A stunning Full Lume Dial!
Superluminova C3; white
Original box and documents
Lug to lug size
Laco Valencia 42 German Made Watch
Laco Navy Watches: Precision in All Weather - Maritime Tradition Meets Modern Technology
Since the 1940’s, maritime pocket watches have been enabling sailors to perform nautical observations and measurements at different points on a ship’s deck. Using these highly precise pocket watches, the exact time of the stationary time measuring station was transferred to the built-in ship’s chronometer when in port, as these were the most accurate clocks at sea.
The requirements to start constructing them came from the German Marine Observatory in Hamburg, and only a few factories, including Laco, were able to fulfil them in the 1940’s. Today’s watches are still oriented toward the look of yesteryear in their appearance. Thus, with a Maritime watch from Laco watch manufacturing, you will always have a classic and fashionable piece.
The design requirements were established and inspected by the Marine Naval Observatory in Hamburg – from the dial and the hand through to the housing. The tests for resistance and the accuracy of the clock mechanism were also carried out by this institution, which was founded in 1887.
To ensure optimal readability even in darkness, the dials were additionally and completely fitted with active luminous material in the 1940’s.
This luminescent material was developed by the Japanese company Nemoto & Co Ltd., and is produced in Switzerland by LumiNova AG. The luminova pigments are inorganic, phosphorescent pigments, which produce an afterglow upon exposure to light. In artificial light or daylight, electrons are raised to a higher energy level. The longer the duration of light exposure, the longer the luminous material will illuminate. After the storage period has ended, the electrons revert to their basic state, releasing energy in the form of light. Since there is no chemical change during this operation, the pigments will theoretically retain their afterglow properties indefinitely. Thus, you can look forward to perfect legibility of the precise time, every day and every night.
Quality Over Quantity - Laco Watch Manufacture
A Laco is more than a watch. It is an expression of character. No matter whether you wear a robust aviator watch, a precise chronograph, or a timelessly elegant classic on your wrist, each Laco has a unique character, which is distinguished by the love of detail, passion, and sophisticated craftsmanship with which the watchmakers built it.