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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Thomas Earnshaw|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14 millimeters|
|Band Material||leather calfskin|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Movement||Automatic self wind|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Thomas Earnshaw timepieces pay homage to the famed watchmaker of the same name, Thomas Earnshaw. Thomas Earnshaw is commonly known as the father of the modern marine chronometer. Born on February 4, 1749 in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, he eventually came to work under the tutelage of William Hughes, a watchmaker in London. His improvements to the standard chronograph of his time were well-accepted and patented under Thomas Wright's name, as he was unable to afford the cost of registration. After recognition by Nevil Maskelyne, the astronomer royal, Earnshaw was encouraged to continue production of his excellent chronometers and was commissioned to become regulator at the new observatory at Armagh. His works allowed for constant progression of navigation and timekeeping standards, and many of his improvements have been used universally in marine chronometers since then. For this reason, Earnshaw is generally regarded as one of the greatest pioneers of chronometer development.
The Regency era was a period of the British Empire that lasted from the years 1795 to 1837. It was a period marked by aristocratic power and excess. However, it was also an innovative period in which distinctive forms of arts such as architecture, literature, and fashion emerged. With this innovative era in heart, Earnshaw watchmakers launch the Regency collection, a collection of timepieces marked by their dignified yet contemporary appearance.
The highlight of the Regency timepieces is the dial face featuring a balance wheel that provides an look into the inner machinations of the timepiece’s automatic movement, along with a dual time sub dial and an understated, highly legible index. Framing this elegant dial face is a sturdy classic stainless steel case and a supple genuine leather strap. Pairing precise timekeeping with an unbeatable presentation, the Regency timepieces are the perfect complements for any ensemble.
Born in Manchester, England in 1749, Thomas Earnshaw was celebrated for his work in refining and improving upon the marine chronometers of the era. It was these marine chronometers that became crucial to the journeys taken by the boats in the Royal Navy as they circled the globe during a golden era in English history of science and exploration. This emboldened spirit of discovery inspires these timepieces in both design and construction.