The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - The Brief -

The ear­li­est reg­u­la­tors were ac­tu­ally clocks with dis­crete hour, minute and sec­onds sub­di­als, with the minute hand dom­i­nat­ing the dial. This al­lowed watch­mak­ers to more eas­ily set their watch against the reg­u­la­tor on the wall (hence the name). Here, how­ever, the jump­ing sec­onds takes up prime po­si­tion so the fo­cus is on the watch’s “main tech­ni­cal fea­ture”, says An­thony de Haas, A. Lange & Sohne’s di­rec­tor of prod­uct de­vel­op­ment.

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