In the 18 Century, the carpenter John Harrison developed on behalf of the British government a precision instrument for accurate determination of longitude at sea, the first marine chronometer.
These high-precision chronometers, gimbal mounted in wooden boxes where mainly built for the Navy in Hamburg, Kiel and Glashütte. They where used on many marine vessels until the invention of the quartz movement and are highly collectable items today.
As a tribute to the craft and to be able to enjoy looking at this classic design on the wrist, STEINHART has developed the series ""Marine Chronometer"".
Made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss Made Unitas 6498 mechanical movement.
The Steinhart Marine Chronometer II Arabic is made to the highest of Swiss standard. With full stainless steel that is satin brushed on the top and sides and high polished on the bezel. The XL sized crown is located at 3 O'clock. The domed sapphire crystal is anti-reflective coated on the inside. A beautiful engraved caseback. This watch is set to stand out from the crowd.
The Steinhart Marine Chronometer II Arabic comes with a padded alligator grained calf leather strap with deployant clasp.
Steinhart watches come with a 2 years Steinhart international warranty.
Maker: Steinhart Germany - Swiss Made
Movement: Swiss Unitas 6498 mechanical movement with Geneve stripes and blued screws
Dial: White with Arabic numbers and markers. Blued hands.
Case: Satin brushed stainless steel. Polished bezel.
Crown: Push-in XL crown
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with AR coating on the inside
Strap: Padded alligator grained calf leather strap with deployant clasp
Water resistance: 30m
Dimensions: 44mm in diameter, 52mm lug to lug, 14.2mm thick
Power Reserve: ~42 hours