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Measurement of intervals of time.
[chrono- + G. metron, measure]
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While researching chronometers, Sobel studied Galileo's efforts to solve the problem of longitude and discovered a letter from his daughter, a cloistered nun of the Order of Poor Clares, asking him about repairing the convent clock.
Among the most reliable ever made, Ulysse Nardin's marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world.
On-board is a Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 self-winding high-performance movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute).
7, 10 and 22) An important device called the Longitude Chronometer is stolen by pirates in the series premiere of this adventure that centers on notorious pirate Blackbeard (John Malkovich), who rules over a rogue nation in the Bahamas.
No surprise: the specialised timing device showed that the watch had a running accuracy well within the chronometric parameters set by COSC, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.
This exceptional and rare platinum chronometer wristwatch has visible one-minute tourbillion regulator, constant force remontoir with dead-seconds and a 42-hour power-reserve indicator.
The Airwolf is equipped with Breitling Caliber 78 and is officially chronometer-certified by the COSC - the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.
Breitling is the only major watch brand in the world to submit the entire range of its production to the extremely rigorous tests performed by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
5") book contains the engrossing story of John Harrison's (1693-1776) 40-year obsession with the "the longitude problem" which resulted in what is known today as the chronometer, a tool that finally made accurate ocean navigation possible.
Additionally, understanding the thermal retention of He in apatite led to birth of U-Th-He dating and the blossoming of a new low temperature chronometer.
The explorers had a good chronometer, but researcher Robert E.
Dock View Road, for instance, was once the site of chronometer makers Blair and Co, Cardiff Asbestos and Belting, the Dolphin and Royal restaurants, and Culleys' hotel and restaurant, which became the Chain Locker.