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A Pair of unique fliegers with California Dials - Limited edition
California Dial Limited Edition
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Laco
California Dial Limited Edition
A Pair of unique fliegers with California Dials - Limited edition
Dial Version

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For Pilot watch enthusiasts, Laco watches really need no introduction. Founded in 1925, they were one of the original manufacturers of German Flieger watches. Still based in Pforzheim, Germany, Laco is known for their exacting quality, exceptional finishing, and attention to design detail.

The Laco Napa and Santa Ynes Limited Editions are unique takes on the classic Flieger format, created for the US market. Though both are based on the traditional formats, the Napa riffing on Type A, and Santa Ynes on Type B, they are quite different in their details. First, both feature white dials with blue outlines and accents. The result is something cool and casual. The typeface chosen is also a bit wider and more relaxed than that of a traditional flieger. And lastly, they are California dials.

On the Napa, you’ll find the classic Cali-design. Roman numerals top the dial from 10 to 2, and arabic numerals fill in the bottom from 4 to 8. It’s a great look. The Santa Ynes is a new take on the California dial, integrated it into the Type B or navigator’s layout. Here, the Roman/Arabic numeral mix is pushed to the center of the dial. The result is intriguing, attractive, and unlike any other watch of its kind.

Both the Napa and Santa Ynes are limited to only 100 pieces.

Powering these watches is the Miyota 821A automatic movement. This Japanese caliber is well regarded for its reliability and rugged construction. The 821A features 21-jewels, 42 hr power reserve, quickset date, hand winding and a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour.

 

  • Case: Brushed Steel
  • Dial: White
  • Movement: Miyota 821A
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Lens: Sapphire
  • Strap: Brown Leather
  • Water Res.: 5 ATM
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Length: 49.75mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Case: Brushed Steel
  • Dial: White
  • Movement: Miyota 821A
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Lens: Sapphire
  • Strap: Brown Leather
  • Water Res.: 5 ATM
  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Length: 49.75mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
Authentic Heritage

In the 1940's, only a handful of companies were selected to manufacture pilots watches for the German Airforce. Laco was one of these companies, and today they bring that heritage to their watches. You'll notice that their "original" series all feature "FL23883" engraved into the case, on the side opposite from the crown. This number indicates the watch was made to military specification for pilots.