Laco – Frankfurt GMT schwarz and Frankfurt GMT Grau

Business persons, globetrotters and pilots have long been travelling back and forth between different time zones. By displaying two time zones, GMT watches fulfill the needs of a sophisticated society in an era of global communication.

GMT watches trace their origins to the infancy of commercial flight, beginning a new chapter in the history of pilot watches in the post-war era. This inspired Laco to add two GMT watches to its collection, as the Pforzheim based firm has been setting high standards in the manufacture of professional pilot watches for more than 80 years.

Laco - Frankfurt GMT schwarz and Frankfurt GMT Grau

In line with Laco´s fine pilot watch tradition, the Frankfurt GMT schwarz and Frankfurt GMT Grau focus on reliability, strength and precision, characteristics necessary to survival especially in the world of aviation. The striking stainless steel case with instrument visuals is an impressive 43 mm in diameter and pressure-resistant up to 20 atm.

Laco - Frankfurt GMT schwarz and Frankfurt GMT Grau

Featuring a design similar to the original Laco pilot watches, it also has a dark, titanium sandblasted look. The black or grey watch face is protected by a double domed sapphire crystal. In keeping with the genre´s objectives, both designs strive to make readability as intuitive as possible. So that you can reliably see the time in the dark, numerals, indices, the brand triangle with two dots and the thermally blued hands are coated with luminous material.

Laco Frankfurt GMT grau Soldat gestreift

There is a lovingly crafted small stylised aircraft on the second hand. The 24-hour hand and the inner rotating bezel allow for a second time zone to be displayed. This rotating bezel is ball bearing mounted and can be adjusted quickly, precisely and safely with a second crown. Different colourings show if the time is during the day or night.

Laco Frankfurt GMT grau Soldat Nytech

The caliber Laco 93, a mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism is a guarantee for precision. It is based on the tried and trusted caliber ETA 2893-2, ticking behind a solid steel case back decorated with an aircraft relief.

Laco Frankfurt GMT schwarz Soldat gestreift

Both Frankfurt GMT models have black leather straps and are supplied in a modern silver gift box with a “Remove before flight’’ key ring. The box also includes a coloured nylon band and a strap changing tool.

Laco Frankfurt GMT schwarz Soldat Nytech

Frankfurt GMT black and Frankfurt GMT grey are expected to be available as from early spring 2020 at Laco directly and at official Laco dealers, at a price of Euro 1,650 each.

Laco - Frankfurt GMT schwarz and Frankfurt GMT Grau

Technical details

Model: Frankfurt GMT Schwarz (Ref. 862120)

Case
Stainless steel, ø 43 mm, lug width 20 mm, water resistant up to 20 ATM, double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating on both sides, stainless steel case back with airplane relief, inset bezel (ball bearing mounted and bidirectional rotating), two protected and screwed crowns

Movement
Automatic movement Laco 93, basic movement ETA 2893-2, 21 Jewels, hour, minutes, seconds, 24-hour-hand, date at 6h

Hands
Hour with luminous material Superluminova, thermally blued, second with luminous material and airplane, tip of GMT-hand with Superluminova orange

Strap
Black Nytech strap, additional two piece nylon strap in orange/grey, stainless steel buckle, width 20 mm

Dial
Black mat, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C3

Retail price
1.650.- €

Packaging
Silver aluminium box including “Remove before flight” key holder and strap changing tool

Model: Frankfurt GMT Grau (Ref. 862120)

Case
Stainless steel, ø 43 mm, lug width 20 mm, water resistant up to 20 ATM, double curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflecting coating on both sides, stainless steel case back with airplane relief, inset bezel (ball bearing mounted and bidirectional rotating), two protected and screwed crowns

Movement
Automatic movement Laco 93, basic movement ETA 2893-2, 21 Jewels, hour, minutes, seconds, 24-hour-hand, date at 6h

Hands
Hour with luminous material Superluminova, thermally blued, second with luminous material and airplane, tip of GMT-hand with Superluminova orange

Strap
Black Nytech strap, additional two piece nylon strap in orange/grey, stainless steel buckle, width 20 mm

Dial
Grey mat, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C3

Retail price
1650.- €

Packaging
Silver aluminium box including “Remove before flight” key holder and strap changing tool

[Update 01 June 2016: The pilot watch „Frankfurt GMT“ won Red Dot Award 2020 for outstanding design quality]