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That's like Intel releasing a new generation chip with everything the same, only faster, smaller and more reliable. That is surely significant. The "Triple Sensor Ver. 3" as it is known, features revised sensors, algorithms, and LSIs (Large Scale Integration). So what does this in practice mean?
The Pontos collection is Maurice Lacroix’s bestselling watch family. The new Pontos S diver is more or less a three-hand version of last year’s Pontos S chronograph. In addition to the metal bracelet, Maurice Lacroix decided to offer it on a soft leather NATO style strap – which is what pretty much every one at Maurice Lacroix at Baselworld was wearing. The three-hand diver cleverly mixes retro design with modern style and has a clever internal rotating bezel system. A fancy polish job on the steel case makes this a very desirable and fashionable diver for 2013 in the circa ,000 price point. mauricelacroix.com
While I am not fully sold on the hardness of the tegimented steel, it does appear to be harder to scratch than non-tegimented versions. The part of any dive watch that takes the most abuse is the clasp---mostly from putting on and removing the BCD. On my tegimented bracelet, I did scratch it a little after a second dive, that time, in Hawaii. Nothing major but enough to make me a bit doubtful about the technology.
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