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Excellent tested & uniquely certified.
The Laco DIN 8330 pilot watches.
Best quality - without any doubt!

DIN 8330 Certificate

Laco Hamburg DIN 8330
This is the new standard for pilot watches!

Absolutely perfect! With the two new DIN 8330 certified models Hamburg and Hamburg GMT, we give the ultimate answer to the question of a truly professional pilot watch in every aspect.
Laco watch manufacture – almost 100 years of tradition, excellent quality and progressive innovation.

DIN 8330 vs. TeStaF:
When testing becomes even more challenging.

The German Institute for Standardization (DIN - formerly Deutsche Industrie Norm) is the most important national standardization organization in Germany.
DIN standards provide a benchmark for flawless technical performance. DIN-tested products stand for outstanding, tested quality and excellent products ""Made In Germany"

 DIN 8330 has replaced the outdated TeStaF (Technical Standard for Pilot's Watches). The test scenario has been extended in parts. This serves to ensure the quality characteristics and in particular the cockpit requirements in an aviation and means even stricter requirements for the watch.

To the detailed test scenario

The test at a glance:
An intensive functional and endurance test in three categories.

Functionality in the areas:

  • Readability
  • Operability
  • Accuracy
  • Power reserve
Laco DIN 8330 Prüfung auf Funktionalität

Resistance in the areas:

  • Water resistance
  • Temperature change
  • Ambient pressure
  • G-loads
  • Vibrations
  • Shock and impact resistance
  • Liquids typical of flight operations
  • Magnetic fields
Laco DIN 8330 Prüfung auf Widerstandsfähigkeit

Security and compatibility in the areas:

  • Magnetic signature
  • Glare
  • Compatibility with cockpit lighting & night vision devices
  • Strap attachment
Laco DIN 8330 Prüfung auf Sicherheit und Kompatibilität

Almost 12 weeks of testing and dozens of test series.

The DIN 8330 norm, sets the very highest standards for pilot watches to meet the demanding conditions during flight operations.

The testing and certification by an independent institute, confirms the excellent quality and unconditional reliability of Laco DIN 8330 pilot watches.

Two versions -
one unique test result!

Hamburg DIN 8330

The three-hand model in a functional design. The 43.5 diameter case with magnetic field protection is made of high-quality 904L stainless steel. Bright white hands, numbers and indexes, coated with the luminous material Superluminova C1, ensure in combination with the emphatically simple dial a clear and fast readability. The bi-directional ceramic bezel with noticeable minute clicks can be operated even with gloves, as can the protected crown. Inside beats the Swiss automatic movement SW200 from the house Sellita in the quality level TOP.

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Hamburg GMT DIN 8330

The Hamburg GMT DIN 8330 with display of a second time zone. On the GMT model, both the Arabic numerals of the inner 24 h scale and the arrowhead of the GMT hand are in Superluminova Dark Orange. The two logos and the date at the 4 o'clock position are recessed in a shade of gray to avoid any in-flight distractions. The screw-down stainless steel caseback, decorated with an airplane relief, ensures water resistance up to 20 ATM. A Sellita SW330 automatic movement, also in TOP quality level, ensures absolute functional reliability.

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Captured for you:
Exciting tests in sound and vision

Laco's DIN 8330-certified pilot watches represent the best of both worlds - the timeless aesthetics of classic pilot watches paired with state-of-the-art technology and certified precision. Among the test standards to be met is resistance to liquids typical of flight operations, such as fuels or lubricating liquids.


Compatibility with the cockpit environment and night vision equipment must also be ensured. Similarly, it must be ensured that no reflections, glare or mirroring - of housing or glass - obstruct pilots in flight. It is equally important that the watch withstands even the strongest vibrations, shocks and impacts and, thanks to the excellent strap strength, always sits securely on the wrist.

Part 01

Testing the mechanical, thermal, chemical and physical resistance of the watch.

Part 02

Subtest examining the effects of the pilot's watch on magnetic compasses certified in aircraft.

FH Aachen, Aerospace Engineering Department confirms:
"Laco passed the test with distinction in all sub-areas."

Professor Dr.-Ing. Frank Janser,
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Aachen University of Applied Sciences

„Our DIN 8330 certified pilot watches are a milestone in our history and a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality, precision and innovation.“

Uwe Rücker, CEO Laco Uhrenmanufaktur