LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

German watch brand Laco launches two limited edition pilot watches: Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42. Each model is limited to 250 pieces only and come in a fashionable military look. The subtle vintage colour scheme underscores the masculine charm of these historically inspired designs, giving them a distinctive appearance.

LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

Following the previous version in taupe, the German watch manufacturer has opted for another striking natural shade with its 2021 olive edition. For these two new timepieces, the colour forms the perfect backdrop for the striking, functional typography, which has been associated with the well-known Laco navigator watches from the 1940s.

LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

In authentic style, the luminous colour used for the numbers and hands is Superluminova “Old Radium”, which has a vintage brown shade during the day, but glows bright green in the dark.

LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

The stainless steel case measures 42 mm in diameter and has a bronze coloured PVD coating, further accentuating the “used” look of these watches. The concise crown allows to operate even with thick aviator gloves and similarly evokes the company’s pilot watch tradition.

LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

Each timepiece houses the Laco 21 watch movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal case back.

LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

This mechanism is based on the tried and tested Miyota 821A self-winding movement and offers a power reserve of 42 hours as well as a stop-seconds function, which enables the time to be set precisely. Laco also offers the option of configuring the watch with the Laco 31 movement, which has blued screws and a power reserve of over 60 hours.

LACO Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 Limited Editions

The harmonious appearance of these new designs is beautifully complemented by a sturdy strap made from vintage leather, which will develop an individual patina over time. In keeping with the pilot watch style, the strap features decorative rivets which, like the buckle, are colour coordinated with the case.

The Augsburg Olive 42 and Aachen Olive 42 will be available from March 2021 at a recommended retail price of 440 Euros, either direct from Laco or from authorised retailers.

Technical details

Model: Laco Augsburg Oliv 42 (Ref. 862127)

Laco Augsburg Oliv 42 (Ref. 862127)

Edition
Limited to 250 pieces

Case
Stainless steel case with a bronze look, ø 42 mm, height 12 mm, lug width 20 mm, water resistant up to 5 ATM, sapphire crystal, case-back with sapphire crystal, domed crown; Engraved limited serial number on the case back

Movement
Automatic movement Laco 21, basic movement: Miyota 821A, second hand stop, 21 jewels, 3 hands

Dial
Olive green mat, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova Old Radium, execution according B-Uhr Baumuster A
Hands: Hour, minute and second black mat with luminous material Superluminova Old Radium

Strap
Olive green calf leather strap with light stitching, 2 rivets per band side, buckle and rivets with bronze colour

Retail price
440 € / 540 $

Model: Laco Aachen Oliv 42 (Ref. 862128)

Laco Aachen Oliv 42 (Ref. 862128)

Edition
Limited to 250 pieces

Case
Stainless steel case with a bronze look, ø 42 mm, height 12 mm, lug width 20 mm, water resistant up to 5 ATM, sapphire crystal, case-back with sapphire crystal, domed crown Engraved limited serial number on the case back

Movement
Automatic movement Laco 21, basic movement: Miyota 821A, second hand stop, 21 jewels, 3 hands

Dial
Olive green mat, Arabic figures and indexes with luminous material Superluminova Old Radium, execution according B-Uhr Baumuster B
Hands: Hour, minute and second black mat with luminous material Superluminova Old Radium

Strap
Olive green calf leather strap with light stitching, 2 rivets per band side, buckle and rivets with bronze colour

Retail price
440 € / 540 $