus without having to sell your first born to obtain it.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby Pubbie » October 22nd 2018, 1:54am

foghorn wrote:Not a bad looking watch but a love ‘em and leave ‘em watch. I see this as one that would have a brief honeymoon period before being relegated to the watch box and becoming a watch that is worn every couple weeks for a day or two. I wish I learned that years ago.

That is standard watch idiot practice :)). I have a couple in that category and I do like rediscovering them. Especially as they're worth fuck-all because they're not Rolix or Patteck.

This Aikon watch is too busy for me and the name is stupid. But I like ML's build quality for the money. DKSH, the owner, quietly pulled ML from the auction process last year, having disposed of Glycine to you-kno-who it decided to keep, and reinvest, in ML.
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Re: REVIEW: Maurice Lacroix Aikon Automatic

Postby Thunder1 » October 22nd 2018, 3:17am

Pubbie wrote:DKSH, the owner, quietly pulled ML from the auction process last year, having disposed of Glycine to you-kno-who it decided to keep, and reinvest, in ML.


Some good info...thanx..
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