When I think about the German-based watch brand, Laco, the immediate thing I envision is a minimal, straightforward pilot’s watch that is stoic by nature. And with one look through their catalog, it seems that thought holds true, as pilot’s watches are very much in Laco’s wheelhouse. Laco boasts a wide ranging selection of pilot’s watches that run the gamut, including the likes of fliegers, navigators and chronographs. But diving deeper into their catalog (excuse the pun) you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a collection of dive watches under their Squad Watch/Sport Watch line.
Laco divers are sporty and utilitarian in aesthetic. And like most of their watches, they’re on the larger side. For instance, in their Squad Watch/Sport Watch collection, the Atacama diver comes in at a substantial 46.25mm and their Seven Seas diver is not leaner by much with its case spanning 45.8mm. In fact, the smallest diver within this particular collection is 42mm which by average wrist standards, is usually pushing the limit as far as how the watch presents visually on the wrist. That is until today, as Laco announces their Scorpion diver, in which they’ve taken a familiar diver in the collection and created a midsize alternative.