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  • Image of VINTAGE AQUASTAR REGATTA EARLY MODEL
  • Image of VINTAGE AQUASTAR REGATTA EARLY MODEL
  • Image of VINTAGE AQUASTAR REGATTA EARLY MODEL
  • Image of VINTAGE AQUASTAR REGATTA EARLY MODEL

Here's the legendary Aquastar Regate, the first Regatta Yacht-timer with a 5-dot countdown.

Check out the near-pristine dial, the first iteration of this watch. This version has a star under the 12 and Aquastar Geneve above the 6, but no mention of Regate, as the later ones carried.

It's a wearable 38mm wide, excluding the signed crown, by 46mm from lug to lug. This one hasn't led a sheltered life; it has dings and scratches from a life on and off the water.

Under the hood is a Felsa 4000N automatic movement. For those who don't race yachts, there's a five-minute countdown to the beginning of the race. The watch counts down the minutes, with discs that turn from red to silver, one a minute.

The pusher at the 2 activates the flyback movement and resets the timer.

Freshly serviced, all functions work fine. Strap it on and feel the sea breeze.