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Maurice Lacroix – Pontos S Diver

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Instrument professionnel de plongée étanche à 600 mètres, la Pontos S Diver réinterprète les codes identitaires de la ligne Pontos S en lui ajoutant une touche de design rétro. Parfaitement préhensible, lisible dans ses moindres détails, la montre possède tous les atouts pour conquérir les amateurs des profondeurs.

43 mm de diamètre. Le boîtier de la Pontos S Diver, façonné en acier, offre aux indications temporelles un espace à leur mesure. Professionnel, il renferme un système de valve d’échappement à hélium intégré à 9h et surtout complètement automatique, indispensable à l’activité de plongée. Avant de retourner à l’air libre, le plongeur professionnel passe en effet par un caisson de décompression. Il va y respirer un mélange gazeux volatile composé notamment d’hélium, qui, en pénétrant dans la montre, peut l’endommager, en raison de la différence de pression entre le gaz ainsi piégé et l’air extérieur. La valve à hélium présente dans la Pontos S Diver évite ainsi toute détérioration irrémédiable de l’instrument.

Le cadran, opalin ou noir, dispose d’index appliques et d’aiguilles surlignées de Superluminova, permettant aux plongeurs de maîtriser les informations temporelles dans les eaux les plus profondes. Les aiguilles, également rehaussées de matière luminescente se distinguent encore par la couleur. Celles des minutes et des secondes adoptent un liseré rouge. Une date à 6h vient compléter les données. Le tout est instrumenté par le mouvement mécanique à remontage automatique ML115 qui oscille à 4 hertz et dispose d’une réserve de marche de 38 heures.

Pontos S Diver

A professional diving instrument that is water-resistant to 600 meters, the Pontos S Diver reinterprets the defining characteristics of the Pontos S line by adding a vintage touch to the retro design. Easy to wear and easy to read down to the smallest detail, this watch has all the features that will attract lovers of the ocean depths.

A 43 mm diameter. Fashioned in stainless steel, the Pontos S Diver case is generously proportioned. Designed to professional specifications, it includes the essential requirement for a diving watch, a helium escape valve system at 9 o’clock that is completely automatic. Before returning to the surface to breathe in fresh air, professional divers first pass through a decompression chamber. There they breathe in a mixture of gases with a large proportion of helium, which can damage a watch by seeping inside it due to the pressure difference between the gas trapped in the chamber and the outside air. The Pontos S Diver’s helium valve thus prevents any irreversible damage to the timepiece.

The black or opaline dial is fitted with applied indexes and hands highlighted with Superluminova, enabling divers to read the details that they require in even the deepest water. The hands, also highlighted by luminescent material, are further distinguished by their color. The minutes and seconds hands are outlined in red and a date display at 6 o’clock completes the watch’s features. The timepiece is driven by the self-winding ML115 mechanical movement that oscillates at 4 hertz and has a 38-hour power reserve.

Technical Specifications

CASE
■ Ø 43 mm, stainless steel case
■ Sandblasted aluminum turning scale, matching dial finish
■ Automatic helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
■ Vertical brushed middle-case and side lugs, with polished bezel and facet on lugs
■ Engraved case-back
■ Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
■ Water-resistant to 600 m (60 atm)

DIAL
■ Black sun-brushed or off-white opaline dial
■ Applied indexes with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving

HANDS
■ Diamond-cut hands with large area of luminescent coating for excellent legibility when diving
■ Minute and second hands with red coating on tip

STRAP/BRACELET
■ Genuine leather strap or robust three-row stainless steel bracelet
■ Extra NATO strap provided

BUCKLE
■ Stainless steel buckle on both straps provided
■ Double security deploying clasp on metal bracelet

MOVEMENT
Automatic caliber ML115

■ Functions:
– hours, minutes, seconds indicated by central hands
– Date at 6 o’clock
■ Vibration: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
■ Power reserve: 38 hours
■ Jewels: 26
■ Adjustments: 3 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
■ Decoration: rhodium-plated movement

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