LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)
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    LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    The last Kiel – Limited Edition

    In LACO's portfolio, the Flieger chronograph "Kiel" represented a somehow classical element for years (since 2011). Now LACO decided to discontinue the Kiel.

    But not without a special treat for LACO afficionados lovers: A limited edition of only 25 pieces.

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    The "Kiel Limited Edition" is almost identical to its basic model, with a well-readable black dial in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 44 mm.
    This is topped off with the color-matching black day/date wheels.

    The ar-coated domed sapphire crystal warrants best readability of the clear luminous numerals and distinctive pointers.

    The "KIEL Limited Edition" is fitted with the Swiss automatic work horse ETA 7750, a tried and tested classic of the watch industry.

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    The aviator style calfskin leather strap comes with rivets and a light stitching.

    As a special feature, every "KIEL Limited Edition" is engraved with the individual number on the left case side.

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    The limited edition chronograph will be available from July 2017 on for € 1,798 exclusively at Laco's online shop or directly from the factory in Pforzheim.

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    Specs:

    Limited to 25 pieces only

    Case: Stainless steel polished/brushed, ø 44 mm, height 16mm, lug width 22mm, water resistant up to 5 ATM, individual no. (00/25) engraved on case

    Crystal: Sapphire crystal on top , case-back fitted with sapphire crystal too

    Movement: Automatic chronograph Laco 50 (we know it is the ETA/Valjoux 7750), 25 Jewels, day / date in black

    Dial: Black matt , arabic numerals and indexes coated with luminous material (Superluminova C3)

    Hands: Hour, minute and seconds hand (out of the center) coated with Superluminova C3 as well

    Strap: Black, smooth calf leather strap with light stitching, slightly padded, rivets, stainless steel buckle

    Weight: 132g

    Ref.:861716

    Price: € 1,798
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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    With black calendar wheels it looks so much better!

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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    Are they planning on putting out something similar?

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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    WHY should anyone pay a premium of more than € 1.000,- for a watch they can get nearly everywhere (except of that L.E. engraving)?
    Even an original and new LACO watch for € 690,-:
    LACO Herrenuhr/Taucheruhr Automatik Eta Valjoux 7750 #473-gL schwarz Rotor gold | eBay

    That's a very ambitious pricing.......



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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    Honestly Volker, what point do you want to make ? This ebay offer is not a Laco out of current production but 2010 in a 42 mm case. It is new old stock wihich is not held by Laco of course, it is a Laco by Lacher which is discontinued since long and exactly this model is offered on ebay for years now. Not fair and misleading to compare with a current Kiel though which btw features a 44mm case.

    There's a sticky on "Laco by Lacher" btw.

    The LE is +€200 campared to the discontinued Kiel. So that is the price difference which should be discussed here if deemed necessary.
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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    There's a sticky on "Laco by Lacher" btw.
    Yes, that's exactly the same logo as is printed on their promotional-sign at their premise's entrance. Have a look at post #1:
    Was at Pforzheim last week...
    Pic was taken last week.

    Probably I caused a misunderstanding: That watch from ebay is only one of many examples for nearly identical watches from other brands too for a price of about € 700,- upwards. It is a well known design, no new ideas - neither referring to the dial nor the movement.

    No offense, but I don't know where LACO offers more value in this watch than other sellers do with their watches,



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    Re: LACO celebrating the phasing out of the Kiel with a limited edition (25 pieces only)

    Sorry to say, an outdated company nameplate / logo on a building is one thing, a childish post the other.
    Hanhart (still) and Stowa (for some time) also have/had their old logos / brandings on their buildings.
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