The Multichron Regulator was introduced by Gallet in the late 20’s, specifically designed for users who needed to prioritise timing over the time of the day. Featuring only a small subdial at 12 o’clock telling the time, the rest of the dial was reserved for the chronograph function with various scales used and a minute counter at 6 o’clock.
Powered by the Venus 140, Gallet acquired the exclusive rights to this movement and also provided ‘private-label’ Regulators to other brands. The example you see here today is one of those, acquired by Aristo and featuring an anonymous dial. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful dials I’ve come across- with a tritone layout, beginning with white in the centre, grey towards the decimal track and a bright metallic copper outer track. This is further complemented with a bright blue tachymeter scale in the centre of the dial, blued steel hands and very beautiful Arabic numerals for both the clock and the decimal track.
The condition is outstanding, further highlighting the beauty of this piece and as it is not from a big brand, this remains one of the best value watches out there today. What you essentially get is a Gallet at a fraction of the cost.