About the Marine Chronometer Company

The Marine Chronometer Company is run by myself, Lorne Gifford and my son, Reuben. I am a professional subsea engineer in the development, operation and failure investigation of some of the deepest and most complex fossil fuel and renewable energy projects around the world; a job that takes me to some very unusual and environmentally hostile parts of our planet. Our aim with The Marine Chronometer Company is to make chronographs we love and can happily wear in the field, office or boardroom (or at school).

Reuben handles all marketing, social media, supply chain management and new product development activities, whilst I cover engineering, design and manufacture.  

Build and servicing is by Darek Lewicki.

Better known as Darius, master horologist Darek Lewicki has been repairing, servicing and building watches and clocks since studying horology at college.  He opened his first workshop in Olsztyn, Poland at the age of 24 and moved to London in 2004.  Darius is a great friend who owns and runs The Clock Gallery in Ealing, West London, and like all true artisans he's only satified with perfection and certainly can't be rushed.

http://clockgallerylondon.co.uk and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (best to phone 07542 513 984 rather than email though).

John Egerton of EGE Web Design Website design, construction and administration by John Egerton of EGE Web Design.

A fellow watch lover and excellent web designer, John is based in the village of Waringstown, in the heart of Northern Ireland’s beautiful countryside and not too far from where Game of Thrones is filmed.

John’s web business is at egewebdesign.co.uk or just click on the EGE logo at the bottom of the page.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for website enquiries.

Company logo by Britannia.  Over 2000 years old, but Britannia, the figurehead of the United Kingdom, still looks good. Her helmet is Corinthian, shield is Pict, the lion's from African and the trident is Roman, tri-dent being Latin for three-teeth, but the girl is all British. She looks good because the ratio of her shoulder height over hip height is 1:0.618, which is the closed-form solution to the Fibonacci ratio. Britannia embodies the notion of ideas and concepts from around the world being bought together into a single coherent unit. It was a philosophy that triggered the industrial revolution and propelled the world into the modern era.


Catch a wave, avoid the rocks, try not to swallow seawater and when you're done, lunch is the best fish & chips in the world.

The riskiest thing about surfing or sailing with a Marine Chronometer Company watch on your wrist?  In my case it's sunburn to the top of the head and ensuring the kids don't come home damaged.