Lemania Regatta*** 8734 Elvstrom N.O.S.*** 1991
LEMANIA Elsvtrom Regatta Yacht Timer Cal 1345, 1991
Serial: 3330504
Circa: 1991
Reference No.: 9802

DIAL: Blue dial with applied hour markers, tritium plots, two subcounters in grey and a date window at 3 o’clock. Cenral minutes chronograph hand (airplane) and central chronograph seconds both in black/yellow color. Baton hour/minutes hands. Rotating diver inner bezel in white color.

CASE: 43mm, screw down caseback, mineral crystal, additional crown at 10 o’clock to rotate diver 60-minute bezel

MOVEMENT: Calibre 1341, automatic chronograph movement, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Stainless Steel

CONDITION REPORT: The dial and hands are original and in excellent condition. The case is in good condition as well as the bracelet. The movement was fully overhauled in 2015 and is running perfectly.


At the beginning of the 1970’s one of Lemania’s star designers Albert Piquet developed the regatta caliber 1345 for Aquastar, based on their patent for a 10 minutes countdown timer. The regatta caliber 1345 is derived from the 1341 movement, and is the successor of the first regatta movement, the caliber Felsa 4000N (by the earlier 5 minutes count-down timer patent from Aquastar from the 1960’s). After the introduction of the Aquastar Regate the Lemania 1345 movement comes available for other brands as well and several case versions of the Yachttimers are sold by Aquastar and Tissot. In the 1980’s also Omega, Heuer and Lemania itself used the 1345 movement in different regatta watches.

In the late 1980’s Lemania goes into a partnership with Jean-Daniel Dubois and Paul Elvström, a well-known Danish competitive sailor, for a re-issue of the yacht timer.
This resulted in a patent being filed in 1991 and in the Lemania Elvström, powered by the same caliber 1345 regatta movement but with a more modern design of the case. The model now has a rotating bezel and the tactical P.E. (Paul Elvström) system printed on the dial.

Source:, Mark Reichardt