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Arnold & Son

Catalogue 2016 / 2017


Content
INTRODUCTION ............................................................. 3 Eight-Day Royal Navy .................................................. 106
HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon ..................... 114
HISTORY .......................................................................... 4 HM Perpetual Moon .................................................... 120
John Arnold ................................................................ 6 HMS1 .......................................................................... 1 32
At the court of King George III ....................................... 8 HMS1 Royal Blue ............................................................... 142
To the “applause of his fellow-citizens” ............................ 10 HM Dragon & Fenghuang ............................................. 144
Arnold and Breguet ........................................................... 12 HM Koi ........................................................................ 146
Napoleon's astronomical clock ....................................... 14 HM Flower .................................................................. 148
History timeline ......................................................... 16 HMS Lady ................................................................... 1 54

MANUFACTURE ............................................................. 20 INSTRUMENT COLLECTION .................................... 158


DTE .................................................................................... 164
MÉTIERS D’ART ............................................................. 26 DBG .................................................................................... 172
UTTE ................................................................................. 178
ARNOLD & SON COLLECTIONS ............................... 32 UTTE Skeleton ............................................................. 190
Time Pyramid .................................................................... 196
ROYAL COLLECTION ................................................ 36 DSTB .................................................................................. 206
Nebula ......................................................................... 42 Golden Wheel .................................................................... 216
Constant Force Tourbillon ............................................ 50 CTB .................................................................................... 222
TB88 ........................................................................... 56 TBR .................................................................................... 230
TBTE ........................................................................... 66 TB Dragon ................................................................... 2 36
TES ............................................................................. 72 Sir John Franklin Set ........................................................ 240
TE8 ............................................................................. 80
TE8 Métiers d’Arts I & II .............................................. 88 CALIBRES OVERVIEW .............................................. 2 46
TEC1 ........................................................................... 96

CONTENT 1
Dear reader,
Arnold & Son continues to pay tribute to the achievements style, and has been extended to include several new mod-
of John Arnold and his son by launching three new man- els. It was inspired by and pays tribute to the timepieces
ufacture movements in 2016. To date Arnold & Son has made by John Arnold for King George III and members of
developed no less than twenty-one different manufacture the royal court.
movements, boasting innovative and patented complica-
tions such as different kinds of tourbillons, two true beat The Instrument Collection, on the other hand, was inspired
seconds mechanisms and a remarkable constant force by the timepieces developed when John Arnold and his son
device. Roger focused on chronometry and helped solve the prob-
lem of determining longitude at sea. So successful were
In retrospect, it is clear that John Arnold was one of the they that Arnold & Son became principal suppliers of ma-
greatest watchmakers who ever lived and that he, together rine chronometers to the British Royal Navy.
with Abraham-Louis Breguet, largely invented the modern
mechanical watch. From the outset, the brand combined All these achievements are reflected in our unending
traditional watchmaking skills with innovative flair. Today, quest to create exceptional timepieces that are true to the
our watchmakers uphold that heritage, creating complicat- brand’s heritage and meet the needs and expectations of
ed, original movements with state-of-the-art technologies discerning watch lovers the world over.
and materials to produce exquisitely crafted timepieces.
For this reason we are delighted to welcome you to the
Based on the history of Arnold & Son our range is divided world of Arnold & Son and proudly invite you to browse this
into two distinct segments: the Royal Collection and the latest edition of our annual catalogue.
Philippe Boven Instrument Collection. The Royal Collection is a reflection
Arnold & Son SA of elegance and sophistication in the inimitable English

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H I S T O R Y
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© T he Trustees of the British Museum © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK © Christies Bridgeman Giraudon

John Arnold John Arnold, half-quarter repeater, gold John Arnold, pocket chronometer, John Roger Arnold, spring detent pocket chronometer,
and enamel cased cylinder pocket watch, No. 1/36, London, 1778 No. 1818, London, 1801
No. 253, London, 1775
John Arnold John Arnold was born in Cornwall in 1736. His father was
a watchmaker and his uncle a gunsmith, which probably inventive watchmakers of his day and held patents for a This is a story worth telling. Starting with this catalogue,
A finger on the pulse explains his early interest in precision engineering and detent escapement, bimetallic balance, helical balance we shall look at some of the achievements that assured
metalwork. A talented craftsman and scholar, he left spring and overcoil balance spring. Arnold’s No. 36 was John Arnold and his son of their place in watchmaking
of his time England for the Netherlands at the age of 19 after the first timepiece to be called a chronometer, a term history. Following with the stories, we shall read how
completing his apprenticeship to hone his watchmaking reserved for unusually precise watches to this day. his timepieces accompanied famous explorers on their
skills. He returned two years later speaking excellent   voyages of discovery, helped the East India Company
German, which stood him in good stead later at the court Arnold also played a central role in the events of his day. establish its empire and how Napoleon Bonaparte himself
of King George III, and had established himself as a watch­- Along with other watchmakers, he addressed the problem of presented an Arnold clock to the Observatory of Milan
maker of repute in London’s Strand by his mid-twenties. determining longitude, and won several grants and awards in 1802.
  offered by the British Parliament. He enjoyed such respect  
After Arnold presented the smallest repeating watch in his profession that he became a close friend of Abraham- For more about Arnold and his son, a complete col­
ever made to King George III and to the court, he rapidly Louis Breguet. They exchanged ideas and even entrusted lection of these stories can be found on our website at
acquired a wealthy clientele. He was one of the most their sons to each other for their apprenticeships. www.arnoldandson.com.

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At the court of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, who died in 1714, left no
Protestant heir apparent to the throne, as stipulated in
exceptional timepiece. The meeting was a great success,
as documented by this account:
ing minute repeaters and calendar watches, and a clientele
of rich European aristocrats thronged to his workshop on
King George III the English Act of Settlement of 1701. As a result, advisers   St. James’s Street in London. He employed the city’s best
resorted to the Queen’s family tree and George, prince- “Arnold is also celebrated for the manufacture of the craftspeople: James and Mary Reasey of Soho supplied
elector of Hanover, succeeded her as monarch. smallest repeating-watch ever known; it was made for his sumptuously decorated watch cases of enamel and gold
  majesty George III, to whom it was presented on his birth- guilloché, and James Drury of Islington made him gongs in
George I and his wife spoke only German. Their son, George day, the 4th of June 1764. Although less than six-tenths of the best alloys for his repeating watches.
Augustus, who became George II of Great Britain in 1727, an inch in diameter, it was perfect in all its parts, repeated  
was raised and married in Germany. In other words, when the hours, quarters and half-quarters, and contained the Despite this success, John Arnold was not content to manu-
he died in 1760 and his grandson, George III, ascended first ruby cylinder ever made. […] The king was so much facture beautiful watches alone. Encouraged by George III
the throne, German was the chief language spoken at the pleased with this rare specimen of mechanical skill, that himself, he set about solving the problem of calculating
English court. he presented Mr. Arnold with 500 guineas; and the em­- longitude using a chronometer and, from 1770 onwards,
  per­or of Russia afterwards offered Mr. Arnold 1000 guin- dedicated himself to this task entirely.
George III, no doubt aware that a monarch should respect eas for a duplicate of it, which he declined.” (1)
the customs of his country, began to learn English. Never-  
theless, in 1761 he married Duchess Charlotte of Mecklen- The ruby cylinder found in this repeating watch was so
burg-Strelitz, who had been born and spent her life in remarkable that the King, himself a connoisseur of horol-
Germany. ogy, asked Arnold to make him another so that he could
  admire it.
Fortunately, John Arnold spoke German, a skill acquired  
when he moved to the Netherlands for two years at the After this favourable reception, John Arnold’s career took
age of 19. It certainly helped him in 1764, when he was off. He was renowned for his complicated watches, includ- (1) Religious Tract Society (Great Britain), The Visitor or Monthly
King George III summoned to meet the King and present him with an Instructor (London, 1847)

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To the “applause of John Arnold rapidly established a reputation for out-
standing mechanical expertise and was the first watch-
Arnold’s chronometers were used by some of the great-
est explorers and navigators of his time on their epic
his fellow-citizens” maker to produce a jewelled ruby cylinder escapement. voyages. His regulators and their continual refinement
He showcased this in an exceptionally small half-quar- bear witness to the colossal progress of science and
ter repeating watch mounted in a ring, which he offered astronomy across Europe.
to King George III. His growing fame attracted an afflu-  
ent clientele. He could easily have lived comfortably, Arnold was also heir to a series of exceptional English watch-
making exquisite repeating watches and calendar watch- makers, each of whom advanced the art of watchmaking in
es. But John Arnold was relentlessly driven by the great- his own way: George Graham, Thomas Tompion, Thomas
est watchmaking challenge of his age: to build a timepiece Mudge and John Harrison. Arnold, however, was the first to
that would enable ships to navigate safely, transform usher watchmaking into the modern era by designing high-
science and roll back the boundaries in astronomy. That precision, reliable watches that were also relatively easy to
challenge was precision, and Arnold made it his passion. manufacture. In its report on Arnold’s pocket chronometer
  No. 2 in 1780, the Board of Longitude had this to say:
Between 1770 and 1790, he painstakingly refined the art
of watchmaking, introducing decisive improvements that “So far as this watch has been tried, it must be acknowledged
heralded the arrival of chronometry. It is to him we owe a by all, that it is superior to every one that had been made
series of trailblazing inventions that included a detent before it. Nothing therefore seems to remain but for … Mr.
escapement, a helical balance spring, terminal curves Arnold … to make other watches … to entitle him to the
that make the helical balance spring isochronous, the second reward offered by Parliament for improvements in
© The Trustees of the British Museum first-ever use of gold for balance springs, and a range of this branch of mechanics, and also to the universal appro-
bimetallic balances that offset errors caused by temper- bation and applause of his fellow-citizens.” (2)
John Arnold, marine chronometer No. 12, ature fluctuations.
London, 1778–1779 (2) The Monthly Review or Literary Journal, vol. 58 (London, 1780)

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Arnold and Breguet Abraham-Louis Breguet left his native Switzerland for
Paris at the age of 15 to pursue his dream of becoming a
So deep was their mutual respect that they entrusted the
training of their sons to each other, John Roger spending
as a present to John Arnold’s son in 1808, is a highlight of
the British Museum’s collection in London, and bears the
A tale of two watchmakers watchmaker. Unlike Arnold, whose only real teacher had two years as an apprentice in Paris and Breguet’s son, following inscription on a tiny plate in the movement:
been his father, Breguet was trained by two watchmak- Antoine-Louis, doing his training in London under Arnold.
ers who were exceptional in their own right: Ferdinand The friendship between the two never waned. In 1789, « 1ER REGULATEUR A TOURBILLON DE BREGUET RÉUNI A UN DES
Berthoud and Jean-Antoine Lépine. Breguet went to London to visit Arnold. He wrote to his PREMIERS OUVRAGES D’ARNOLD. HOMMAGE DE BREGUET, A LA
  partner, Xavier Gide, telling him how much he enjoyed his MÉMOIRE RÉVÉRÉE D’ARNOLD, OFFERT A SON FILS AN 1808 » –
When Breguet arrived in Paris in 1775 he, like Arnold in discussions with the inventor of the helical balance spring. “The first tourbillon regulator by Breguet incorporated in
London, quickly attracted a wealthy clientele from all over They even exchanged trade secrets, as this letter from one of the first works of Arnold. Breguet’s homage to the re-
Europe. His success was due mainly to his self-winding Arnold’s son, John Roger, to Breguet in 1796 reveals: vered memory of Arnold. Presented to his son in 1808.” (5)
“perpetual” watches. One of his first customers was the
King’s cousin, the Duke of Orléans, a great connoisseur of “If you want to make the metal for expansion you must take
horology and friend of John Arnold. It was he who arranged two parts of silver and one of zinc. Melt the silver thoroughly,
for the two great inventors to meet: and when it is melted add the zinc and don’t forget to stir it
  with a stick. As to the hair-springs, it has been found that
“The Duke of Orléans had given Arnold a watch designed platinum is not satisfactory; there are impurities in it and
by Breguet. Arnold was so stunned by its perfection that it often breaks. Nowadays, only hair-springs made of gold
he made the spontaneous decision to travel to Paris to are used.” (4)
© The Trustees of the British Museum © The Trustees of the British Museum
see the craftsman who had created it. Arnold arrived in  
Paris, where he received a fitting welcome from our John Arnold’s death in 1799 affected Breguet profoundly. (3) Breguet, Emmanuel, Breguet: Watchmakers since 1775
famous watchmaker. The art of watchmaking became all As a sign of his esteem, Breguet modified one of Arnold’s [English trans. of Breguet: Horloger depuis 1775],
John Arnold and A.-L. Breguet, silver cased chrono­ ed. Alain de Gourcuff (Paris, 1997)
meter with tourbillon and spring-detent escapement, the richer for this relationship between two men whose pocket chronometers by adding the first tourbillon escape- (4) Le Globe, Journal littéraire, vol. 3/1 (Paris, 24 December 1825)
London, England, 1774 and Paris, France, 1808 meeting could be described as destiny.” (3) ment ever designed. Today, this exceptional watch, given (5) Mercer, Vaudrey, John Arnold & Son, supplement (London, 1975)

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Napoleon’s astronomical Napoleon Bonaparte's first Italian campaign is cited in mili-
tary field manuals as a model illustration of the art of suc-
He proceeded to study geometry, algebra, differential and
integral arithmetic and finally astronomy, thanks to the re-
in order to convince you of my estimation and of the high
regard in which I hold you. Finally, I must thank you; your
clock cessful warfare. nowned Parisian astronomer Jérôme De La Lande. letter will perhaps permit me to remedy one of the evils of
war, and to protect men as honourable as the scholars of
In less than a year, between 1796 and 1797, and aged just He subsequently set up a fully equipped observatory at his Verona."
28, the illustrious general commanded a small, well-disci- home in Verona. He became president of the Italian As-
plined army that used diversionary tactics to conquer Italy tronomy Society and published numerous works, including The general kept his promises: 10,000 francs were sent to
and defeat the Austrians. The victories at Castiglione, Ar- a treatise on elementary astronomy that was destined to the Society of Verona, Cagnoli was introduced at the Ob-
cole and Rivoli continue to echo through the streets of Paris. popularize the discipline among his fellow citizens. Until, servatory of Milan, his instruments were replaced and he
that is, the fateful day in 1797, when Bonaparte's cannons was appointed professor in Modena. In the words of De La
The wars spared neither civilians nor buildings, both public demolished the tools of his trade. Lande:
and private. In Verona, a beautiful house was severely dam- "General Bonaparte did not stop at this; he wished to donate
aged during Napoleon's campaign. It belonged to Antoine Although he did not really expect a response, his friend De a clock to the Observatory of Milan which was more sophis-
Cagnoli. Antoine Cagnoli was a remarkable character. An La Lande sent a letter to Bonaparte in person, explaining ticated than the existing instruments. His aides wrote to
extremely gifted scholar, he initially seemed destined for a the facts. To his great surprise, the general answered him: London for one of Arnold's clocks, with pivots which rotated
diplomatic career. However, in 1780, when passing through "I gave the requisite orders as soon as I received your let- on rubies, anchor escapements encrusted with diamonds
Paris at the age of 37, he visited the Observatory and dis- ter, and will take all the measures necessary to ensure that and a compensator made of iron and zinc: it cost 110 guin-
covered Saturn's rings, which amazed and fascinated him. the Society of Verona is compensated for the damage done eas, or 2,800 francs, and it is a veritable masterpiece; it was
to its property and establishment, and that this is remedied installed in 1802."
"This year, the most remarkable of my life, I have suddenly forthwith. If the famous astronomer Cagnoli or any of his
renounced my metaphysical and political studies for math- esteemed colleagues have been offended by the woeful The beautiful astronomical clock given by Napoleon served
Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) ematics and astronomy." events that have occurred in this city, I shall make the nec- the astronomers at Milan's Observatory for over 50 years.
essary amends. I assure you that I shall take every opportu- It was used until 1975.
nity to redress these actions in a manner favourable to you,

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Arnold & Son 1736 John Arnold is born in Cornwall. At the age of 19,
after completing an apprenticeship as a watchmaker
1772 Arnold’s No. 3 chronometer is aboard when Captain
Cook sets out on his second voyage to the Pacific.
1780 An Arnold astronomical pendulum clock is installed
at the Observatory of Mannheim, Germany.
A timeline with his father, he leaves for the Netherlands, where
he learns German. 1773 Following the invention of a detent escapement and 1780 T he Board of Longitude presents Arnold’s chro-
other significant design improvements, John Arnold nometer No. 2, declaring it superior to any watch
1762 John Arnold opens his first workshop, in London’s builds his first pocket chronometer (No. 8). produced previously.
Strand, and gains immediate recognition when he
repairs a repeating watch owned by William McGuire, 1773 Captain Phipps chooses an Arnold chronometer for 1782 John Arnold is granted patents for helical spring ter-
a renowned watch connoisseur. his voyage towards the North. minal curves, a spring detent and epicycloidal teeth.

1764 John Arnold makes a ring containing a half-quarter 1775 John Arnold is awarded patents for the helical spring 1788 An Arnold chronometer is used by George Robertson
repeater, which he presents to King George III, and and an improvement to the bimetallic balance. to chart the China Sea.
instantly creates a wealthy clientele. This watch
contains the first ruby cylinder ever made and is, 1778 John Arnold creates a minor storm in precision 1792 John Roger Arnold studies in Paris for two years
like the watch itself, unbelievably small. timekeeping with the Arnold No. 36. The time­piece under his father’s friend, Abraham-Louis Breguet.
reviewed at Greenwich is applauded for its preci-
1770 John Arnold presents his first marine chronometer sion. Following this success, Arnold adver- 1792 Arnold’s No. 4 chronometer is the instrument of
to the Board of Longitude. Impressed by the watch’s tises his achievement with a document in which choice for Captain George Vancouver’s voyage to
quality, the Board promptly awards him a grant of he calls the timekeeper a “chronometer”, a term America’s west coast.
£ 200, the first of many he is to receive. that subsequently became general currency and
© Science Museum, Science & Society Picture Library is still used to this day to denote a supremely
1771 Admiral Harland uses the first Arnold chronometer accurate timepiece.
John Arnold and his son. Oil on canvas, on his voyage to Madagascar.
painting by Robert Davy, 1775

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1794 Arnold’s No. 64 chronometer accompanies Captain 1818 Two Arnold chronometers (Nos. 25 and 369) accom- no one survives. Rediscovered over 150 years
Thomas Butler on his voyage to China. pany Captain John Ross on his voyage to Baffin Bay. later, the chronometer has been disguised as a
carriage clock to make it unrecognizable. How
1796 John Roger Arnold joins his father’s firm. Arnold & 1820 
John Roger Arnold is awarded a patent for his it found its way back to the UK remains one of the
Son quickly becomes the leading supplier of time- keyless winding system. greatest mysteries of watchmaking.
pieces to the Royal Navy.
1820 Arnold’s No. 2109 chronometer goes with Captain 1857 
A rnold & Dent’s No. 4575 chronometer accom-
1799 John Arnold dies. Edward Perry on his voyage toward the North Pole. panies Dr David Livingstone on his expedition
to South Africa.
1802 Napoléon Bonaparte offers an Arnold astronomical 1821 
John Roger Arnold receives a patent for the
clock to the Milan Observatory. “U”-type balance. 1995 
Relaunch of the brand in La Chaux-de-Fonds,
Switzerland.
1806 
Baron Von Krusenstern takes two Arnold chro- 1830 
John Roger Arnold and Edward John Dent
nometers (Nos. 128 and 1856) with him for his (another London clockmaker) finalize a 10-year 2010 Arnold & Son becomes a fully integrated manu-
circumnavigation of the world. partnership contract. facture, developing and producing in-house all of
its movements.
1808 In reverent memory of John Arnold, Breguet pre- 1843 J ohn Roger Arnold dies and “Arnold & Son” is
sents his son, John Roger, with his first tour- repurchased by Charles Frodsham. 2014 A rnold & Son celebrates its 250 th anniversary by
billon escapement, mounted in one of Arnold’s first presenting five new manufacture movements.
pocket chronometers. Today, this exceptional watch 1845 Sir John Franklin sets out with a crew of 130 to © Christies Bridgeman Giraudon
is a highlight of the British Museum’s collection in chart the infamous Northwest Passage in the 2016 John Arnold’s 23/78 Chronometer sets a world re-
London, and bears a personal inscription. Canadian Arctic. On board is an Arnold chrono- cord at Sotheby’s Auction with a price of £557,000 GBP John Roger Arnold, mean and sidereal pocket chronometer with
meter (No. 294). The expedition is a disaster and ($722,318 USD), more than multiple times its original bimetallic “Z” balance, No. 2, London, 1796–1799

estimate.

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M A N U F A C T U R E
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Manufacture Arnold & Son belongs to a select group of watchmaking
companies in Switzerland entitled to call themselves a
Every Arnold & Son movement has its own story to tell
and reflects the brand’s heritage. They range from the mi-
CNC machinery delivers the microscopic precision needed
to guarantee the accuracy and quality that were always
Preserving a proud heritage manufacture, a French term reserved exclusively for nuscule repeating watch presented to King George III that one of John Arnold’s prime concerns.
watch manufacturers who develop and produce their own cemented the founder’s reputation, to the precise marine  
movements in-house. The brand’s prowess in the develop- chronometers that made travel at sea so much less haz-
ment and production of in-house movements is reflected ardous and put the British Empire on course to expansion.
by an impressive collection of Arnold & Son calibres with  
a complete range of sophisticated complications. Some Unlike other watch manufacturers, who often use the
measure of its achievement can be found in the fact that same calibre for different models, Arnold & Son develops
at least two new movements have been launched each a new movement for every single model. Today, the brand
year: an exceptional achievement that puts Arnold & Son maintains a product philosophy established well over
on the same level as some of the most dynamic manufac- 200 years ago, combining traditional, hand-finished
tures in the watch industry. crafts­manship with state-of-the-art technology.

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Arnold & Son’s development and production facilities are
located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, at the heart of the Swiss
watchmaking industry, for the simple reason that this is
the ideal place to ensure that Arnold’s heritage lives on. It
is home to the industry’s most talented and experienced
watchmakers and engineers, individuals whose pride and
raison d’être lie in the production of high-quality precision
watches that are among the very best available.

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M É T I E R S D ’A R T
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Decorative Arts John Arnold and, later, his son John Roger Arnold estab-
lished towering reputations for the innovation and state-
True to its founder, Arnold & Son today carefully pre-
serves and cultivates the skilled creative craftsmanship in
itself. Examples include the HMS Victory set featuring
three scenes of the renowned HMS Victory battleship,
Consummate craftsmanship of-the-art technology that went into their timepieces. But the form of hand-finished engravings and miniature paint- the TE8, which has a spectacular entirely hand-engraved
from the start, the intricacy and exquisite workmanship ings that have been characteristic of the brand through- movement with unique motif, the TEC1, which has also
at its creative best of their movements was mirrored in the purely decorative out its history. Today, the company has its own qualified an entirely hand-engraved 22-karat red gold oscillating
elements of their timepieces. The foundations of John hand-engravers, who specialize in a traditional art form weight with English-style motifs and the UTTE in the
Arnold’s reputation were laid when he presented his involving the use of hardened steel tools called burins in Instrument collection with its hand-engraved tourbillon
elaborately ornamented half-quarter repeater ring to combination with other special tools. These create cuts, bridge.
King George III. Among his work were pocket watches with lines and texturing that build up entire images, often with
handengraved movements and champlevé enamel cases. a breathtaking richness of detail, and are featured in
Even his marine chronometers had hand-engraved balance several watches in the Royal and Instrument collections,
cocks with the floral motifs typical of the English style. either on the dial or as exquisite details on the movement

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Further evidence of the brand’s commitment to traditional
craftsmanship is furnished by the delicate hand-finished
miniature paintings featured on the Sir John Franklin Set,
where the miniatures stand out almost transparently
against the mother-of-pearl background.

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A R N O L D & S O N C O L L E C T I O N S
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The Royal and Instrument John Arnold’s professional life was divided into two distinct
sections. But clearly defined as they were, several elements
The movements, often visible, have a multilevel design that
adds an intriguing three-dimensional sensation of depth.
the spring detent escapement, the helical spring and the
terminal overcoil curve. His products and the technical
Collections were common to both: a passion for sophistication and Components are exquisitely decorated and hand-finished. refinements that came with each new model would have
perfection in every timepiece he produced. These qualities been as eagerly awaited by his customers in the 18th century
From classical horology are epitomized by a half-quarter repeater watch he pre- John Arnold’s reputation was such that he could have lived as are those of the more iconic brands of our own day.
for kings to absolute sented as a gift to King George III in 1764. A mere 16 mm in comfortably selling these unique, exceptional timepieces
diameter, with 120 separate parts and weighing no more to a well-heeled clientele for the rest of his days. Contem- The results of his labours were chronometers of breath-
precision than 7.6 grams in total, it was set in a ring and was the porary events, however, took him down a different path. As taking precision that were found on the ships of the Royal
smallest of its kind ever made. the world opened up to exploration, the need for mariners Navy and many explorers, and are reflected today in the
to calculate longitude accurately had become a pressing Instrument Collection from Arnold & Son. With their
The timepieces Arnold designed and manufactured during problem. The British government offered the Longitude complex movements, refined dials and slim, elegant bezels,
this phase of his life helped lay the foundations for the Prize to anyone who could provide a means of determin- they reference the chronometers that helped roll back
Golden Age of English watchmaking. Arnold established ing longitude reliably. It was clear that the answer lay in the boundaries in navigation, science and astronomy. The
a style and tradition that have remained unique in the extremely precise and dependable chronometers. The time display is off-centre and the greater part of the dial
history of horology. That heritage is reflected in the present- stage was set for Arnold to put his expertise to the test given over to a complication, such as a true beat seconds or
day Arnold & Son Royal Collection. and develop mechanisms that would satisfy this need. retrograde date. Future models in this line will spotlight a
variety of different complications and appeal to a discerning
The Royal Collection is a reference to the masterpieces with After deciding to forgo the lucrative business to be had group of connoisseurs.
which Arnold initially made his name. These have evolved at court, Arnold devoted his life to chronometry and
into a series of timepieces characterized by their unique embarked upon a period that showcased his originality
English style: regal and sumptuous, boasting a discreet and ingenuity. He finally revolutionized precision time-
opulence offset by the elegance of a double-step bezel and keeping with breakthrough inventions in the form of
lugs, gently flowing contours and soft curves. several bimetallic, temperature-compensated balances,

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R O Y A L C O L L E C T I O N
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Royal Collection Given the dominance of Swiss watchmaking in modern
times, it is difficult to imagine an age when another
Classical timepieces in the horological culture and tradition held sway in Europe.
The late 18 th century, however, was an age when English
great English tradition watchmaking reigned supreme. The country’s watch­
makers developed an aesthetic entirely of their own,
dictated partly by contemporary taste but also by their
desire to roll back the boundaries of a field that combined Historical Inspiration: John Arnold, marine Historical Inspiration: Arnold & Dent, No. 4229,
art, tradition and technology like no other. chronom­eter, signed Arnold London, 1833, bridges cut straight, in classic
English design

John Arnold and his son played an influential role in the


directions taken by English watchmaking. They combined
a finely developed aesthetic sense with an ability to find
solutions to technological problems, crafting magnificent
movements and designs with cutting-edge mechanical
features that garnered several major patents, which
changed the course of horology.

Royal Collection: TB88, detail of the manufacture Royal Collection: Constant Force Tourbillon, detail
calibre A&S5003, signed Arnold & Son of the manufacture calibre A&S5119, barrel engrav-
ings and bridges inspired by historical English design

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Today, Arnold & Son is proud to draw on and maintain that moon phases as they can be seen both from the northern
unique heritage. The models in the Royal Collection reflect and southern hemispheres respectively, all in a single
many of the features that made the original company’s watch.
name. The TB88, for example, demonstrates Arnold & Son’s
ongoing quest for state-of-the-art technology and clearly Common to them all, however, is traditional craftsmanship,
reflects the influence of English horological heritage. With as evidenced by the hand-finished and embellished move-
its true beat seconds (TB) complication and the symmetri- ments, combined with outstanding technical features and
Historical Inspiration: Arnold, Charles Frodsham, Historical Inspiration: Arnold & Son, pocket- cal arrangement of twin barrels, balance wheel and the opulent design of the Royal Collection.
No. 8623, London, 1855. Classic three-quarter chronometer, detail of the classic pocket watch seconds display, it is beautifully balanced and unites many
barrel bridge with large wave-shaped cut-out case design
of the technical and aesthetic qualities associated with the The other members of the Royal Collection are just as im-
brand’s heritage. pressive. The deceptively simple line of the HMS1, for ex-
ample, houses an ultra-slim hand-wound movement with
New members of the Royal Collection further celebrate the twin barrels that generate a power reserve of more than 90
brand’s heritage in unique skeleton watches, like the hours. Another member of the HMS Family, the HM Flowers
Nebula – a watch with incredible symmetry, depth and series showcase the brand’s ability to pursue John and
­three-dimensional effect– or the Eight-Day Royal Navy, a John Roger Arnold’s prowess in the decorative arts. Each
testament to the brand’s maritime heritage. of the four models is limited to just eight examples and de-
picts a hand-painted miniature of a flower in full bloom, the
With not one but two of the biggest moonphase apertures rich, deep colours set off to perfection by the understate-
on the market, the new HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual ment of the dial in white mother-of-pearl.
Moon is also a superb ­example of Arnold & Son’s technical
Royal Collection: TE8 Tourbillon, detail of the Royal Collection: TB88, detail of the baroque and artistic excellence. With its uniquely precise and three-
manufacture calibre A&S8000 designed with the voluptuous case design which characterizes the dimensional representations of the moon, it displays the
classic three-quarter barrel bridge with large Royal Collection, inspired from the Arnold & Son
wave-shaped cut-out pocket watch case design

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N E B U L A
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Nebula It has long been a proven fact that when we consider a
person’s face "beautiful" we are actually noticing facial
of the skeletonised and chamfered triangular bridges with
polished edges fixed around the perimeter of the move-
star. Nebulae, an astronomical term describing a cloud of
cosmic gas and dust, are formed from the debris of ex-
Arnold & Son blasts symmetry because the human brain finds beauty in sym- ment and radiating inward offer a contemporary take on ploding stars and constitute the regions in our universe in
metry. And it's not just the visually balanced faces of traditional English movement architecture and reflect the which new stars are born . . . new stars like the Nebula.
into outer space with people that we find attractive, but symmetrical faces in rich heritage of the brand.
radiating bridges general – including those of timepieces. This goes a long
way toward explaining the watch lover’s strong attraction Not only is all of the movement visible and highly deco-
to the refined Arnold & Son Nebula, which is symmetrical rated, all of the most technically interesting and animated
not only horizontally and vertically but also front and back. mechanisms, including the barrels, gear train, balance and
escapement, and winding mechanism, can be appreciated
The Nebula was designed from the ground up to be a piece from the dial side without having to turn the timepiece over.
of mechanical art. It is completely symmetrical and holistic,
with all components blending harmoniously into one, But that’s not to say the underside of the movement is
rather than being an assembly of disparate components – something to be overlooked. The view through the display
case, dial, and movement. The movement was conceived back reveals even more of the superlatively hand-finished
and developed from the outset to be extremely three- movement, with its skeletonised and chamfered main plate
dimensional and beautifully openwork rather than have with polished edges, solid 18-karat gold chatons and gears
superfluous material skeletonised as an afterthought. featuring polished chamfers.
Dial side, symmetry at top to bottom is provided by the two
mainspring barrels, which provide a very healthy 90 hours The name "Nebula" (Latin for "cloud") was selected
of power above, and small seconds plus the oscillating bal- because with its triangular bridges distinctively radiat-
ance wheel below. This complex calibre has no less than ing from the perimeter of the dial toward the centre, the
ten bridges, compared to four in a standard watch. Seven sculptural movement looks like an inverted, exploded

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REF. 1NEAR.S01A.D135A

A&S5101 NEBULA
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 24 jewels ¦ Diameter: 31.50 mm ¦ Thickness: 4.04 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, two mainspring Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: light grey chapter ring ¦ Case diameter: 41.50 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating
barrels ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds ¦ Movement decoration: palladium-treated bridges and NAC-treated on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown bottier alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
main plate with Haute Horlogerie finishing: chamfered bridges with polished edges and brushed surfaces, chamfered wheels with A&S three-
spoke design and polished edges, gold chatons, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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REF. 1NEAS.B01A.D134A

A&S5101 NEBULA
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 24 jewels ¦ Diameter: 31.50 mm ¦ Thickness: 4.04 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, two mainspring Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: anthracite-coloured chapter ring ¦ Case diameter: 41.50 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflec-
barrels ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds ¦ Movement decoration: NAC-treated bridges and black ADLC-treated tive coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-aged anthracite calf leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
main plate with Haute Horlogerie finishing: chamfered bridges with polished edges and brushed surfaces, chamfered wheels with A&S three-
spoke design and polished edges, gold chatons, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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C O N S T A N T F O R C E
T O U R B I L L O N
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Constant Force Tourbillon The Constant Force Tourbillon combines a patented con-
stant force device with a 60-second tourbillon and a true
dial side at 10:30 and 1:30. The first mainspring barrel
alone powers the gear train, while the second barrel tops
While the constant force mechanism optimizes precision
with the movement in stable positions, the 60-second tour-
Arnold & Son pushes beat seconds indication. Its symmetrical movement archi­ up the first whenever its torque output drops below opti- billon averages out gravitational errors on the escapement
tecture pays tribute to Arnold & Sons’ historic marine mal. This ensures that the power to the regulator flows as by constantly rotating it through 360°. The difference be-
chronometry even further chronometers. At the top, two visible mainspring barrels constantly as possible. tween the rotating tourbillon and rotating constant force
provide optimal power to the constant force device and the device is that the former turns continually while the latter
tourbillon at the bottom of the dial. The Constant Force Tourbillon also features a patented steps in increments of one second.
constant force mechanism. Instead of power from the main-
Constant force is an essential element in the quest for springs feeding directly to the escapement/tourbillon,
higher precision because it is difficult to regulate a consist- it charges a small hairspring within the constant force
ent output, e.g. isochronal time when the power input from device which in turn releases a consistent amount of power
the mainspring is constantly changing. Imagine trying to to the escapement/tourbillon once each second. The con-
drive a car at a consistent speed with an engine that con- stant force device rotates once per minute in increments
tinually varies its power output. of one second, visually mirroring the rotation of the con-
stantly rotating tourbillon cage. The device also drives the
To maximize power consistency in the Constant Force true beat seconds hand, a highly cherished Arnold & Son
Tourbillon, Arnold & Son began at the beginning, i.e. the complication. The steel bridges supporting the constant
mainspring barrel, as this is the source of the movement’s force regulator and tourbillon are also symmetrical, both
power. Instead of using just one mainspring barrel, which horizontally with each other and vertically with the steel
would produce significantly different amounts of torque barrel bridges.
between fully wound and nearly empty, the Constant Force
Tourbillon has two symmetrical barrels in series, visible

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REF. 1FCAR.B01A.C112C

A&S5119 CONSTANT FORCE TOURBILLON


Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 39 jewels ¦ Diameter: 36.8 mm ¦ Thickness: 6 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h (with Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: anthracite open dial ¦ Case diameter: 46 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating
constant force), double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds, tourbillon, constant force ¦ Movement on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown bottier alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition:
decoration: nickel-silver and steel movement, palladium treated bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with Haute Horlogerie finishing: 28 pieces
hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges and brushed surfaces, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges,
gold chatons, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: mirror-polished with hand-chamfered polished edges

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T B 8 8
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TB88 John Arnold was an exceptional watchmaker who had
several major patents to his name and created a minor
The TB88 is also a tribute to John Arnold’s earliest known
pocket watch, of which the original case bears the number
bridge, 16 in total. Further shining examples of watch-
making at its finest are the hand-bevelled and polished
An English-style ship’s storm in precision timekeeping with the Arnold No. 36. “88”. The number is replicated by the design of the move- edges of all bridges and all steel components.
This was the first-ever watch referred to as a “chronometer”, ment in this latest model, with its perfectly symmetrical  
chronometer designed a term used to this day to denote a supremely accurate layout featuring the twin barrels at the top, the balance The TB88 from Arnold & Son is housed in either a stainless
for the wrist timepiece. The TB88 is compelling proof that the brand wheel between 4 and 5 o’clock and the true beat seconds steel or rose gold case measuring 46 millimetres in dia-
has lost none of its appetite for innovative technology or indicator between 7 and 8 o’clock. The watch movement is meter, with a hand-stitched alligator strap. Water-resistant
precision timekeeping, all encompassed in distinctive partly “inverted”, which means that most of the intricate, to 30 metres, it features a cambered sapphire crystal with
English design for the Royal Collection. technically interesting features are visible on the dial anti-reflective coatings and a see through sapphire case
  side of the movement instead of being hidden away on the back. Manufactured entirely in-house, the TB88 is a
The hand-wound, 32-jewel A&S5003 calibre unites all reverse. This showcases the two barrels, which generate scintillating combination of classical styling and leading-
the technical and aesthetic characteristics of a classical a power reserve of over 100 hours when fully wound, and edge technology.
Arnold chronometer. The letters “TB” stand for true beat, the Breguet overcoil balance spring. Bending and fitting
a complication that stands for superlative accuracy and the spring by hand is a delicate and highly skilled opera-
permits the precision timekeeping required for navigation tion mastered by a precious few watchmakers. As for the
at sea. Unlike a conventional mechanical watch, a move- complex true beat seconds mechanism, it is visible on the
ment equipped with a true beat (or dead beat) seconds reverse of the movement, ensuring that both sides of the
complication measures out time in complete one-second movement offer a unique technical view.
steps rather than the fractions determined by the balance  
frequency. This enables a navigator to determine the But the feature that unquestionably sets Arnold & Son’s
exact time and, consequently, his longitude. TB88 apart is its unique “English” design, as expressed
through features like the straight-cut bridges. Each of the
pivoting elements in the movement is mounted on its own

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REF. 1TBAR.B01A.C113A

A&S5003 TB88
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 32 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.8 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.9 mm ¦ Power reserve: 100 h, double barrel ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: black open dial ¦ Case diameter: 46 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
18,000 vibrations/h ¦ Breguet spring ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds at 8 o’clock ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
black ADLC treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges and brushed surfaces, screws with bevelled
and mirror-polished heads

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REF. 1TBAR.S01A.C113A

A&S5003 TB88
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 32 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.8 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.9 mm ¦ Power reserve: 100 h, double barrel ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: grey open dial ¦ Case diameter: 46 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both
18,000 vibrations/h ¦ Breguet spring ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds at 8 o’clock ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
palladium treated bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges and
brushed surfaces, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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REF. 1TBAS.B01A.C113S

A&S5003 TB88
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 32 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.8 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.9 mm ¦ Power reserve: 100 h, double barrel ¦ Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: black open dial ¦ Case diameter: 46 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
18,000 vibrations/h ¦ Breguet spring ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds at 8 o’clock ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
NAC grey treated bridges and black ruthenium treated main plate with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges
and brushed surfaces, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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T B T E
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TBTE Tourbillon The TBTE pays tribute to the watches produced by John
Arnold and his son, when they were the first to develop
Arnold & Son’s TBTE Tourbillon offers a modern, three-
dimensional take on the distinguished “English” movement
master watchmakers, hence bringing more brilliance and
depth to each decorative element. The superlative movement
A tradition of precision high-quality marine chronometers that could be produced design: the tourbillon and motion-work bridges are classi- finishing includes mirror-polished and hand-chamfered
in quantity and thus solved the problem of determining cally triangular but are skeletonised. The main plate is also steel bridges and, even more demanding, hand-chamfered
longitude at sea. skeletonised around the barrel and the tourbillon carriage wheels with polished edges.
allowing to look through the movement and therefore
Upholding that commitment to exceptional precision, the through the watch itself. The combination of multilevel
TBTE not only boasts a tourbillon but also a true beat sec- skeletonised bridges and open-worked main plate gives an
onds mechanism. The true beat seconds is a traditional incredible depth and three-dimensional effect to the watch
complication of Arnold & Son, a complication that alludes to and thus a modern look. The unique Arnold & Son design is
the precision timekeeping required for navigation at sea. also reflected by many other details like the three-spoke
Unlike conventional mechanical watches, a true beat sec- wheels. This same three-spoke design can also be found
onds movement measures out time in complete seconds in the tourbillon cage and the openings in the main plate.
rather than fractions dependent on the balance frequency. Other typically English technical idiosyncrasies will seduce
While the true beat seconds are displayed by a large central even the most demanding watch connoisseurs. Take, for
hand on the dial side, the mechanism itself is located in all instance, the solid gold chatons or the use of “wolf-teeth”,
its beauty on the reverse of the movement. Thus, having the an asymmetrical tooth system featuring curved teeth used
tourbillon located dial side, the movement has an intriguing primarily to improve the smoothness of the overall move-
complication to admire on each side. Making the true beat ment and to enhance its elegant design. The decoration of
seconds complication even more alluring is the fact that the the main plate is a reminiscence of an old guilloché pattern
true beat seconds bridge is shaped like a Celtic battle axe found on the cases of antique Arnold & Son pocket watches.
and the lever like an anchor – paying homage to Arnold’s It goes without saying that every finishing touch on this
maritime achievements. striking piece has been done by hand by Arnold & Son’s

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REF. 1TEAR.G01A.C113A

A&S8503 TBTE
Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 26 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.98 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: black open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 28 pieces
treated bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges,
mirror-polished barrel bridge, A&S specific pattern engraved on the main plate, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and
polished edges, gold chatons, mirror-polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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T E S
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TES Tourbillon The tourbillon, one of the most elegant complications in the
world of horology, has played a crucial role in Arnold &
found in the tourbillon cage and the openings in the main
plate. The decoration of the main plate is a reminiscence of
and, even more demanding, hand-chamfered wheels with
polished edges - has been done by hand by Arnold & Son’s
Timeless elegance and Son’s history. An exceptional watchmaker, John Arnold was an old guilloché pattern found on the cases of antique Ar- master watchmakers, hence bringing more brilliance and
an active participant in one of the most extra-ordinary part- nold & Son pocket watches. The main plate is also skeleton- depth to each decorative element.
innovative technology nerships in the world of innovative horology. Indeed, both he ised around the barrel and the tourbillon cage allowing to
and A.-L. Breguet worked closely, sharing both their knowl- look through the movement and therefore through the This unique timepiece will be produced in a limited edition
edge and passion. Evidence of their partner-ship and watch itself. of only 28 pieces in red gold and 25 pieces in white gold,
Arnold’s involvement in the mechanism is proven in the fact each with a different movement finishing and being indi-
that A.-L. Breguet’s first ever tourbillon is mounted in John When compared to more conventional tourbillons found to- vidually numbered.
Arnold’s pocket chronometer No. 11, a watch that can be day, the TES model is said to be “inverted”, that is to say
found today in London’s British Museum. most technical elements and visually interesting features
are shown on the dial side, when those would normally be
Aesthetically what sets Arnold & Son’s TES Tourbillon apart hidden on the reverse of the dial. Other typically English
is its modern take on the distinguished “English” movement technical idiosyncrasies like the solid gold chatons will se-
design: the barrel bridge for instance has the traditional duce even the most demanding watch connoisseurs. When
English wave-form but is made out of sapphire to allow a examining the gear train, one notes the use of wheels with
maximum view on the openworked barrel and wheels. The asymmetrical teeth known as “wolf’s teeth”. This exquisite
tourbillon and motion-work bridges are classically triangu- tooth profile, first developed for old high-end pocket watch-
lar but are skeletonised. The combination of sapphire and es, improves the smoothness of the overall movement.
openworked bridges gives an incredible depth and three-
dimensional effect to the watch and thus a modern look. The It goes without saying that every finishing touch on this
unique Arnold & Son design is also reflected by the three- striking piece - with such superlative movement decoration
spoke wheels. This same three-spoke design can also be as hand-chamfered bridges, mirror-polished steel parts

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REF. 1SJAR.V01A.C112A

A&S8100 TES
Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 19 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.30 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: anthracite open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver and sapphire movement, rose gold treated both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 28 pieces
bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, A&S
specific pattern engraved on the main plate, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, gold chatons, mirror-
polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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REF. 1SJAW.V01A.C129W

A&S8100 TES
Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 19 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.30 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat white gold ¦ Dial: blue open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver and sapphire movement, palladium treated sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched blue alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 25 pieces
bridges and blue CVD treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, A&S
specific pattern engraved on the main plate, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, gold chatons, mirror-
polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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T E 8
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TE8 Tourbillon The invention of the tourbillon in 1801 is attributed to John
Arnold’s close friend and fellow watchmaker, Abraham-
The TE8 Tourbillon heralds the Royal Collection that com-
bines classical styling with innovative, state-of-the-art
winding system and the gear train reveals a traditional
construction used in older watches that involves the use
An inspired masterpiece Louis Breguet, but there is evidence to suggest that Arnold technology. The letters “TE” stand for tourbillon escape- of “wolf-teeth”, an asymmetrical tooth system featuring
played more than a small role in its development. Some ment. Some of its more distinctive features are obvious both long and narrow teeth used primarily to improve
fit for a king indication of the close professional relationship that exist- at first glance. Compared with other more conventional the smoothness of the overall movement and to enhance
ed between them and of Arnold’s involvement in the mech- tourbillons found today, the TE8’s movement is said to be its elegant design.
anism can be found in the fact that Breguet’s first-ever “inverted”: in other words, most of the technical elements
tourbillon was mounted in John Arnold’s No. 11 movement, and visually interesting features can be seen on the dial From an aesthetic point of view, however, the feature that
a watch which can be seen to this day in London’s British side, when they would normally be hidden away on the sets Arnold & Son’s Tourbillon TE8 apart is its singu-
Museum and bears a dedication to Arnold from Breguet. reverse. larly English design. Some of the more obvious elements
    include the meticulously positioned three-quarter barrel
The tourbillon is one of the most elegant and inspired The timepiece also boasts a number of typically English bridge with its large wave-shaped cut-out and a
complications in the history of watchmaking. As simple technical idiosyncrasies that will interest even the most lavish decoration unique to Arnold & Son, the triangular
in principle as it is difficult to make, the mechanism was discerning watch connoisseur. Take the symmetrical lay- tourbillon and motion-work bridges, and the three-
designed to eliminate the errors of rate caused by gravity out of the movement, for instance: the barrel spring and spoke design of the wheels, which are shaped with such
on a pocket watch carried in a vertical position. Weigh- the tourbillon cage are centred along the watch’s longitudi- distinctive flair. Needless to say, every detail of this
ing mere fractions of a gram, it consists of a mobile cage nal axis. The main jewels are hold by screwed gold chatons. striking piece, such as the black and brushed polishing,
that contains all the parts of the escapement, with the They are a reminiscence of the finest Haute Horlogerie bevelling and movement decoration, is painstakingly
balance at the centre. The cage completes one revolu- mechanical watches of the good old days and con- hand-finished by Arnold & Son’s master watchmakers.
tion around its own axis every minute, thus ensuring that tribute to the beauty of the movement. In addition to  
the balance wheel oscillates at different positions in the their esthetical appeal, gold chatons also allow to This unique wristwatch will be available exclusively in
course of its 360° journey and that the rate remains as replace damaged jewels without modifying the boreholes limited editions.
constant as possible. in the plates and bridges. A closer examination of the

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REF. 1SJAR.G01A.C112A

A&S8000 TE8
Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 19 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.25 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: anthracite open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated bridges and both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 25 pieces
NAC grey treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining
and A&S specific waves decoration, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, mirror-
polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads 

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REF. 1SJAW.B02A.C113W

A&S8000 TE8
Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 19 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.25 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat white gold ¦ Dial: black open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, NAC grey treated bridges and black both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 25 pieces
ruthenium treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining
and A&S specific waves decoration, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, mirror-
polished tourbillon cage and bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

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T E 8 M É T I E R S D ’A R T I & I I
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TE8 Tourbillon True to English watchmaking and handcraft heritage,
Arnold & Son unveils the TE8 Tourbillon special edition
Métiers d’Art I & II Métiers d’Art I & II, limited to only 8 exclusive timepieces.
Each single TE8 Tourbillon Métiers d’Art I & II is hand-
engraved by Arnold & Son’s own master engraver, who
went as far as to create a new engraving pattern solely
for these special editions. These new patterns are
composed of complex geometrical elements arising
from the center of the movement.

Hand-engraving is a traditional art form that involves the


use of hardened steel tools called burins in combination
with other special tools.

It goes without saying that every finishing touch on these


striking pieces has been done by hand by Arnold & Son’s
master watchmakers, thus fulfilling the highest standards
of Haute Horlogerie finish and bringing more brilliance and
depth to each element of the movement.

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REF. 1SJAP.B04A.C113A

A&S8000 TE8 Métiers d’Art I


Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 19 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.25 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: black open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: hand-engraved nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated on both sides ¦ Case back: hand-numbered, see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
bridges and NAC grey treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular Limited edition: 8 pieces
graining, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, mirror-polished tourbillon cage and
bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

92 ROYAL COLLECTION 93
REF. 1SJAR.B04A.C113A

A&S8000 TE8 Métiers d’Art II


Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 19 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 6.25 mm ¦ Power reserve: 80 h ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: black open dial ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: hand-engraved movement, rhodium treated bridges both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 8 pieces
and NAC grey treated main plate with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular
graining, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, mirror-polished tourbillon cage and
bridge, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

94 ROYAL COLLECTION 95
T E C 1
96 ROYAL COLLECTION 97
TEC1 Both alluring and intriguing, the TEC1 masterfully inte-
grates three complexities never before combined by the
With a sapphire crystal and case back, the aperture allows
for a view that is totally unencumbered and breathtaking.
oscillating weight that is breathtakingly beautiful thanks to
hand-engraved craftsmanship, its brushed surfaces and
A technically and brand in such an elegant rendition. A tourbillon, a column The TEC1 is the brand’s first high-frequency tourbillon, chamfered polished edges.
wheel chronograph and an automatic winding system deftly with 28,800 vibrations per hour and with a generous power
aesthetically refined blend in a superb avant-garde yet classic new timepiece. reserve of 55 hours. The lower portion of the dial features
tourbillon chronograph the chronograph function, with the 60 minutes counter stra-
This sophisticated TEC1 is a worthy example of Arnold & tegically located at 6 o’clock for a harmonious balance. The
Son’s innovative spirit, technical prowess and artistic seconds counter is offered via a central seconds hand.
achievement. The A&S8305 calibre is a manufacture Making the watch even more technologically savvy is
mechanical self-winding movement that offers hours, the fact that it is built with a column wheel chronograph –
minutes, tourbillon and chronograph. The challenge for whose large column wheel is visible via the transparent
Arnold & Son’s Research and Development team in creating sapphire case back. Implementing an integrated automatic
this timepiece was the integration of a high-frequency tour- winding system that winds in both directions further high-
billon, a chronograph and an automatic winding system in a lights the haute horological finesse of the brand.
way that is elegant and technically advanced. As such, the
traditional layout of a movement with these functions has In typical Arnold & Son tradition, the 255-part, 30-jewel
been totally discarded and all-new engineering was A&S8305 calibre is meticulously finished. Each palladium
required for this new calibre. treated movement boasts hand-chamfered bridges with
polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève
The tourbillon escapement majestically occupies the rayonnantes. The chronograph levers are satin-finished
entire top portion of the dial from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock with hand-chamfered, polished edges and all screws are
with an oversized aperture that offers an incredible blued with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. The high-
three-dimensional effect around the tourbillon cage. light of each watch is a 22-karat red gold skeletonised

98 ROYAL COLLECTION 99
REF. 1CTAR.U01A.C112R

A&S8305 TEC1
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Column-wheel ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 30 jewels ¦ Diameter: 35 mm ¦ Thickness: 8.15 mm ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: blue lacquered guilloché ¦ Case diameter: 45 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
Power reserve: 55 h ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon, chronograph ¦ Movement decoration: palladium treated coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition:
250th Anniversary, 28 pieces
with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes,
all chronograph levers are satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled
and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon: 18-karat red gold tourbillon-barrette, satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Hand-
chamfered tourbillon cage with mirror-polished top bridge. Oscillating weight: skeletonised hand-engraved 22-karat red gold with brushed
surfaces and hand-chamfered polished edges

100 ROYAL COLLECTION 101


REF. 1CTAR.G01A.C112R

A&S8305 TEC1
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Column-wheel ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 30 jewels ¦ Diameter: 35 mm ¦ Thickness: 8.15 mm ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: anthracite ¦ Case diameter: 45 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦
Power reserve: 55 h ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon, chronograph ¦ Movement decoration: palladium treated Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes ,
all chronograph levers are satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled
and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon: 18-karat red gold tourbillon-barrette, satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Hand-
chamfered tourbillon cage with mirror-polished top bridge. Oscillating weight: skeletonised hand-engraved 22-karat red gold with brushed
surfaces and hand-chamfered polished edges

102 ROYAL COLLECTION 103


REF. 1CTAG.S01A.C113G REF. 1CTAG.U02A.C113G
A&S8305
TEC1 TEC1
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Column-wheel ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 30 jewels ¦ Diameter: 35 mm ¦ Thickness: 8.15 mm ¦
Power reserve: 55 h ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon, chronograph ¦ Movement decoration: palladium treated Case material: palladium 950 ¦ Dial: silvery-white ¦ Case diameter: Case material: palladium 950 ¦ Dial: black lacquered guilloché ¦ Case
with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes , 45 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on diameter: 45 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
all chronograph levers are satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap:
and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon: stainless steel tourbillon-barrette, satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Hand- black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited
chamfered tourbillon cage with mirror-polished top bridge. Oscillating weight: skeletonised hand-engraved 22-karat red gold with brushed edition: 125 pieces
surfaces and hand-chamfered polished edges

104 ROYAL COLLECTION 105


E I G H T- D A Y R O Y A L N AV Y

106 ROYAL COLLECTION 107


Eight-Day Royal Navy Back in the 18th century, Arnold & Son’s marine chronom-
eters delivered the robustness, reliability and down-to-the-
timepieces. As with every new calibre, Arnold & Son’s R&D
team started with a blank sheet of paper, and set out to
chamfered edges. The main jewels are set in solid 18-karat
gold chatons.
A testament to the brand's second precision needed by marine navigators to deter- design a movement which, together with the case and dial,
mine longitude on the high seas. The Eight-Day Royal Navy would constitute a harmonious whole. Among the more The Eight-Day Royal Navy watch measures 43 mm in
maritime heritage combines these historic features with a high-performance important specifications were a long power reserve, inte- diameter, and its classically elegant stainless-steel case
movement and two of the hallmarks of the antic Arnold & grated power reserve and date displays, and a slim case. just 10.7 mm in height. Viewed from the side, the housing
Son chronometers: the power reserve display at 12 o’clock Ultimately, then, the positioning of every element had to be is stepped and tapers from top to bottom, the widest
and the “large” small seconds at 6. Inspired by the compa- carefully thought out so as to achieve the optimum arrange- section accommodating the extra-large glass with the
ny’s historic chronometers, the watchmakers and designers ment for the displays on the dial. lower part narrowing to fit snugly on the wrist. As an
at Arnold & Son set out to create a new in-house movement indication of the attention to detail, the satin-finished
featuring an eight-day power reserve together with a digital Thus was born the A&S1016 calibre. Equipped with a highly inserts in the horns can be dismantled during servicing and
date display. This top-flight movement features an unusu- efficient twin barrel, the A&S1016 calibre features an re-satinized if necessary. The timepiece naturally features
ally open design and meticulous finishing. It delivers further eight-day power reserve and has a fully integrated power an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case back to view the
proof of the brand’s creative flair and is the 21th movement to reserve display and date function. Despite all these fea- intricate details.
be developed and designed in the company’s own workshops tures, the movement is only 4.7 mm thick. To further
in the last five years. The ability to create an unending underscore this technical excellence and in typical Arnold The watch is available with a choice of three guilloché
series of new, customized in-house movements enables & Son tradition, the 242-part, 33-jewel A&S1016 calibre is dials in different colours: silver grey, black anthracite or the
Arnold & Son to make the perfectly designed, uncompro- meticulously finished: the entire palladium-treated nickel- shade of royal blue typical of the brand. Further examples
© Arnold & Son mising timepieces for which it has made its name. silver movement features hand finishing indicative of the of the attention to detail are the colour of the date disc and
finest haute horlogerie timepieces, including skeletonised the exquisite hand-aged calfskin strap, both of which match
Marine chronometer, To perpetuate the company’s heritage, Arnold & Son felt and chamfered bridges with polished edges, Côtes de the colour of the dial. Overall, the Eight-Day Royal Navy is a
Eight-day movement with two-arm balance, steel spring duty-bound to develop a new movement that would be both Genève rayonnantes and fine circular graining, circu- beguiling work of technical mastery and fine art.
technically and aesthetically worthy of the House’s historic lar-grained wheels, and blued screws with polished and

108 ROYAL COLLECTION 109


REF. 1EDAS.U01A.D136A

A&S1016 Eight-Day Royal Navy


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 33 jewels ¦ Diameter: 33 mm ¦ Thickness: 4.7 mm ¦ Power reserve: 192 h (eight days), Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: guilloché polished lacquered royal blue ¦ Case diameter: 43 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator, digital date ¦ Movement decoration: coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched blue hand-aged calf leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
palladium treated nickel-silver movement, main plate featuring Haute Horlogerie finishing: skeletonised hand-chamfered bridges with polished
edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, screwed gold chatons, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

110 ROYAL COLLECTION 111


REF. 1EDAS.B01A.D134A REF. 1EDAS.S01A.D135A

A&S1016 Eight-Day Royal Navy Eight-Day Royal Navy


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 33 jewels ¦ Diameter: 33 mm ¦ Thickness: 4.7 mm ¦ Power reserve: 192 h (eight days), Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: guilloché polished lacquered black Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: guilloché polished lacquered silver
double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve indicator, digital date ¦ Movement decoration: anthracite ¦ Case diameter: 43 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with grey ¦ Case diameter: 43 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-re-
palladium treated nickel-silver movement, main plate featuring Haute Horlogerie finishing: skeletonised hand-chamfered bridges with polished anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ flective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap:
edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, screwed gold chatons, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads Strap: hand-stitched black hand-aged calf leather ¦ Water-resistant: hand-stitched brown hand-aged calf leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
30 m

112 ROYAL COLLECTION 113


H M D O U B L E H E M I S P H E R E
P E R P E T U A L M O O N
114 ROYAL COLLECTION 115
HM Double Hemisphere The HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon, with not
one but two of the biggest moon phase indications on the
to 8 o’clock on the dial, reveals not one but two of the larg-
est moons on the market – with a diameter of 11.20 mm for
underscore that, the entire rhodium treated nickel-silver
movement features hand finishing indicative of the finest
Perpetual Moon market, rightfully joins the Arnold & Son Royal Collection. the moons alone. While the first aperture displays the moon Haute Horlogerie timepieces, including manually cham-
Two gigantic moon phase For the first time, the HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual phase as seen in the northern hemisphere, a mirror image fered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining
Moon displays the moon phases as they can be seen both of the moon phase also shows the state of the moon in the with polished edges and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes,
indications for the northern and from the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, southern hemisphere. Additionally, these large moons are and blued screws. The timepiece naturally features an
southern hemisphere respectively all in a single watch. The sophisticated HM Double Hemi- one of the most visually stunning recreations of the moon anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case back to view the
sphere Perpetual Moon is, indeed, a superb example of because they are three-dimensional sculptured moons that meticulous details.
Arnold & Son’s technical and artistic excellence. From the were first hand-engraved and then duplicated for the series.
inside out, this new timepiece – with rich guilloché dials and The two sculptured moons are then inserted into the disc. The HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon is created in
two three-dimensional big moons – surprises and delights. 18-karat red gold with an incredible blue guilloché dial in
The 42 mm case is created in 18-karat red gold and houses From the technical side, in addition to the HM Double a stylized sunray pattern, blue guilloché moon disc with
the manufacture Arnold & Son mechanical hand-wound Hemisphere Perpetual Moon being so precise, it is also golden stars and two engraved moons. The timepiece is
movement, the calibre A&S1512. The 27 jewel calibre offers an intriguing complication in that it is not simply a module accented with a hand-stitched alligator strap. In all, the HM
one of the most accurate moon phases on the market, with added to the movement, but, in fact, is fully integrated Perpetual Moon is a beguiling work of technical mastery and
only one day’s deviation every 122 years – at which point a into the calibre. The watch also has a unique easy-to-set fine art.
single push on the corrector will keep it in sync for another feature thanks to the ingenious addition of a third moon
122 years. The calibre is also equipped with a double barrel phase indication installed at the back of the movement.
to yield 90 hours of power reserve. This third moon display, visible via a transparent case back,
features a graduated dial and a pointer hand that allows for
The exceptional perpetual moon phase indication of this a more exact setting.
watch is a marvel in many ways. From the aesthetic side, The multiple technological advancements in the calibre
the 29 mm moon phase disc, which runs from 10 to 2 and 4 make this timepiece truly outstanding. To further

116 ROYAL COLLECTION 117


REF. 1GL AR.U03A.C122A

A&S1512 HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 34 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: translucent blue lacquered guilloché, translucent blue lacquered guilloché moon disc with golden
barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, two big perpetual moon, diameter disc: 29 mm, diameter moon: 11.2 mm ¦ Second moon and stars ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦
moonphase indication on the back for setting purposes ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

118 ROYAL COLLECTION 119


H M P E R P E T U A L M O O N
120 ROYAL COLLECTION 121
HM Perpetual Moon The HM Perpetual Moon, with one of the biggest moonphase
apertures on the market, rightfully joins the Arnold & Son
Additionally, this large moon is one of the most visually
stunning recreations of the moon because it is a three-
rayonnantes, and blued screws with bevelled and mirror-
polished heads.
An exceptional perpetual Royal Collection and demonstrates the brand’s prowess dimensional sculptured moon that was first hand-en-
in traditional watchmaking and classical decorative arts. graved and then duplicated for the series. The sculptured
moonphase with 122 years The sophisticated HM Perpetual Moon is, indeed, a superb moon is then inserted into the disc.
of accuracy example of Arnold & Son’s technical and artistic excel-
lence. From the inside out, this new timepiece – with rich From the technical side, in addition to the HM Perpetual
guilloché dials and three-dimensional big moon – surprises Moon being so precise, it is also an intriguing complication
and delights. The 42 mm case is created in either 18-karat in that it is not simply a module added to the movement,
red gold or in stainless steel and houses the exclusive but, in fact, is fully integrated into the calibre. The watch
Arnold & Son mechanical hand-wound movement A&S1512. also has a unique easy-to-set feature thanks to the ingenious
The 27 jewel calibre offers one of the most accurate moon addition of a second moon indication installed at the back
phases on the market, with only one day’s deviation every of the movement. This second moon display, visible via a
122 years – at which point a single push on the corrector sapphire case back, features a graduated dial and a pointer
will keep it in sync for another 122 years. The calibre is also hand that allows for a more exact setting.
equipped with a double barrel to yield 90 hours of power
reserve. The multiple technological advancements in the cali-
bre make this timepiece truly outstanding. To further
The exceptional perpetual moonphase indication of this underscore that, the entire rhodium treated nickel-sil-
watch is a marvel in many ways. From the aesthetic side, the ver movement features hand finishing indicative of the
29 mm moonphase disc, which runs from 10 to 2 o’clock on finest Haute Horlogerie timepieces, including manu-
the dial, reveals one of the largest moons on the market – ally chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circu-
with a diameter of 11.2 mm for the moon alone. lar graining with polished edges and Côtes de Genève

122 ROYAL COLLECTION 123


REF. 1GL AR.U01A.C123A

A&S1512 HM Perpetual Moon


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 34 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: translucent blue lacquered guilloché, translucent blue lacquered guilloché moon disc with golden
barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, big perpetual moon, diameter disc: 29 mm, diameter moon: 11.2 mm ¦ Second moon and stars ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦
moonphase indication on the back for setting purposes ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

124 ROYAL COLLECTION 125


REF. 1GL AR.I01A.C122A

A&S1512 HM Perpetual Moon


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 34 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: cream, translucent blue lacquered guilloché moon disc with golden moon and stars ¦
barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, big perpetual moon, diameter disc: 29 mm, diameter moon: 11.2 mm ¦ Second Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-
moonphase indication on the back for setting purposes ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

126 ROYAL COLLECTION 127


REF. 1GL AS.B01A.C122S

A&S1512 HM Perpetual Moon


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 34 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: black guilloché, moon disc with silvered moon, ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered
barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, big perpetual moon, diameter disc: 29 mm, diameter moon: 11.2 mm ¦ Second sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator
moonphase indication on the back for setting purposes ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

128 ROYAL COLLECTION 129


REF. 1GL AS.B01A.C122S

A&S1512 HM Perpetual Moon


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 34 mm ¦ Thickness: 5.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: translucent blue lacquered guilloché, moon disc with silvered moon, ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered
barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, big perpetual moon, diameter disc: 29 mm, diameter moon: 11.2 mm ¦ Second sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator
moonphase indication on the back for setting purposes ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads

130 ROYAL COLLECTION 131


H M S 1
132 ROYAL COLLECTION 133
HMS1 With its understated simplicity, the HMS1 line is a modern
take on Arnold & Son’s traditionally elegant design
A vibrant union of combined with superior craftsmanship. The watch has a
classically styled 40 mm case with see-through back and is
tradition and classicism water-resistant to 30 metres. The hand-wound A&S1001
calibre is manufactured in-house and decorated with
either straight or radiating Côtes de Genève. The ultra-
thin movement is just 2.7 mm in height. The double barrel
generates a power reserve of over 90 hours and a more
constant force, hence greater accuracy the whole time the
movement is running. Blued screws in the rhodium-treated
movement, mirror-polished ones in the NAC grey version,
and specific decorations for each version testify to the
attention to detail. The HMS1 collection comes in a range
of dial colours and with various finishes depending on
the model, as well as a choice of cases in white gold, rose
gold or stainless steel. It is also available with an exquisite
diamond-set bezel.

134 ROYAL COLLECTION 135


REF. 1LCAP.S10A.C110A REF. 1LCAW.S09A.C111W

A&S1001 HMS1 HMS1


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 21 jewels ¦ Diameter: 30 mm ¦ Thickness: 2.7 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white guilloché ¦ Case material: 18-karat white gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white guilloché ¦
barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand- coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-
rayonnantes, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m

136 ROYAL COLLECTION 137


REF. 1LCAP.W01A.C110A REF. 1LCAP.B01A.C111A REF. 1LCAP.S04A.C110A REF. 1LCAW.S03A.C111W

HMS1 HMS1 HMS1 HMS1


Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: cream ¦ Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: black ¦ Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: anthracite ¦ Case diameter: Case material: 18-karat white gold ¦ Dial: silver ¦ Case diameter: 40 mm ¦
Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦
Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alli- Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator
gator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 250 pieces leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 250 pieces brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 100 pieces
250 pieces

138 ROYAL COLLECTION 139


REF. 1LCAS.S01A.C111S REF. 1LCAS.S02A.C111S

A&S1001 HMS1 HMS1


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 21 jewels ¦ Diameter: 30 mm ¦ Thickness: 2.7 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double barrel ¦ Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: silvery-white ¦ Case diameter: Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: anthracite ¦ Case diameter:
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, NAC grey 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating
treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève, screws on both sides ¦ Case back: seethrough sapphire ¦ Strap: hand- on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited
edition: 250 pieces edition: 250 pieces

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HMS1 Inspired by an exceptional gold and enamel-cased half-
quarter repeating watch made by John Arnold in 1775, the
Royal Blue HMS1 Royal Blue is an eloquent expression of elegance
and sophistication in the inimitable English style and
demonstrates the brand’s traditional prowess in the
classical decorative arts.

The workmanship and ornamentation of this historical


timepiece by John Arnold is echoed on the dial of the
HMS1 Royal Blue. Finished with intricate guilloché pattern
overlaid by sumptuous, translucent deep blue lacquer, it
creates a spectacular illusion of depth that contrasts with
and is underscored by the ultra-slim case in elegant rose
gold.

The A&S1001 calibre, with its gorgeous Côtes de Genève REF. 1LCAP.U02A.C110A REF. 1LCMP.U02A.C110A
rayonnantes decoration is made of rhodium-treated nickel
HMS1 ROYAL BLUE HMS1 ROYAL BLUE
© The Trustees of the British Museum silver with Haute Horlogerie finishing.
Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: translucent blue Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Diamonds: 80, 0.720 ct, V Vs ¦
John Arnold, half-quarter repeater, gold and enamel lacquered guilloché, ¦ Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered Dial: translucent blue lacquered guilloché, ¦ Case diameter:
cased cylinder pocket watch, No. 253, London, 1775 sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
seethrough sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched
Water-resistant: 30 m brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m

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HM Dragon & In Chinese mythology the dragon is a divine creature
signifying power and good fortune, and is the free spirit
Fenghuang (Chinese Phoenix) of the zodiac. In ancient and modern Chinese culture, the
dragon is often depicted along with the fenghuang.
An exquisitely crafted The dragon and fenghuang are indeed considered symbolic
limited edition of blissful relations between husband and wife, a common
yin and yang metaphor. A symbol of high virtue and grace,
the fenghuang has multiple positive connotations.

This limited edition was created to celebrate these divine


creatures. The dragon and fenghuang are depicted with a
technique reinterpreting the principles of the ancestral art
of Chinese paper cutting, also named Jianzhi. Instead of
paper the motif is created on mother-of-pearl by applying
successive layers of lacquer with a miniature pad, executed
with exquisite delicacy of touch and featuring fine details REF. 1LCAP.M08A.C110A/C111A
that evoke the depth and texture of the dragon and the
HM DRAGON & FENGHUANG
fenghuang.
Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: red dragon and fenghuang on white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered
This special edition of the HM Dragon & Fenguhang will be sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-
limited to just 5 timepieces. resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 5 pieces

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HM Koi Through perseverance and endurance, the koi were able to
become mythical beings. The koi fish is part of many ancient
Arnold & Son unites legends. Legend has it that King Shoko of Ro presented
Chinese philosopher Confucius a magoy, a black carp, as a
exquisite, hand-painted gift at the birth of his first son in 533 B.C. So impressed was
dials with the fine art of Confucius by the koi’s strength and ability to swim up the
falls of the yellow river that he named his son after the fish.
Haute Horlogerie
Two thousand years later and the koi fish still symbolises
positive attributes in life like perseverance, endurance and
courage.

The Métiers d’Art HM Koi Unique Piece from Arnold & Son
was created to celebrate this fascinating fish. Adorning the
mother-of-pearl dial is a hand-painted miniature of two koi,
depicted in traditional Chinese ink-wash paintings. Nuances REF. 1LCAP.M01A.C110A/111A
of colours, from red-orange to blue-grey, are achieved by
HM KOI
the tiny brushstrokes and texturing gradually to build-up
the entire image with an astonishing richness of details. Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire
with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant:
The Métiers d’Art HM Koi is limited to just one example. If 30 m ¦ Limited edition: unique piece
desired, the watch is available with a diamond-set bezel.

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H M F L O W E R
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HM Flower The HM Flower Limited Editions from Arnold & Son will
appeal to women who appreciate finest-quality watch­ concentrated practice to perfect, and these exquisite
Exquisite hand-painted making with beautiful design. Each of the four models in flowers presented Arnold & Son’s specialists with an ideal
the series depicts a hand-painted miniature of a flower in opportunity to showcase their skills. The sumptuousness of
f loral timepieces full bloom, the rich, deep colours set off to perfection by the flowers is a counterpoint to the simplicity of the white
the understatement of the dial in white mother-of-pearl. mother-of-pearl dial, which shimmers entrancingly with
The exclusive nature of these four wonderful references is the play of light. It is enhanced by baton-style hands that
underscored by their limitation to just eight examples of show only the hours and minutes, and the clearly defined
each model. chapter ring with its modest dot indices.

The models comprising the HM Flower Limited Editions Concealed inside the case is the A&S1001 movement, manu-
from Arnold & Son were created to appeal to feminine factured entirely in-house, with Haute Horlogerie finishing.
sensibilities. Available in four distinctive references, the It has twin barrels, which generate a 90-hour power reserve
limited editions each celebrate a different flower: a magenta- and guarantee more constant force, and which in turn pro-
coloured orchid, yellow and purple irises, and a wonderful vides a more constant rate and greater accuracy. All the
orange lily. Each of the flowers is depicted in a hand-painted plates and bridges in the movement are hand-chamfered
miniature, executed with exquisite delicacy of touch and fea- and decorated: further testimony to the traditional crafts-
turing fine details that evoke the depth and texture of the manship upheld by Arnold & Son throughout its long history.
blossom.
The HM Flower edition is limited to just eight examples
The expertly applied layers of paint and nuances of colour of each model. The watch is available with or without a dia-
create a breathtaking sense of three-dimensional depth. mond-set bezel.
The art of hand-painting miniatures takes many years of

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REF. 1LCMP.M04A.L513A REF. 1LCMP.M05A.L510A REF. 1LCMP.M03A.L512A REF. 1LCMP.M06A.L511A

HM FLOWER HM FLOWER HM FLOWER HM FLOWER


Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Diamonds: 80, 0.720 ct, VVs ¦ Dial: Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Diamonds: 80, 0.720 ct, VVs ¦ Dial: Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Diamonds: 80, 0.720 ct, VVs ¦ Dial: Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Diamonds: 80, 0.720 ct, VVs ¦ Dial:
hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: hand-painted miniature on white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter:
40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on 40 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on
both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: pink lizard both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: green lizard both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: purple lizard both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: orange lizard
leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 8 pieces leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 8 pieces leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 8 pieces leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 8 pieces

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H M S L A D Y
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HMS Lady Simple as it may appear, the HMS Lady is an example
of the perfection towards which Arnold & Son strives.
Elegance, sophistication At first glance, it is clearly a scaled-down version of the
HMS1 designed for a slender female wrist. On further
and a perfect sense of inspection, however, it turns out that the proportions
balance are also identical because the small seconds display is in
precisely the correct position relative to all the other fea-
tures on the dial. The feminine character of this timepiece is
further enhanced by its workmanship and ornamentation.
Demonstrating the brand’s traditional prowess in the
classical decorative arts, the movement is entirely
hand-engraved with English-style floral motifs. With its
double-stepped bezel and lugs, the 34 mm 18-karat rose
gold case (with or without diamonds) houses an ultra-slim
A&S1101 mechanical hand-engraved movement finished
to perfection. REF. 1PMAP.W01A.C114A REF. 1PMMP.W01A.C119A

HMS LADY HMS LADY


C a s e m a t e r i a l : 18 - k a r a t r o s e g o l d ¦ D i a l : c r e a m ¦ C a s e Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Diamonds: 76, 0.685 ct, V Vs ¦
diameter: 34 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective D i a l : c r e a m ¦ C a s e d i a m e t e r: 3 4 m m ¦ G l a s s: c a m b e r e d
coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back:
hand-stitched honey alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched red alligator leather ¦
A&S1101 Limited edition: 100 pieces Water-­r esistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 100 pieces

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I N S T R U M E N T C O L L E C T I O N
158 159
Instrument Collection The Instrument Collection was inspired by the timepieces
produced during the second part of John Arnold’s life and
Combining marine later, following his death, by his son, John Roger. This was a
period when the Arnolds dedicated themselves exclusively
precision with aesthetic to the quest for absolute precision and to find a solution to
perfection the problem of determining longitude accurately and reliably
on the high seas. So successful were they, and of such high
quality their products, that within the space of a few years Historical Inspiration: pocket watch with cylinder- Historical Inspiration: dial layout with two subdials
they had established themselves as suppliers of choice to movement and open balance for two different time displays

the Royal Navy and to some of the most distinguished


mariners and explorers of their day.

During this era, timepieces played a crucial role as aids to


navigation and were, effectively, technical and scientific “in-
struments”. John Arnold and his son decided to make them
as rugged and reliable as possible, and in sufficient quantities
to equip the Navy’s extensive fleet. Ultimately, they were to
prove pivotal to the nation’s marine dominance and helped
ensure that Britannia really did rule the waves.

Instrument Collection: DTE, two domed white lac- Instrument Collection: DBG, same dial layout as
Arnold, Charles Frodsham, pocket chronometer escapement, quered dials and double tourbillons inspired by historical pieces with two subdials, one for local
split-seconds and winding indicator, No. 8623, London, 1855 historical pocket watch time and the other for a second time zone

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The Instrument Collection clearly shows the influence have an incredible depth and three-dimensional effect due
of pocket watches, marine chronometers and precision to the combination of multilevel skeletonised bridges on
regulators. It is inspired in particular by several origi- the dial side.
nal timepieces made by John Roger Arnold. The first two
of these, manufactured at around the time of his father’s The other stylistic features that define the new timepieces
death, were known as No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and are pure, timeless lines and a discreet, almost austere
featured a “Z” balance, mean and sidereal time displays, case. Viewed from the side, the housing is stepped and
Historical Inspiration: classic triangular balance- Historical Inspiration: British skeleton clock with and an additional small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. Another tapers from top to bottom, the widest section accommo­
cock and ¾ barrel bridge chain driven fusee important timepiece, produced in 1855, was a very unusual dating the extra large glass and dial with the lower part
chronometer with hours and minutes displaying mean time narrowing to fit snugly on the wrist.
in a subsidiary dial on the right, a symmetrical subdial on
the left with a power reserve indication, and a central sec- Like the Royal Collection, the Instrument Collection from
onds with an additional chronograph split-seconds. Arnold & Son is a family of elegant, exquisitely handcrafted
and finished timepieces: the sublime expression of a long
Typical of the Instrument Collection’s design is the off- and proud tradition.
centre position of the hours and minutes indication. This
dial layout creates space for the display of other complica-
tions without one overlapping the others, making the dial
much more legible. It also allows on certain models the
seconds hand to take centre stage and dominate the dial,
thus perfectly showcasing the down-to-the-second preci-
Instrument Collection: The DBG has a triangular Instrument Collection: Time Pyramid with skel- sion needed by marine navigators to determine longitude.
balance-cock and ¾ bridge like the historical etonised movement inspired by historical British In addition, models like the DTE, DSTB or the Golden Wheel
pieces skeleton clock

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D T E
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DTE Renowned for its innovative technology and amazing tech-
nical prowess Arnold & Son continually brings horological
The DTE is a masterpiece of symmetry, balance and three-
dimensional beauty combined with technical foresight and
A double tourbillon watch excellence to new heights. Such is the case with the DTE (for ultimate performance precision. The watch, powered by the
Double Tourbillon Escapement), a timepiece that reflects all-new mechanical hand-wound calibre A&S8513, brings
for globetrotters Arnold & Son’s famed past with a visionary look forward. the centuries-old tradition of double movements back to
life – in 21st century style. It features two separate time
The watch’s signature is its in-house double tourbillon move- zone displays – each of which can be set independently
ment inspired by the timepieces produced during the second from the other thanks to dedicated setting mechanisms.
part of John Arnold’s life when he and his son, John Roger, Each has its own gear train and its own tourbillon escape-
dedicated themselves to the quest for absolute precision. ment. The double barrels of the watch offer a superb 90
hours of power reserve.
Owing to its double tourbillon, this unique and impressive
piece also represents the ultimate dual time watch. It is In typical Arnold & Son style, the watch is incredibly de-
incredibly efficient in that it not only offers local time in tailed and features superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing.
hours and minutes, but also offers hours and minutes of a The dial side of the timepiece offers symmetry and depth. Pocket watch with cylinder-movement and open balance, circa 1850,
second time zone to be set separately – thereby enabling It features two dials – one each at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock – Arnold & Son private collection

the wearer to have precise time in zones that differ from for the dual time displays. The two tourbillons are harmoni-
Greenwich Mean Time by quarter - or half-hour incre- ously balanced at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock and seem to float
ments. The two crowns – one each for setting the local and over the dial thanks to their alluring raised 18-karat gold
the home time – are located at 2 o’clock and 8 o’clock, and bridges. The backdrop for these double dials and double
the two mainsprings are wound using the crown at 2 tourbillon escapements is a magnificently decorated
o’clock. vertical Côtes de Genève striped plate.

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REF. 1DTAR.L01A.C120R

A&S8513 DTE
Arnold & Son manufacture double tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 42 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.3 mm ¦ Thickness: 8.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: domed and white lacquered ¦ Case diameter: 43.5 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-
double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: local hours and minutes, GMT hours and minutes, double tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine Limited edition: 250th Anniversary, 28 pieces
circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, plate dial side with Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered
and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillons: 18-karat red gold bridges, satin-
finished and mirror-polished surfaces with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Hand-chamfered and mirror-polished tourbillon cages

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REF. 1DTAW.S01A.C121W

A&S8513 DTE
Arnold & Son manufacture double tourbillon movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 42 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.3 mm ¦ Thickness: 8.35 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, Case material: 18-karat white gold ¦ Dial: silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 43.5 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating
double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: local hours and minutes, GMT hours and minutes, double tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 28 pieces
nickel-silver movement, NAC grey treated with superlative Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges and polished edges, fine
circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, plate dial side with Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered
and polished edges, screwed gold chatons, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon: 18-karat white gold bridges, satin-
finished and mirror-polished surfaces with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Hand-chamfered and mirror-polished tourbillon cages

170 INSTRUMENT COLLECTION 171


D B G
172 INSTRUMENT COLLECTION 173
DBG Equation GMT A masterpiece of perfect symmetry, the Instrument
DBG Equation GMT features two separate time displays,
Watches with a double barrel and escapement have
a tradition going back many years in horology but are
backdrop of Côtes de Genève stripes on the lower half of the
dial, are two triple-armed balances secured in position by
A watch with two each driven by its own barrel and gear train with its own rarely found today. The principle is ideally suited to the the two balance-cocks, which face one another and fuse
escapement and balance. This highly unusual technical Arnold & Son’s Instrument line because a separate together to create a circle. Completing the overall sense
heartbeats specification permits the two displays to be set independently barrel/gear train and balance/escapement enable the of balance are the two crowns, one in the conventional
of each other. Although it is a standard feature of watches watch to be used for a second time zone, as in the DBG position at 3 o’clock, the other at 9. The two mainsprings
displaying two or more time zones for the hour hands to be Equation GMT, or to accommodate an unusual astro- are both wound using the crown on the right. However, the
set to different times, being able to set the minute hand as nomical complication. Other possible complications time in each of the two selected time zones is set using
well opens up other possibilities. It means, for instance, include a true beat seconds mechanism or a chrono- its own crown, which ensures that neither of the zones is
that the display can be set to show the precise time in zones graph. Another practical advantage of having a double moved or changed advertently. The time zone on the left
that differ from Greenwich Mean Time by a fraction of an barrel/gear train and a double balance/escapement is is set using the crown at 9 o’clock and the time zone on the
hour, such as a quarter or a half. In addition, a subdial at the fact that neither of the complications or displays right by the crown at 3 o’clock.
12 o’clock shows the equation of the two time zones on a influences the accuracy of the other by draining its energy.
24-hour basis. This enables the wearer to see the time In addition, it means it is also possible to house two com-
difference between the two zones and also to ascertain pletely different technical solutions and characteristics
whether it is day or night in the second zone. Both time in one and the same movement.
zones share a common permanent seconds in the shape No less impressive than the watch’s technical features is
of the long slender hand emanating from the centre of its aesthetic appeal, and in particular its symmetry, which
the dial, which is a hallmark feature of the Arnold & Son’s is largely determined by the positioning of the elements
Instrument Collection. in the dual movement. The view from the back reveals a
pleasingly balanced arrangement of bridges, barrels and
gear trains. From the front, and highlighted against a

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REF. 1DGAP.W01A.C120P REF. 1DGAS.S01A.C121S

A&S1209 DBG DBG


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 42 jewels ¦ Diameter: 35 mm ¦ Thickness 3.9 mm ¦ Power reserve: 40 h, double barrel ¦ Case material: 18-kar at rose gold ¦ Dial: silver y-white and C ase mater ial: stainless steel ¦ Dial: light- grey and silver y
21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: local hours, minutes and seconds, GMT hours and minutes, local time 24 h indicator, GMT 24 h indicator ¦ silver y opaline ¦ Case diameter: 4 4 mm ¦ Gl ass: cambered opaline ¦ Case diameter: 4 4 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire
Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: with anti-reflec tive coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see -
fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève, blued screws see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦
Water-resistant: 30 m Water-resistant: 30 m

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U T T E
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UTTE The UTTE is a masterful demonstration of elegant
design and superb technical prowess. It pays tribute to
Additionally, while the movement diameter is 32 mm,
the tourbillon cage is a massive 14 mm in diameter – thus
colour, and each features a different Côtes de Genève
pattern. The 18-karat red gold reference houses the move-
An exceptional ultra-thin A.-L. Breguet’s first-ever tourbillon escapement mounted occupying almost half of the movement space for impres- ment treated in rhodium and decorated with Côtes de
in John Arnold’s pocket chronometer No. 11 – a watch sive visual appeal. To add further dramatic beauty to this Genève rayonnantes. In addition the tourbillon bridge of
tourbillon timepiece that can be found today in London’s British Museum. already impressive watch, Arnold & Son created a totally this reference is entirely hand-engraved by Arnold & Son’s
spherical tourbillon cage – one devoid of any flat surfac- master engraver. The palladium UTTE references house
The ultra-thin A&S8200 movement – and the ultimate UTTE es – for a magnificent three-dimensional aesthetic effect. a NAC grey treated movement decorated with a straight
watch – is the result of several years of research and In fact, the flying tourbillon cage is not inset into the cali- Côtes de Genève pattern for a bold, contemporary appeal.
development, and boasts important features and func- bre, but instead rises out of the movement, through the
tions. In fact, when the brand embarked on the creation dial, and achieves the same height as the hour and minute
of an additional tourbillon, Arnold & Son’s team of watch- hands. With an eye toward every detail, and the desire for
makers and engineers determined that the end result harmonious appeal, the watchmakers removed all visible
should possess unique features that would set it apart in screws so the spherical tourbillon cage appears beautiful-
the watch world: It had to be at the same time thin, boast a ly balanced. The only visible screws are on the regulator.
big and three-dimensional tourbillon cage and have a long
power reserve. Finally, to ensure a long power reserve of at least 90 hours,
the brand implemented two barrels to offer more constant
Utilizing the most cutting-edge technology, Arnold & Son force and unprecedented power reserve for an ultra-thin
pushed the creative envelope to achieve this goal - thus tourbillon.
developing an exceptional timepiece. The UTTE has a
movement that is just 2.97 mm thick and a case thickness The UTTE references are created in either 18-karat red
of only 8.34 mm, making the UTTE one of the thinnest gold or palladium (a rare alloy in the watch world). Each
tourbillon watches on the market. movement is finished in a colour to complement the case

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REF. 1UTAR.S02A.C120A

A&S8200 UTTE
Arnold & Son manufacture ultra-thin tourbillon movement ¦ One-minute flying tourbillon ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 29 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32 mm ¦ Thickness: Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white and silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
2.97 mm ¦ Tourbillon cage diameter: 14 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-engraved tourbillon bridge, hand-cham-
fered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered
and polished edges, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: satin-finish with chamfered and polished edges

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REF. 1UTAG.S04A.C121G REF. 1UTAG.L01A.C121G

A&S8200 UTTE UTTE


Arnold & Son manufacture ultra-thin tourbillon movement ¦ One-minute flying tourbillon ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 29 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32 mm ¦ Case material: palladium 950 ¦ Dial: light-grey and silvery opaline ¦ Case material: palladium 950 ¦ Dial: black lacquered and silvery
Thickness: 2.97 mm ¦ Tourbillon cage diameter: 14 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflec- opaline ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-
tourbillon ¦ Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement, NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with tive coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦
polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screws hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: satin-finish with chamfered and polished edges. Limited edition: 50 pieces

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REF. 1UTAR.M01A.C120A REF. 1UTAG.M02A.C121G

UTTE UTTE
Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: white mother-of-pearl and Case material: palladium 950 ¦ Dial: Tahiti mother-of-pearl and
silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire
with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through
sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water- sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-
resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 50 pieces resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 50 pieces

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REF. 1UTAR.S09A.C120A REF. 1UTAR.S08A.C120A

UTTE UTTE
Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white and silvery Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white and silvery
opaline hand guilloché 18-karat solid gold ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ opaline hand guilloché 18-karat solid gold ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦
Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦
Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown
alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 28 pieces alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 28 pieces

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U T T E S K E L E T O N
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UTTE Skeleton The watch is powered by the new A&S8220 movement and
measures just 8.34 millimetres in thickness with the two
skeletonised as far as possible to reveal its intrinsic beauty
and complexity.
satin-finished with chamfered and polished edges; the
tourbillon cage’s edges are also fully chamfered and polished
The thinnest skeleton sapphire crystals (7.03 without), making the UTTE Skeleton by hand; the screws have bevelled and polished heads; and
the thinnest skeleton tourbillon watch on the market. The tourbillon cage itself has also undergone a total jewels with polished countersinks.
tourbillon on the market Developed, designed and manufactured entirely in house at revision, and the new skeleton design makes it much easier
Arnold & Son’s La Chaux-de-Fonds workshops, it is housed to appreciate the choreography of the pallets and escape The Skeleton features the hallmark dial design of the UTTE
in an elegant 42-millimetre, red gold 5N case. This exquisite wheel in action. At the same time, the curved, spherical family, with its distinctive and clear-cut eight-shaped ar-
creation is available in a limited edition of just 50 timepieces. design and aesthetic three-dimensionality of the tourbillon rangement of time display and tourbillon. The three-
typical of the UTTE models have been preserved. The move- dimensional tourbillon occupies the bottom half of the dial
In order to realize a skeleton version of the UTTE, the move- ment itself is 32 millimetres across while the tourbillon cage while the hour and minute display, made of sapphire with
ment had to be redesigned and re-engineered from scratch. measures a massive 14 millimetres and occupies a dominant white printed numerals, takes up the space between 12
Making an ultra-thin tourbillon is, in itself, no easy feat. position in the lower half of the dial. o’clock and the centre of the watch. The hour and minutes
Removing additional material to transform an ultra-thin hands are golden with white lacquered tips.
tourbillon into an ultra-thin skeleton tourbillon further Finally, to ensure a long power reserve of at least 90 hours,
increases the technical challenges and calls for meticulous the brand implemented two skeleton barrels to offer more Viewed from the side, the 5N red gold case is stepped and
engineering and an unimaginably high level of watchmaking constant force and unprecedented power reserve for an tapers from top to bottom, the widest section accommodat-
expertise. The new skeleton calibre A&S8220 preserves the ultra-thin skeleton tourbillon. ing the extra-large glass with the lower part narrowing to fit
unique features that set the UTTE’s A&S8200 calibre apart: snugly on the wrist.
it is thin, boasts a large, three-dimensional tourbillon cage In keeping with the overall exclusivity of the timepiece, the
and has a long power reserve. However, compared with the movement has haute horlogerie finishing that includes: the The time, expertise and precision required to hand-craft and
UTTE’s A&S8200 calibre, the new A&S8220 features, among main plate and bridges are made of nickel silver and deco- assemble this remarkable example of watchmaking means
other things, new barrel and tourbillon bridges and a heav- rated with Côtes de Genève rayonnantes with chamfered that the edition will be limited to just 50 timepieces.
ily modified main plate. The movement has further been and polished edges; the steel parts, gears and ratchets are

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REF. 1UTAR.S10A.C320A

A&S8200 UTTE SKELETON


Arnold & Son manufacture tourbillon movement ¦ One-minute flying tourbillon ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 29 jewels ¦ Diameter: 32 mm ¦ Thickness: Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: rhodium-plated, reduced to essential for perfect legibility, 8-shaped dial with sapphire in upper half for
3.30 mm ¦ Tourbillon cage diameter: 14 mm ¦ Power reserve: 90 h, double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon ¦ the hours and minutes with white numerals, golden hour and minute hands with white lacquered tips ¦ Case diameter: 42 mm ¦ Glass: cambered
Movement decoration: nickel-silver movement with Haute Horlogerie finishing: chamfered and polished edges, chamfered and polished edges on sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦
all steel parts, wheels and ratchets, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads, jewels with polished countersinks. Tourbillon cage: satin- Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 50 pieces
finish with chamfered and polished edges

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T I M E P Y R A M I D
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Time Pyramid Deftly demonstrating its British heritage, the Time Pyramid
is inspired by the regulators created by John and John
Additionally, the movement is fitted with two power
reserve indicators – one each on either side of the linear
the Time Pyramid, the crown is artfully positioned at
6 o’clock.
Roger Arnold over two hundred years ago, and by antique gear train – to display the energy level for each barrel
British skeleton clocks. separately. The power reserve hands indicate the reserve As with every esteemed Arnold & Son watch, each compo-
level via graduated dots (that are printed under the top nent in the Time Pyramid is magnificently hand decorated
The Time Pyramid hosts a totally new manufacture move- sapphire crystal) in an arc format, and demonstrate how with hand-chamfered brides and polished edges, all
ment with unique architecture. The skeletonised calibre one barrel transfers energy to the second one when needed. yielding a striking masterpiece of decorative craftsmanship
A&S1615 is built in a pyramidal shape, with balance wheel Essentially, as the first barrel winds the second one, the and brilliant execution.
at 12 o’clock, situated directly beneath the palette and the power reserve indicator of the first barrel goes down, while
anchor wheel (which is shaped in typical Arnold & Son’s the second one goes up – making for an accurate and Viewed from the side, the case is stepped and tapers from
majestic “X” form). At the opposite end of the movement, at intriguing readout. top to bottom, the widest section accommodating the extra-
6 o’clock, lay two mainspring barrels that supply the hand- large glass with the lower part narrowing to fit snugly on
wound calibre with an amazing 90 hours of power reserve, This Time Pyramid follows the original regulators from the wrist.
and provide a more constant force to the wheel train. the brand with its component positioning and detailed
three-dimensional visual appeal. Movement parts and
The gear train runs vertically in a linear format connecting watch indications are built on three levels, with the
the two barrels at 6 o’clock to the balance wheel at 12 o’clock, subsidiary seconds dial on the bottom, the hours and
and endowing the movement with its pyramid structure. The minutes indication on a sapphire crystal dial in the
bridges are designed so that all of the wheels, the two main- middle level, and the power reserve indication via
spring barrels, the escapement and balance wheel are all graduated dots printed under the top sapphire crystal.
magnificently visible from the dial side. While the movement is extremely thin – at just 4.4 mm –
the multiple levels bring amazing depth and detail to the
British skeleton clock, chain driven fusee, England, 1830-1845, watch. To further enhance the balance and symmetry of
Arnold & Son private collection

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REF. 1TPAR.S01A.C125A

A&S1615 TIME PYRAMID


Arnold & Son skeletonised manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 4.40 mm ¦ Power reserve: Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial : sapphire, circular satin-finished dial frame with chamfered and polished edges ¦ Case diameter:
90 h, double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, double power reser ve indication ¦ Movement 44.6 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched
decoration: skeletonised nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
polished edges, satin-finished main plate, Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws

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REF. 1TPAS.S01A.C124S

A&S1615 TIME PYRAMID


Arnold & Son skeletonised manufacture movement ¦ Hand-wound ¦ 27 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.6 mm ¦ Thickness: 4.40 mm ¦ Power reserve: Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: sapphire, circular satin-finished dial frame with chamfered and polished edge ¦ Case diameter: 44.6 mm ¦
90 h, double barrel ¦ 21,600 vibrations/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, double power reserve indication ¦ Movement decoration: Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: translucent-grey coated sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black
skeletonised nickel-silver movement, NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws

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REF. 1TPAR.F01A.C125A

TIME PYRAMID
Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: sapphire, circular satin-finished dial frame with chamfered and polished edge ¦ Case diameter: 44.6 mm ¦
Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: closed and decorated with a guilloché pattern on both sides ¦
Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m

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D S T B
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DSTB The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of
Arnold & Son. Sometimes referred to as a dead beat
true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor – paying
homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.
for viewing the superbly finished movement, complete
with a 22-karat guilloché and skeletonised oscillating
A three-dimensional seconds, the true beat seconds is a precision function weight for the gold version and laser engraved and skel-
wherein the seconds beat incrementally as opposed to Arnold & Son’s master watchmakers thrive on creating etonised oscillating weight for the steel model.
celebration of the true beat sweeping along the dial – allowing for more accurate complicated movements for exquisite timepieces. Such is
seconds complication reading. the case with the new self-winding calibre A&S6003, a
truly innovative technical and architectural achievement.
The DSTB represents a new and modern take on this ven- This calibre is the second automatic movement with an
erable complication and turns it into a three-dimensional integrated true beat system to be developed, designed and
horological feast by showcasing the true beat seconds’ manufactured entirely at the workshops in La Chaux-de-
mechanism entirely on the dial side. Not just the hands, Fonds. In true Arnold & Son style, the movement features
but also the lever, wheels and three true beat seconds Haute Horlogerie finishing with hand-chamfered and
bridges are located in all their beauty on the dial side. This satin-finished lever and bridges, polished edges, screws
restructuring of the intricate mechanism yields a concept with bevelled and mirror-polished heads, fine circular
not achieved in the watch industry heretofore. graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes . The visible
dial plate is either NAC grey, black ADLC or blue PVD
The true beat seconds are superbly indicated via a large treated with large circular finishing, and the three true
sapphire dial that occupies the top left portion of the dial beat seconds bridges are either rose-gold or palladium
at 11 o’clock. At the 4 o’clock position, a sophisiticated treated with hand-chamfered and polished edges.
subdial indicates the hours and the minutes via blued
hands. These generously proportioned, overlapping indi- The magnificent timepiece is housed inside a 43.5 mm
cations translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial. 18-karat red gold, 18-karat white gold or stainless steel
Making the watch even more alluring is the fact that the case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case back

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REF. 1ATAR.S01A.C120A

A&S6003 DSTB
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ 32 jewels ¦ Diameter: 38 mm ¦ Thickness: 7.39 mm ¦ Power reserve: 45 h ¦ 28,800 vibra- Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: silvery opaline, sapphire ¦ Case diameter: 43.5 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
tions/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds ¦ Movement decoration: palladium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand- coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, dial plate NAC grey treated with traditional Limited edition: 125 pieces
English frosted finish, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. True beat seconds bridges: red
gold treated, satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Oscillating weight: skeletonised and guilloché solid 22-karat red gold with
chamfered polished edges

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REF. 1ATAS.S02A.C121S

A&S6003 DSTB
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ 32 jewels ¦ Diameter: 38 mm ¦ Thickness: 7.39 mm ¦ Power reserve: 45 h ¦ 28,800 vibra- Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: silvery opaline, sapphire ¦ Case diameter: 43.5 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
tions/h ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds ¦ Movement decoration: NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand- coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition:
chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, dial plate black ADLC treated with large 250 pieces
circular finishing, circular satin-finished wheels, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. True beat seconds bridges: palladium
treated, satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Oscillating weight: NAC grey treated, laser engraved and skeletonised with
brushed surfaces

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REF. 1ATAW.L04A.C121W

DSTB
Case material: 18-karat white gold ¦ Dial: domed and white lacquered, sapphire ¦ Case diameter: 43.5 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with
anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
Limited edition: 125 pieces

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G O L D E N W H E E L
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Golden Wheel With a rich British watchmaking heritage that dates back to
the 18 th century, Arnold & Son masterfully reinterprets
referred to as dead beat seconds) is a specialty of Arnold
& Son. The precision function enables the seconds to beat
graduated outer ring on the dial and read via the central
golden hand. The dial plate is treated with Côtes de Genève
World's first wandering history with a visionary eye to the future. incrementally as opposed to sweeping along the dial – finishing.
allowing for more accurate reading.
hours and true beat The Golden Wheel timepiece is a unique three-dimensional The Golden Wheel is limited to just 125 timepieces and
seconds watch interpretation of the ancient wandering hours complication The superlative technology and watchmaking expertise housed in a superb 44 mm 18-karat red gold case.
that has roots in table clocks of the mid-17th century. In fact, inherent in this movement is further enhanced by the fact
the first implementation of the wandering hours compli­ that Arnold & Son has made the mechanism visible from the
cation in pocket watches was most likely made in England dial side in spectacular glory. Not only does the brand use
at the beginning of the 18th century. Thus, it is a fitting com- three separate transparent sapphire disks (that seem to
plication for the Arnold & Son watchmakers – inspired by float above the dial) for the time indication, but it also ele-
British watchmaking heritage – to reinvent anew, perpetu- vates many of the other movement parts for an incredible
ating the long tradition of wandering hour watches. three-dimensional allure. This creative and visionary spirit
transforms the Golden Wheel into a thoroughly modern
The Golden Wheel combines the first-ever wandering hours interpretation of the wandering hours.
function with the true beat seconds complication.
Arnold & Son crafts the central time-carrousel in solid
The wandering hours function, also known as a jumping 18-karat red gold, thereby giving the masterpiece its Golden
digital hours indication, occupies the top arc of the watch Wheel name. The mother-of-pearl arc displays the current
dial (from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock). Beneath it, Arnold & Son hour, as the sapphire disks with the hour numerals on them
fills the time-carrousel of the Golden Wheel with a true beat float over the arc. Gold arrows on the hour disks point to
seconds hand from the central axis – adding visual complex- the minutes dial-frame located above the hours arc. Final-
ity and elegant motion. The true beat seconds (sometimes ly, the true beat seconds indication is displayed via a large

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219
REF. 1HVAR.M01A.C120A

A&S6018 GOLDEN WHEEL


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ 29 jewels ¦ Diameter: 37.2 mm ¦ Thickness: 8 mm ¦ Power reserve: 45 h ¦ 28,800 vibra­tions/h ¦ Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: silvery and white mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-
Functions: jumping digital hours, minutes and true beat seconds ¦ Movement decoration: palladium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, dial plate black ADLC treated with Côtes de Limited edition: 125 pieces
Genève, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Central time-carrousel: solid 18-karat red gold,
satin-finished with hand-chamfered and polished edges. Oscillating weight: skeletonised and guilloché solid 22-karat red gold with chamfered
polished edges

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C T B
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CTB Underscoring its continued commitment to forward-think-
ing precision, Arnold & Son’s watchmaking experts master-
continually running chronograph hand is started, is visually
amazing. It gives the impression that it can catch up to
complex multilevel structure with three different finishes
that offer breathtaking depth and dimension.
The world’s first true beat fully rose to the challenge of creating a world’s first in a the true beat seconds hand, but this never happens since
wristwatch: a chronograph with a central true beat seconds the true beat seconds hand jumps away each second in a
seconds and chronograph hand. The magnificent CTB represents the brand’s second delightful and entrancing game of cat and mouse.
wristwatch chronograph and features the iconic Instrument Collection
complication of a true beat seconds, while at the same time The A&S7103 calibre is a proprietary mechanical self-wind-
remaining true to the line’s optic code of superb legibility. ing movement with column-wheel operated chronograph.
This aesthetic direction has been achieved by incorporating The movement is configured to give optimum balance
a central true beat seconds hand and a central chronograph and beauty to the dial, with off-centered hour and minutes
seconds hand – both on the same axis but with different at 12 o’clock, big central true beat seconds and central
jumping intervals. A huge technical challenge to have both chronograph seconds, and 60-minutes chronograph
functions operating from the centre, Arnold & Son’s unique indicator at 6 o’clock. The 31-jewel movement beats at
invention is protected by two patents. 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers more than 45 hours
of power reserve. This world’s-first timepiece also offers
Sometimes referred to as a dead beat seconds, the true the efficiency of bi-directional winding thanks to ceramic
beat seconds is a precision function wherein the seconds ball bearing.
beat incrementally as opposed to sweeping along the
dial – allowing for more accurate reading. To accomplish Each movement is meticulously completed in Haute
this function in and of itself is no easy feat. However, Horlogerie finishing with hand-chamfered bridges with
Arnold & Son has taken the idea to new heights by incor- polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève
porating the true beat seconds on the same axis as rayonnantes, brushed and skeletonised rotor, and screws
the chronograph seconds hand. The result, when the with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. The dial has a

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REF. 1CHAR.S01A.C120A

A&S7103 CTB
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Column-wheel ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 31 jewels ¦ Diameter: 30.4 mm ¦ Thickness: Case material: 18-karat red gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white and silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with
8.20 mm ¦ Power reserve: 45 h (without chronograph) ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Stop second device ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds, anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
chronograph ¦ Movement decoration: palladium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges,
fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, circular satin-finished wheels, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads.
Oscillating weight: skeletonised with brushed surfaces

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REF. 1CHAS.S02A.C121S

A&S7103 CTB
Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Column-wheel ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 31 jewels ¦ Diameter: 30.4 mm ¦ Thickness: Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: light-grey and silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective
8.20 mm ¦ Power reserve: 45 h (without chronograph) ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Stop second device ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds, coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m
chronograph ¦ Movement decoration: NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges,
fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, circular satin-finished wheels, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads.
Oscillating weight: skeletonised with brushed surfaces

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T B R
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TBR The TBR features the first automatic movement with an
integrated true beat system to be developed, designed
with an automatic winding system calls for enormous
technical expertise. In the TBR it was made possible by a
the dates 1 to 31 in Arabic numerals with intermediate
dots for the even dates. A slim, undulating hand advances
Double first from a and manufactured entirely at the workshops in La Chaux- worldwide patented system comprising a sophisticated a day at a time until it reaches 31. At midnight on the 31st,
de-Fonds. Its pure, timeless design takes its inspiration double wheel, an oscillating pinion and a pallet mecha- the hand springs back (hence retrograde) smartly to 1, in
timepiece on course from the later instrument-style chronometers produced by nism. This complex solution calls for virtually microscopic other words to the first of the next month, and the process
for success John Roger Arnold. These answered the call for timepiec- precision (to tolerances of a micron, or one thousandth of commences all over again.
es rugged and reliable enough to withstand the hardships a millimetre) and the key parts are made using state-of-
of life on the high seas combined with the down-to-the- the-art LIGA fabrication technology. LIGA is a German The TBR’s retrograde mechanism is extremely sophisti-
second precision needed by marine navigators to acronym that stands for Lithographie, Galvanoformung, cated and features patented dents sans jeu (literally, teeth
determine longitude. Abformung (lithography, electroplating and moulding) without play – or gaps), which ensure that the date hand
  and describes the sequence of processes used to produce advances cleanly and precisely. These components can
With the unmistakable design cues that define the metal parts made of nickel and nickel phosphorus. only be produced using the complex LIGA fabrication
Instrument Collection, the TBR is a masterpiece of reduced   technology described above. Also worth noting is the fact
simplicit y. The initials stand for the watch’s t wo Longitude is measured in degrees, minutes and seconds. that the retrograde date can be set using the crown, which
complications, true beat and retrograde. While the time is By comparing the time difference between local apparent is considerably more demanding in terms of movement
displayed in an off-centre subdial (a hallmark of the noon, determined by a sextant, and noon at Greenwich design than having an additional pushpiece.
entire Instrument Collection) the two complications (GMT/UTC) shown on the chronometer, a navigator is able
occupy the middle of the dial and command center stage. to calculate the ship’s position east or west of the Green-
  wich Meridian (0°).
Dominating the face of the watch is the central true beat,
or dead beat, seconds. The true beat seconds, a hark-back The “R” of TBR – retrograde – is a description of the watch’s
to the precision required by navigators on the high seas, is second complication, the date display. The second most
a rarely found complication these days, and its combination conspicuous element on the dial, the date display shows

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REF. 1ARAP.W01A.C120P REF. 1ARAS.S01A.C121S

A&S6008 TBR TBR


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 34 jewels ¦ Diameter: 30.4 mm ¦ Thickness: 7.79 mm ¦ Power reserve: Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: silvery-white and Case material: stainless steel ¦ Dial: light-grey and silvery
45 h ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Stop second device ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds, retrograde date ¦ Movement decoration rose gold silvery opaline ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered opaline ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire
model: rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see- with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through
rayonnantes, blued screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Oscillating weight: skeletonised with brushed surfaces ¦ Movement decora- through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator leather ¦
tion stainless steel model: NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining Water-resistant: 30 m Water-resistant: 30 m
and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Oscillating weight: skeletonised with brushed surfaces

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T B D R A G O N
236 INSTRUMENT COLLECTION 237
TB Dragon In Chinese mythology the dragon is a divine creature
signifying power and good fortune, and is the free spirit
A consummate expression of the zodiac. The model comprising the Métiers d’Art
TB Dragon Limited Edition from Arnold & Son was created
of traditional craftsmanship to celebrate this divine creature. The dominant feature of
at its finest this fine-quality wristwatch is a hand-engraved appliqué
of a dragon executed by Arnold & Son’s master engraver,
which is then duplicated for the series. Hand engraving is
a traditional art form that makes use of hardened steel
tools called burins and other special implements. They
create cuts, lines and texturing that build up entire images
or, as in the case of the TB Dragon, a perfectly sculpted
figure of a dragon in solid 22-karat rose gold. The breath-
taking richness of detail is then duplicated in rose gold
for the rest of the series. Once the appliqué is in place
on the dial, the dragon’s textures and shades are empha- REF. 1ARAP.B04A.C120P/121P
sized by hand-painting, a process that accentuates its
TB DRAGON
three-dimensional nature. Hand engraving and miniature
painting both call for infinite patience and expertise and Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: black, 22-karat solid rose gold engraved appliqué with hand-painted miniature ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦
take many years of concentrated practice to fully master. Glass: cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched black alligator
leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦ Limited edition: 28 pieces
To underline its exclusivity, this fabulous example of
high-precision technology and aesthetic perfection is
available in a limited edition of just twenty-eight pieces.

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© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

HMS Erebus in the Ice. Oil on canvas, painting by François Etienne Musin, 19 th century

S I R J O H N F R A N K L I N S E T
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Sir John Franklin Set The three watches in the John Franklin Set take as their
subject three famous paintings from London’s National
The mother-of-pearl dials of the three models in the Sir
John Franklin Set each feature an exquisite, hand-touched
than a century later did it reappear on the market, when
it was purchased by the Friends of the National Maritime
A gripping tale and the Maritime Museum. The timepieces, which feature a true- miniature reproduction of an original oil painting owned Museum. Arnold’s marine chronometer had been modified
beat second and off-centre hour and minute hands, each by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. while missing and converted into a travelling timepiece.
mystery of the Arnold depict an episode in the life of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, The first, “Friendly Encounter”, shows HMS Erebus and
marine chronometer vessels that eventually perished in the course of Sir John HMS Terror in New Zealand in about 1840, when the crew The magnificent Sir John Franklin Set of three timepieces
Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to discover the North-West had a series of peaceful meetings with the local Maori pop- is destined to become a much sought-after collector’s item
Passage in the mid-19 th century. ulation. In the second, “Antarctic Adventure”, we see the and is a limited edition of 28 sets.
two vessels navigating storm-tossed seas in the inhospita-
To the British government, the North-West Passage had ble environment at the southern tip of the world. The third,
long been an obsession. It represented a shorter route to “North-West Passage”, depicts HMS Erebus surrounded
the Indies that would eliminate the need for rounding Cape by icebergs but still in open water. We know now that both
Horn and avoid meetings with the hostile fleets of other ships were subsequently trapped by the ice and abandoned
European nations. And although its mythical status as by their crews, who perished. A later expedition estab-
a faster route to the East had evaporated by the mid-19 th lished that Sir John Franklin died on 11 June 1847.
century, it was still one of the last uncharted coastlines
of the world. In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out on his third For his third and final expedition to the waters north of
expedition to the area in HMS Erebus, accompanied by Canada, Sir John Franklin had with him a marine chro-
HMS Terror. After being sighted by whalers in mid- nometer made by John Roger Arnold in around 1815 with
summer, the two ships disappeared. Over forty expeditions an eight-day movement, Arnold spring detent escapement
set out to locate and rescue them but found only remnants and balance. As later became clear, it was one of several © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
of the expedition. items recovered during searches for the Franklin expedi-
tion but was not handed over to the authorities. Only more John Roger Arnold, marine chronometer, 8-day movement, London, 1815

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REF. 1ARAP.M08A.C120P REF. 1ARAP.M07A.C120P REF. 1ARAP.M06A.C120P
riendly Encounter Antarctic Adventure North-West Passage

A&S6103 SIR JOHN FRANKLIN SET


Arnold & Son manufacture movement ¦ Self-winding ¦ Ceramic ball bearing ¦ 30 jewels ¦ Diameter: 30.4 mm ¦ Thickness: 7.79 mm ¦ Power reserve: Case material: 18-karat rose gold ¦ Dial: hand-finished miniature, mother-of-pearl ¦ Case diameter: 44 mm ¦ Glass: cambered sapphire with
45 h ¦ 28,800 vibrations/h ¦ Stop second device ¦ Functions: hours, minutes, true beat seconds ¦ Movement decoration: rhodium treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides ¦ Case back: see-through sapphire ¦ Strap: hand-stitched brown alligator leather ¦ Water-resistant: 30 m ¦
Haute Horlogerie finishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes, blued screws Limited edition: 28 sets of 3 pieces
with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Oscillating weight: skeletonised with brushed surfaces

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A&S5119 A&S8503 A&S8100

A&S5003 A&S8000 A&S8305

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A&S1512 A&S5101 A&S8513

A&S1001 A&S1016 A&S1209

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Arnold & Son
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A&S1311 A&S1615 A&S6018

A&S8200 A&S6003 A&S6008

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A&S7103 A&S8220

A&S6103

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CONCEPT AND REALISATION SOURCES
Arnold & Son SA, La Chaux-de-Fonds Antiquorum Genève SA, Geneva
  Bridgeman Art Library, Paris
PHOTOGR APHY Getty Images, Munich
Time Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds iStockphoto, Canada
Le Labo, Delémont National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Eveline Perroud, La Chaux-de-Fonds Science & Society Picture Library, London
Anita Schlaefli, Neuchâtel The British Museum, London
Claudio Stefanutti, Zurich
  TEXT AND DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH
PHOTOLITHOGR APHY Arnold & Son SA, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Images 3 SA, Lausanne Dr Joël Pynson
Hill Johnson Associates GmbH, Zollikon
BIBLIOGR APHY Roberta Naas, Naas Enterprises
The Monthly Review or Literary Journal,
vol. 58 (London, 1780)
Religious Tract Society (Great Britain)
The Visitor or Monthly Instructor (London, 1847)
Breguet, Emmanuel, Breguet: Watchmakers since 1775
[English trans. of Breguet: Horloger depuis 1775],
ed. Alain de Gourcuff (Paris, 1997)
Le Globe, Journal littéraire,
vol. 3/1 (Paris, 24 December 1825)
Mercer, Vaudrey, John Arnold & Son, supplement
(London, 1975)
Huddart, Joseph, Captain, The Oriental Navigator
(London, 1801)

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