2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
Ref: 862122

2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122
Regular price
£995.00
Sale price
£995.00
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Specification

Reference : 862122
Movement : Manually Wound ETA Cal. 6498-4
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : March 2020
Case Size : 43mm
Case Thickness : 10.5mm
Lug to Lug : 49mm
Lugs : 
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
Box & Papers
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Laco Box, swing tag and Paperwork. The watch comes paired with a 22mm leather strap and pin buckle. The watch is from March 2020 and is in fantastic condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19GlUxRD_3Kgfn7OKoMWLB2T4R_0UZ9BR?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 27:42 - https://youtu.be/Qule_MKRu60


The Watch

Here we have a 2020 Laco Flieger 43mm Limited Topper Edition of 100 862122, this is the eighth Topper Edition and their first pilot watch collaboration, Topper Jewellers is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Burlingame, California USA, a successful jeweller since 1940 owned by the Caplan family and has been an Omega dealer since the 1960s, today they are an authorised dealer for many respected brands including Moser, Zenith, Longines, Grand Seiko, Laco, Glashütte Original and many other brands. The 43mm polished and brushed stainless steel case sits on your wrist with tapered lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 49mm and a case thickness of 10.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp well-defined edges. On the right side is a signed onion-style crown, in keeping with its vintage aesthetic. A smooth brushed bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal AR coated above the striking white dial, the blue outer minute track has thermally blued steel baton markers at the hours surrounding Arabic numerals and the traditional Flieger two pips on either side of the triangle at 12, all outlined in blue and filled with BG-W9 Superluminova marking the hours. At 6 o’clock we have the sub-seconds below the elegant thermally blued sword hands filled with BG-W9 Superluminova, at 12 o’clock we have the Laco motif completing this vintage-inspired collaboration. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back engraved with the details of the watch and its limited number, inside a manually wound ETA Cal. 6498-4, 17 jewels, beating at a leisurely 18,000 beats per hour, pleasantly decorated in thermally blued screws and Côtes de Genève, perlage. The watch comes paired with a 22mm leather strap and pin buckle and the watch comes with its Laco presentation box, swing tag and paperwork.


Personal Note

The Laco Flieger is an iconic watch and well worth considering for anyone after a Fleiger watch. This specific model is a limited edition of 100 watches made in collaboration with Topper, featuring a perfectly white dial and subtle blue hands and detailing around the indices so that when you catch that perfect light, they shine bright and proudly. I would not hesitate to add this beautiful watch to your collection whilst you can.


The Brand

Laco was founded in 1925 by Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel in Pforzheim, Germany under the name Lacher & Co. Towards the end of WW2 the RAF bombed the city devastating the businesses and homes of the population. Under the USA “Marshall Plan” the city was able to rebuild itself and Laco built a 5 story factory that specialised in pilot watches. In 1961 the company was sold to Timex and managed to survive the Quartz crisis of the 1970s and today still produces pilot-themed watches.