A few years ago, Maurice Lacroix decided to partner with Wallpaper* and embarked on an exciting adventure which consisted in reinventing the Pontos watch thanks to the participation of extraordinary designers.
This year, it was Jean Nouvel and Oki Sato, of Nendo, who had the responsibility to reinterpret the design of the Pontos Day Date. The Pontos collection is a subtle mix of Swiss Savoir Faire and high-tech material. Its pure aesthetic perfectly combines craftsmanship and design.
Jean Nouvel’s take on Pontos was to strip it down to its core identity by putting the raw material at the center of his design, thus reaffirming the natural elegance of the Pontos. In his own words, “I wanted to highlight the object’s characteristic of simplicity, using the plainest numerals possible, the most slender hands, and glass with as little shine and reflectivity as possible.”
Oki Sato’s work was all about integration. Echoing the architecture of the modern domestic space, his Pontos doubles as a Cuckoo clock in a very sleek design: “Because I wanted something that really blends into a room, I chose a matt white with a bit of pink gold as detailing”.
Discover great shots of the designs in the next issue of Wallpaper*, which will be available on November 28th and follow us on social media to discover more about this extraordinary partnership!
It’s observable through the case’s sapphire display case back and it’s quite nicely finished, with rhodium-plated bridges with Côtes de Genève completing and diamond-cut edges. The huge rotor is rhodium-plated too, slightly skeletonized, also includes Côtes de Genève decoration as well.The Masterpiece Moon Retrograde see has a situation that seems identical to that of the earlier Masterpiece Double Retrograde view, with the exception of the location of the pushers used to adjust the inputs signs. The case is made out of stainless steel and the size is identical in 43mm. Additionally, it has a big knurled crown. Beneath the crown are just two pushers used to correct the watch’s two retrograde indicators. Water resistance is also 50m. Three dial variants are available – black, silver, and blue. The gap between both, apart from the color of the dial, is the styling and ending of this dial. They are mostly similar. There’s a large retrograde date display at 10 o’clock, a large power reserve indicator at 2 o’clock, and a day and moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock. Of the trio, the silver dial variant is possibly the very attractive. In this model, the diamond-cut hour and minute hands, as well as the hands to the date, power, and day indicators are blued. A large chapter ring surrounds the dial on which there are applied Roman numeral indices for the hours, which can be also blued. Finally, running around the periphery of the chapter ring is a railroad-style minutes monitor. Look closer still and you’ll also find blued indexes on the date and power reserve indicators. As I have said earlier, blue on white is an attractive color scheme and it’s highly legible too. In the end, the several indicators and moon phase screen are dotted with Clous de Paris for more visual pizzazz.