Inspired by John Harrison’s original Ships Chronometer, Bremont is building a B-1 Marine Clock as a tribute to this great man. Made entirely in England, the Bremont B-1 Marine Clock tells the local time as well as the time at your home. Furthermore it tells the time of a trip of up to 90 days, by days, hours and months.
In addition to the time, the Marine Clock has a lot of useful functions. It will also have a power reserve indicator on the dial, given that it has a power reserve of one month. It would be hell to remember when it needs to be wound without the indicator. The Bremont B-1 movement uses a classic English-lever escapement and a twin fusee housed in a water-resistant case with a diameter of 30cm.
The clock has multiple time zones: local time, home time, and Greenwich mean time. The home time dial is the smaller dial with Roman numerals, while the main time uses attractive Arabic numerals. The GMT time is told in traditional 24 hour format around the the large face of the clock just as you would find on a wrist watch. Last, the Marine Clock features a special chronograph mechanism that functions as a trip or voyage time counter. This features can measure, using hours as units, a trip time of up to 90 days. There is a double handed counter that goes up to 90 on the outside, for the days, and has a 24 hour scale on the side, for each hour of the day.
Each Bremont B-1 timepiece will be accompanied by hardware for wall mounting or table display, and finishes can also be customized to match a craft’s interior. The price will vary according to the requirement of every buyer. With the delivery expected for early January 2011, the Bremont B-1 Marine Clock is expected to cost somewhere around £40,000 ($64,750).