The minute as the central indicator of time. This hallmark of the present had its origin in the 18th century. Louis Berthoud, son of the famed watchmaker Ferdinand Berthoud, developed the Regulateur dial. His idea was that the minute hand should be dominant, while the hour and second hands rotate in separate areas of the dial. This was a ground-breaking invention which also accommodated a general development: people were increasingly measuring the most minute units of time. They increasingly demanded time measurement that was both accurate and identical everywhere. The new dial appeared in precision pendulum clocks, known as the regulators. They synchronized processes and measurements in transportation, trade and communications, and functioned as timers for the following centuries. Until the late 1960s, precision pendulum clocks were the standard used for official determination of the time - until they were replaced by atomic clocks.
Mechanical watches still fascinate us today. Their timeless principle has been ingeniously optimized and implemented in the 6100 REGULATEUR series by Sinn. The pendulum of the historic regulators continue to function in a modern form in these watches. Round pendulums (in this watch a balance aligned with screws) facilitate the continuous and precise movement of the hour, minute and second hands. The classic look of the REGULATEUR consciously focuses on a single minute hand as the primary time measurement. The timepiece has a guilloché dial with contrasting appliqués. The numerals are delicate and recall the style of historic predecessors.