The Thomas Mercer ‘Classis’ by Andrew Winch Designs has been created in partnership with the world-renowned superyacht designer, Andrew Winch, and represents British design and craft at its very best. The fusion of Thomas Mercer’s brand leadership and heritage with the extraordinary creativity of Andrew Winch Designs was set to write a new page in the history of the timepiece that enabled adventurers to explore and map the globe. While continuing the tradition of engineering and design excellence, the marine chronometer is now evolving into a revolutionary design object, set to grace the interiors of the world’s finest yachts.
Inspired by the form of a winch, the Classis’ fine ebony macassar body, produced by the internationally-renowned furniture manufacturers, Linley, illustrates British craftsmanship at its best. The extraordinary grace of the escapement, the beating heart of the mechanism in its par excellence form, the Spring Detent, is visible for the first time through the dial.
The gimbals suspension allows the movement to remain horizontal regardless of the motion of the ship, creating the ideal conditions for delivering the accuracy with which Thomas Mercer marine chronometers are synonymous.
The facade of the timepiece brings together the celebrated ships that embarked on the most significant voyages of discovery to form a fleet unparalleled in the history of navigation.