The Chelsea Pilot Limited Edition Ship's Bell Clock echoes the beauty and majesty of our famed Mariner clock and is suitable for wall display. This magnificent nautically-inspired timepiece features all of the distinctive qualities of its mantle counterpart, including our exclusive handcrafted chiming Ship’s Bell mechanism.
This distinctive Chelsea Pilot Clock is a handcrafted timepiece signaling the passing of time with gentle, rich-sounding chimes – eight bells at 4, 8 and 12 o’clock to mark the end of a mariner’s four-hour watch, with one bell the first half-hour after, plus one additional bell with each subsequent half-hour.
Behind its classic, hand-silvered dial, 364 precision brass parts – many plated with gold – and 11 jewel movements, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come.
The Chelsea Pilot is intended for wall or plaque mounting, and is perfect for your seaside retreat, bridge, or salon onboard a vessel. If you prefer a tabletop mount, the Chelsea Mariner is available.
Please note: This Chelsea Pilot Limited Edition Ship's Bell Clock may require additional time to produce - please inquire if time is of the essence.
Ship's Bell Story
Mariners have used a unique bell code to tell time at sea for hundreds of years. The code is based on the crew's typical workday routine while the vessel is under way. A ship at sea requires constant attention throughout the day's twenty-four hours. The day is therefore divided into six four-hour periods, each called a "watch." Similarly, the crew is segmented into three divisions. Division members then stand their individually assigned duties on two watches per day, with eight hours off duty between watches. To rotate each division's watch times, the Evening Watch is periodically divided into two watches. These are called Dog Watches because they "dog" the watch schedule for all divisions ahead by one watch period.
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