Thursday, April 14, 2016

Leroy Marine Automatic Deck Chronometer

The automatic deck chronometer in the Marine line has been inspired by the famous deck chronometers used by sailors to check the time indicated by the on-board chronometer.

Appointed official watchmaker to the Naval Ministry in 1835, Leroy held this prestigious title (until it disappeared) for longer than any other company in this field. Supplying more than thirty royal, imperial and national navies, as well as many merchant and military fleets around the world, the company produced more than 2,200 chronometers of all types dedicated to precision time keeping at sea before the introduction of radio-controlled and computer clocks.
Available in pink (4N18) or white gold (18 carat) versions, all Deck-Watches Chronometers MARINE are individually numbered (case and dial) and delivered with their individual and official chronometer certificate delivered by the National Observatory of Besançon.
Technical details
Movement
L511
Diameter: 26.20 mm (11.5’’’)
Total thickness: 6.00 mm
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 36 Rubies
Power reserve: exceeding 42 hours
Variable inertia balance with gold regulating screws
Lever escapement in silicon with StruTech cutting (without lubrification)
Exclusive finishing «grainé-champlevé» on the bridges
Central rotor in 22 carat gold
Chronometer officially certified by the National Observatory of Besançon
Stamped with the «Tête de Vipère

Case
Available in pink (4N18) or white gold (18 carat)
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Total thickness of the watch: 12.30 mm
Water resistant to 100 meters (10atm)
Sapphire crystal on the top and on the back
Screwed crown

Dial
Engine-turned dial by hand, piece by piece
Blued steel or gold plated hands

Strap
Genuine alligator (also on the back), hand stitching
Traditional tongue buckle or double folder deployment buckle in gold (optional)

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