Last year, German watch brand Laco introduced the Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe timepieces. With their restrained color scheme, the two timepieces lend a completely new and surprisingly elegant look to the classic pilot watch aesthetic of the company. Inspired by the success of these distinctive timepieces, the brand is now launching two additional limited edition models in the mechanical entry-level segment.
Featuring a smaller diameter of 39 millimetres each, the appearance of the new Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe is no less impressive than that of their predecessors. With this new size, Laco is following the trend of smaller cases and responding to the request of many enthusiasts who explicitly wished for a reduced format. From August 2020, 200 pieces of each of the two models will be available.
Taupe has long been a favourite of fashion designers, as the subtle colour exudes a sense of noble restraint and complements many outfits with confident elegance. The name derives from the sophisticated nuance of the mole, which is called “taupe” in French.
The unobtrusive colour also has its own special appeal on the wrist, which, for the Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe watches, is further enhanced by the filigree sunburst finish. The radiant white numerals, indices and hands stand out in the best contrast.
The use of glowing Superluminova C1 Blue Line coating, with an expressive luminescent bluish hue, ensures perfect readability at night and in poor light conditions.
Apart from that, the two dials reflect the typical instrument look of the company’s pilot watches, which are designed for intuitive readability.
With the hour, minute and seconds in the centre of the dial, the Augsburg Taupe mirrors the typical “Baumuster A” dial of the observation watches from the 1940s, while the Aachen Taupe represents the historical “Baumuster B” type with an outer minute track, inner hour circle and central seconds.
The 39 mm stainless steel case with the bold and easy-grip crown features the robust aesthetics of the classic Laco pilot watch. At the heart of the timepiece is the automatic calibre Laco 21, based on the Miyota 821A, which is revealed through the sapphire crystal case back.
This movement is newly equipped with a stop-seconds function, which allows time to be set precisely. The limited edition number of each model is engraved on the case back.
The stylish appearances of the new Augsburg Taupe and Aachen Taupe are complemented by a double-riveted leather strap with slightly contrasting stitching and a stainless steel buckle.
Both models are available directly from Laco or from authorised dealers for 390 € / 460 $ each.
Augsburg Taupe 39: Reference 862125, limited edition of 200 pieces
Aachen Taupe 39: Reference 862126, limited edition of 200 pieces
Stainless steel case, brushed finish
Diameter: 39 mm
Flat sapphire crystal
Water resistant up to 5 ATM
Case-back with sapphire crystal
Engraved limited serial number on the case back
Automatic movement Laco 21, basic movement: Miyota 821A, second hand stop, 21 jewels, 3 hands
Taupe with sunray pattern, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova C1 (Blue line)
All hands black mat with luminous material Superluminova C1 (Blue line)
Calf leather strap colour taupe with light stitching, 2 rivets per strap side, stainless steel buckle
Approx. 80 g
Black gift box incl. cardboard box
Recommended retail price
390 € / 460 $
Estimated date of delivery