A FUTURE CLASSIC
THE 21st CENTURY BRITISH MARINE CHRONOMETER
INSPIRED TO THE CLASSIC 1980’S GREENWICH, THIS MARINE CHRONOMETER AIMS TO BOTH CELEBRATE THE BRAND’S DASHING HERITAGE AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE TRADITIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS OF BRITISH HOROLOGY.
Evoking the timekeepers jealously guarded today in Flamsteed House at the Royal Observatory and once upon a time used in ships’ wheelhouses to navigate, explore and map the world, the Greenwich is encased in a finely veneered in macassar ebony and santos rosewood; with inlays in satinwood, this cabinet boasts a very distinctive high-gloss finish that embellishes not only its exterior but also – much rarer – its interior surface. An octagonal bezel invites one to admire both the dial of the chronometer from above, and the case assembly with its double gimbals suspensions. Made for the occasion in gold plated brass, the new case is designed to display the sophisticated mechanism in all its beauty when locked in its reverse position, hence a cylindrical tube and a 15mm thick bottom glass – both in extra-white crystal – offering an all-round view of the movement.
The dial shows a traditional silvered finish with golden applique numbers and two apertures respectively displaying the sine-qua-non specifications of a marine chronometer: chain-fusee drive and spring detent escapement. Second and power reserve indicators have been respectively off-set at 3 and 9 o’clock to create a truly individual layout while fully respecting the centenary tradition of these precision timekeepers.
The case is crafted from Macassar Ebony and Santos Rosewood and hand-polished brass..
The metal is hand-polished with 3N gold plating, the dial is silvered and the timbers are sheen lacquer, full grain finish and burnished..
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 4N gold plating (5 m thickness)|
|Suspension||Double gimblas and double lock|
|Finish||Fully straight grained, engraved and silvered|
|Settings||Roman applique numerals|
|Hands||Stainless steel, hand made|
|Main Timber||Macassar Ebony, Smoked Eucalyptus, Sycamore inlays|
|Finish||A/C lacquer 90% sheen, full grain finish, burnished|
|Dimensions||Height: 233 mm
Width: 360 mm
Depth: 315 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 Greenwich further enhances the motto Respecting the Past, Reinventing the Future by introducing the concept of Future Classic, where all the distinctive marks of our heritage are incorporated within and reinvented.”