Monday, July 3, 2017

Laco KIEL Limited Edition

German watch brand Laco says goodbye to its pilot chronograph by releasing a limited-edition model.

Based in the city of Pforzheim in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Laco has a history that dates back to the year 1925 and can therefore definitely be referred to as a traditional company. Laco first attracted attention as one of five companies licensed to produce the legendary 55-millimetre-large aviator watches back in the 1940s.

One of the classic watches in its current product portfolio is the pilot chronograph „Kiel“. Laco has now, however, decided to remove this model, which has been on the market since 2011, from its collection. Before doing so, it is offering watch-lovers an extra-special treat in the form of a limited special-edition series comprised of just 25 units.
The „Kiel Limited Edition“ looks just like the chronograph on which it is based, with a black dial that is easy to read embedded in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 44mm. This limited edition is rounded off by its colour-coordinated black date display, which is incorporated into the face in perfect harmony. The watch‘s sapphire crystal is domed on both sides and provides a perfect view of its clear luminous numbers and distinctive hands. Behind this sporty-looking exterior is the heart of the watch: the Swiss ETA 7750 automatic movement, which is a well-established classic movement in the watchmaking industry. The calibre can also be admired through the watch‘s sapphire crystal case back.
The calfskin strap of this pilot chronograph perfectly suits its aviation background thanks to its rivets and pale stitching. Every watch in the special series also offers an extra-special feature in the form of its own limited-edition status engraved on the side of the case as a serial number.
The limited chronograph will be exclusively available from the Laco online shop or directly from the company‘s factory in Pforzheim for a price of 1.798€ from July 2017.

Technical details
Model: KIEL Limited Edition
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44mm, sapphire crystal
Laco 50 automatic movement, ETA 7750 basis movement, black date display
Black dial with luminous indices and hands coated in luminous material
Black calfskin strap with studs and pale stitching
Engraved serial number on the side of the case
Limited to 25 units

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