German watchmaker, Laco, released two new Limited Edition pilot watches today that bring the West Coast summer vibes directly to a wrist near you. Riffing on the traditional Flieger--which Laco had a hand in creating some seventy years ago--these newest versions offer up huge doses California cool.
For an automatic watch in this price point, the Kent is decently finished. The brushing is uniform. The dial is slick and well laid out. But the lume shoots for the moon. On wrist, just passing through a dim room, the watch will light up. There are also a lot of Easter eggs in the design which will delight military buffs.
The Aerospace was released in 1985 just before the movie Top Gun hit screens around the world. Although Cruise wore a Porsche Design by Orfina in the film, images of Breiltlings and fighter pilots are invariably jumbled together with my memory of the cocky Maverick (and, admittedly, the lovely Kelley McGillis).