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Laco Pilot Special Frankfurt GMT
Pilot Watches for the Frequent Traveller
Berlin today, London tomorrow, New York the day after.
Whether you travel for business, leisure or by vocation - hello, pilot!, you have long been travelling back and forth between different time zones.
By displaying two time zones, GMT watches fulfil the needs of a sophisticated society in an era of global communication.
The caliber Laco 93, a mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism is a guarantee for precision. It is based on the tried and trusted caliber ETA 2893-2, ticking behind a solid steel case back decorated with an aircraft relief.
The Frankfurt GMT comes in a modern silver box with 1 black leather strap, 1 coloured nylon band, a strap changing tool and a "Remove Before Flight" keyring.
From Passion to Legend
There are pilot watches.
And then there is the pilot watch from Laco. As one of a few exclusive companies producing original pilot watches, the workshop in Pforzheim can look back on a long tradition. Whereas in the 1940s, a Laco was an indispensable tool in the cockpit, today it is an expression of freedom. With a Laco aviator watch, you are not only wearing a precise and robust watch on your wrist, but also a piece of history.
Regardless of which Laco aviator watch you choose, all models have one thing in common: a legendary history. In the 1940s, only a handful of companies received permission to manufacture pilot watches. One of them was Laco. The detailed requirements laid down for observation watches for the German Air Force were formulated by the Ministry of Aviation under the classification "FL23883". This number stood for "navigation devices" and could also be seen on each watch on the opposite side of the winder.
As authentic replicas of historical Laco aviator watches from the 1940s, the current models are characterised by their high precision combined with outstanding design.
The main characteristics of a Laco aviator watch are, among other things, the iconic watch face, the distinctive onion-shaped crown, the closed leather strap and the surface finish of the casing.
Robust aviator watches with distinctive marks that tell a story are the "heirlooms" of Laco. The unique and intentional signs of wear on the aviator watches attest to their authenticity and an eventful history - and turns each "heirloom" into a high-quality one-of-a-kind item.
In other words: a legend that Laco's watchmakers build with devotion - and Laco's customers wear with passion.
Laco Uhrenmanufaktur was founded in 1925 in the idyllic town of Pforzheim, Black Forest.
Laco became well-known, thanks to the Fliegeruhren and was one of five companies to produce chronometers for the German military.
Laco has since become inextricably linked to pilot watches. Laco’s focus now is based on a return to its roots: producing handmade watches with a strong emphasis on quality – and not quantity – to honour the “Made in Germany” tag.
A Laco is more than a watch. It is an expression of character. Because no matter whether you wear a robust aviator watch, a precise chronograph or a timelessly elegant classic on your wrist, each Laco has a unique character, which is distinguished by the love of detail and passion with which Laco's watchmakers built it, with complex and sophisticated craftsmanship.
Case size: 43mm
Case material: Dark sandblasted stainless steel case
Case back: Dark sandblasted stainless steel screwed-on caseback with relief-engraving of aircraft
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Laco 93 based on ETA2893-2
Dial: Grey dial with SuperLuminova C3-coated Arabic numerals and indices and white minute scale
Glass: Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 20ATM
Strap type: 2 interchangeable straps
Strap material: 1 leather, 1 grey/orange nylon
Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle
Warranty: 2 years