With the two strictly limited new models, Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe, German watch brand Laco expands its entry-level collection in the field of basic pilot watches with two stunning timepieces, both with a taupe-coloured watch face.
True to the company tradition, also the youngest members of the series are fine examples of instrumental beauty in a contemporary design, each at an attractive price of 390 Euros. Starting from August 2019 there will be only 500 pieces available in total.
Sometimes, the most subtle nuances can give a classic item a totally new appeal. In the case of the two new variants of the popular Augsburg and Aachen models, which Laco first presented at this year’s edition of Baselworld, a taupe-coloured watch face provides an amazing touch of refinement. This discreet up-to-the-minute colour with a slight tinge of brown gets its name from the mole, which in French is called “taupe”.
Mole grey has always been a favourite with fashion designers, as this subtle nuance can be unobtrusively combined with virtually any style. For Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe, the subtle hint of taupe is additionally set off by the delicate sunburst pattern. All together, these aspects create an extremely sporty and elegant look.
The numerals and hour markers as well as the watch hands stand out in gleaming white. The luminous substance Superluminova C1 with a blue line, for a refined after-glowing shade of blue ensures easy readability at night and in poor light conditions.
Apart from this, the watch faces of both new models assume the instrumental look of the company’s pilot watches, which are totally geared to intuitive readability.
The Augsburg Taupe model follows the typical prototype A of the observation watch with hour, minute and centre second hands, while the Aachen Taupe represents the historic prototype B, with external minute markings, inner hour circle and centre second hands.
The 42 mm stainless steel case with the distinctive and grip crown assumes the rugged appearance of the classic Laco pilot watches. At the rear, the sapphire crystal base offers a clear view of the reliable clock generator of these three-hand watches: the automatic calibre Laco 21, which is based on the Miyota 821A.
Unlike the standard version, the movement will be equipped with a second stop function for these two models. The progressive serial number is also engraved on the back. The watches are completed with a double-riveted brown leather watch strap, which further highlights the vintage charm with a modern touch.
Models: Aachen Taupe & Augsburg Taupe
– Pilot watches with stainless steel case, engraved limited edition number on case back
– ø 42 mm, water resistant up to 5 ATM, height 13 mm, flat sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal case back
– Automatic movement Laco 21 (basic movement: Miyota 821A), second stop function
– Taupe coloured dial with sunray pattern, classical pilot watch dial design type A and B
– Numerals, indexes and hands filled with luminous material Superluminova C1 Blue Line (blue afterglow)
– Brown calf leather strap with light stitching and rivets, 20 mm width
– Available in two versions: dial type A or B
– RRP: 390€
Limited up to only 500 pieces in total
– 862116: Augsburg Taupe 42, dial type A
– 862117: Aaachen Taupe 42, dial type B