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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Thomas Earnshaw|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||33 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||9.5 millimeters|
|Band Material||leather calfskin|
|Band length||Women's Standard|
|Band width||16 millimeters|
|Dial color||Mother of pearl|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
|Warranty type||Contact seller of record|
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.
Thomas Earnshaw is regarded as a pioneer in marine chronometers - timepieces accurate enough to hold a standard of time while at sea. His mechanical breakthrough gave sailors a long coveted tool: the ability to determine longitude with precision. With the knowledge of a standard time coupled with the celestial markings at hand (such as the sun at high noon), a sailor can use the difference in time as a determinant for longitude. Earnshaw's astute discovery and the accuracy of travel beckoned through marine chronometers inspires this regal collection.
Elegant and exquisite on the outside, the Swiss Made Longitude collection is adorned with a moon phase display as a tribute to the celestial navigation of the past. Built with solid marine grade stainless steel, these timepieces lay fastened to your wrist with a timeless genuine leather strap. Labeled with Roman numerals and a circular display for the day, this timepiece keeps you up to date with style. Not only mesmerizing, the Swiss Made quartz movement assures an accurate timepiece for years to come. Each Swiss Made Earnshaw timepiece is assembled by hand in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchatel nestled in the Jura mountain. While the spirit and tribute to Earnshaw's legacy remains utterly and proudly a tribute of England's scientific and timekeeping progress during the golden age of discovery and navigation, it is in Switzerland that the journey of this proud watch making house will now continue.
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.