I have a question. In an effort to better understand the Malte Dual Time Regulator, I was doing some research. I became curious what the defining characteristic of a Regulator was - the sine qua non for my Latin reading friends.
Is it a mechanism? i.e. the regulator lever.
Is it a form factor? i.e the separated hour and minute hands
Is it a hallmark of achiceving a threshold of accuracy? simlar to the COSC
Alas, it appears through the vageries of language or simply my lack of understanding, it has come to mean all of these things, depending on how it is used. So, my friends, my question is this. When a watch, such as the aforementioned Malte DTR, is given the designation of Regulator, what meaning does this convey and is it broadly accepted, or is it simply up to the Maison to determine how it serves up the name,