316 x 316 x 227 mm LEGENDARY, BRITISH SAILING
The Atlantic Challenge pays homage to Sir Francis Chichester
and its heroic speed record during the eponymous race. Setting
off from Bissau in Portuguese Guinea on January 12th 1971,
aboard his 57ft ketch Gipsy Moth V, Chichester was the first to
break the barrier of 200 miles per day in single-handed sailing.
CELEBRATING THE RACE AGAINST TIME
The Legacy Atlantic Challenge celebrates the intrinsic and indissoluble
link between yacht racing and precision timekeeping: both strive for
perfection - and perfection is measured against time, be this in miles
sailed over 24 hours or fractions of a second over the same period.
A TRULY UNIQUE PIECE
The cabinet shows an elegant combination of high gloss
ziricote, white ripple sycamore and oak, surrounding a fine
hand-painted dial featuring the Atlantic Ocean map on which
the plot course of the 1971 Atlantic Race is represented.
Heir of Thomas Mercer marine chronometer No 23543, the timekeeper
used to calculate longitude during this race against time, the Atlantic
Challenge is a fitting tribute. Sir Francis Chichester’s’ signature and Gipsy
Moth V’s silhouette and deckplan, are engraved on the baseplate.
FITTING TRIBUTE
Super Yacht Times on chronometer marine from Thomas Mercer

LEGENDARY, BRITISH SAILING

The Atlantic Challenge pays homage to Sir Francis Chichester and its heroic speed record during the eponymous race. Setting off from Bissau in Portuguese Guinea on January 12th 1971, aboard his 57ft ketch Gipsy Moth V, Chichester was the first to break the barrier of 200 miles per day in single-handed sailing.

The Legacy marine chronometer tribute to Sir Francis Chichester

CELEBRATING THE RACE AGAINST TIME

The Legacy Atlantic challenge celebrates the intrinsic and indissoluble link between yacht racing and precision timekeeping: both strive for perfection - and perfection is measured against time, be this in miles sailed over 24 hours, or fractions of a second over the same period.

The Legacy marine chronometer tribute to Sir Francis Chichester

A TRULY UNIQUE PIECE

The chronometer shows an elegant combination of high gloss ziricote, white ripple sycamore and oak, surrounding a fine hand-painted dial featuring the Atlantic Ocean map on which the plot course of the 1971 Atlantic Race is represented.

Super Yacht Times on chronometer marine

FITTING TRIBUTE

Heir of Thomas Mercer marine chronometer No 23543, the timekeeper used to calculate longitude during this unforgettable race against time, the Atlantic Challenge is a fitting tribute. Sir Francis Chichester’s’ signature and Gipsy Moth V’s silhouette and deck plan, are engraved on the baseplate.

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