chronometer


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an accurate clock (especially used in navigation)

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But if you only have two chronometers, how can you tell which has gone wrong?
Ask them that if two chronometers ain't better than one, then how can two thousand be better than one?
You said, 'Yes, sure'; and right away knew more about it than him when you wouldn't stand for buying three chronometers.
That Nicholl is not a man," exclaimed Michel; "he is a chronometer with seconds, an escape, and eight holes.
And friend Murchison, with his chronometer in hand, his eye fixed on the needle, his finger on the electric apparatus, is counting the seconds preparatory to launching us into interplanetary space.
Barbicane quickly put out the gas and lay down by his companions, and the profound silence was only broken by the ticking of the chronometer marking the seconds.
Her manner was so straightforward and honest that I could not bring myself to believe in her duplicity; yet--Thinking to surprise her into a betrayal of her guilt, I blurted out: "The chronometer and sextant were both destroyed last night; there is a traitor among us.
Some are known to you, such as the thermometer, which gives the internal temperature of the Nautilus; the barometer, which indicates the weight of the air and foretells the changes of the weather; the hygrometer, which marks the dryness of the atmosphere; the storm-glass, the contents of which, by decomposing, announce the approach of tempests; the compass, which guides my course; the sextant, which shows the latitude by the altitude of the sun; chronometers, by which I calculate the longitude; and glasses for day and night, which I use to examine the points of the horizon, when the Nautilus rises to the surface of the waves.
Now look at this clock; it is electrical, and goes with a regularity that defies the best chronometers.
The instruments provided for the journey consisted of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.
The silence was profound; but it seemed full of noiseless phantoms, of things sorrowful, shadowy, and mute, in whose invisible presence the firm, pulsating beat of the two ship's chronometers ticking off steadily the seconds of Greenwich Time seemed to me a protection and a relief.
And then again there was a silence, the feeble plash of water, the steady tick of chronometers.
Equipped with OMEGA's revolutionary Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8900, a high standard of quality that is perfectly suited to a player unrivalled accuracy.
Ulysse Nardin, a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, is releasing the Marine Torpilleur Military edition, a chronometer for a whole new generation of adventurer.
The Laureato 42 mm--shown here in steel but also available in pink gold or in a combo of titanium and pink gold, either on a matching metal bracelet or an alligator leather strap--shares the 1975 original's retro styling, although it differs from its predecessor in one key area: Unlike the quartz chronometer movement of that model, the contemporary version runs on the G P01800 self-winding movement, designed, produced, assembled, and adjusted completely in-house.