Laco Watches for the Astute Collector
All too often, luxury is wrongly attributed to watches with large price tags, rather than those with exceptional design, heritage and quality. It’s a trap which unfortunately snares many a burgeoning collector. But here at Page and Cooper, our timepieces are nothing if not extraordinary value for money.
Laco pilot’s watches exemplifies such sentiment better than most. These chronographs are admirably intriguing, the result of 91 years of precision German engineering and therefore a fantastic start to any discerning watch enthusiast’s collection as well.
You’ll own watches associated with the high flying moments of aviation history, which together compliment a plethora of outfits, styles and occasions. They embody elegance, sportsmanship and technical prowess. They offer a glimmer of danger and adventure which often can’t help but seduce the inquisitive.
If you’re one with a trained eye for heritage styling, such as Laco's distinctive cockpit and aircraft instrument inspired displays, look no further for pieces with which to build your collection.
Arguably, the Laco Detroit has the most contemporary styling of this Laco collection. While its characteristic Laco face is reminiscent of those aluminum panels of aircraft construction in the 20’s and 30’s, its polished and brushed 42mm stainless steel casing contrasts with the black nylon strap – to create a subtly modern timepiece. One which can be worn at work or on the go, for smart casual occasions.
The watch, with its black and white hands, has Arabic figures and indexes with luminous Superluminova C3 for readability, and a quartz chronograph for pinpoint accuracy.
Laco’s Atlanta Chronograph certainly has a touch of the military about it, with it’s khaki green coloured nylon strap married to an elegant deep blue sunray face. It’s a descendent of the Laco pilot’s watches which serviced the German Air Force, after all.
A glance, at its polished and brushed 42mm diameter stainless steel case, hints at the action and adventure which the watch stylishly represents. It’s water resistant up to 50m, and powered by a quartz chronograph moment too. The silver Arabic figures and indexes, hour and minute hands, are coated with Superluminova C3, while the date window sits stoically at 3 o’clock.
Collectors will undoubtedly appreciate the beauty of this monochrome Lausanne Chronograph, which lies in its simplistic monochrome styling. The smart black and white detailing on the traditional Laco face, also runs along the black leather strap to create a uniform piece, ready of action. Unlike the previous pair in this Laco Collection, this timepiece is powered by Swiss quartz movement Ronda 352oD, which is tucked within its 42mm diameter stainless steel casing.
If subtly distressed vintage styling is to your liking, then perhaps, in your eyes the Swiss quartz chronograph on this taupe leather watch strap will steal this collection’s thunder. The simple stainless steel timepiece appears dressed for desert combat.
The silver matte waves, or horizontal pinstripes, on its uncluttered white 42mm diameter face, can be seen more distinctively here than on the Laco Bern - providing the watch with its enticing charm and character. Meanwhile, the black indexes and hands are coated with luminous Superluminova C3, and the large retro dial, in its mineral crystal case, is water resistant up to 50m.
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