Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

Back in November 2013 aBlogtoWatch had close to 2000 people enter for a chance to win a Maurice Lacroix Pontos S watch during our monthly giveaway. The lucky winner was Mr. Christian B. from Connecticut, USA and he has been nice enough to share with you images of the watch he won along with an aBlogtoWatch reader review:

I would like to begin by thanking Maurice Lacroix for offering this watch for the monthly give away contest and aBlogtoWatch for running the contest and selecting me as the winner. One might think that nobody ever wins online contests, but I am here to tell you I was happily proven wrong.

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

Looking to expand my knowledge and entertain my fascination with timepieces, I purchased a copy of the 2013 Watch Annual. This is an A to Z of watches, and contains high-level information about watch manufactures. What really caught my eye was a certain watch on the cover of this publication, which just happened to be a Maurice Lacroix Pontos S. Being a certified scuba diver, I really connected to the watch face of this dive watch with an active custom NATO strap. This book sits on my desk at work and is a great way to pull back from work during the day when I have a little down time. You can only imagine my excitement when I noticed a post by Ariel Adams announcing the November 2013 monthly giveaway, which just happened to be a picture of the watch on the cover of the book sitting on my desk.

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

Having had time to bond with this watch over the last weeks, I find my other watches are spending more time in my watch winder than on my wrist. I am very impressed with the look and presence on my wrist whether I have long sleeve or short sleeve shirts on. Maurice Lacroix understands that today's watch enthusiasts enjoy trying different straps, and they included two choices to get you started.

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

The watch comes with the stainless steel bracelet on the watch by default. The look and feel of the bracelet perfectly complements the watch's case. The bracelet uses pins to hold the links, and if you have a watch tool kit is a breeze to adjust the bracelet links. I also would have liked to see more small adjustment links to accommodate the sizing I prefer with metal bracelets. For a watch of this caliber, I would have liked to see screws instead of pins. In my opinion, these are more common on higher end watches and also seen on boutique watches. The NATO strap is constructed of high-grade nylon, and has custom hardware with the Maurice Lacroix name. This is my personal favorite combination, and is very comfortable.

The detail of the subdials, diamond-cut watch hands, and indices are very legible and the text is easy to read. I really enjoy the orange highlights on the minute hand, bezel, and on the crown used to adjust the bezel. I get the most compliments on the watch face. This watch also has an internal bi-directional bezel which is easy to manipulate, and can be used to log the start of your descent time on your dive. Living near cold water, it may be challenging to manipulate the bezel with wet or dry gloves, so I would recommend using this watch on your warm weather holiday.

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

In summary I would strongly recommend this watch to others, and look forward to future developments and offers from Maurice Lacroix. I hope this feedback might persuade  others that admire my watch to look at this watch company for their innovative and wide-ranging designs, which in my opinion are setting them apart from the others in the industry. Lastly, I will cherish this timepiece for years to come. Thanks again to Maurice Lacroix and aBlogtoWatch!

Watch Winner Review: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S   watch giveaways

Case, Crown, and Bezel: 43mm Diameter, 15.5mm height, 22mm lug width, 200m WR, Stainless Steel.

The watch has a brushed stainless steel case back with a polished stainless steel dial. The stainless steel crown is located at the 3:00 position with the Maurice Lacroix logo engraved on it. The finish is nicely done and it really stands out. The Bezel is an internal bi-directional screw down bezel. Having a large wrist, I was worried about how this watch would fit my wrist, but that is no longer an issue after donning this beauty.

10 comments
abistanand
abistanand

Great watch. Nice options for straps

andrepere33
andrepere33

Wow nice colors, very nice orange color with I like soo much...

Beautiful] timepiece!!! 

p0chacco
p0chacco

With your photography skill and your copy of the 2013 Annual Watch, it seems like the contest was made for you! ;)

Congrats on winning, and thanks for taking the time to review the watch.

I am also a proud owner of a Maurice Lacroix watch, love their pieces!

spiceballs
spiceballs

Congrats and very nicely done CB.

JasonDunn
JasonDunn

This has been the best giveaway item so far on ABW.

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

Congratulations Mr. B.

Great review and excellent photos to accompany it.

Alpha81
Alpha81

Thanks for doing the extra review, you got some really nice pics.  You are soooooo lucky to win.  Thanks for doing giveaways ABTW.

Fraser Petrick
Fraser Petrick

Jealousy's a sin, right? Your review and pictures put Lacroix to the top of my wish list. Especially like having a choice of straps.

SuperStrapper
SuperStrapper

Great review. I wish everyone that got a free watch by coming to a free site would take the time to be this in depth. 


Also, I agree with Christian - this watch comes with a big enough sticker to well justify using screw bars instead of split pins to hold the bracelet together. I'm surprised it doesn't. 


Also, I don't think that is a NATO strap. But a good combo nonetheless. 

dmcsr71
dmcsr71

Nice review. Congratulations on your win. Enjoy!