This distinctive, handcrafted timepiece signals 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 an 11-jewel movement, all of which are made in Chelsea, Massachusetts, ensure accuracy in time and enduring quality for years to come. Since the first patented Ship’s Bell left our factory in 1900, it has been held as the standard by which all other Chelsea clocks are measured.
Official United States Navy Timepiece
This special-edition timepiece bears the official insignia of the US Navy. Custom made by skilled artisans and hand-applied by master clockmakers, each insignia medallion is crafted from solid brass, brilliantly colored with hard enamel and polished to a smooth, satin finish. A signed certificate of authenticity verifying the year and details of the creation of this US Navy timepiece is available upon request.