When it comes to keeping time on your superyacht, there’s no beating the precision, accuracy and traditional style of a chronometer. Whether you prefer classic movements or high tech gadgetry, here’s our pick of the best to buy now.
Thomas Mercer Antarctic Endurance
Intrepid explorers need the finest of instruments so when the Royal Navy and Royal Marines were searching for a precise timekeeper for a challenging expedition who else to turn to but Thomas Mercer?
The Antarctic Endurance chronometer is a one-off piece created specifically for the Antarctic Endurance 2016 — a two year research programme and expedition which will retrace Shackleton's dangerous voyage on the James Caird. The chronometer has been specially adapted for heavy-sea navigation and re-introduces the use of "trawler suspension" to counteract the sudden and violent movements often felt far out at sea.
Housed in a smoked eucalyptus box and crafted from highly polished stainless steel, the chronometer is stylish yet durable with an eight-day power reserve, hand made dials and extra-white crystal glass.
The Thomas Mercer Antarctic Endurance chronometer is a unique piece, it will be released for sale upon its return from the expedition in March 2016 with price on request.