Laco Squad 1000 Meter Automatic Diving Watch - Extremely Water-Resistant

Dec 27, 2010
The German horological company Laco has pleased watch enthusiasts by introducing its new Squad 1000 Meter Automatic Diving model.

As the name of the novel creation implies, its chief attribute is its water-resistance equal to 1000 meters. This capacity to resist extreme pressure goes far beyond the current standards.

The new Laco watch is embodied in black PVD-treated or plain satin-finished stainless steel case. Round-shaped, it measures 45 mm in diameter. The case is skillfully combined with a bezel, manufactured from the same material. The bezel is marked with a 60-minute scale, dressed in white.

The case is fitted with a large time setting crown, unusually located between 9 and 10 o’clock. Another highlight of the model is represented by a helium escape valve, positioned at 4 o’clock. This valve evacuates molecules of helium, penetrating the interior of the watch when diving in deep waters. Thus, it prevents the glass from being driven out on returning to the surface. The qualified craftsmen have also equipped the timepiece with a solid back and screwed lugs.

Embraced by the case is a matt black dial, completed with contrasting Arabic numerals and indexes. The latter are presented in various shapes: square, rectangular and even in that of a stick, doubled at 12 o’clock. All of them are treated with C3 Superluminova compound, which considerably improves the clarity of the dial.

Taking care of hour and minutes are broad steel hands, also coated in Superluminova. The deep blackness of the display is accented with luminescent white, chosen for the hour hand and orange, applied to the minute hand. The passage of seconds, meanwhile, is marked by a central white hand. The dial of the new Squad 1000 Meter Automatic Diving watch also offers a date indication, arranged in the aperture at 3 o’clock.

The brand’s name allied with the year of its foundation resides beneath the 12 o’clock hour-marker. The watch face is protected by a high-grade sapphire crystal.

Giving life to the functions mentioned is a Swiss-made self-winding ETA 2824-2 movement, encased in an antimagnetic cage. It beats to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplies a 42-hour power reserve.

Keeping the new Laco watch secured to the wearer’s wrist is a rubber strap, finalized by a stainless steel buckle.

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