Topper Fine Jewelers is a small, family-run, suburban jewelry store out in beautiful Burlingame, California. But its physical size belies its presence in the watch world. In recent years, Topper has expanded out of its San Francisco Bay Area locale, but not by opening more stores across the country. Instead, Topper has really tapped into the watch community, both the one local to its store as well as the community at large across the country and Internet. I’ve purchased watches from Topper, and so have several of my friends and co-workers, and it’s really a testament to how co-owner Rob Caplan builds and fosters relationships with watch nerds like you and me.
Another way Topper has really grown its footprint is through genuinely interesting collaborative projects. We’ve covered several of them here on Worn & Wound, among them the “Topper Ninja” and a series of vintage-inspired Zodiac LEs with design input from Eric Singer. This past weekend, Topper unveiled its final joint venture for the year, and I had the pleasure of flying over to Burlingame for its release and to check out the watch in the metal — introducing the Laco Flieger Limited Topper Edition.
Laco Flieger Limited Topper Edition
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: White lacquer with heat-blued indices and hands
- Dimensions: 42.5mm x 10.7mm x 49.8mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 10 atm
- Movement: Laco 98 (ETA 6498)
- Strap/bracelet: 22mm brown leather
- Price: $1,895
- Reference Number: N/a
- Expected Release: Available now for pre-order