Developed by Laco and designed by aBlogtoWatch, the Fallout inspired RAD-AUX Limited Edition watch is rugged and apocalyptic looking… and will set you back a few Nuka Cola Caps.
The collaboration between Laco and ABTW, the watch was designed around, and as a nod to, the lore of Bethesda’s Fallout series. While it may look like it’s survived multiple catastrophes, the RAD-AUX watch is a fully functional timepiece you’ll want to show off.
“It wasn’t difficult to imagine a watch that myself and other enthusiasts would like – what was difficult was creating something beautiful, unique, and inspired that didn’t feel like a cheesy Fallout souvenir.”Ariel Adams, ABTW Founder
Like the in-game Pip-Boy, the Laco RAD-AUX can be used in conjunction with a rad-meter to calculate the rate of fallout after a nuclear event (we’re not making this up here). A handy radiation exposure guide is even engraved on the case back.
As for the actual design of the watch, the RAD-AUX features a 42mm diameter case with a 20mm lug width and 13mm thickness. It uses a Swiss automatic movement (ETA 2842.2) and has a 38 hour power reserve with hacking seconds feature.
The hand-crafted straps are constructed from leather and vintage German parachute canvas. The case, hands, and dials of the Laco RAD-AUX have been aged using a proprietary rapid-aging technique in German.
“I wanted a watch that both horology and sci-fi fans could actually wear, without feeling like they were dressing up for cosplay.”Matt Smith-Johnson, RAD-AUX designer
Each watch comes in a weathered tin-box accompanied by equally weathered printed materials to complete the experience. Other features of the watch include:
- Mechanical (automatic) watch
- 28,800 Alterations per hour (4Hz)
- Swiss caliber ETA 2824.2 (25 jewels)
- 38 Hours power reserve
- Hacking seconds
- Stainless steel case (42mm x 13mm)
- 20mm lug width
- Sapphire crystal with A/R coating
- Limited to 143 Pieces
The Laco RAD-AUX is a limited edition extension of the Laco Erbstück series and will retail for US$2,950. If you’ve got some extra change laying around, you can pick one up in the link below.
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.