1. Laco Watch Company – A Brand Highlight with a Family Perspective
Laco is one of the five original companies which were commissioned by the German government to produce watches for their pilots in the Second World War. If you have been looking around for an affordable pilot watch, chances are, you will come across this brand. Today, the company continues to make pilot style watches outfitted with Swiss and Japanese movements. Here is a detailed telling of Laco’s history as told through Christian Kriegeskotte, a relative of Ludwig Hummel, one of Laco’s founders.
Source: Worn & Wound
2. IN-DEPTH: A Critical Look At The A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
The A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication is a watch of monster numbers: 876 individual components, 50mm in diameter and 20mm in thickness, limited to just six pieces and a price tag of close to $2 million Euros. Get a closer look at this landmark piece from A. Lange & Söhne here.
3. Keep Calm And Hammer On — The Story of a Horological Hero
As the article begins, if you have spent any amount of time looking up and digging through Panerai forums, chances are you would have heard of the name “Hammer” being mentioned. Hammer and his relationship with Panerai and the Paneristi community is something truly unique that not many other brands can boast off. Read this and understand why Panerai and its collectors are a different breed amongst watch enthusiasts.
4. Mega Lume Test
Are you a lume freak like I am? If you are, you will be happy to know that a certain collector has tested the lume of his 34 divers and 9 chronographs to find out which is best. It’s a pretty impressive collection including high-end brands like Audemars Piguet and Blancpain and more affordable ones like Certina and Squale. The results are interesting.
5. Service + Repair: IWC Ingenieur 5005 calibre 51112
IWC is famous for its automatic movements with seven days long power reserve. The Ingenieur 5005 is one such watch that was outfitted with this movement, specifically the Caliber 51112. If you want to know more about the inner workings of this caliber, this post is for you.
Source: Watch Guy
6. PROFILE: Meet Prasart Vidhayapat, the man with 1000 watches
Some of us collect watches for fun, and then there are those amongst us who take watch collecting very, very seriously. Prasart Vidhayapat is a man who falls into the latter group, whose collection is so varied that it boggles the mind. Just how serious? For starters, his collection is protected by four different alarm systems so if an alarm is triggered four security companies will respond. How about that?
Source: Watches by SJX