A timely meeting of craft and contemporary design
Our illustrious founder, Thomas Mercer, would no doubt approve of this sleek, matt black design. Throughout his career, his thinking was far ahead of its time.
The Legacy Black marine chronometer features a case displaying a distinctive asymmetrical body of stainless steel with a Diamond-like Carbon finish. Its dial combines Geneva stripes (Côtes de Genève) and black electroplating. The mechanism, visible through the dial apertures, has a bi-colour finish blending All Black and Rhodium plating. Importantly, the movement remains horizontal, regardless of a yacht’s motion at sea.
The Legacy Black combines mechanical precision with the most modern materials. Its AISI 316 stainless steel body is treated with Diamond-like-Carbon, a high-tech coating that gives metal surfaces the hardness and wear-resistance of diamonds. Another strength is the drive mechanism, a mechanical spring with a fusee-and-chain system. Like the spring escapement, these inner workings are visible for all to see.
The case is bi-colour with Polished and DLC coated stainless steel..
The movement is
bi-colour with a combination of Rhodium and All-Black electroplating.
The mechanism breaks new ground while retaining the classic elements of a pure marine chronometer. With a symmetrical layout and skeletonised plates, the detent escapement has been moved from its traditional place on the back plate to a new position where it can be viewed through the dial apertures. The gimbals suspension allows the mechanism to be rotated to reveal its innovative craftsmanship.Learn More
Spring Detent with fusee-and-chain drive
Hour, Minute, Second, Power Reserve
|Material||AISI 316 stainless steel|
|Finish||Hand Polished and matt DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) coating|
|Suspension||Double gimbals, counterbalance free and double lock|
|Dimensions||Base diameter: 316mm|
|Top ring diameter: 268mm|
|Material||Stainless steel and brass|
|Technique||Bas-relief (minute ring, power-reserve indicator counter)|
|Finish||Geneva Stripes (Cotes de Geneve), DLC coatingand All Black electroplating|
|Setting||Roman applique numerals|
|Hands||Stainless steel, hand made|
|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 12, small seconds with visible escapement at 6|
|Finish||Rhodium and All Black electroplating|
“Audaciously contemporary, Legacy Black is a pure expression of Thomas Mercer’s effortless balance of luxury and heritage. While timelessness and craftsmanship are inextricably rooted in this timekeeper, materials and finishing reaffirm our brand position at the very cutting edge of modern horology.”
CEO, THOMAS MERCER