Brands

Ulysse Nardin

    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.…