Until 1974 the Aquastar brand watches were looked at as stricktly professional instruments, and were only available through professional diving equipment outlets and were never offered on a large scale to retail distributors. But that year Frédéric Robert retired and in 1975 Aquastar was acquired by the Eren Group, also established in Geneva. They made the Aquastar watches available to the general public through retail outlets.
Aquastar Regate from the 1960’s with the Felsa 4000N movement was limited with a 5 minute regatta countdown. And as the regulations changed for regatta’s, a new movement was developed by Aquastar, now with a 10 minute countdown. This time with the help of Lemania’s star designer Albert Piquet (his name is mentioned as inventor on the patent), and soon the new Lemania caliber 1345 was born!
With this new patent (CH563037, US3910362) Aquastar is at the origin of all regatta watch developments which have been made subsequently on this coloured disc model used as regatta countdown with minute indicator. The new Lemania regatta caliber 1345 is derived from the 1341 movement. After the introduction of the new Aquastar Regate the Lemania 1345 movement comes available for other brands as well.
Object nr: 32
Movement: Automatic Lemania 1345 fly-back movement with regatta module
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 38,7mm, without crown
Strap/Bracelet: A vintage strap
Lug Width: 20mm
Serviced: Yes, under warranty until 22-10-31
Beautiful Aquastar Reagte! Amazing and well preserved case with small signs of use, still sharp with clear chamfers. Well preserved dial and original crown (the star). The second hand is orange even if it it in some pictures looks yellow. The crystal is new!
Sold "as serviced” and under warranty!
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