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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 Earnshaw Longcase Collection pays homage to the popular Longcase, or Grandfather, clocks of the past. With their commanding presence and their grand appearance, Longcase clocks were known for their ornate cases and faces. Besides their decorous appearance, Longcase clocks also served as the most precise timekeeping method until the early 20th century. With the unbeatable function and style of their predecessors in mind, the Earnshaw Longcase Collection aims to emulate the best qualities of the Longcase clocks of the past in a new package.
Featuring a supple and patterned genuine leather strap, the Earnshaw Longcase timepieces are built to last and impress at the same time. A solid stainless steel case, while simple in design, highlights the most unique feature of the Longcase timepieces, the elegant dial face. Encircled by a large and clean index, the dial face features an exposed movement, a distinct and exquisite enhancement to the timepiece. Powered by a self winding automatic movement, the Longcase is a stylish and accurate addition to any wardrobe.
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.
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Thomas Earnshaw|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||48 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||16 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|