FROM PASSION TO LEGEND: THE PILOT WATCH FROM LACO.
There are pilot watches. And then there is the pilot watch from Laco. As one of a few exclusive companies 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.
HISTORIC WATCHES, CONTEMPORARY AESTHETICS.
Regardless of which Laco pilot 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 aviator 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.
AVIATOR WATCH – INCOMPARABLE ACCESSORIES ON BOARD.
The observation watches were not worn by the pilots, but by the navigators on board. They used the aviator watch and an octant to determine the exact position of the aircraft. Precision had to be guaranteed at all times, even under extreme conditions. It also had to be easy to read and use under all conditions. In other words: An pilot watch used to be an indispensable companion on board. 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 pilot 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 pilot 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 our watchmakers build with devotion - and our customers wear with passion.