The Investigator 2 Chronograph is an update on an earlier version of the Investigator which became one of the most iconic timepieces in the collection.
While the 43mm in diameter trench like case remains almost identical, subtle updates pronounce this watch as a new and worthwhile renovation of the original.
The trench case design first appeared during World War I when pocket watches were refashioned to sit on the wrist rather than in the pocket. To do this, original pocket watches had extra lugs welded to allow leather straps to fit through them and to strap on to the wearer for a more practical fit.
With a gently domed mineral crystal lens with sapphire coating, the watch houses a precise Japanese chronograph movement with a dual sub-dial layout in a contrasting colour and vintage-like font used to demarcate each readout.
The dial itself has been carefully and precisely designed featuring a right hand side etched geometric matrix pattern and a cleaner finish on the left hand side of the dial. With a contrasting colour minute track the overall outlook is that of depth, volume and interest.
Breguet hands match the brushed finished applied roman numerals at the hour to complete the watch perfectly.
The piston-like pushers and the vintage pumpkin style crown echo the pocket watch origins in design of the Investigator.
With a snug fit, the watch hugs the wrist courtesy of a supple genuine leather strap that affixes via the signature “E” buckle developed exclusively for Earnshaw.
COLLECTION: Investigator Chronograph MODEL: ES-8090-03 MOVEMENT: Japan Quartz Chronograph with Date CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CASE DIAMETER (mm): 43 CASE THICKNESS (mm): 12.5 CASE SHAPE: Round CASE COLOUR: Ionic Plating - Gold DIAL COLOUR: Black BAND: Genuine Leather Strap BAND COLOUR: Black BUCKLE: Strap Buckle BAND WIDTH (mm): 20-18 WATER RESISTANCE: 5 ATM 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.