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Laco Pilot Special Würzburg
Pilot Watches that are Fit for Business
Vintage charisma, yet totally up to date: the two new Laco pilot watches combine elegant retro designs with a touch of class. The 11-millimetre high case of the Ulm and Würzburg watches fits snugly onto the wearer's wrist, easily going under shirtsleeves too.
The slim profile and balanced proportions of both timepieces makes them highly versatile - as stylish accessories for a variety of occasions, in business or leisure settings.
Both models house a precision hand-wound Laco 98 movement and have a small second hand at the six o'clock position.
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: 42.5mm
Case material: Stainless steel case with a polished and brushed finish; polished bezel
Case back: Exhibition caseback with sapphire crystal
Movement type: Manual
Movement no.: Laco 98 based on ETA6498-1
Dial: Black matte dial in Type B design with numbers and indices coated with SuperLuminova C3; thermically blued hands filled with SuperLuminova C3; seconds subdial at 6 o'clock
Glass: Flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Brown calf
Buckle: Stainless steel
Warranty: 2 years