The Beaufort Open Heart Calendar Automatic is a fitting tribute to its namesake and inspiration - Sir Francis Beaufort, the famed hydrographer, scientist and officer of the Royal Navy.
As a timepiece the 8083 joins a long line of classically dressy timepieces from Earnshaw, with the spirit of true watchmaking at the very essence of their build and design.
Measuring a very wearable 43 mm diameter, the pillar side walls create a classic 18th century feel to this timepiece in shape and form.
The dial is a remarkable interplay of finishing, construction and function.
The design effortlessly offers a view of the day and month to the wearer via two large apertures that also commands over intricate movement underneath the logo at the 12 o’clock position.
A semi-opaque cutaway hints at the intricacy and layering of the movement –which is more visible – at the 6’oclock position.
This cutaway is an absorbing view into the watch with the visible flywheel and is a technical yet elegant statement to the watch.
Powered by a 29 Jewel – self-winding, customized, automatic movement visible through the exhibition caseback –
the Beaufort is a stunning, sophisticated yet practically useful timepiece that is a testament to the skilled watchmaking legacy of the Earnshaw brand.