BRITTANICA CRYSTAL

BRITTANICA CRYSTAL
 

A SOPHISTICATED YET TRANSPARENT MASTERPIECE

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.

 

DESIGN AND UNIQUE FEATURES

A Crystal lens magnifying a unique movement

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.

MATERIAL

Extra-white crystal, AISI 316 stainless steel

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FINISHING

Hand polished

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DIAL

Extra-white crystal, printed and lacquered

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HANDS

Blued steel, handmade

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Mechanism

CALIBRE TM0802

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.

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POWER RESERVE

8 days

 

ESCAPEMENT

Spring Detent with fusee-and-chain drive

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Hour, Minute, Second, Power Reserve, Start/Stop device

 

DIMENSIONS

Height 333 mm
Width 240 mm
Depth 152 mm

 
 

Technical Data

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Case

MaterialExtra-white crystal, AISI 316 stainless steel
FinishHand polished
DimensionsHeight 333 mm
Width 240 mm
Depth 152 mm

Dial

MaterialExtra-white crystal
FinishHand polished
TechniquePrinted and lacquered
HandsBlued steel, handmade

Mechanism

CalibreTM0802
Power Reserve8 days
EscapementSpring Detent
Oscillator Ovalising balance with cylindrical weights
DriveMechanical spring with Fusee and Steel chain system
Frequency14.400 bph
Jewels17
FunctionsHour, minute, second
IndicationsPower reserve indicator at 6, offset seconds with visible escapement at 12
FinishRhodium plated with dark grey tones. Blued steel screws.
DimensionsHeight: 183mm
Width: 150mm
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.”

SIMON WATERS

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GRAND COMPLICATION

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SPECIAL PIECES

BRITTANICA OW 2015