Masterpieces by Winch Design and Thomas Mercer Awarded with the International Yachts And Aviation Awards

02.03.2021

Masterpieces by Winch Design and Thomas Mercer Awarded with the International Yachts And Aviation Awards

Masterpieces by Winch Design and Thomas Mercer Awarded with the International Yachts And Aviation Awards

Masterpieces by Winch Design and Thomas Mercer Awarded with the International Yachts And Aviation Awards

A new masterpiece, the Nautilus Stone, the result of the latest collaboration between Thomas Mercer and Winch Design, has won the Bespoke Cabinetry Award at the International Yacht and Aviation Awards!

Andrew Winch, founder and creative director of Winch Design said: “This second iteration of the Nautilus fills me with joy. It is not only testament to the integrity of Thomas Mercer’s vision and skill but it also exemplifies the ethos that good design is versatile and adaptive”.

As a reminder, the first version of Nautilus was made for superyachts from indigo bohemian crystal, a trademark of the world famous company Crystal Caviar.

The Nautilus is a horological sculpture fusing interior design and astronomical timekeeping. The word Nautilus derives from the Latin form of the original Ancient Greek: ναυτίλος (nautilos) which means sailor, a title fitting for this unique sculptural time piece, inspired by the ocean.

Andrew Winch and the design teams at Winch Design drew inspiration from the spiral of the Nautilus shell, owing to its elegant form which follows the golden ratio of the Fibonacci spiral. Quarter-circle arcs are inscribed with the Fibonacci integers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 and 21), and the curvature of the crystal spirals out from the intricate clock face inside. Nature in its purest form is reflected in the proportions of this exquisite time piece.

The streamlined yet physically imposing piece is the signature work of world-renowned Marmor Hotavlje. The mechanism of the Nautilus belongs to the exclusive family of astronomical movements, featuring a perpetual calendar which displays date of the month, month, leap year. It also indicates the equation of time, and other celestial coordinates such as the magnificent 3-D moon with moon age indicator.

Nautilus is a masterpiece based on the unique expertise of Winch Design.

Embodying their ethos of beauty, uniqueness and perfect proportion, the Nautilus transcends the boundaries of clockmaking, elevating itself to the class of horological sculpture.

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