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Steinhart Marine Chronometer II. NWW 1323
  • TypeModern
  • BandLeather Strap
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionMint
  • MovementHand Winding
 

Steinhart Marine Chronometer II 

Used but mint condition Steinhart Marine Chronometer II with Arabic numerals. Originally purchased in December 2011 and comes complete with box and papers. 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, which became the first marine chronometer. These high-precision chronometers, gimbal mounted in wooden boxes where mainly used on many marine vessels toe ensure safe navigation around the globe 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" The case is a large case made of stainless steel with a brushed finish and polished steel fixed bezel. It has a screw on case back with glass inset displaying the decorated movement. The crystal is domed scratch resistant sapphire which is double anti reflective coated. The dial is white with black Roman numeral indices with blued steel hands. It has a sub second at the 6 position, and all of the looks and characteristics are that of the early marine chronometers.The crown is a diamond type crown and a non screwing snap crwon. The movement is a Swiss made 17 jewel Unitas 6498 hand winding movement which is decorated with Geneva stripes, gold plated plate and blued screws. the Unitas movement is renowned throughout the matchmaking industry as durable, robust and for its accuracy. The water resistance is 3 ATM which is splash proof. Dimensions are as follows: Dimensions are as follows. Width is 44mm, excluding the crown, 49 mm including the crown, lug to lug is 52 mm, and thickness is 14 mm

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