Richard Stenning is known internationally as the public face of Charles Frodsham & Co., now more than ever since the recent and much heralded launch of the firm’s double-impulse chronometer escapement wristwatch. During its development, he also oversaw the firm’s creation of two John Harrison replicas; H3 and H4, the completion of the Burgess ‘B’ regulator, and a silver presentation carriage clock for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Richard joined Philip Whyte, his business partner in Frodshams, back in the mid-1990s, having been lured away from Sotheby’s Clock & Watch dept, where for seven years he circulated between London, Geneva and New York—consolidating a remarkable knowledge of the market, and developing a range of clients and contacts. Prior to this, he gained significant bench experience working on clock and automata restoration, building on the foundation of training at Hackney College in the mid-1980s, and a prizewinning performance in the BHI exams.
Richard is a Council member of the Antiquarian Horological Society, a Court Assistant to the Clockmakers’ Company, and advises a range of clients and museums on their horological collections.