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Introducing The Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown

Introducing The Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown

Brisk Take

In 1997, Frederique Constant presented a regatta timer interestingly (and as of recently, the solitary time) in its assortments. The regatta timer might be perhaps the most explicit, if not the most explicit, all things considered. A regatta timer is utilized to check down the measure of time staying before the competing yachts are permitted to cross the beginning line during a yacht race; the beginning line is characterized by a fanciful line drawn between two floats. Boats can’t, dissimilar to race vehicles, just stand by at a beginning line, as they are constantly moving gratitude to the breeze. All things being equal, dashing yachts move behind the beginning line, trying to accurately foresee the second that the beginning sign is given (customarily a firearm or gun took shots) so, all in all they can lawfully go too far without bringing about a punishment for beginning too early.

This circumstance implies that perhaps the most energizing pieces of a regatta, are the minutes during which the clock is checking down from the notice firearm to the genuine beginning weapon, when the yachts are moving for the most profitable conceivable position. The admonition weapon is regularly discharged, by custom, five minutes before the beginning firearm so when captains hear it go off, they realize they have that measure of time before the line can be crossed. The regatta timer is set up to permit moment and natural read-off of the measure of time staying before the beginning. Each circle addresses one moment, and as the shadings change in each circle in progression, captains can undoubtedly perceive how long remaining parts, without turning to the regularly hard to-peruse sub-registers of a conventional chronograph.

It is a complication whose utility external the setting of a regatta I have consistently battled to imagine (checking down a brief egg?) yet its extremely specific reason combined with its eccentric plan, give regatta timers an exceptional allure among complicated watches. There will be three forms of the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown dispatched in the US market, which will be a gold PVD model with a blue dial, a steel model with dark dial, and a two-tone model on a two-tone arm band, with a guilloché pattern. 

Beginning Thoughts

The regatta timer is both a simple complication to excuse, but on the other hand it’s a simple complication to like, in the event that you give it a possibility. From one viewpoint, in case you’re not a yacht captain or a regatta official, there is most likely not a ton of utilization you will get out it. Then again, it is so enchanting thus outwardly punchy, thus especially a result of when watches were useful necessities, and made to fit each need and financial plan, that you can’t resist the urge to begin to look all starry eyed at it a smidgen. I have never had the delight of claiming a regatta timer however I have gotten an opportunity to invest some energy with a few unique models, including a vintage Heuer Regatta, and there is something powerfully watchable about seeing those little circles change tone as the minutes tally down.

Whether you at any point get an opportunity to utilize these for their planned design, they’re extraordinary looking watches with a genuine association with both horological history, and to Frederique Constant’s own set of experiences also. They’re likewise alluringly estimated, taking into account that you’re getting a fascinating interpretation of an abnormal complication – the most costly (and I think generally attractive) adaptation, in rose gold plate, is $3495 ($3195 for the steel model).

The Basics

Brand: Frederique Constant

Model: Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown

Diameter: 42mm

Case Material: steel or rose gold plated steel; box-type sapphire crystal

Dial Color: naval force blue or dark, both with hobnail guilloché type pattern

Indexes: applied

Lume: Super-LumiNova on hands

Water Resistance: 10 climates/100 meters

Strap/Bracelet: alligator cowhide, or coordinating two tone wristband for the two tone model; additional elastic lash likewise included

The Movement

Caliber: FC-380 (ETA 7750 or Sellita same, adjusted to incorporate commencement function)

Functions: hours and minutes, commencement regatta timer

Power Reserve: 48 hours

Winding: programmed or hand-winding

Frequency: 28,800 vph

Jewels: 25

Evaluating & Availability

Price: blue dial and rose gold plated model, $3495; two tone case and wristband, $3395; dim dial with steel case, $3195

Availability: accessible now

See the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown models at FrederiqueConstant.com.

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