The HMS Westminster was a powerful destroyer that served in the Royal Navy during the First and Second World Wars. A hardy ship, the Westminster had a role in many missions throughout both wars and was an important part of the Royal Navy fleet. With this illustrious history in mind, Earnshaw watchmakers honor the HMS Westminster with the Westminster collection, a line of timepieces constructed with grace and integrity.
Like its namesake, the Earnshaw Westminster ES-8041 Collection is dignified in appearance and sound in construction. With a supple patterned leather strap, the Westminster is a comfortable and fashionable wear. An intricate but clean case highlights a vintage dial face featuring a classic Roman numeral index and a second sub dial. The most striking feature of the Westminster 8041 Collection is it's skeleton face as well as its exposed case back giving a clear look at the mesmerizing workings of the collection’s automatic movement. With its exquisite appearance and multifunctional use, the Earnshaw Westminster is the perfect timepiece for any dress occasion or for everyday wear.
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.