Shepherd Watch

Regular price £500.00 Sale

Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich, this watch design is based on the world famous 24 hour Shepherd clock. The Original slave dial is located at the gates of the Royal Observatory and Meridian line; it was the first clock to show Greenwich mean time (GMT) directly to the public.

The world famous Shepherd master clock was the heart of Britain's time system. Its time was promptly sent by telegraph wires to London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast and many other cities and by 1866, time signals were sent to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts via the new transatlantic submarine cable.

The minute and seconds hands are conventional but the hour hand goes round the dial once in twenty-four hours. Thus, at midday the minute hand points to the top, but the hour hand points to the bottom.

The dial is white with black hour markings in Roman numerals, minutes marked in analogue.  Hands are also black.  The dial is set in a black stainless steel bezel with black crown.

Self winding automatic mechanical movement.

Central 12/24 hour and minute hands.

Small seconds hand at 12/24 o'clock.

Power reserve when fully wound 45 hours.

Saphire coated mineral crystal face.

Caseback window is mineral glass.

Italian leather watch strap.

Also in the wooden presentation box, silicon black strap, Nylon strap, Watch cloth and operating instructions.

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