Laco calls on their classic pilot’s watch aesthetic in a pair of releases in the Augsburg and Aachen Olive 42 models. The watches invoke the look of earth toned camouflage without taking a literal approach to the pattern. As trendy as camo may be these days, it’s certainly not a look for everyone. If the general vibe is in your neighborhood however, Laco has you covered with these new limited edition watches.
The two watches are the Augsburg and Aachen, giving a pair of dial options representing the greatest hits from the brand. The camo theme works well here, with the bronze colored case, weathered leather strap, and olive colored dials coming together to give a more restrained ‘military’ look. The pilot watch layout welcomes these tones with ease and offers a different approach to the ‘aged’ look rather than going full on faux-tina.
The Augsburg Olive 42 gets a 42mm case with a traditional sterile dial with each hour marker getting its own Arabic numeral with a triangle and two dots at 12 o’clock. Other than the ‘Laco’ branding, there’s nothing to get in the way of legibility here, allowing the olive colored dial plenty of room to breathe.
The Aachen Olive 42 uses the same 42mm case, which is steel that’s been given a bronze colored PVD coating for a weathered look. The dial here gets Arabic numerals in 5 minute increments around the dial, with a 12 hour ring tracked against the squat hour hand.
Both watches use a Miyota 821A which is visible through the transparent caseback, and each receives a dose of their Superluminova Old Radium material in the indices and hands. Each example will be limited to 250 pieces and cost $540 with delivery slated for later this month. Laco.