Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Vuillemin Regnier Quartz 9-2228

Yesterday's watch was a sparkly one, and today's is a shiny one instead.

I'm wearing today a smart watch by a designer I've not featured before - Vuillemin Regnier. The Vuillemin Regnier brand is based in France, and is based in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometres from the Swiss border. They started in 1920 and began making 25 prestige mechanical watches, as well as manufacturing high precision movements for other companies such as ETA. The watches are now exported to over 30 countries, and like to be known for their style and reliability.

This model is a 2 hand quartz analogue watch with a very smart dress watch style. It has a brushed steel face which is surrounded by a mirrored silver bezel under the glass which extends to the edge of the watch. The face is nice and simple, having only a jewel at the 12 o'clock position and no other hour markers, and just faint text saying the brand name and 'quartz'.

The back is also relatively untouched with just the brand name, logo, description (water resistant, st. steel back), and what I think is a model number of 9-2228. The strap is connected to the case in a T-bar arrangement, and is a black leather design.

The logo used on the back is different than the current VR logo, with the letters connected horizontally rather than vertically. To me, this suggests that it would be an older model (or possibly a copy, but I'd have thought they'd be able to copy the logo right...)

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