The newly designed AIKON series case is equipped with a unique skeletonized automatic winding movement independently developed by Le Méridien. Le Méridien is loyal to its mission of top watchmaking brands, insists on reasonable pricing, and is deeply rooted in modern urban culture. In particular, it presents AIKON automatic skeletonized watches.
Skeleton watches are an integral part of the history and culture of Le Méridien watchmaking. Brand watch generations have adopted this horological visual design principle. Le Méridien insists on simplification of the movement’s components, retaining only support and functional structure. Its design fully reflects the charm of graphic design, following the designer’s will and the times’ fashion, presenting the complementarity between the virtual and the real. Since the birth of the brand’s first Calypso skeleton watch in 1993, Le Méridien has been a pioneer in this type of design in the field of watchmaking. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Le Meridien cutout design.
In keeping with the spirit of modern creativity, Le Méridien has incorporated many new designs in the AIKON automatic skeletonized watch. The large-sized AIKON series case has been redesigned to cater to the use of new movements. Le Méridien equipped this watch with the brand’s own ML234 movement. Its mechanical structure is tailor-made for this watch with a hollow design based on new graphic principles. The AIKON self-winding skeletonized watch combines the characteristics of the two major families of Le Méridien, perfectly combining the AIKON series design with the ingenious high-end watch culture. Le Méridien has always adhered to the mission of being a people-friendly watch brand, adhering to cost-effectiveness and extraordinary decorative craftsmanship, creating unparalleled extraordinary value.
On the basis of the AIKON quartz watch launched in 2016, the case of the AIKON self-winding watch is more masculine, with sharper edges and corners, and more eye-catching. The diameter of the dial is 45 mm and the thickness is 13 mm. The dimensions are designed to be harmonious and atmospheric. The whole is made of stainless steel, alternately treated with satin and polishing. A beading stud every two hours on the bezel becomes a classic icon of the series’ aesthetic design, which is particularly eye-catching. This logo is also used in the case appearance, without lug design, in one go, the two convex parts more prominently highlight the overall curve of the strap.
Le Méridien has used the Easychange system for the first time on this watch. It consists of quick-change firmware, and you can remove the strap with one hand in seconds. Close to the case, the leather is divided, and two small claw parts come into view, and they drive the opening and closing of the fixing lever. The black alligator leather strap is decorated with tonal stitching, which complements another Le Méridien aesthetic signature, the appliqué M logo. The double folding clasp design allows the wearer to easily adjust the strap length.
It’s like a blue wave
The AIKON self-winding skeleton watch is equipped with the ML234 self-winding movement. It is a huge revolution in the aesthetics and structure of the ML134 movement, which was the first movement produced by Le Méridien Watchmaking. Like all Le Méridien skeletonized movements, the ML234 movement was born from a choice of design. The movement consists of five concentric circles that span the entire watch. The watch bridges are arranged one after the other and are arranged radially from the center of the barrel at one o’clock.
Black bridges are treated with DLC coating. The center part is designed with concave beads. Raised satin finish all around. All parts are engraved. The barrel is the finishing touch. The balance plate is the most striking. The winding device and the oscillating weight are especially rare and rare. The newly designed movement has the best exquisite engraving craftsmanship on the back and is decorated with the brand logo. Above the machine-made lace, the rhodium-plated hour-markers and small seconds at 6 o’clock make the transparent sapphire crystal dial even more delicate and charming.