FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Maurice Lacroix just dropped some affordable luxury sunshine for the wrist FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Maurice Lacroix just dropped some affordable luxury sunshine for the wrist

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Maurice Lacroix just dropped some affordable luxury sunshine for the wrist

Zach Blass

This week we unfortunately do not have any event recaps to share, but today a ray of sunshine dropped for immediate release – so I figured I’d quickly share the deets with you.

Maurice Lacroix Eliros Sunshine

A watch so gold in tone, Austin Power’s Goldmember would be clamouring to have this watch on his wrist, the Maurice Lacroix Eliros Sunshine aims to bring affordable luxury flair to wrists and collections worldwide. The 40mm watch, with a 50 metre water-resistant, stainless-steel case, is rendered in polished PVD gold but the highlighting element of the offering, in my opinion, is its textured dial and strap.

Maurice Lacroix Eliros Sunshine

Not only will you find the pyramid motif on the dial, but on the strap as well, and each incorporate 2N gold – coloured using an “immersion technique”. It is a very monochromatic look, which we usually see performed in a stealth manner, but every element, down to the hands, dial print and watch buckle, is gold in tone.

It’s a hassle-free daily-wearer on its leather strap, with a Swiss quartz caliber that once set can be left alone until it is time to change the battery or account for daylight savings if that applies to you. As a bonus, the watch comes packaged in a handsome branded bag that matches the tones and textures of the watch. Price: $850 USD

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

– Zach

Watch meme of the week: Do you speak watch?


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Remember, do not be surprised when you are talking with friends and they don’t follow what you mean when you say “lug-to-lug”, “panda dial”, “spring drive” etc. As the meme jokes, people outside the watch community will not always follow watch logic as it is applied to terminology. The poetic description of a bracelet geometry as “beads of rice” may be simple for those in the know, but outside the watch world rice is never referred to in “beads”.

Wrist shot of the week: Even pups love watches ☺️


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I know, workplace nepotism of sorts, but c’mon our Social Media Manager Jeremy earned it this week. Actually, no. His pup Chanel really gets all the credit here. The Yacht-Master on his wrist is no ordinary Yacht-Master. This particular solid yellow gold 1992 Rolex Yach-Master belonged to Jeremy’s father, and was later gifted to him. It is the watch he credits with bringing him into the hobby, so the value of this watch goes far beyond the precious metal it is made of. Clearly Chanel thinks it’s quite precious too, so don’t be surprised if you look down one day during a walk and find Chanel taking a paw-roll for the ‘gram. In all seriousness, to some degree the way Jeremy’s dog Chanel appears to be caressing and coveting the watch is in many ways reflective of how we enthusiasts appreciate timepieces. Once upon a time watches were merely tools, but today they are mementos to be maintained and passed on to the next generation.

Time+Tide Weekend Watch Crossword #2 answers and winner of the “mystery prize”

When we came up with the idea of hosting a weekly horological-themed crossword, we suspected it would be a hit with our readers and the watch community at-large. But there was no precedent for how it would go over. We were very glad to see we were right, and we thank everyone who kept the momentum going into our second crossword. However, only one of you can take home the “mystery prize” for this week. So, without further ado, the randomly selected winner of this weeks prize goes to none other than @watchaddictwt. Keep an eye out for a DM from us on how to claim your prize!

Time+Tide Shop select of the week: The Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono

We were very excited to announce that we recently became the new home of Hamilton in Australia. In our Time+Tide online store, we now carry a curated range of Hamilton watches that tick off their key pillars –  field watches, aviation watches, Ventura and more.

One of our personal favourites we wanted to highlight quickly is the Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono, a modern reworking of a 1968 signature piece that offers a sporty but classic look. Combining authentic ’60s appeal with the exclusive H-31 automatic movement, its distinctive panda dial is a guaranteed eye-catcher. And speaking of eye-catching, you may have spotted the watch in the latest Matrix film The Matrix Resurrections on the wrist of actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who played the role of (SPOILER ALERT!) Morpheus.

Reference H38416711
Caliber H-31
Collection American Classic
Movement Automatic
Case size 40mm
Dial color White, black registers
Case material Stainless steel
Crystal Sapphire
Lug width 20mm
Lining Tanning Mineral
Power reserve 60-hour power reserve
Water Resistance 10 bar (100m)/145 psi (328ft)
Anti Reflection Yes
Strap type Calf leather
Buckle type Pin buckle
Buckle width 18mm
Top Denotation Leather
Top Species Calf
Top Tanning Mineral
Lining Species Calf

Price: $3,400 AUD, click here to visit the shop and purchase.

Our favourite Time+Tide coverage of the week:

Who Dares Wins: Rolex teamed up with the SAS to create this unique Explorer II. Now you can buy it…

The watch in question is a white dial Rolex Explorer II ref 216570 from 2012. But what makes it special is that it’s a commemorative piece that Rolex did for the SAS. Click here to learn more about the watch and how to purchase it.

WATCH ANALYTICS WEDNESDAYS: Is the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph seriously undervalued?

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The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph is considered to be one of the best chronograph watches of all time, yet the numbers reveal that it also may be one of the most seriously undervalued. Head here for our latest deep-dive in our Watch Analytics Wednesdays column.

INTRODUCING: The tiny modification to the Longines Spirit 37 collection that make the watches even better

When the Longines Spirit collection originally dropped, perfection was on everybody’s mind. The design was fresh enough to be exciting, yet familiar enough to feel as though we’d all been thinking about these watches for years already. But some felt that the 42mm, and even the 40mm were potentially a tad too large for their wrist. So, whether that was the case for you, or you prefer more classic and compact diameters regardless, Longines has got you covered with a new 37mm configuration to enjoy. A full introduction awaits you right here.