AQUILO

A QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH MASTERPIECE

AQUILO
 

A QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH MASTERPIECE

HOROLOGICAL FURNITURE FUSING LINLEY’S MASTERY IN CABINET-MAKING AND THOMAS MERCER TRADITION IN MARINE CHRONOMETRY, THE AQUILO IS A MULTI-COMPLICATED TIMEKEEPER CELEBRATING THE LINK BETWEEN TIMEKEEPING, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATION.

 

Its name meaning North in Latin and evoking the eponymous star, the Aquilo is inspired by the bow of a yacht and its cabinet made from slip match blue eucalyptus and solid oxidised oak, with several details evoking the sea. Its sophisticated movement boasts 30 days of power reserve and astronomical complications including perpetual calendar, equation of time, 3D moon, zodiac and leap-year.

 

DESIGN AND UNIQUE FEATURES

Royal seafaring

The mechanism is housed in a case made from marine-grade stainless steel offering an all-around view of the inner workings which can be admired in their entirety, from every angle, free from distortion thanks to a set of extra-white crystals. The base features a subtly engraved rosewind along with a mirror set into the surface so the movement can be reflected thereon. The timekeeper is hand wound by a turnkey, inspired by the winch on the boat, and stored within the piece. The elegant open-work dial magnifies the intricacies of the multi-complicated movement and replicates the same veneer found in the cabinet. Its counters feature numerals finely obtained through a bas-relief technique, and the hands are steel-made, hand-finished with bluing technique.

MATERIAL

AISI 316 stainless steel, blue eucalyptus and black oak

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FINISHING

Hand polished

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DIAL

Bas-relief, Rhodium electroplating,
hand-painted dial mask and 3D moon

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Glasses

Extra-white crystal

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Mechanism

CALIBRE TM3002

A mechanical feat, this mechanism belongs to the exclusive family of astronomical movements. The equation of time, represents the difference between solar time – which varies throughout the year as the earth nears or distances itself from the sun – and our 24-hoursper- day time, based on the worldwide consensus that every day should have the same duration. In addition to the zodiac, the celestial coordinates are completed with a magnificent 3-D moon sphere providing the different phases, combined with a moon age display showing – within the lunation cycle of 29 days, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds – the time elapsed since the last new moon.

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POWER RESERVE

30 days

 

ESCAPEMENT

Spring Detent with fusee-and-chain drive

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Perpetual Calendar, Equation of Time, 3D Moon Phase

 

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 282 mm
Height: 137 mm

 
 

Technical Data

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Case

MaterialExtra-white crystal, AISI 316 stainless steel
FinishHand polished
DimensionsHeight 152 mm
Top bezel diameter: 322 mm
Gimbal diameter: 397 mm

Dial

MaterialSolid brass
TechniqueBas-relief (Hour, second, day of the month, month, equation
of time, leap year)
FinishRhodium electroplating, hand-painted dial mask and 3D moon
HandsBlued steel, hand made

Mechanism

CalibreTM3003
Power Reserve30 days
EscapementSpring Detent
Oscillator Ovalising balance with cylindrical weights
DriveMechanical spring with Double Fusee and Steel chain system
Frequency14.400 bph
Jewels29
Functions and
Indications
Perpetual Calendar
Equation of Time
Hour, Minute, Off-Set Second
Double Power Reserve Indicator
Leap Year
3D Moon Phase
Moon Age
Zodiac
Day of the Month, Month
FinishHand polished, circular grained (barrels, zodiac ring)
Rhodium plated
DimensionsDiameter: 282mm
Height: 137mm
 

“Like horology, furniture making is all about precision and the Aquilo Marine Chronometer is an extraordinary objet d'art fusing these two universes."

DAVID LINLEY

OBSERVATORY

GRAND COMPLICATION

Legacy

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Legacy

SHACKLETON EPIC

SPECIAL PIECES

BRITTANICA OW 2015