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A Celebration of Captain Cook

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Born just thirty miles from Whitby, a certain James Cook moved to Staithes at the age of 16 to work as a grocer’s apprentice and where he got his love of the sea and adventure. To this day Captain Cook remains synonymous with Whitby Town and the two will always go together, for without Whitby, there may never have been a Captain Cook.

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of his Endeavour expedition, BALL Watch Company is proud to reveal the Trainmaster Endeavour Chronometer.

A chronometer 3-hand timepiece with a date display, which design has fully been inspired by Captain Cook’s “Harrison Chronometer Nr. 4”, a timekeeper that he carried with him on his other expeditions to determine his position.

To make it absolutely unique, James Cook’s signature has been appended on the dial and complements the BALL sign above. The sleek blue hands and the thin RR at the tip of the second hand add some elegance to the piece.

The combination of Narrow Roman numbers and delicate Arabic numbers cannot hide its vintage heritage.



Event Tickets Captain Cook

To celebrate the launch of this fabulous timepiece and in association with Jura Watches, Ball Watches and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, W Hamond are hosting a special event and dinner at Albert's Eatery in their Museum of Whitby Jet on Thursday 5th September from 4:30pm

Whether you have a love of all things nautical, an interest in the adventures of Captain Cook, a passion for Whitby and fine food, and of course fine watches, this special event experience has it all.

Starting with a guided tour of the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, followed by a sumptuous 3-course meal served in the fabulous setting of Albert's Eatery in Wesley Hall, this prestigious and exclusive event will also include talks on the new Captain Cook inspired timepiece by Ball Watches and a fascinating insight into the man himself.

The full event itinerary includes;
4:30pm - Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby guided tour
6:00pm - Drinks reception at Albert's Eatery, Whitby
6:30pm – Presentation of the "Trainmaster Endeavour Chronometer" by Nick Wiseman of Ball Watch Company.
6:45pm - A specially prepared 3-course meal
7:45pm - "The Life and adventures of Captain Cook" presented by Dr. Sophie Forgan from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum