GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch

GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch

GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch   watch giveaways

November is an exciting month at aBlogtoWatch because one of you will win a Maurice Lacroix Pontos S chronograph watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here). A wonderfully modern mechanical sport watch, the Pontos S comes in a durable 43mm wide steel case and is water resistant to 200 meters. Our favorite feature is the elegantly designed internal rotating bezel that uses a crown integrated into the chronograph start/stop pusher.

Maurice Lacroix offers the Pontos S in a few versions, and up for giveaway is the orange trimmed model matched to a black and orange striped NATO-style strap. Maurice Lacroix also includes the lovely steel bracelet. So each Pontos S watch comes with both ways of wearing it. Inside the watch is a Maurice Lacroix caliber ML 112 (base Valjoux 7750) automatic chronograph movement. This beautiful watch is contemporary in style, but has all the appeal of a classic sport watch. Retail price for the watch is $4,400 and you can enter below for your chance to win one this month, only on aBlogtoWatch. For more details visit mauricelacroix.com.

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below (on aBlogtoWatch.com, not Facebook or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required (if you've signed up for the commenting system before, your e-mail should already be in there). In the body of your comment mention a) if you happen to like this watch and b) if you have a preference for inner or outer rotating bezels and why.

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on November 30, 2013 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Maurice Lacroix watches, the sponsor of the Pontos S watch giveaway here at aBlogtoWatch!

1826 comments
BUBCAcom
BUBCAcom

My favorite feature is the elegantly designed internal rotating bezel that uses a crown integrated into the chronograph start/stop pusher. A sweet piece with steel band is my preferred setup.

zookeepa3
zookeepa3

A photo of this timepiece on the winner's wrist is only fair....Chris B post it when you can!!!

sahmjay
sahmjay

jasur, 


he didn't announce the winner for the last months giveaway. don't think its gonna happen on this one either. i'm not entering another one of these things

Jasur
Jasur

Okay dear sirs. And who is a winner?

frips1000
frips1000

i really like it, it looks so sporty but still classy! and i prefer inner rotating bezels because i think the are way to much watches with outer rotating bezels and it looks more complicated with a inner bezel more cool!

thank you.

barks
barks

Come on.......!!!!!!!

peetee3
peetee3

So anxious for this one!  Christmas come early please please please!

bedlam
bedlam

The Pontos chrono is very good looking, though the hands are thin for a dive watch.  I prefer external bezels for actual dive use as the bezel crown on some watches needs to be screwed down and can't be operated underwater or can be used but is less water resistant than the rest of the watch.

Panagiotis
Panagiotis

Ok, tell us who won so I can start preparing for the next giveaway!

DWrubel
DWrubel

Ariel...it's 12/2. Contest is over. You ought to at least post the winner and put the rest of us out of our misery!

MNinAZ
MNinAZ

I won, now....back to figuring out how to hack livefyre to delete everyone else's responses.  :)   Good luck everyone, someone will be getting a great Thanksgivukkah or Christmas present!

shinytoys
shinytoys

That is a beautiful watch, and one designer that I do not have in my collection. In terms of bezel preference...inner bezel for real diving because of less damage to the ring...but...remember you are working with diving gloves on to operate the controls of the watch. In the real world, sometimes an outer bezel is better underwater...

RayeAng
RayeAng

I like this watch cos of its sporty look! and inner bezel for the win! simply because it is more unique.!

kapurkk
kapurkk

I like this watch and its sporty color accents which ML is now famous for. The reason i prefer an interior bezel is that the watch case does not need to be overtly large to keep the bezel in proportion. The horrible side effect of many watches with  outer bezels is that, they  are way too large and screaming for attention with size  ( rather than intricate design )

Arollins
Arollins

This is a great watch, clean look that is very versatile. I usually prefer exterior bezels but this is a great example of how clean an interior bezel can look.

INXORTE
INXORTE

I like this watch, however, I prefer a leather or stainless band.  I prefer the inner bezel. It looks nicer and looks professional

NeilWood1
NeilWood1

I have always like the Pontos S since I read an article on it a year or so ago. I'm used to exterior rotating bezels but interior ones have always intrigued me. The bridge that gap between tool watch and a dressier one.

Stephen C
Stephen C

I hope I am not too late for this contest (I'm posting this at 11:28pm, Nov 30th).

I love every detail of this Pontos S. I think the combination of a chronograph on a dive watch makes the Pontos S an ideal sports-watch, and I think that fantastic orange is the best of the 4 available color options. I prefer a black dial on a sports watch, and the orange accents add just the right amount of color in just the right places to make this timepiece beautifully eye-catching without appearing tacky. The inner-rotating bezel is a nice extra feature, and I like the unique way Maurice Lacroix has integrated the operating mechanism into the chronograph pusher. I also like the font-choice and the shape of the luminescent hands and markers (nicely legible design), as well as the subtle difference in finishes/textures between the dial and sundials. And I love that this watch comes with both a bracelet and a matching strap, making it even more versatile. I think the Pontos S is a highly desirable timepiece. 

As for my preference between outer or inner rotating bezels, I think it just depends of the type of watch. On a dive-watch, an outer rotating bezel seems more ergonomic when wearing dive-gloves (and there's a satisfying audible click), however the video-review of the Pontos S demonstrates that Ariel was able to operate the crown-integrated mechanism with just a couple fingers so this inner-rotating bezel seems just as practical. Since I enjoy tinkering with my watches, I think the inner-rotating bezel on this Pontos S makes this watch more interesting than the typical outer-rotating bezel on most dive watches.

Thanks to Maurice Lacroix and aBlogToWatch for the opportunity to win this awesome watch.

irobot2
irobot2

I love this watch, although I would prefer an outer rotating bezel.

jordiinsley
jordiinsley

I don't particularly like this watch. I prefer outer rotating bezels because it doesn't sacrifice dial legibility as much.

panchoskywalker
panchoskywalker

The watch is mine. I love it and I prefer outer rotating bezel as it's easier for me to rotate. Thanks.

All_about_the_watch
All_about_the_watch

I find this watch to be timelessly classy due to the sharp, limited colour, and the detailed yet not-too-crowded face. I don't have a preference as to which bezel I prefer, as I've never owned an inner rotatable one. That being said, I really like the idea of them, mostly because of the cleaner overall look they give the watch.

StevenCerri
StevenCerri

A) I love the watch!

B) I Love Them Both!

SimeonWeinraub
SimeonWeinraub

I hope that I did not already comment on this ... But, this watch is far too nice for me to chance missing out. I really love the look of this watch. It is clean, and legible, and balanced in its design. Also, I like the colors, they give the watch a little flair, without being too much.

I prefer inner rotating bezels, because I think it is a cleaner look, and adds a level of complication that is fine, but actually less cluttered. That said, I prefer an outer rotating bezel for watches I actually intend to wear in the water.

sinisterraccoon
sinisterraccoon

I like this watch. I prefer inner rotating bezels due to their cleanliness. 

vicw
vicw

I like this watch because it has a nice clean look and the contrast of the watch face with the NATO strap is also very nice. 

I think I would like an internal bezel because ever since I saw the inter rotating bezel from Bremont, I've been very fascinated with internal bezels.

couldnthaveknown
couldnthaveknown

I quite like this watch - and the brand - they've come a long way in a short time


The watch itself is quite well done, and just right for a desk diver like myself. But my personal preference is for an external bezel - so I can use it with ease, rather having to unscrew the crown

samarks
samarks

Internal bezels are cleaner. It's a beautiful watch to own either way.

rlee0809
rlee0809

Like the watch alot

Bezels don't matter as long as its designed well and this watch definitely is.

yavorzz
yavorzz

A) I love the watch!

B) I really don't care if it looks good. My diving is only the desk type....;)

runge_kutta
runge_kutta

I really like the watch.  I like outer rotating bezels because I think it is a more classic look and I like to hear the "clicks" when it rotates.

lisander
lisander

It's a beautiful watch. I really like the dial layout and orange accents especially on a nato strap. I prefer the inner rotating bezel as i consider it to be visually more elegant.

ChristopheCort
ChristopheCort

Very nice... The case of the Pontos is very attractive, and this one is 200m WR.

Normally I prefer outer bezel but here with the color touch it fits well.

Mustafa007
Mustafa007

I have to say it look very nice. It is pretty clever combination of casual\sporty (low profile steel bezel and chrono) and diver (screw down pushers and orange parts) appearance, that holds nice balance between these two. Inner bezel is a little bit like a superman in disguise, you know who he is and what he is capable of doing, without being too obvious. And I always wanted to be superman. For me it is 10\10.          Maurice Lacroix did just great job and I love it.

j01270
j01270

I like this ML Pontos.  I have owned two other ML watches before but unfortunately I sold them as they were not getting the wrist time they deserved.  I personally like the outer rotation of a bezel for no other reason than all the watches I have owned and own currently have all had that function.  I have never owned one with an interior rotating bezel...maybe I should try it!

Keep up the good work, Ariel.  

Bhodisatva
Bhodisatva

This is a masterful done  time mechanism that is elegantly and simple the best in its class....it doesn't  measure time but what is most important; your moments of joy every time you get to a glance of its magnificent aesthetics and refinements...well dome Maurice Lacroix

watchthis1
watchthis1

I really like this watch from Maurice Lacroix. It definitely inspires a modern feel from a classic chrono watch form. The internal bezel makes it look sleek. I personally don't have a preference for inner or outer bezel because for me it all comes to design and needs. Some watch for me are much more appealing in a format and some watch are better to work with in an other form. but this one is definetly awsome!  

zerodefect
zerodefect

just perfect, no preference for bezel type

fritsveer
fritsveer

I Like the watch, specially with the orange. Specially on this 30th of november when the dutch Kingdom (family of orange) started to exist. 

ChrisBC
ChrisBC

Love these watches, no preference for either bezel. both are awesome.

steve_dc
steve_dc

Looks pretty cool with just that little bit of color.  No preference as to internal or external bezels, but the internal one in this case (no pun intended) lends to an overall cleaner look to the case.

Opppa
Opppa

I do like this watch, especially with that nato strap combination. I enjoy both outer and inner rotating bezels. The two varieties are very desirable to me.

Stephen C
Stephen C

(oops, I meant to type "Sub-dials", not "sundials") 

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