THE BRITTANICA’S DISTINCTIVE BODY OF EXTRA-WHITE CRYSTAL REVEALS OCTAGONAL OUTLINES WHICH COMBINE COMPLEXITY AND PURITY IN A TRULY INDIVIDUAL FORM.
With bevelled glasses lending lustre to the multifaceted shapes of the case, this masterpiece pushes even further the boundaries of contemporary table chronometry. Its flawless crystal components project reflections throughout the whole cabinet, paying joint tribute to the unique craftsmanship behind this feat of clockmaking. Like time, Thomas Mercer’s relentless innovation never stands still, and this Brittanica will leave its bold signature on modern horology.
Named after the single material with which its cabinet is made, its flawless crystal components project reflections throughout the whole body, paying joint tribute to the unique craftsmanship behind this feat of clockmaking.
The sophisticated cabinet is a feat of engineering in itself, being composed simply of extra white crystals – even its integrated blue dial. Its clear purity is the perfect setting for illuminating the beautiful engineering of the mechanism, boasting the calibre TM0802 with its sine-qua-non chain-fusee drive and spring detent escapement.
Extra-white crystal, AISI 316 stainless steel.
The mechanism features a fusee-and-chain transmission system that acts in a similar way to a gearbox, constantly changing gears to provide a consistent level of torque and stabilising the movement’s frequency. Ticking at the rate of 14,400 vibrations per hour, the spring detent escapement is visible above the dial and works in close conjunction with a balance wheel of ovalising type that is unique to Thomas Mercer.Learn More
Spring Detent with fusee-and-chain drive
Hour, Minute, Second, Power Reserve, Start/Stop device
Height 333 mm
Width 240 mm
Depth 152 mm
|Material||Extra-white crystal, AISI 316 stainless steel|
|Dimensions||Height 333 mm|
|Width 240 mm|
|Depth 152 mm|
|Technique||Printed and lacquered|
|Hands||Blued steel, handmade|
|Power Reserve||8 days|
|Oscillator||Ovalising balance with cylindrical weights|
|Drive||Mechanical spring with Fusee and Steel chain system|
|Functions||Hour, minute, second|
|Indications||Power reserve indicator at 6, offset seconds with visible escapement at 12|
|Finish||Rhodium plated with dark grey tones. Blued steel screws.|
|Depth: 90 mm|
"A true luxury brand is both authentic to its heritage and contemporary to its times, and the The Brittanica Crystal indeed preserves a two-hundred year craft by evolving it for the 21st century.”