Congrats to Ruurd J. from Ontario, Canada, who is the lucky winner of our recent Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph watch giveaway. You lucky dog, you! Thanks again to everyone who entered, and please enter this month’s special giveaway here for a chance to win a TAG Heuer watch & Indianapolis 500 race experience.
Talking of the back, the opposite end of the watch is a solid case back. I am a sucker for an exhibition back and would have loved the Blue Devil to flaunt its innards in this style. But because this is a serious dive watch, it is not really expected, and the solid back matches. The back is nicely appointed and not too busy. The back also calls the limited-edition numeration of the watch (being one of 100) which is appreciated and adds to the uniqueness of the piece when compared with the other “standard” Pontos models out there. Also, because the grim leather NATO wraps around the case when implemented, it would be a shame when the back have been super detailed or exhibition-style while using the strap stop me from viewing it.The one drawback issue with the case is that after a few brief months of wear, then mine is excavated in a somewhat visible place on the side of the case just beneath the crown beside this helium-release valve. I have not dropped the watch or bumped into anything hard with this, so my very best guess as to when the watch had been scratched is when I shot it in to receive the strap changed.As mentioned before, the watch comes on a handsome stainless steel bracelet. It is very tasteful and weighty and certainly lets you know it’s there, however, what instantly drew me into the watch (and also to the competition to attempt and win it) along with the gloomy face, was the way it appeared about the blue leather NATO strap. I understood that is the way I would wear the watch on a daily basis if I was fortunate enough to win it. So almost as soon as I unwrapped the Blue Devil treasure chest, I brought the watch into a formal Maurice LaCroix trader to execute the strap switch from the bracelet to the blue leather believing they’d be knowledgeable about how to handle such a job. I was sorely mistaken.