Laco Durowe watches was founded by Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel in 1925 but was originally named Lacher and Co. The Laco factory, to this day, is located in Pforzheim, a city famous for its jewelry and watchmaking industry. In the early days, the company’s business was smooth. The company designed and manufactured watch cases in Germany, but had Swiss movements installed. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer of the Laco Classics collection. You can find Laco Classics watches for sale here.
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The History Of The Laco Classic Collections
The Laco brand is not new to the world of watchmakers or watch users. Founded in early 1925 in Pforzheim Germany, the brand has stood the test of time, curating watches that are exquisite in nature, timeless and classy. The Laco classic collections were initially introduced in the early 90’s, but more newly designed watches have been added to the collection over the years.
The Laco classic collection is no different in class as compared to other collections made by this luxury brand. Offering a whole collection of the elegant and timeless models of watches, the Laco Classic is characterized by its simple design, classic look, raw beauty, topnotch readability, and its reliable quality.
The Classic collection contains a range of watches including: Classic Silber 40, Azur 40, Mocca 40, Dresden 40, Classic Halle40, classic Petrol, classic berlin 40, classic 42, classic stone, and the Laco 1925 pilot classic, among others. We will be discussing a few of these watches in this article.
What Is Special About The Laco Classic Collection
The first thing to note about the watches in the Laco classic collection is the simplicity of its design. Unlike other elaborately decorated watches, the Laco classic collection is uniquely designed to avoid such unnecessary decorative elements, yet projecting class and elegance.
Another notable thing about the Laco classic collection’s design is its timelessness. The prestigious watch company invested time and craftsmanship, in ensuring that the watches in this collection will stand the test of time both quality wise and fashion-wise. Although the Laco classic collection has been in existence for more than nine decades, all the watches in this collection still look as beautiful and classy as those designed and produced recently by luxury watch brands.
Built after the legacy of the legendary Bauhaus style, the Laco classic collection is a masterpiece when it comes to the workmanship employed in creating them. It is the definition of Craft meets art when it comes to watches design.
Laco Classic Silber 40 (Reference No: #862080)
The Laco classic Silber 40 #862080 watch is one of the limited versions of watches on the Laco classic 40 collections. Designed to precision, the Laco classic Silber 40 features a polished silver dial, and a stainless-steel casing of 40mm diameter by 10mm thickness, with a brushed finish. The Laco classic Silber 40 is powered by a Miyota 9015 movement (Laco 15 automatic) which is self-winding. This movement is viewable via an exhibition window crafted into the back case of the watch. The hour and minute hand are made of silver, and the Laco classic Silber 40 also has a date window that is strategically placed just above the 6:00 position on the sunray silver dial. It’s the grey colored leather strap which is comfortable to the skin features light stitching and a stainless-steel buckle. The watch is rated 5 ATM water resistance.
NB: The Laco classic Silber 40 is a limited version of the Lacoclassic 40 collection. Only 40 of these watches were designed and produced exclusively for Island watches.
Laco Classic Silber 40 Price: $540.00
Laco Classic Halle 40 (Reference No: #862072)
The Laco classic Halle 40 #862072 is another piece in the series of watches from the Laco classic collection. Weighing about 64grams, the Classic Halle 40 is characterized by its black leather strap and tang buckle, stainless steel 40 mm by 10mm casing, and it's the white dial. Its automatic movement engine is powered by Laco 15 based on the Miyota 9015 movement design. Other features of the classic Halle 40 are its red seconds marker, silver hour and minute marker, date window above the 6:00 mark, hardened mineral glass cover, and its 50 meters waterproof capability. Like its Classic Silber 40 counterpart, the Classic Halle 40 also has an exhibition window at its back that allows its engine to be seen as it operates.
Laco Classic Halle 40 Price: $540.00
Laco Classic Petrol 40 (Reference No: #862076)
The Laco classic petrol or the Laco classic petrol 40 #862076 as it is better yet called, is a unique member of the Laco classic collection watch series. Its outstanding green color is one of the reasons why this watch has a special place in the classic collection. Its round stainless-steel casing is 40mm in diameter, 20mm lug width, and has a brushed finish with a mineral crystal glass covering. Its movement mechanism is based on the Laco 15 (Miyota 9015) system, and unlike other classic collection members, it has a unique set of green straps made from nylon. The dial of the Laco classic petrol is green with sunray, with the hour and minute indexes inscribed on it (No Arabic numerals). All the hands for hours, seconds and minutes are silver in color. It has a water resistance of 5 ATM, and power reserve for as much as 40 hours.
Laco Classic Petrol 40 Price: $540
Laco Classic Berlin 40 (Reference No: #861861)
The Laco classic Berlin 40 with reference number 861861 tackles a gleaming white dial with black indexes and bold Arabic numerals. The watch has all blue hours, minutes, and seconds hands which sits boldly on the dial, and a small date window on the 6:00 mark. It sports a 40 mm case made from stainless steel which is covered by sapphire crystal scratch-resistant glass. The Laco classic Berlin is rated 5ATM water-resistant. The back cover has an exhibition window in a stainless steel 6-way screwed down design, where its automatic movement system is displayed. The Laco classic berlin 40 has black leather straps that are comfortable to adjust, making it ideal for almost all wrist sizes.
Laco Classic Berlin 40 Price: $1375
Laco Classic 42 (Reference No: #861610)
The Laco classic 42 with reference no 861610 is also known as the Laco classic black automatic. The 42mm circular casing is stainless steel covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire glass. The dial is a rich black with c-3 SuperLuminova filled minute and hour indexes with Arabic numerals which allow the user to check the time even in the dark. A date window is located right below the 12:00 mark, and it’s minute and hour hands are luminous with red seconds indicating hand. The movement mechanism is powered by Laco 21 automatic self-winding engine (Based on the Miyota 821A), which is visible through the exhibition window behind the watches’ back. The Laco Classic 42 comes with dark grey leather and buckle closure. It is rated 5 ATM water-resistant.
Laco Classic 42 Price: $410
Laco Classic Stone (Reference No: #862078)
The Laco classic stone is one of the most sort after watches on the Laco classic collection. Its stainless-steel casing has a diameter of 40mm with a brushed finish. The 5 ATM rated water-resistant watch has a grey anthracite dial with sunray, 12 silver indexes (No Arabic Numerals), and silver minutes, second and hour hands. The automatic movement mechanism is powered by a Miyota 9015 system viewable through the exhibition window at its back. The Laco classic stone has a power reserve of 40 hours.
Laco Classic Stone Price: $540.00
Laco 1925 Pilot Classic (Reference No: #861807)
With a 42mm round stainless steel casing, the Laco 1925 pilot classic is one of the earliest members of the Laco classic collection. Its analog display is portrayed by its black dial and its luminous indexes and Arabic numerals which is powered by a swiss quartz movement mechanism. A date window is located at the 3:00 mark and it is rated 5ATM water-resistant. Several variations of this watch are available with different reference no, but they are all characterized by almost the same features.
Laco 1925 Pilot Classic Price: $290.00
Wrap Up: Laco Classic Review
The watches discussed in this article are not the only members of the Laco classic collection. Each member of this collection are masterpieces in their own right and is a must-have for people who appreciate craftsmanship and class.