Latest design is based on watch Darwin wore on his historic travels.

British watchmaker Dent has added a steel chronograph wristwatch to its 2012 line up.

The Ministry Evolution, which uses the Dent Calibre 301 automatic movement, is based on Dent’s Chronometer number 633, which was reportedly taken aboard the HMS Beagle in 1831 by Charles Darwin on his voyages around the world that lead to his ground breaking publication The Origin of the Species.


The 43mm-cased watch features a silver dial with Roman numerals, hour, minute, seconds, 30 minute & 12 hour recorder and date. It is water resistant to 100 meters.

Dent is launching the wristwatch with a recommended retail price of £4950.