Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 385 114, delivered on November 30, 1964 (application filed on February 15, 1961), to Jean Richard S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a “Pièce d’horlogerie permettant le comptage d’un nombre restreint de minutes” (timepiece allowing the counting of a limited number of minutes), Frédéric Robert, Geneva, and Raoul-H. Erard, La Chaux-de-Fonds, are mentioned as the inventors.
In 1961, Jean Richard S.A. had filed for a patent for a regatta watch with a 5-minute countdown function. This patent represents the “Birth Certificate” of the regatta yacht-timer watches as we still know them today. Not long afterwards, Frédéric Robert (mentioned as co-inventor in the patent) developed the Aquastar “Regate” from this patent using a modified Felsa 4000 N movement. This became the first Regatta yacht-timer wristwatch on the market, being launched in 1964.
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The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus
the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows:
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Important notice – Special conditions
Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”
, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned.
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