Friday, July 22, 2016

Tissot Le Locle Régulateur Mechanical Automatic Watch

With its Le Locle Régulateur, Tissot brings a legend of the Swiss watchmaking heritage to the wrist. Watches with a regulator-type display are a direct reference to the large traditional workshop clocks that enabled watchmakers to check the accuracy of the watches they were assembling.

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, precision standards were far from what they now are, and variations in precision were measured in terms of minutes rather than seconds. That is why their minutes hand was longer than usual as well as centrally placed on the dial. For a timer, hours and seconds were of secondary importance. Some were at the top of the dial and others at 6 o’clock. Part of the line named Le Locle and featuring Tissot’s most classic mechanical and sophisticated mechanical models, this Régulateur also conveys a certain vision of elegance with an original touch that naturally appeals to collectors.

Movement
Mechanical automatic.
Functions
Offset hours, minutes, seconds, date.
Case
Stainless steel or two-tone yellow or pink gold PVD-treated, 39.3 mm. Sapphire crystal and back. Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 m/100 ft).
Dial
Silver-toned or black. Central minutes, 12-hour subdial at 12 o’clock and small seconds at 6 ‘clock.
Bracelet/strap
Leather strap or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.

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