Like most watches that appeal to men, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver Watch (reference PT6248) strikes that great balance between style, utility, and durability; and is actually useful on a daily basis. The fascinating design includes a mixture of the classic qualities that we love and a touch of the “now” that we crave; as well as looking a bit into the future. Another plus to this dive watch is that it boasts a reasonable price tag of $3,000.
Including a water resistance of 600 meters and a vestigial helium release valve, this watch has just about anything that could be wanted from a diver watch. The design includes features that include inner rotating bezels, red colored minute hands, two crowns on the same side, and NATO straps - all done in a way that will make you appreciate each of them. The inner rotating bezel not only looks nice, but does not require the crown to be unscrewed - simply press it inwards and unlock it, in order to turn it. The crown for the bezel is located at the 2 o'clock position, with the main crown at 3 o'clock. Inside the watch, you'll find a base Sellita SW200 automatic movement - Maurice Lacroix's caliber ML 115.
The 43 mm wide case is made of brushed steel, with pleasantly polished accents. Although relatively rounded, the curves and angles of the case mix to give it a very modern feel. Combined with retro-inspired elements, such as the inner rotating bezel and style of the applied hour markers, it is an amazing contemporary dive watch design. The bracelet shares the brushed steel with polished accents treatment, which lends a look of classy utilitarianism to the piece. If that isn't your thing, you can also opt for two comfortable leather NATO-style straps, instead. The look of these military style straps is upgraded in leather, and looks good in either black or brown.
That modern feel extends to the dial, as well, where it merges with classic elements in a wonderful way. The dial of the Pontos S Diver is very symmetrical and well composed, with the date window located at the bottom, and the hour indicator at the top. It is available in black or silver and unlike most classic, monochromatic diver dials, it is accented heavily, but tastefully, in red. The indicator on the rotating bezel atop the dial is larger, and the face is covered with an AR coated sapphire crystal.