The sophistication of colour – Début in Taupe: Laco presents a new limited edition – Laco Aachen Taupe and Laco Augsburg Taupe

Laco Aachen Taupe and Laco Augsburg Taupe
Laco Aachen Taupe and Laco Augsburg Taupe
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With the two strictly limited new models, Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe, Laco has expanded its entry-level collection in the field of basic pilot watches with two stunning timepieces, both with a taupe-coloured watch face. True to the company tradition, also the youngest members of the series are fine examples of instrumental beauty in a contemporary design, each at an attractive price of 390 Euros. Starting from August 2019 there will be only 500 pieces available in total.

Laco Augsburg Taupe
Laco Augsburg Taupe

Sometimes, the most subtle nuances can give a classic item a totally new appeal. In the case of the two new variants of the popular Augsburg and Aachen models, which Laco first presented at this year’s edition of Baselworld, a taupe-coloured watch face provides an amazing touch of refinement. This discreet up-to-the-minute colour with a slight tinge of brown gets its name from the mole, which in French is called “taupe”. Mole grey has always been a favourite with fashion designers, as this subtle nuance can be unobtrusively combined with virtually any style. For Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe, the subtle hint of taupe is additionally set off by the delicate sunburst pattern. Altogether, these aspects create an extremely sporty and elegant look.

Laco Aachen Taupe
Laco Aachen Taupe

The numerals and hour markers, as well as the watch hands, stand out in gleaming white. The luminous substance Superluminova C1 with a blue line, for a refined after-glowing shade of blue, ensures easy readability at night and in poor light conditions. Apart from this, the watch faces of both new models assume the instrumental look of the company’s pilot watches, which are totally geared to intuitive readability. The Augsburg Taupe model follows the typical prototype A of the observation watch with hour, minute and centre second hands, while the Aachen Taupe represents the historic prototype B, with external minute markings, inner hour circle and centre second hands.

Laco Aachen Taupe
Laco Aachen Taupe

The 42 mm stainless steel case with the distinctive and grip crown assumes the rugged appearance of the classic Laco pilot watches. At the rear, the sapphire crystal base offers a clear view of the reliable clock generator of these three-hand watches: the automatic calibre Laco 21, which is based on the Miyota 821A. Unlike the standard version, the movement will be equipped with a second stop function for these two models. The progressive serial number is also engraved on the back. The watches are completed with a double-riveted brown leather watch strap, which further highlights the vintage charm with a modern touch.

Laco Augsburg Taupe
Laco Augsburg Taupe

Aachen Taupe & Augsburg Taupe

  • Pilot watches with stainless steel case, engraved limited edition number on case back
  • ø 42 mm, water-resistant up to 5 ATM, height 13 mm, flat sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case back
  • automatic movement Laco 21 (basic movement: Miyota 821A), second stop function
  • Taupe coloured dial with sunray pattern, classical pilot watch dial design type A and B
  • Numerals, indexes and hands filled with luminous material Superluminova C1 Blue Line (blue afterglow)
  • brown calf leather strap with light stitching and rivets, 20 mm width
  • available in two versions: dial type A or B
  • RRP: 390€
  • available from August 2019
  • Limited up to only 500 pieces in total
Laco Aachen Taupe
Laco Aachen Taupe

Laco will have a raffle as a special highlight, which runs on Laco Website and social media channels for four weeks up from next week. The prize will be the “Aachen Taupe” with the limited edition number 001.

Laco Taupe case back
Laco Taupe case back

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.

Technical Specification

Laco Augsburg Taupe 42 Ref. 862116
Limited to 500 pieces (with Aachen Taupe)

Laco Augsburg Taupe 42 Ref. 862116
Laco Augsburg Taupe 42 Ref. 862116

Case:
Stainless steel, brushed finish, ø 42 mm, height 12 mm, lug width 20 mm, water-resistant up to 5 ATM, sapphire glass, case-back with sapphire glass, domed crown
Engraved limited serial number on the case back

Movement:
Automatic movement Laco 21, basic movement: Miyota 821A, second-hand stop, 21 jewels, 3 hands

Hands:
Hour, minute and second black mat with luminous material Superluminova C1 (Blue line)

Strap:
Brown calf leather strap with light stitching, 2 rivets per band side, stainless steel buckle

Dial:
Taupe with a sunray pattern, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C1 (Blue line), execution according to B-Uhr Baumuster A

Weight:
90 g

Packaging:
Black gift box incl. cardboard box

Retail price: 390,-€

 

Laco Aachen Taupe 42 Ref. 862117
Limited to 500 pieces (with Augsburg Taupe)

Laco Aachen Taupe 42 Ref. 862117
Laco Aachen Taupe 42 Ref. 862117

Case:
Stainless steel, brushed finish, ø 42 mm, height 12 mm, lug width 20 mm, water resistant up to 5 ATM, sapphire glass, case-back with sapphire glass, domed crown
Engraved limited serial number on the case back

Movement:
Automatic movement Laco 21, basic movement:
Miyota 821A, second hand stop, 21 jewels, 3 hands

Hands:
Hour, minute and second black mat
with luminous material Superluminova C1 (Blue line)

Strap:
Brown calf leather strap with light stitching,
2 rivets per band side, stainless steel buckle

Dial:
Taupe with sunray pattern, arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C1 (Blue line), execution according B-Uhr Baumuster B

Weight:
90 g

Packaging:
Black gift box incl. cardboard box

Retail price: 390,-€

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