FOR THE LOVE OF LEGENDS
The essential design cues and critical functionality that have hallmarked over a century of the pilot watch’s role as essential flight gear meet some decidedly “California dial” cool in the new duo from Laco.
For aircraft navigators, minutes count more than hours to expertly execute a flight plan. That situational essence is reflected in the dial of the new Laco Santa Ynez 42 mm matte steel timepiece. Outlined minute markers, from 5 to 55, take the traditional hour-marker positions on the outer ring of the dial, with a bold upward navigator’s arrow for 60 minutes (12 o’clock). An outer gauging ring adds to the precision of the dial presentation. A unique inner chapter ring handles the less critical hour reporting, with a classic California dial blend of outlined Roman, Arabic, and cardinal bar indexes. A dotted hour ring backs up that precision time-telling.
Laco’s heritage in pilot watches is unmatched, not only for its authentic replicas of historical originals, but also modern interpretations like these. To this day, Laco timepieces radiate an elemental spirit of adventure and inspire explorers and individualists with an active lifestyle the world over.
The blue-outlined indexes and thermally blued hands on both models pick up the modern intention expertly, popping off a gleaming white matte dial for unmatched legibility during the day. Blue Superluminova BG-W9 lume echoes that legibility story for night flying. Coupled with a cognac-colored calf leather strap, both the Laco Napa and Laco Santa Ynez ooze both serious tool watch functionality and laid-back Cali-casual style.
Both are powered by the high-quality Laco 21 automatic movement, which can be seen through the sapphire crystal case backs of both. This movement, based on the proven Miyota 821A caliber, offers a power reserve of 42 hours, as well as a stop-second function that allows for the more precise setting of the time. Limited to 100 numbered editions each, the Napa and Santa Ynez present an unexpected, sophisticated execution of cockpit-ready authenticity.
LIMITED TO 100 PIECES
For pilots, quick-wrist-glance legibility is what you are after most of all. For the new Laco Napa 42 mm matte steel pilot watch, the inner hour ring from its navigator sister commands the entirety of the dial, providing a clean, simplified tool watch for those operating the yolk.
LIMITED TO 100 PIECES
For aircraft navigators, minutes count more than hours to expertly execute a flight plan. That situational essence is reflected in the dial of the new Laco Santa Ynez 42 mm matte steel timepiece.