Under the command of Captain Matthew Flinders, the HMS Investigator was a survey ship most celebrated as being the first ship to circumnavigate the continent of Australia.
The ship was built in Sunderland and launched initially in 1795, entering service with the Royal Navy in 1798.
It was on the Investigator that Flinders had made his epic and momentous journey around the Australian coastline from December 1801 to June 1803. That journey, sanctioned by the Admiralty was to study the plant and animal life of the new continent and to explore its coastline.
It was on the Investigator where Thomas Earnshaw’ Chronometer - E520 and E543 were on board – and were crucial in the navigation and mapping of the ship on this landmark journey.
COLLECTION: INVESTIGATOR MODEL: ES-0020-01 MOVEMENT: Swiss Made Quartz Chronograph with Date CASE: 316L Stainless Steel CASE DIAMETER (mm): 44 CASE THICKNESS (mm): 13.5 CASE SHAPE: Round CASE COLOUR: Stainless Steel DIAL COLOUR: Grey BAND: Genuine Leather Strap BAND COLOUR: Brown BUCKLE: Strap Buckle BAND WIDTH (mm): 20-18 WATER RESISTANCE: 5ATM WATCH WEIGHT (g): 100 WARRANTY: 2 Years International
Each THOMAS EARNSHAW timepiece is designed and manufactured to exceed the highest of standards. In order to ensure optimal performance and longevity from your timepiece, please review the simple guidelines for care and precautions of your new THOMAS EARNSHAW timepiece.
Your timepiece should be cleaned with a soft cloth and water only. Do not submerge your timepiece. Your timepiece should be rinsed clean and dried with a soft cloth after any saltwater use. In order to maintain the “new look” of metal bracelets, we recommend periodic cleanings of the bracelet. Dip a soft brush in warm soapy water and gently rub bracelet clean. We advise having your timepiece serviced every 18-24 months to ensure long use and trouble free operation.
While your THOMAS EARNSHAW timepiece has been designed and built to exacting specification, it is important to avoid the following conditions: extreme heat or cold, as well as prolonged periods of exposure to direct sunlight, exposure to wet conditions that exceed your timepiece’s water rating (see case back and chart). Never operate any of the function buttons or crown when timepiece is in contact with water.
Avoid exposure to strong magnetic fields or sources of static electricity as these may interrupt the mechanisms inside the watch. It is also important to avoid extreme shock or impact.