The Navigator - Black Nickel Plated with Carbon Fibre Base

A unique contemporary version of The Navigator based on the world`s first marine chronometer created by John Harrison (1693 - 1776). Harrison`s marine timepieces solved the greatest technical problem of the 18th century; how to calculate your longitude position when navigating the high seas, and can be viewed at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. 

By setting their timepieces at noon when leaving a home port and observing the time difference at noon on the following days of their journey, mariners could accurately calculate the distance they had travelled. This extraordinary achievement gave the navies of Great Britain an enormous advantage in the quest for trade and empire.

The clock became known as the "Grasshopper" due to the hopping action of the escapement mechanism, the action of the two inter-linked balances compensating for the motion of a ship. The Comitti movement is hand made from solid brass and plated in black nickel to achieve a very contemporary finish.

The dials have a black enamel finish and the time is indicated by silvered Breguet hands. The seconds are indicated by the scale above the clock face. The carbon fibre base with key drawer has a lacquered high gloss piano finish. The movement is protected by a crystal glass canopy.

Each clock is supplied with a copy of Dava Sobel`s book Longitude that reveals the story of John Harrison`s life.

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