In producing the Meteorite edition of the Beagle Swiss Made Automatic, the Earnshaw brand continues a journey of producing exceptional pieces for the public that utilize the best in watch making techniques and resources that are rarely seen outside the most storied of watch brands.
The Beagle collection is produced in tribute to HMS Beagle, that sailed with famed naturalist, historian and scientist Charles Darwin from 1831-1836.
It was the HMS Beagle that was navigated in part by Chronometer no. 509 produced by Thomas Earnshaw.
The Meteorite edition marries the same Beagle case but takes a piece of genuine Muonionalusta meteorite which is painstakingly carved and polished and assembled by hand in Switzerland. A see through cutaway portal gives a glimpse of the customized IT-10 24 jewel self-winding Swiss Made automatic movement also visible via the exhibition caseback.
With a scratch resistant sapphire crystal lens and marine grade stainless steel case – housing the mechanics, the Beagle is built to be enduring as a fitting home for a piece of natures’ own million year history.