"Made in Germany" - Two legendary items in a special edition
The trend towards classic products from the fifties, in retro-look, is represented by MINOX with a unique edition. The world famous manufacturer of miniature cameras has an exciting presentation: The MINOX Aviator Set as a limited special edition with a Laco aviator's watch!
Two renowned German manufacturers, MINOX and Lacher - both rich in tradition - have brought together two of their products which originally marked their triumphant success in the fifties. The mechanical precision of the clockwork inside the Lacher chronometers matches the characteristic features of MINOX GmbH Wetzlar. In the early forties orders were placed for the "Laco" chronometers by the Reich Aviation Ministry and, together with Wempe, IWC and Lange&Söhne Glashütte, the Lacher GmbH was one of the few authorized watchmakers which met the stringent specifications. This reliable precision instrument was used by pilots for navigation purposes and made the name of Lacher GmbH famous. Today, the genuine pieces are very expensive, prestigious items. The jubilee edition which has been designed by Laco as a copy of the original, is presented together with an outstanding photographic sensation of that time, the MINOX 8x11 camera. Boasting superb mechanical precision this miniature camera stands out from the rest, just like the Laco watch.
Based on the vision of combining minimum size with maximum precision, in 1934 the designer and inventor, Walter Zapp created a completely new type of camera from 375 components. This was the MINOX - tiny in size and spectacular in design. It was an ingenious masterpiece of precision craftsmanship and was one of the big inventions of the previous century.
Excellent characteristics such as long life, reliability as well as top-class materials are common features of both items. These classic products have always stood for timeless elegance and functionality, they are in a class of their own and will also remain so in the future. An exceptionally beautiful set to make the heart of any mechanical precision enthusiast beat faster.
The waterproof aviator's watch has a screwed stainless steel back with mineral glass and precise automatic clockwork. The fluorescent digits of the watch face are reflected by the luminous dials of the camera. Another feature of resemblance is the stylish black calfskin watch strap and the black top-quality leather case of the camera which rounds off this perfect symbiosis.
Titanium-colored operating controls distinguish the subdued deep black housing of this masterpiece in craftsmanship. This miniature camera, with its elegant appearance, is designated to become the proud owner's photographic notebook and permanent companion - lust like the Lacher aviator's watch.
The nostalgic MINOX lettering and the hand-engraved serial number on the camera make this set an extremely exclusive item, which is strictly limited to 300 pieces.
Enthusiasts can capture unforgettable moments and special memories with the MINOX Aviator Set. Some of the strictly limited special edition (300 sets) are available in an elegant black wooden box, with leather case, film and battery.