Regulators have been used for generations as reference clocks for setting other clocks or watches. Typically the minute hand has enjoyed greatest prominence on the dial, with the hour hand often presented off-centre.
Garrick has taken the notion of a regulator and created its very own, individual interpretation of the genre. Unlike ‘typical’ regulators, the Garrick Regulator, features three indications: hours, minutes and seconds, each delivered off-centre, on its own unique subdial.
Positioned at 3 o’clock, the minutes display is presented on the largest of the three subdials, using a chapter ring and lancine-shaped, thermally blued hand. The hours are shown at 6 o’clock, again in conjunction with a lancine-shaped, thermally blued hand. Finally, a small seconds display resides at noon, employing a cheerful red hued hand.
Part of the charm of the Garrick Regulator is the frosted dial canvas which stylishly contrasts with the black DLC coated steel case, measuring 42mm in diameter.
The SM010 Calibre, a hand-wound movement stands testament to the technical prowess of Garrick’s watchmaking team with expert finishing much in evidence. A large aperture, adjacent the various dial indications, reveals Garrick’s own ‘free-sprung balance’. Moreover, the no-compromise specification of the Garrick Regulator includes a hairspring equipped with a Breguet overcoil, deliberately included to sate the desires of the most discerning of collectors.
The Garrick Regulator is limited to 15 pieces and priced attractively at £6995.