Brace yourselves, because Laco, the legendary watch wizard from Pforzheim, Germany, is back with some sea-riously awesome news. You know them for their excellent pilot watches, but now they’re unleashing a wave of maritime charm with the reissue of their Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven navy watches. And they’re not just offering the same old sizes – there are new, smaller ones too. Inspired by those classic pocket watches from the 1940s, these new treasures are like a time machine to vintage elegance.
Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven aren’t just watches; they’re a toast to maritime history and the age-old art of watchmaking. The bigger versions (42.5 mm in diameter) used to be part of Laco’s collection until last year when they made way for something exciting. But guess what? The demand for these beauties never sank, and watch enthusiasts worldwide have been counting down the days for their big return.
Hold on to your ship’s wheel, because there’s more. Laco is introducing two watches with a smaller case diameter of 39mm. So now you can have all that vintage charm, in a more compact package. As for the dials – Bremerhaven rocks a bold black, while Cuxhaven goes for a glossy white. Both sizes dazzle with hands, numerals, and indices coated in Superluminova C3 for those late-night adventures. The Bremerhaven’s hour and minute hands are painted black, while the Cuxhaven’s hands are thermally blued, adding that extra oomph.
They also feature a small seconds window at 6 o’clock and a railroad-style minute track, all inspired by the classics. These watches don’t just look pretty; they’re precise too. The bigger models (42.5 mm) house a rare hand-wound ETA Unitas 6498.1 movement, while the smaller versions pack a Swiss-made Sellita SW261 movement. All of them sport tough sapphire crystal and a see-through back, so you can admire the exquisite craftsmanship inside. The Cuxhaven flaunts a beige calfskin leather strap that gets better with time, while the Bremerhaven comes with a sleek black leather strap that’s as timeless as the night sky.
Laco says; “With these new Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven timepieces, watch lovers can flaunt the fascinating history of maritime culture on their wrist. Each of these special watches is marked by Laco’s renowned quality and incomparable attention to detail”.
In a nutshell, these watches are the perfect blend of functionality and timeless elegance. Want to snag one for yourself? You can get your hands on them at Laco and authorized Laco retailers. The smaller, 39mm versions will set you back €1,290 (available from November), and the larger, 42.5mm ones can be yours for €1,690 (available from October).
So, if you’re ready to set sail on a nautical adventure without leaving your wrist behind, Laco’s got your back. It’s anchors aweigh with style!