I visited the Laco booth at Munichtime 2018 and I had some nice surprises. After publishing the Atacama press release, I was curious to see live the watch. I was impressed by it and, at the same time, by the entire new Laco Squad collection. The reviews will follow soon. Until then, check the new models below.
Pforzheim, September 2018 – Robust, versatile, and luminous in the dark: a scorpion has the qualities it needs to thrive in many different environments. The same applies to Laco‘s new sports watch, which is also suitable for a wide range of applications. That‘s why the watch also features appropriate markings as a special highlight: a relief design in the form of a scorpion.
With this model, which is available in a total of four colour variations, Laco has expanded its range of squad watches. With prices starting at €930, the new watch is significantly more affordable than the existing „Ocean“ and „Seven Seas“ models but retains their sporty looks and technical details. As such, the Pforzheim-based watch manufacturer offers this new product with the same „Laco 24“ automatic mechanism, which is based on the reliable ETA 2824.2 with the Elaboré quality standards.
These four watches, all of which are „Made in Germany“ share the same black dial with white Arabic numerals as well as the shape of their casing. They differ, however, in their visual colour accents, with the black, unidirectional bezel, the indices and the minute hand being coated in luminous Superluminova paint in white, green, blue, or orange. The long-lasting afterglow effect ensures optimal readability in low lighting conditions or even complete darkness. This is another aspect where the scorpion analogy is appropriate: the scorpion produces fluorescent materials that make it visible at night under UV lighting.
With its solid exoskeleton, the scorpion is also exceptionally tough and strong for its small size. This is another characteristic that applies to this squad watch. The 42 mm diameter „Scorpion“ model also resists external influences. This is assured thanks to the solid stainless steel case, and the fact that both the caseback and the crown are screwed into place. The double-domed sapphire crystal is scratch-resistant. Its internal anti-reflective coating means that reflections are reduced, with improved transparency. The watch is also waterproof to 30 atmospheres and, to ensure that the watch can be used to the full in the water, different models are available, with a choice of a black rubber or stainless steel strap.
The „Scorpion“ combines practical functionality with sophisticated looks. It fulfils its potential in a variety of different settings. From the mountains to the desert or tropical rainforests, this flexible sports watch is ready for daily use in outdoor environments.
The names of the four models reflect its purpose, namely: HIMALAYA, AMAZONAS, ATLANTIK & MOJAVE
– Stainless steel case, turnable bezel and indexes coated with Superluminova
– Ø 42 mm, double curved sapphire crystal, water resistant up to 30 ATM, case back with „scorpion“ relief
– Automatic movement Laco 24 (base movement: ETA 2824.2 (Elaboré))
– Black dial with Arabic numerals, indexes with luminous material Superluminova
– Hands also coated with luminous material Superluminova, colour-matched to the bezel
– Black rubber strap, 20 mm width, stainless steel band alternatively available
– RRP: with rubber strap: 930€ (1.130$); with stainless steel band: 980€ (1.190$)
– Estimated date of delivery: October 2018
For more information please visit the Laco Watches Website.