Since the end of last year, the special edition model „München“ from the German watch manufacturer Laco has been delighting numerous collectors and watch lovers around the globe. From November, the pilot chronograph will now also be presented as an exclusive limited edition of only 30 pieces in the Laco „Erbstück“ (means: heirloom) look. But what makes the limited edition of 30 pieces so special? It is the deceptively real look of a vintage timepiece with small scratches, discolouration and signs of wear and tear. Laco is in tune with the spirit of the times, because the retro trend is continuing unabated in the world of watches.
Unique timepieces with heritage charisma
The design is once again inspired by the long history of the company, known for manufacturing the famous pilot and observation watches in the 1940s. While the look is faithful to the legendary models, the technology and features are up to date. Thanks to a special manual surface treatment specially developed and perfected by Laco, this model brings authentic vintage flair to the wrist.
This special „ageing process“ makes each of the only 30 pieces unique. From the case to the dial with hands to the leather strap – all components are „aged“ by hand with great attention to detail. This gives each watch an incomparable, individual finish with the authentic appearance of times gone by and makes it a must-have for lovers of exclusive and individual timepieces.
Maximum function & minimalist design
The black instrument-look dial displays the day of the week and the date at 3 o‘clock, in addition to the totalizers for the stop and add time measurements. However, thanks to the discreetly kept totalizers and the thermally blued, as well as Superluminova covered hands, the appearance of a classic pilot‘s watch is maintained.
Inside the Laco München Erbstück beats the chronograph caliber Laco 50 with automatic winding, which is based on the proven Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750. The exceptional stainless steel case with a diameter of 42 mm undoubtedly leaves a lasting impression on the viewer with its extravagant patina.
On the closed back is the engraving of the historical observation watches, and additionally the marking with the limited edition number. The high-quality, closed leather strap with rivets in pilot style also goes back to the roots of the „big“ pilot watches.
The watch set is completed by a noble outer packaging, as well as a certificate of authenticity. Each of the only 30 pieces combines earlier days of aviation with the discreet technical flair of modern chronographs. This gives each model a special charm and the charisma of a historic timepiece. At the same time, each „München Erbstück“ is an absolutely unique timepiece. The new model will be available from November 2021 at a price of 3.620 $.
Laco München Erbstück Technical Specifications
Reference: 862144 – Pilot watch with stainless steel case, elaborately hand-finished in an antique look
- Automatic chronograph movement Laco 50,
- basic movement ETA Valjoux 7750,
- day/date, second, minute and hour counter
- Ø 42,3 mm, height 14,7 mm, lug width 20 mm,
- water-resistant up to 5 ATM,
- double curved sapphire crystal with antireflecting coating,
- stainless steel case-back,
- sidewise marking „FL 23883“,
- case-back with B-Uhr marking,
- crown execution according to original B-Uhr,
- engraved limited edition number on the case back,
- every watch case is absolutely unique
- Black mat dial,
- Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C3, totalizers and day/date grey, matching to the case in an antique look, individually aged in elaborate handwork
- Hour, minute and centre second with luminous material Superluminova C3, small hands grey, all hands elaborately aged individually
Strap & Buckle
- Brown, closed calf leather strap,
- 2 rivets per band side,
- antique look,
- stainless steel buckle,
- 20 mm lug width
- Weight: approx. 110 g
- Wooden box with cardboard packing, including certificate of authenticity
- RRP: 3.620 $ MÜNCHEN ERBSTÜCK
- Estimated date of delivery: November 2021
Laco – passion and tradition
The German watch brand Laco, based in the black forest town Pforzheim, has a corporate history that stretches back to 1925. The „Golden City“ has been the location for this small but long-established manufacturer from the very beginning. In addition to their own online shop, Laco also off ers for sale at the factory in Pforzheim. From Monday to Friday, this off ers an opportunity to pick up a new watch directly from where experienced watchmakers have manufactured it intricately by hand.
This traditional company earned its fame by constructing the legendary 55 mm sized observation watch, as one of only fi ve licensed fi rms in the 1940s. Around twenty years later, with more than 1200 employees, Laco was counted as one of Germany‘s largest watch manufacturers. Today, the small team places emphasis again on handcraft. It is quality that counts in production, not quantity.
The products range from pilot and navy watches, through to elegant chronographs and the purist Classic Line. But all Laco models have one thing in common: the highest quality, outstanding design and functionality in use.