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Laco Pilot Erbstück Friedrichshafen
The Erbstück collection of pilot watches from Laco stands out for their unique hand-aged details. No two watches are alike. The Friedrichschafen features a larger case size of 45mm.
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 "FL 23883". 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: 45mm
Case material: Stainless steel case, elaborately hand-finished in an antique look with lateral engraving FL23883 and engraved stainless steel back; every case is absolutely unique; crown execution like original Beobachtungsuhr
Case back: Solid hand-aged caseback with engraving
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Laco 24 based on ETA2824-2
Dial: Black matte dial in Type B design with SuperLuminova C3-coated numbers and indices with hand-aged details; thermally-blued steel hands with SuperLuminova C3 coating, also elaborately hand-finished
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Brown calf, closed loop pilot-style strap with rivets
Warranty: 2 years