New Topper LE - Laco Flieger

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New Topper LE - Laco Flieger

Post by matt.wu » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:27 pm

I just realized I didn't post anything about this one. I generally don't attend the watch events that are broadcasted more broadly (not really my thing), but I usually like to get over to Topper to check out the watches separately if I can.

Topper's latest LE is Laco Flieger in the similar design style as the rest of their LEs (white lacquer dial, blued indices).

While I love the concept, I didn't expect to be ordering one. After seeing the prototype in person, that changed. The size is perfect on the wrist (that great combo of wrist-presence and understatement), the blued dial/hands are really dynamic, and white-dialed pilot watches are not very common.

I don't need to write much more about it since there have been a few articles, but I've got one incoming later this month. Looking forward to it.

Here's Topper's site: https://shop.topperjewelers.com/product ... er-edition
And Watchonista: https://www.watchonista.com/articles/no ... er-edition

And some of the best pics of this out there on the web are from our own dinexus:

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:47 pm

I like the blue applied markers and hands.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:48 pm

Damn, sold out already. That’s hot. Dibs!
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Post by Cabaiguan » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:42 am

Love that big Unitas movement. Congrats on the acquisition.


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Post by logan2z » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:53 am

Cool watch. I'd love a version of this with a central second hand.

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Post by jeckyll » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:39 am

That's a good looking watch. The blue & white work well together. Looks incredibly 'white' though. And I _like_ white watches :D

Curious to see your shots when you get it M@.
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Post by spring-diver » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:46 pm

Damn! That looks nice :thumbsup:

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Post by dinexus » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:46 pm

Matt, that's awesome that you grabbed one – looking forward to seeing these in the wild. The dial is really something else.

Took a wrist shot in the cockpit just after taking the image posted above ;)

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Post by jimyritz » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:31 pm

No surprise that it is sold out...Dig the blue..

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Post by Knome » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:14 pm

the dial on that piece is striking. Laco's quality is pretty impressive.

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Post by dukerules » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:53 am

That's a cool watch. There was a nice Worn and Wound podcast discussing the creation of these with Rob a few weeks back.

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Post by Axelay2003 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:47 am

Congrats guys!

I love white dials, but this one really doesn't sing to me and I'm still trying to figure out why. I had the Archimede Pilot 42 Automatik white dial and this Topper LE reminds me of it.
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Post by unsub073 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:17 am

Knome wrote:
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the dial on that piece is striking. Laco's quality is pretty impressive.
What he said. Congrat's on the new piece. :cheers:

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Post by AtomicTom » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:51 am

Oh wow, yeah dueling dual congratulations there !! :grin: :grin:

Hadn't seen this one yet Matt, and can see why the both of you
liked it so much. ..I mean it has the classic pilot's feel, but then
manages to separate itself from the pack both looks, and also
quality wise it seems. Plus it will be a limited edition.

Really is beautiful ! Thanks a lot for the heads up, and congrats
ahead of time once again !!!

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Post by matt.wu » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:35 pm

Arrived this week, and it’s better than expected, IMO.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:26 pm

I almost pulled the trigger last week when Rob emailed me to say he found my email in his junk folder and had one for me if I wanted it. I thought about it again but passed. Something about the size/placement of the arabic numbers seems off to me, but otherwise this one is outstanding. I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on it after a month or so.
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Post by matt.wu » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:58 pm

BacoNoir wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:26 pm
I almost pulled the trigger last week when Rob emailed me to say he found my email in his junk folder and had one for me if I wanted it. I thought about it again but passed. Something about the size/placement of the arabic numbers seems off to me, but otherwise this one is outstanding. I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on it after a month or so.
Definitely will do. Long term wear report. And hey, if I tire of it, maybe it'll be available at a discount that makes it worth it... :shifty:
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Post by Torrid » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:46 pm

Love this one.

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Post by dinexus » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:17 pm

Great shots Matt! Love that strap combo too.

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