Introducing the Steinhart Marine Regulateur

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A regulator is a watch that has subsidiary registers for the different timekeeping elements—separate sub-dials for the hours, minutes, and active seconds. Dating back to the late 1600s, these timekeepers were primarily used as a point of reference by watchmakers to set the time against. A few weeks back, we wrote about one such example from Christopher Ward. That watch took a decidedly contemporary approach in its execution, featuring a blacked out case and a dial inspired by cockpit clocks.

Today, we’re going to take a look at a watch that brings the regulator concept back to something a bit more classic—introducing the Steinhart Marine Regulateur.Steinhart-Marine-Regulateur - 7The Marine Regulateur is, as the name implies, styled after a classic marine chronometer, with many of the standard fixings that come with that moniker. The watch is available in two flavors: a glossy white dial with blue hands and a black one with white hands. The layout is relatively straightforward. At 12 is a 12-hour register, at six is the active seconds, and the main scale along the edge of the dial is for the minutes. The dial is stacked with cut outs for the registers, which give them extra depth.

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The stainless steel case measures 42mm wide and 13mm thick and it features a mix of polished and brushed surfaces. Sitting atop the dial is a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the interior side of the glass. The case is rated to 5 atm.

Powering the Marine Regulateur is Steinhart’s ST.4 caliber, which is essentially a Unitas 6498 with some modifications by the brand. It features 17 jewels, beats at a rate of 21,600 bhp, and has some custom decoration from Steinhart.Steinhart-Marine-Regulateur - 3Each watch will come paired with a leather band (brown leather with the white dial, black leather with the black dial) on a deployant clasp. The Marine Regulateur takes 20mm straps.

The Marine Regulateur is currently available direct from Steinhart for 630.25 Euro, which is roughly $670. Steinhart

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Ilya is worn&wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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  • ducksonetime

    Steinhart’s website shows the movement having 21.600 vibrations per hour and is a modified 6498 not 6489.

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