Limited Edition 96 Laco watch offers sporty elegance and a bonus for early buyers

Laco Edition 96 all-black watch on a desk

German watch brand Laco has introduced the new collectable Edition 96 diver. Based on the sporty Laco Scorpion Squad models, the new watch trades colourful fresh green, blue or orange accents for monochrome black stealth.

Released as the second of a total of five count-up models to the company’s anniversary in 2025, it’s suitable for both outdoor adventures and gala night elegance.

Limited to just 96 pieces, the delivery of the first batch will take place in January 2022. Those who order within the presale action until the end of the year will get a black Leatherman multitool.

Like other models in the series, the bottom of the Edition 96 is decorated with a scorpion relief. The 42 mm diameter stainless steel case has a matte black coating , with screwed embossed crown and bolted bottom; ready for long dives, it’s waterproof up to 30 metres. The leather strap with a linen structure impression is also waterproof through a patented coating, says the brand.

Like other models in the series, the bottom of the Edition 96 is decorated with a relief in the form of a scorpion…

Lacio Edition 96 with matching black adventure accesories
The Laco Edition 96 is an adventure watch with a sense of style

Details include a unidirectional serrated ceramic bezel, and a contrasty dial with minimalistic indexes in discreet grey, numbers in pure white. The minute and hour hands correspond in the same colour scheme. The hands and indexes on the dial and bezel are coated in an afterglowing Superluminova C1. Under the black shell, the basic model uses a Laco 200 (Sellita SW 200-1) movement with automatic winding and a 38 hour power reserve.

Mechanical watch connoisseurs can upgrade from the installed Elaboré quality level to Top for a fee.

The limited edition is delivered in a travel pouch with a collector’s pin and a certificate of authenticity. 

Close up of the Laco 96 screwed down crown
The screw-down crown is embossed with a ’96’ legend

The watch can be ordered at a price of €1,290 during the December pre-sale period. It will then be delivered in the middle of January. December buyers will also receive a practical multi-tool from Leatherman, valued at €99.

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