Pforzheim, November 2020 – That time will arrive in five years: the German watch brand Laco will celebrate its 100th company anniversary. So it’s high time, to release the first of a total of five exclusive annual editions – the Laco Edition 95. The five models are the chosen companions for a journey up to the big day: the Mission 2025.
With the “Edition 95” Laco presents the first companion of this remarkable series and sets sail for an expedition through 100 years of eventful company history. True to its name, the “Edition 95” is produced as a limited series of 95 pieces only. Together with the other annual, also limited editions 96, 97, 98 and 99, it will authentically illustrate the history of the traditional watchmaking factory and can find its home port in 2025 for real Laco lovers in a distinguished collector‘s presentation box.
Since the 1940s, Laco has been committed to the production of precise navy watches, designed to meet the demands on the high seas. There the challenges to man and material are equally high and watches have to meet special requirements. With the new, contemporary watch, Laco once again demonstrates its long-standing tradition in navy watches since more than 80 years. The “Edition 95” combines maritime charisma with the brand’s typical requirements to precision and functionality.
Inspired by the well-known nautical virtues, it is water-resistant to 100 meters, has a laterally knurled stainless steel case with a diameter of 42.5 millimetres and a large, dark blue dial with fine grain. For intuitive readability, the Arabic numerals and hands are coated with intense blue luminescent Superluminova. This allows the time to be seen in an instant, even at night or in poor visibility conditions. With the used Laco 98 calibre the “Edition 95” is always precisely on course. The mechanical hand-wound movement, like in the historical models, is based on the tried and tested calibre ETA 6498.1. The sapphire crystal in the screwed-in back shows off the distinctive decorations perfectly.
With a successful blend of functionality and sporty elegance, the “Edition 95” is a reliable and stylish companion in every situation. Although it was designed for use on the high seas, it also makes a remarkable impression on land as an attractive business watch. The watch is presented with a color-coordinated watch box, a certificate of authenticity and a limited edition pin all of which is exclusive to the watch. This special limited edition with only 95 pieces is available at a price of 1.290€ / 1.560$ by end of 2020 directly at Laco and at authorized retailers.
About Laco: Manufacture with 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.
This traditional company earned its fame by constructing the legendary 55 mm sized observation watch, as one of only five licensed firms 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.
In addition to their own online shop, Laco also offers for sale at the factory in Pforzheim. From Monday to Friday, this offers an opportunity to pick up a new watch directly from where experienced watchmakers have manufactured it intricately by hand.
Laco Edition 95 Tecnical Specifications and Price
– Navy watch with brushed and polished stainless steel case
– Ø 42,5 mm, lug width 22 mm, height 10,7 mm, water-resistant up to 10 ATM, sapphire crystal with antirefl ecting coating inside, screw back with sapphire crystal, fl uted bezel, crown with “95” relief
– Handwinding movement Laco 98, basic movement ETA 6498.1 (Elaboré), refi ned with di erent polishes and blued screws, 17 jewels, small second at 6 h, limited edition number on ratchet
– Dark blue dial with fi ne grain structure, Arabic numerals, numerals with luminous material Superluminova C1 Blue Line, small second at 6 h
– All hands thermally blued, fi lled with luminous material Superluminova C1 Blue Line
– Dark brown leather strap, brown stitching, width 22 mm, course to 20 mm
– Weight: approx. 80 g
– Blue gift box with matching cardboard box, including limited pin and certificate of authenticity
– RRP: 1.290 € / 1.560 $
– Estimated date of delivery: end of 2020