Coming towards the end of my college years, I am starting to focus on purchasing products for my wardrobe that lean on the side of quality versus quantity. After having worn this watch for several months now, it very rarely leaves my wrist.
The Maruice Lacroix Aikon is the perfect first "nice watch" in my opinion. Priced at around $900 (for the model shown) the slim profile of the watch sits perfectly on the wrist and is not to overstated. The Aikon is available in a Chronograph model, as well as other variants click HERE to see the full collection.
What I love about this watch is its versatility. When traveling this lately has been the only watch I take with me. Either on the beach, or when wearing a beautiful suit this watch complements both looks well. The slim profile fit nicely under a dress shirt, and does not cause the sleeve to bunch up. Yet when on a boat, or strolling down the beach I found that the watch was rugged enough to withstand being used more roughly. I would equate this watch to a new BMW 3-Series. The 3-Series is the introduction into luxury automobiles, and is a perfect fit for the emerging millennial workforce.
While I won't get to deep into the technical features of this watch, I will say it they used fantastic materials when creating this watch. The Aikon Gents(shown here) is has a 42mm watch face, while the Chronograph is slightly larger at 44mm, and features a quartz movement. The quarts movement is a great baseline movement, which has proved itself reliable over the years and really allowed Maurice Lacroix to make such a beautiful watch for under $1,000. While there are countless other great pieces in the sub $1K price-range, this has been the best value I have seen thus far.