The Maurice Lacroix Aikon is now available in a smaller 35 mm diameter case, with four variants to choose from two white mother-of-pearl dials, as well as blue Clous de Paris (pictured top), and black mother-of-pearl options. The Aikon Automatic 35 mm collection is targeted at women and each dial is adorned with 8 square-set diamonds acting as the hour markers. The case and bracelet are available in stainless steel or, for a touch of added luxury, a bi-colored combination featuring silver and golden tones. Retail starts at $1,890.
Casio recently introduced three new models within its accessible Vintage collection of timepieces. The Vintage Slim comes in three versions, all with a mineral glass watch face and a metal bracelet, harkening back to the late 20th century. All versions A700W-1A (silver with silver bracelet), A700WM-7AVT (silver with Milanese bracelet) and A700WMG-9AVT (silver and gold-toned) are water-resistant, equipped with an auto calendar, LED light, daily alarm, and 1/100th-second stopwatch. Retail starts at $34.
The Ming 18.01 Abyss Concept is actually a limited production of 10 pieces versus an actual concept, that went on sale June 28th. The watch represents the first dive watch and the first watch in steel from Ming, and depending on its success will determine if the company moves forward with more divers watches. Retail is $6,500.
Girard-Perregaux created a matte black steel version of their 1966 Moon phase watch with a gradient blue dial. The 1966 Blue Moon features a micro-blasted DLC case that measures 40 mm and is powered by an automatic in-house caliber with a 46-hour power reserve. Retail is $8,950.
Yesterday, German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne opened their first Swiss boutique, located Bahnhofstrasse 25 in Zurich. With this newly opened location, the company now has eleven points of sale in Switzerland. The number of Lange boutiques worldwide is now 27.