Our Partners

 

Sharing ideas to overcome any challenge, we believe in collaboration. Over the years, we have worked with like-minded partners ranging from dedicated artisans to intrepid adventurers.

 

WINCH DESIGN

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED YACHT DESIGNERS

Founded in 1986, Winch Design is regarded as one of the most innovative and technically competent design teams in the superyacht sector. Each design solution is totally unique, reflecting the client’s individual tastes, passions, ideas and lifestyle. Reinforcing the studio’s global reputation, each project is underpinned by quality, attention to detail and the team’s genuine enthusiasm. The Classis is a perfect example.

 
 

“It is an honor to have created the first Thomas Mercer Chronometer. We design yachts that cruise and travel to the furthest coasts of the sea. Marine clocks have been the key technology for marine navigation and Thomas Mercer leads the field with their exquisite timepieces.”

ANDREW WINCH

www.winchdesign.com

 

Shackleton Epic

SALUTING BRAVERY AND DETERMINATION

Almost 100 years after Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic 1916 voyage across Antarctica, modern-day adventurers re-enacted his journey. Both crews relied on a Thomas Mercer chronometer. To mark our role in this re-enactment, we created the Shackleton Epic. The signatures of the Hon. Alexander Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s granddaughter, and Tim Jarvis, the centenary expedition leader, are engraved on the chronometer base.

 
 

“The famous quote of Shackleton - For speed across the ice give me Amundsen, for scientific research there is Scott, but in times of trouble pray God for Shackleton - should have included the words and his Thomas Mercer chronometer.”

Tim Jarvis

shackletonepic.com

 

Jake Phipps

A TALENTED, TRULY BRITISH, COLLABORATOR

British furniture designer Jake Phipps has a background in cabinet making. His award-winning work, far from ordinary, and full of character, aims to strike a strong emotional chord. He creates a wide range of objects designed specifically to produce an effecting response with effortless functionality and a natural elegance. In particular, he is a practitioner of the geometric rendering of mineral crystals.

 
 

“It is a great honour to work with a brand of such exceptional heritage. We strive to fuse high design with precise and innovative manufacturing techniques; whilst incorporating luxurious materials and impeccable finishing. Thomas Mercer not only shares these values but takes them to a new level.”

Jake Phipps

www.jakephipps.com

 

Yacht Club Cortina d’Ampezzo

A SHARED OBSESSION WITH ACCURATE TIMEKEEPING

Thomas Mercer is the Official Timekeeper of the Yacht Club Cortina d’Ampezzo. We attend the club’s racing and social events, including Ski Yachting, the annual skiing and sailing competition in collaboration with the Yacht Club Monaco, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the Royal Thames London Yacht Club. As part of our partnership, we have a showcase at the YCCA clubhouse in the celebrated Grand Hotel Savoia, Cortina.

 
 

“Team spirit and professionalism are essential aboard our boats when sailing at twenty knots in any sea condition. Quite simply, Thomas Mercer shares with our club the same values that distinguish its members in regattas around the world.”

GianMarco Rinaldi

www.yachtclubcortina.it

 

Linley

LIKE US, QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH

David Linley designs and manufactures furniture of uncompromising quality. Working with yacht designer Andrew Winch, his workshop has produced the fine Macassar ebony body of the Thomas Mercer Classis chronometer. Like other Linley creations, the chronometer case with hidden winding key drawer has the British characteristics of inventiveness, meticulous attention to detail, ingenuity, creative spirit, eccentricity, sophistication, wit and charm.

 
 

“Overcoming a unique set of technical challenges, the Classis chronometer is an incomparable achievement celebrating the respective disciplines of horology, cabinet-making and nautical design.”

Viscount David Linley

www.davidlinley.com

 

Foglizzo Leather

ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP & BRITISH PRECISION

The cabinet of our Britannica table chronometer is clad in fine white leather signed by Foglizzo of Turin. Since 1921, Foglizzo has combined creativity, innovation and skilled know-how to craft the highest quality leather. Over the generations the company has honed its technical skills and its ability to collaborate with designers and manufacturers to meet the most sophisticated requirements.

 
 

“It is an honour to have the Brittanica showcased during the Monaco Yacht Show. At Foglizzo Leather we are always willing to collaborate, inspire and be inspired by the creative world around us and thus we are really enthusiastic to be involved with Thomas Mercer in the Only Watch 2015 charity project.”

Paolo Foglizzo

www.foglizzo.com

 

ROYAL NAVY - ROYAL MARINES

AN ENDURING PARTNERSHIP

We are proud to be a sponsor of Antarctic Endurance 2016, a Royal Navy and Royal
Marines research programme centred on a 6-week sailing and mountaineering expedition
to the Antarctic and South Georgia. Investigating team dynamics and performance, the
project aims to inspire a new generation of sailors and Marines to seek adventure and
challenge. Like Shackleton in 1916, the crew relies on a Thomas Mercer chronometer.

 
 

“We are delighted to welcome Thomas Mercer as supporter of the Antarctic Endurance 2016 and to use their unique expedition chronometer onboard the yacht to conduct astrological navigation alongside modern techniques. That Shackleton and Worsley relied on a Thomas Mercer chronometer to navigated to safety a century earlier makes this particularly remarkable.”

TIM WINTER

www.antarcticendurance.co.uk

 

GIPSY MOTH TRUST

SUPPORTING THE LEGACY OF BRITISH SAILING

The Gipsy Moth trust is a Charity whose aim is to keep Sir Francis Chichester’s legacy very much alive for future generations. By acquiring and restoring Gipsy Moth IV – the predecessor of Gipsy Moth V used in 1966’s solo circumnavigation – founders Eileen Skinner and Rob Thompson wanted not only to retain within the United Kingdom this fundamental part of British sailing history, but also to make her available for people of all ages to see and sail, and to inspire a new generation of youth. The new British passport features the Gipsy Moth IV alongside a modern marine chronometer and its ancestor H4, John Harrison’s invention that nally solved the problem of longitude determination at sea.

 
 

“We are delighted that the new Legacy exclusive edition marine chronometer commemorates the Atlantic Challenge and the ongoing achievement of Sir Francis Chichester following his circumnavigation in 1966-67. We are honoured also that Thomas Mercer has chosen to support the Gipsy Moth Trust in its aims of keeping Sir Francis’s own legacy firmly in the public domain to inspire others to meet their own challenges.”

EILEEN SKINNER AND ROB THOMPSON

http://www.gipsymoth.org/