In KEEPING WITH THE TIMES - THE HISTORY OF AVIATION WITH A GLAMOROUS NEW APPEARANCE
Pforzheim, March 2019 – time for some nostalgia! With the ever-increasing speed at which current innovation cycles are running, nostalgia takes away our fear of this surge and evokes memories of the “good old times.”
There are currently nostalgics in many areas - art, music or in the world of watches.
These little marvels are just the right thing for dressing the popular styles of the past in a contemporary outfit.
With our "Erbstück" models we are a proven specialist in this area.
The "Beobachtungsuhren" which were built in the 1940's are particularly sought-after among keen collectors, and they form a quintessential part of company's history.
To recapture the charm and authenticity of the original, Laco has been developing an innovative surface finish technique that triggers an artificial ageing process. The result is all those special characteristics valued by enthusiasts of the old B-watches: hints of rust on the casing, minute scratches and subtle discolourations. They are genuine “Erbstücke” (means: heirlooms).
Four new members, each of which is individually named after a bustling metropolis, are now here to enrich our current clockwork collection: Venedig Erbstück, Wien Erbstück, Graz Erbstück and Florenz Erbstück.
One special highlight are the cream-coloured dials that are covered entirely with a layer of luminous Superluminova C3 paint. Unlike most watches of this sort, this paint layer isn't just restricted to the hands and figures. Another stylish feature is the brown calfskin strap with vintage charm.
Along with ageing treatment, it is furnished with the two characteristic rivets on each side of the strap.
UNIQUE PIECES WITH ATTENTION TO DETAIL
In keeping with the line's dial layout, both the dials and stainless steel casings are given individual ageing treatment by virtue of meticulous handicraft. The same applies to the luminous hands which are additionally thermally blued. Each watch is thereby made unique thanks to exquisite visual effects.
Dial type a for precision at a glance
The models Venedig Erbstück and Florenz Erbstück with dial type A convince with clear readability combined with classical design.
Each model interprets the expressive appearance of historic pilot's watches in its own unique way.
Authentic functionality with dial type B
The models Wien Erbstück and Graz Erbstück with the B-type dial display the minute circle in the form of prominent, black figures and indices on the outer edge.
STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY AND CHOICE OF MOVEMENT
The most up-to-date is the technology of the new models, which is ticking in a 42 millimeter case.
They are powered by the automatic Laco 24 caliber based on Elaboré quality ETA 2824-2. Alternatively, the models are also available with the manual wind movement Laco 01, based on the Swiss ETA 2801.2.
As a new option, Laco also offers an upgrade of those watch movements to a top-grade for a surcharge of 130 euros.
In addition to the hands, also the dials of these watches are completely covered with Superluminova C3 luminescent material. Despite the aging process of the components, an optimal readability in the dark can be achieved.