ince its debut in 2016, Maurice Lacroix’s Aikon line has swiftly grown to become one of the most attractive affordable options in the white-hot integrated bracelet sports watch category. As the line has evolved, the brand has spent a significant effort in differentiating the basic design into something with its own unique personality to stand out in a sea of similar concepts. Its latest attempt in this direction is one of the most striking: the Aikon Chronograph Skeleton. Beyond simply adding a skeletonized dial to an existing model, Maurice Lacroix has altered the overall proportions of the Aikon to create something with its own distinctive and striking personality. Repair Fix It
This new personality begins with the 44mm stainless steel case of the Aikon Chronograph Skeleton. Much of the basic architecture, including the sharp, angular main case body with its prominent chamfer, is carried over from previous Aikon models, but the bezel has been restyled to give it some welcome new proportions. In order to give the widest possible view of the new skeleton dial, the bezel is narrower, while the Aikon’s six signature claw-like arms now partially hang over the crystal. On paper, the adjustment is slight, but this change noticeably affects the visual profile of the watch, making the whole package feel yet more modern and aggressive. Impressively for a watch with this much sapphire crystal on display, Maurice Lacroix has managed to maintain a 200-meter water resistance for this case.