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LONDON, July 30th 2012 – on the very day that the world’s eyes are focused on GreatBritain for the Olympic Games, Thomas Mercer reveals exciting news about its relaunch.

Back in February this year, this legendary British brand and leading name in the history ofmarine chronometers announced its return with a new generation of timepieces. In AprilThomas Mercer released the new calibre TM0801, perpetuating its 130-year-old reputationfor innovation, expertise and craftsmanship.

September will see another dawn of excellence with the arrival of a stunning new marinechronometer specifically designed for Thomas Mercer by the world-renowned superyachtdesigner, Andrew Winch.

Founded in 1986, Andrew Winch Designs are recognized for creating some of the mostbeautiful and unique yachts in the world. Attention to detail is vital to the integrity andsuccess of their designs, and they work with the finest craftsmen all over the world tocreate the most beautiful and individual of pieces.

Andrew Winch Designs Creative Director, Andrew Winch says:
It is an honor to becreating the Thomas Mercer Chronometer. We design yachts that cruise and travel to thefurthest coasts of the sea – navigated by Thomas Mercer chronometers. Marine clockshave been the key technology for marine navigation and Thomas Mercer leads the fieldwith their exquisite timepieces.
This exciting collaboration brings the style and beauty of a Winch design, combined withthe precision and expertise of Thomas Mercer. I hope that they will grace manyyachtsmen’s studies in the future.

The partnership of Thomas Mercer and Andrew Winch Designs is far more than just themeeting of two illustrious British names: the fusion of Thomas Mercer’s brand leadershipand heritage with the extraordinary and fabulous creativity of Andrew Winch Designs is setto write a new page in the history of the timepiece that enabled adventurers to explore andmap the World. While continuing the tradition of engineering and design excellence, themarine chronometer is now evolving into a revolutionary design object desired andanticipated by the owners of the world’s finest yachts.

Thomas Mercer CEO Alessandro Quintavalle says:
We are very proud to announce thereturn of Thomas Mercer and we believe the partnership with Andrew Winch Designs willbe key to the success of the re-launch of our brand. Mercer chronometers have alwaysbeen associated with excellence in marine timekeeping and now the creative genius ofAndrew Winch will make them incomparable - utterly unique.
Great excitement surrounds the expectation of works of modern design that speak to thefuture and will be as individual as their owners. “It is only a matter of time”.

About Andrew Winch Designs


Andrew Winch Designs is an award winning British based design studio, founded in 1986 by the designerAndrew Winch. Their diverse portfolio encompasses yachts, aviation and architecture, each of their projectsis entirely unique, reflecting the client’s tastes and lifestyle. What underpins all of their work is quality,attention to detail and the enthusiasm of their team. Working with the leading shipyards and completioncentres all over the world, Andrew Winch Designs are recognized internationally for their exquisite designs.

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About Thomas Mercer
Thomas Mercer is a British based company founded in 1858 by Thomas Mercer, a chronometer maker inClerkenwell Road, London, who moved the company to St Albans in 1874. To be remembered, the mostawarded Thomas Mercer No.8306, chronometer winner of the 1911 Greenwich Trials and honoured to berequested by the Admiralty. In 2012 Thomas Mercer is back with a new generation of Marine chronometerswhere Design, Innovation, Engineering Excellence, 30+ years of management team expertise and a fifthgeneration of the Mercer family on the board are the key to the future success of this brand and itsexceptional timepieces.

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