390 X 223 X 440 mm MYTHOLOGICAL INSTRUMENT The name Chelys derives from χέλυς (tortoise), a musical instrument
made of a shell whose form resembles this fine chronometer. Legend
says Hermes found a tortoise and hollowed it to create a seven-
stringed instrument, thus inventing the first lyre of the Ancient Greeks.
LEGENDARY SOUND
With a case inspired by a mythological instrument, the
movement’s melody is no exception. Like every Mercer
chronometer, the detent escapement sings with its
characteristic one loud and one soft beat sound.
Embracing again Winch Design’s philosophy of “singing
with spirit the seas“, the Chelys flaunts an openwork dial
magnifying the intricacies of the movement , with its
stone settings pairing perfectly with the onyx body.
HOROLOGICAL SCULPTURE
UNIQUE MATERIAL The elegant lines are carved out of ivory onyx,
semiprecious stone with immaculate crystalline
background and evocative waves undulating through
its structure. Rare and precious, it has been
considered a luxury staple since ancient times.
Table clocks that stand for pieces for art

MYTHOLOGICAL INSTRUMENT

The name Chelys derives from χέλυς (tortoise), a musical instrument made of a shell whose form resembles this fine chronometer. Legend says Hermes found a tortoise and hollowed it to create a seven-stringed soundbox, thus inventing the first lyre of the Ancient Greeks.

The horological sculpture by architect firm Winch Design for art galleries

LEGENDARY SOUND

With a case inspired by a mythological instrument, the movement’s melody does likewise. Like every Mercer chronometer, the detent escapement sings with the sound of its characteristic ‘one loud and one soft beat’.

Table clocks that stand for pieces for art

HOROLOGICAL SCULPTURE

Embracing again Winch Design’s philosophy of “singing with spirit the seas”, the Chelys flaunts an openwork dial magnifying the intricacies of the movement, its stone settings pairing perfectly with the onyx body.

The horological sculpture by architect firm Winch Design for art galleries

UNIQUE MATERIAL

The elegant lines are carved out of ivory onyx, semiprecious stone with immaculate crystalline background and evocative waves undulating through its structure. Rare and precious, it has been considered a luxury staple since ancient times.

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