CRYSTAL MARINE

CRYSTAL MARINE
 

WHERE BRITISH CHRONOMETRY MEETS BOHEMIAN WONDER

WITH GLASS BOTH EVOKING THE TRANSPARENCY OF THE WATER AND ILLUMINATING THE SOPHISTICATION OF THOMAS MERCER PRECISION HOROLOGY, THE CRYSTAL CELEBRATES THE LINEAGE OF MARINE CHRONOMETERS: TIMEKEEPERS INVENTED TO ACCURATELY  NAVIGATE THE SEAS.

Created in collaboration with Bohemian glass master Jan Frydrych, the Crystal is a truly unique interpretation of marine chronometry. Illustrious  representative of the high-tech glass school, his complex techniques combine basic geometric forms such as spheres, cylinders, cubes, cones with  metal microlayers and colourful glass sheets – royal blue being his signature colour – to result in illusory architectural inner spaces and the ‘fourth dimension’ effect.

 

DESIGN AND UNIQUE FEATURES

Celebrating horology and high-tech glass.

In a limited edition of just three pieces, each unit featuring respectively a lead, blue and gold colour glass, the Crystal Marine takes pride in a surface hand polished with world class mastery. With the same magnification of a lens, the glass body lights up the beauty and sophistication of the precision mechanism from every angle, and the visual effects are constantly changing as the observer tours around the case.

MATERIAL

Titanium-coated optical glass, Solid Brass and stainless steel

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DIAL

Silvered, the Crystal Marine is features skeletonised dial, blued hour ring and Roman applique numerals.

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FINISHING

The metal is hand-polished and rhodium plated

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GLASSES

The marine chronometer glasses are extra-white crystal.

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Mechanism

CALIBRE TM0803

Thanks to the reversed chain-fusee drive and spring detent escapement platform, the new Calibre TM0803 further enhances the philosophy of showing the beautiful precision engineering from the dial; Working as an infinitely variable gearbox, the former is responsible for delivering the mechanism an ever constant rate of energy, whereas the latter, with its escape wheel directly impulsing the balance without any anchor or lever in between, increases the escapement’s efficiency, joining together in the perfect combination for accuracy timepieces.

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POWER RESERVE

8 days

 

ESCAPEMENT

Spring Detent with fusee-and-chain drive

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Hour, Minute, Second, Power Reserve

 

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 160mm
Height: 100mm

 
 

Technical data

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MECHANISM CASE

MaterialSolid brass
FinishHand polished and rhodium plated
Suspension Double gimblas and double lock
GlassesExtra-white crystal

DIAL

MaterialSolid brass
FinishSkeletoning, fully straight grained, engraved and silvered
SettingsBlued hour ring, Roman applique numerals
HandsBlued steel, hand made

bowl

MaterialTitanium-coated optical glass
FinishHand polished
DimensionsDiameter: 525 mm
Height: 185 mm

MECHANISM

CalibreTM0803
Power Reserve8 days
EscapementSpring Detent
OscillatorOvalising balance with cylindrical weights
DriveMechanical spring with Fusee and Steel chain system
Frequency14.400 bph
Jewels17
FunctionsHour, minute, second
IndicationsPower reserve indicator at 9, offset seconds at 3, escapement at 6
and visible chain fusee drive at 12
FinishGold plated, Blued steel screws.
DimensionsDiameter: 160mm
Height: 100mm
 

“The very best in glass making and marine horology meet to create objets d’art heralded and anticipated by the most discerning yacht Owners”

MAREK LANDA

OBSERVATORY

GRAND COMPLICATION

Legacy

Black

Legacy

SHACKLETON EPIC

SPECIAL PIECES

BRITTANICA OW 2015