The countdown or — in watch terms, the count-up — is on: In 2025, Laco will celebrate its 100th anniversary. With the “Mission 2025,” a set consisting of five exclusive annual editions, the German brand has already initiated the celebration. Each limited edition represents a milestone in the tradition-steeped history of the company and its limitation reflects the current year. The exclusive series was kicked off two years ago with the Edition 95, a timepiece with historical maritime attributes in a modern interpretation. In 2021 it was followed by the Edition 96, which focused on the company’s mission watches in an expressive black color way.
This year, the spotlight is on the historic pilot’s watch, which represents a particularly important chapter in Laco’s history. The case of the Edition 97 which features a diameter of 42 mm and a water resistance of 100 meters is made of bronze, an alloy that develops a unique patina over time. It features a distinctive pilot’s crown and frames a green dial that creates a harmonious contrast to the warm bronze hues. Designed in accordance with the historic Baumuster B, the minutes are prominently placed on an outer ring, while the hours are displayed on an inner circle.
For best readability even at night, the large numerals are coated with Superluminova “Old Radium”. In keeping with the historical layout, only every other digit of the outer circle illuminates. Precision is guaranteed by Laco’s automatic caliber 200, which is based on the well-proven Sellita SW200.
Retail is marked at approximately $1,567 when converted to USD.
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