A Laco watch is a statement of outstanding craftsmanship, precision and reliability embodied in a timepiece for the discerning buyer of an authentic pilot (flieger) watch. For nearly 100 years the artisan Laco watchmakers in the watchmaking town of Pforzheim, Germany, have produced authentic pilot watches which have become legendary. 

Strap & Buckle is an authorised retailer for Laco Uhrenmanufaktur GmbH. Our passion for pilot watches (fliegeruhren) continues to inspire and drive us as we take pride in offering a superior shopping experience and in the long-term relationships we’ve built with our customers, many who become passionate collectors and ambassadors of the Laco brand. 

Revue Thommen

Revue Thommen is a timepiece company founded in Waldenburg, Switzerland which produces luxury wristwatches and aircraft instruments.

With a history dating back to 1853 Gedeon Thommen was a pioneer in Swiss watchmaking. In 1916, the first aircraft chronograph for the Swiss Air Force was created and laid the foundation for the company’s success as an aircraft instrument supplier. 

From 1939 - 1944, commissioned by the German government, the company produced watches for the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine. 

1947 saw the development of the world-famous 'Cricket' watch worn by US Presidents and which became known as 'The President's Watch.'


From Passion To Legend

Pilot Watches By Revue Thommen

There are pilot watches. And then there are pilot watches from Revue Thommen. The workshop in Waldenburg can look back on a long tradition. Whereas in the early days of aviation a pilot watch was an indispensable tool in the cockpit, today it is an expression of freedom. With a Revue Thommen pilot watch you are not only wearing a precise and robust watch on your wrist, but also a piece of history. 

Laco - Historic Watches.
Contemporary Aesthetics.

More than a watch. An expression of character.

Considering its turbulent history, the pilot watch was specifically designed and built for the needs on board. The aviator watch was therefore characterised by its robustness, functionality and high readability: it was resistant to shock, vibration and pressure as well as easy and safe to use both day and night. Characteristics that nowadays are of great benefit also in everyday life. Whoever buys a Laco with the classic aviator watch design, can therefore count on their ease of use and good readability.

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