Brands

TAG Heuer

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    The brand TAG Heuer starts in 1984 with the taking over of Heuer by Techniques d’Avant Garde. Very early on the new TAG Heuer management decided to continue to promote TAG Heuer as a sports watch. There was a lot of effort focussed on supporting sailing teams and events. The first of the…

Tissot

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    The Tissot company was founded by father and son Charles Félicien and Charles-Emile Tissot in 1853, in Le Locle Switzerland, and hasn’t moved from there ever since. Today it is a member of the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch producer and distributor. Tissot was the first watch company who developed a watch…

TNG

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      To make their dream come true, the Dutch Herbert Dercksen, Olympic sailor with several national, European and World titles to his name, and Frans Dingerdis, also sailer and sales & marketing specialist, founded in 1998 the watch company Tack & Gybe International B.V. (TNG). In cooperation with Peter Stas, owner and managing…

Ulysse Nardin

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    After being trained by his father, Ulysse Nardin founded his watch company in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland. The brand acquired a high reputation mainly by the manufacturing of Marine Chronometers, thus providing navigational timepieces to sailors and shipping companies all over the world. The anchor in the company logo reminds to this.…

Wyler Vetta

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      Paul Wyler, born in Basal in 1896, was a pioneer in the development of the balance in a watch. Together with his brother Alfred, they founded the Wyler brand in 1924, and in 1927 they patented the Wyler Incaflex balance wheel invention, involving a balance made from a single piece of metal…

Yema

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    The only French brand in this regatta-yachttimer overview is Yema. Founded in 1948 in Besançon (Doubs) by Henry Louis Belmont, the company distinguished itself in the very beginning by creating the first automatic chronometers manufactured entirely in France. On March 3, 1967  Henry L. Blum of Montres Yema S.A. filed a patent for…

Various brands

  Although not equiped with a special regatta movement, some watches are interested enough to be mentioned in this overview. Some examples:   Arola bullhead Yachting, with 15 minute countdown. Manual wound Valjoux 7733 movement.   Bifora Yachting, with a 15 minute countdown. Manual wound Valjoux 7733 movement.   Bucherer Yachting with an unusual Lemania cal.…