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The Earnshaw Beaufort is housed in a steel case with a yellow gold IP plating for that extra luxurious look. The watch is also relatively affordable at under $300 USD with some neat details and decent finishing. The diameter comes in at 43MM while the coin edged breguet style case is 15.5 thick for a nice presence when on wrist. The case itself is water resistant to 5ATM and features a signed pull/push crown with a self winding position and a timeset. A rather circular shape is a nod to traditional swiss watchmaking with the thin short 22MM lugs protruding from the case. As this is an affordable watch, hardened AR coated mineral crystal is used on the front and back of this timepiece.
This blue guilloche dial is quite stunning to look at, especially in true daylight. A nice blend of open heart mechanics and classic roman numerals with breguet style gold tone hands help as well. A nice touch is the double EE logo on the counter balance of the smooth seconds sweeping hand. It is a rather simple movement featuring a 24 hr subdial and your time only. The subdial can be manipulated with a pusher located at the 2:00 position.
Earnshaw incorporates a automatic self winding movement from Huangzhou. This movement features a 38 hour power reserve, 22 jewels, and a decent accuracy on my example of around +9 seconds a day. The only letdown is the absence of a hacking feature. The movement is displayed both through the front and back of the watch for some visual excitement and a more high end look.
TE always has nice genuine leather straps with their signature E style buckle. The strap is embossed and is 22MM tapering to 20MM. The buckle
is plated as well to match the case color. No break-in period is honestly necessary for these straps and they are comfy out of the box.
This is not a luxury timepiece and was never intended to be. I would consider this to be a great well made affordable alternative to really high end Haute Horology brands such as Breguet, Vacheron, Patek, ect. It is indeed well worth the money asked and especially a value proposition if you use the code WA30 for that 30% off full price. I look forward to reviewing more timepieces from the Earnshaw brand in the future and am excited to see what else they have to offer.