MADE CIRCA: 1728
MATERIAL: 22ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Verge Movement
CASE DIAMETER: 48mm
- English astronomer James Bradley uses stellar aberration (first observed in 1725) to calculate the speed of light, and observes nutation of the Earth's axis.
- Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of King George II of Great Britain, arrives in Britain for the first time, aged 21.
- Captain James Cook FRS, British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy is born.