Thursday, November 9, 2017

Laco Hockenheim - The First Laco Chronograph with Tachymeter Bezel

At the “Munichtime” watch exhibition this year, Laco presents a chronograph with tachymeter bezel for the first time. The new model „Hockenheim” is based on the already available „Monte Carlo” and takes over its design features to a large extent.
With this sporty and elegant timepiece, Laco deviates from its history in the field of pilot watches. The model shown is perfect for leisure racers, who can use the tachymeter on the bezel to determine their average speed.
In order not to entirely neglect the flight history of the house, the 12 on the dial was replaced by a small triangle, which reminds the Laco classics. The indexes, numerals and hands are covered with Superluminova C3 luminosity, so that readability is easily possible even in the twilight or in the dark. The extra portion of sportiness is ensured by red accents on the totalizers and the second hand. As with all Laco models, functionality and optimum readability are of top priority.
The 42 mm diameter stainless steel case with its polished and satined surfaces is elegant and cool at the same time and harmonizes perfectly with the black dial. A secure hold of the watch on the wrist is guaranteed by a black calfskin strap with folding clasp.
Sapphire coated and anti-reflective glass is embedded to protect this high-quality watch. The bottom of the case is screwed to provide a water tightness of 10 ATM. This watch is not only the perfect companion for the racetrack, but also makes a good figure on special occasions.
The sporty chronograph will be available starting from November 2017 for EUR 1.990 directly at Laco or at the official Laco dealers.
Technical details
Model: Hockenheim
Ref. 862089

Case
Stainless steel polished/brushed, ø 42 mm, height 15,2 mm, lug width 21 mm
Water resistant up to 5 ATM
Flat sapphire crystal
Screwed case-back with sapphire crystal
Tachymeter bezel

Movement
Automatic chronograph Laco 50, basis: ETA 7750,
25 jewels, day / date in black, second, minute and hour counter

Dial
Black mat, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C3, minuterie white
Hands: Hour, minute and stop-second with luminous material Superluminova C3, small hands white and red

Strap
Black, smooth calf leather strap with black stitching, slightly padded, stainless steel folding clasp

Weight
132 g

Retail price
1.990,-€

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