At the upcoming Baselworld 2016 watch show which is going to be held from March 17 to March 24, Tissot will pay homage to its rich watchmaking heritage and Swiss watchmaking traditions by launching the Le Locle Régulateur Watch which celebrates the iconic “Régulateur” that was a time reference instrument used in watchmakers workshops to check the precision of pocket watches during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
In that period, precision standards were far from what they now are, and variations in accuracy were measured in terms of minutes rather than seconds, so the minute was the most precise quantification. That is why the minute hand is placed centrally on the dial and that is why it is longer than usual. This exquisite novelty from the watchmaking house of Tissot echoes the old times by assigning the lower part of the dial to the seconds sub-dial, whilst situating the hour counter at the top part.
The partition of the second and hour hands on two different axis and counters enables the future owner of this exceptional timepiece to complete minute reading promptly. Although contemporary regulators are not so adequate for reading time, their appeal is certainly a bit unusual and it is intended for those of you who are seeking for more than just a usual wristwatch, but rather a piece of art and watchmaking history. Tissot Le Locle Régulateur is a perfect choice for refined and mature watch aficionados.
The famous Swiss manufacturer offers a various options of the Le Locle Régulateur watch. They are made either from stainless steel, yellow gold PVD bicolor, or classic black with or without the 18-karat rose gold case.
In all of its iterations, this novelty boasts a see-through case back which shows the inner beauty of the watch. Each new model of the Le Locle Régulateur is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal cover and it is rated as water resistant up to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
Tissot Le Locle Régulateur is equipped with the Swiss made automatic movement which offers the high precision and the utmost reliability. The watch case measures 39.3mm in diameter and, depending on the model, it comes either with a leather strap featuring a butterfly clasp or with a stainless steel bracelet featuring a butterfly clasp and push-buttons.