OK - I've lost my mind. I just purchased this...

Maybe it was the Gulf livery colors...those awesome oranges and blues...

Maybe it was my love of comic books...still haven't grown up yet...

Maybe it was the prednisone combined with the codeine in my cough syrup...

In any event, I just had to purchase the new Maurice Lacroix x Benzilla Aikon #tide...

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Shocking for anyone who has seen my wrist checks...but damn I just couldn't resist this one.

Here are some images from the release that are pretty cool...

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What do you all think?

Any Benzilla fans? Fans of LOOOK?

I can justify it to myself by saying I'm helping to save the oceans since it was made from upcycled reclaimed plastics...yeah that's a good reason 馃槈

聽聽

Pretty cool looking watch, but what is that 3 eyed thing?

yup - pretty bitchen...

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I love these colors and I love the choice.聽

gbelleh

Pretty cool looking watch, but what is that 3 eyed thing?

That's Benzilla's "alien" "LOOOK" that he created with his street art. LOOOK is in his time machine...which in this case is the dial inside a watch.

He explains it pretty well in this video related to the watch launch...

https://youtu.be/Oo43sP7cXCo

You can see more of his work at his website:

https://studiobenzilla.com/

Sick man sick very groovy. I like that style. Looks like a graffiti swatch.

While I don't mind Maurice Lacroix's newer stuff, I fear that they may have faded to far away from the great watch styles of their past. 聽At the NY show this past weekend my wife asked the presenter if they would be able to get her a replacement strap for her older watch. 聽When she showed an image of her watch the woman said "wow that's a beautiful watch, I have never seen one like that." 聽My wife assured her that it was a Maurice Lacroix. 聽

Cool watch. Wish these artsy watches incorporate indices so we could, you know, tell time and wear a bitchin' watch?

Nice watch, and cool it comes from an artist like that. I love colourful watches myself. If I walk past a Swatch store and see these I might get one:

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I would wear it!

I don't know anything about Benzilla to be honest but I think it looks cool. With such artist collaborations that to me is the most important thing.聽

I will say that I think there aren't enough watches made from quality plastics and polymers. I don't know if the material used by Maurice Lacroix is any good (probably is?) but it certainly can be done as Garmin has shown me and if it saves the ocean and/or planet then even better.

Artist collab and some money for the ocean - love it. 聽
I鈥檓 into trashy looking high horology and this thing is awesome. 聽

Velomax

While I don't mind Maurice Lacroix's newer stuff, I fear that they may have faded to far away from the great watch styles of their past. 聽At the NY show this past weekend my wife asked the presenter if they would be able to get her a replacement strap for her older watch. 聽When she showed an image of her watch the woman said "wow that's a beautiful watch, I have never seen one like that." 聽My wife assured her that it was a Maurice Lacroix. 聽

Wow - that is really shocking.

I have been a fan of ML for a number of years.

When they came out with the Aikon, I was all over it. That and the Eliros.

Such beautiful watches - like a cross between an AP RO and an Omega Constellation taking the best features of both.

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Really a bummer about the strap since ML puts that great "m" into the strap.

Absolutely love this fun and playful watch!! Tried it on the wrist while at WindUp this weekend and it was a very good fit. Very comfortable.聽
Enjoy your new addition!!

ChadDipps

Sick man sick very groovy. I like that style. Looks like a graffiti swatch.

Exactly!

That's how Benzilla came to the art world's attention - the graffiti and murals...

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Absolutely love this fun and playful watch!! Tried it on the wrist while at WindUp this weekend and it was a very good fit. Very comfortable.聽
Enjoy your new addition!!

Thanks! I'll get a wrist shot up when it comes in!