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.
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.
Titanium-coated optical glass, Solid Brass and stainless steel.
Silvered, the Crystal Marine is features skeletonised dial, blued hour ring and Roman applique numerals..
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.Learn More
Spring Detent with fusee-and-chain drive
Hour, Minute, Second, Power Reserve
|Finish||Hand polished and rhodium plated|
|Suspension||Double gimblas and double lock|
|Finish||Skeletoning, fully straight grained, engraved and silvered|
|Settings||Blued hour ring, Roman applique numerals|
|Hands||Blued steel, hand made|
|Material||Titanium-coated optical glass|
|Dimensions||Diameter: 525 mm|
|Height: 185 mm|
|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 9, offset seconds at 3, escapement at 6
and visible chain fusee drive at 12
|Finish||Gold plated, Blued steel screws.|
“The very best in glass making and marine horology meet to create objets d’art heralded and anticipated by the most discerning yacht Owners”