The event was held at the Belgravia Flagship store, 60 Pimlico Road, London, a renowned area for antiques and fine furniture, a true design district.
The Classis marine chronometer, inspired by the form of a winch, is the result of a collaboration among Thomas Mercer, Andrew Winch Designs and Linley, the great British names respectively in chronometry, yacht design and cabinet-making. The ‘Classis’, from the Latin word for fleet, recounts the most important voyages of discovery in the history of navigation. This timepiece is beautifully conceived and finished in every detail. The fine Macassar Ebony body, which shelters the winding key in a secret drawer, is indeed produced by the internationally renowned furniture manufacturers Linley, whose amazing woodwork further enhances this purest expression of English distinction.
David Linley, Linley Chairman says: “We are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious project, and to be working alongside two other companies who share our passion for quality, innovation and superlative skills of craftsmanship. The Classis chronometer presented our designers and the craftsman who made it with a unique set of technical challenges. Working with the teams at Thomas Mercer and Andrew Winch, we managed to overcome these, and the overall result is a unique achievement celebrating the respective disciplines of horology, cabinet-making and nautical design.”