Milus Zetios Regulator @ A Legend Reborn

Accurate timekeeping is crucial for astronomical observation and research. This is why the most accurate clocks in a city are almost always found in its observatory since the birth of the mechanical timepiece until today. During the 17th and 18th centuries, when clocks and watches were yet to become popular items, the accurate clocks in observatories also served the purpose of regulating the time of all other timepieces in the area, hence the name “regulator”. Unlike most ordinary clocks where the hour, minute and second hands are placed on the same axis, the hands of a regulator rest on different axes and therefore their motions are independent of each other. As a result, the problem of misreading due to the overlapping of the hands could be avoided; in addition, the stability and accuracy of a regulator are also drastically improved. Later on, the application of regulators were expanded to a variety of professions: watchmaking workshops used them to calibrate the time of the manufactured timepieces; navigators utilised the regulator’s impeccable accuracy for calculating the coordinates and navigating the oceans; the large centred minute hand of the regulator was also very useful for medical personnel as they require timing accurate to the minute for injections and giving medications to their patients.
The 42-mm case in either 18K red gold or stainless steel is accompanied with a flattened outer bezel and subtly rounded details, leading the eyes of its owner to the accurate time displays on the dial. All the sophisticated functions of the watch are driven by a Swiss made automatic movement with 42 hours of power reserve, ready to be appreciated through a sapphire crystal caseback. Its crown is embossed with the Milus symbol, the helmet of Hermes, the Greek god of good luck in relief, integrated into a finely curved protective housing. The Milus Zetios Regulator has picked one of the most classical elements of traditional watchmaking and combined it with precious materials, an everlasting design and the highest Swiss watchmaking art for a veritable masterpiece. 
Regulators were almost forgotten in the course of the ever-evolving watchmaking history. But with the wristwatches gaining its popularity, the regulator is given a second life, in the form of a regulator wristwatch. A regulator wristwatch is not only a timepiece with a special dial arrangement. It also represents a historical professional timekeeping instrument known for its authoritative accuracy, and an important piece of the watchmaking tradition in the past centuries, preserving a refined aesthetic. The Zetios Regulator by prestigious watchmaker Milus of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland introduced the regulator into the classical design of its Zetios collection, making a remarkable impression of an unmatched harmony of form and material. Under a curved sapphire crystal, the watch’s dial, adorned with the exquisite “Grain de Riz” motifs, plays host to three blued hands with axes aligned in a perfectly straight line along its centre: the central minute hand runs along the 60-minute track along the edge of the dial; the 12-hour and small second subdials, both decorated with an elegant “sunray” décor, find themselves at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively. These three time displays works independently yet harmoniously to guarantee perfect legibility. Together with a date display at 3, the information delivered by this timepiece is brisk and complete, which echoes the essence of a regulator.

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