Limited to 25 pieces: Laco’s “Erbstück California”

You might wonder for how many years this pilot watch already shows the time? Well Laco, a Pforzheim, Germany-based watch maker and the company behind it started to design pilot watches over 80 years ago.

No wonder that this masterpiece shows some signs of a number of years. Laco often got old pilot watches sent in by customers, who are really attached to their old gems. Most of them are full of scratches and the owners can often tell stories about each of them, but that is the real charm of an old piece of history.

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The designers of Laco have therefore decided to frame a model called “Erbstück California” (heirloom). This vintage-looking pilot watch is brand new and has just left the production. The wear, of course, is made on purpose by a metal expert, who creates the used-look and the patina. The luminous material of the hand is present in an incomplete and imperfect way to underline the theme.

Laco finished this masterpiece with a ETA2824.2 automatic movement, an calfskin-leather strap, which is fixed by rivets and an antique-looking California dial, which was manufactured by hand in an time-consuming process. The dial is devided by Roman and Arab numerals. The upper half is scaled by Roman numerals, the lower once by Arab numerals. The serial number is engraved at the side of the watch. The Laco “Erbstück California” is limited to 25 pieces.

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