Funky blast from the Past!
The Rome-based Carlo Ferrara used to be quite the rage back in the early 2000’s. The brand’s USP was an unique regulator display, in which the hands danced around the dial in unseen fashion. Some 20 years after its original introduction (and while I think the brand is now defunct) the Jockey Regulator suddenly finds itself right in the sweet spot in terms of sizing, price and design. 20 years – that’s a full generation. They could probably re-introduce them in today’s market. Many of today’s Instagram-savvy watch collectors wouldn’t even notice! I can even imagine it being a a bigger success now than it was back then too.
Our Jockey Regulator has a stainless steel case of 39mm. The dial has a bronze base with silver tracks for the seconds, minutes and hours. The latter are indicated via Roman numerals. It was originally sold back in 2005 by us (Ace Jewelers). Since then the box and papers have gone lost, though has received a service by our independent watchmaker. It is fitted with a 20mm crocodile strap which matches the dial in terms of color, and secured to the wrist through a stainless steel pin buckle. The base movement for the watch is the ETA 2892-A2, which is fitted with a proprietary module for the ‘dancing’ hands. At 39mm I think it’d look equally well on a men’s as well as a women’s wrist.