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One of the great scientists of the past, Charles Darwin had numerous important contributions to the field of biology. In one of the most notable sea journey ever, Darwin travelled aboard the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands where he found supporting evidence for one of the most important theories in biology today. With this pioneering spirit in mind, Earnshaw watchmakers have constructed a collection to timepieces in honor of one of history’s greatest scientific minds.
With the Earnshaw Darwin collection, Earnshaw watchmakers bring forth a collection of distinguished and audacious timepieces. Featuring a graceful, patterned leather strap and a sturdy stainless steel case, the highlight of the Darwin is the exposed dial face displaying the inner machinations of the movement. With a precise automatic movement, the Earnshaw Darwin aims to be a timepiece renown in its own right.
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.
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.
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Thomas Earnshaw|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||41 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 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|