2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
Ref: 861951

2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 45mm 861951
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Specification

Reference : 861951
Movement : Manually Wound Laco Cal. 04
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : Circa. 2020
Case Size : 45mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 53mm
Lugs : 
22mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its Papers Only. The watch comes paired with a 22mm vintage-style calf leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch comes from Circa. 2020 and is in worn condition but is overall in very fair condition as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bcPRSJS513OW9QCQnxTmQBpjNk8sdYro?usp=share_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 17:07 - https://youtu.be/OKXZOJQh3WQ


The Watch

Here we have a 2020 Laco Pilot Watch Original Replika 45 861951 is a faithful reproduction of one of their iconic pilot watches used by the German Luftwaffe in the second world war. The 45mm dark bead blasted stainless steel case curves over your wrist with dog-leg style lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 53mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a large onion crown with deep knurling perfect when wearing gloves, on the left side is an engraved classification "FL 23883" number as originally used by the German Ministry of Aviation for all navigation devices. A stepped bevel-edged smooth bead-blasted bezel holds a double domed sapphire crystal above a matte black Model B dial, an outer minute track is precisely executed with oversized Arabic numerals coated in C3 Super-LumiNova to mark the minutes and an inner ring with 12-hour numerals marks the hours coated in C3 Super-LumiNova. Thermally blued sword hands are infilled with the same luminance and complemented by a sweeping second hand, at 12 o’clock we have the triangle used for navigation orientation completing this faithful vintage-inspired tool watch. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back, inside a manually wound Laco Cal. 04, 17 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, based on the ETA 2804.2 (Elaboré) movement. The watch comes paired with a 22mm vintage-style calf leather strap with a signed buckle and the watch comes with its Laco Papers Only.


Personal Note

This is a mighty flieger watch at 45mm and definitely not for the person looking for a small watch! But they have nailed the design and feel, you really could be mistaken for thinking this was an original vintage model... If you are unsure of the size, don't hesitate to book a viewing to try it on for yourself.


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 ‚ÄúMarshall Plan‚ÄĚ 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.