Arnold & Son extends its Instrument Collection with the addition of the new UTTE Skeleton. The watch is powered by the new A&S8220 movement and measures just 8.34 millimetres in thickness, making the UTTE Skeleton the thinnest skeleton tourbillon watch on the market. Developed, designed and manufactured entirely in house at Arnold & Son’s La Chaux-de-Fonds workshops, it is housed in an elegant 42-millimetre, red gold 5N case. This exquisite creation is available in a limited edition of just 50 timepieces.Read More
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Arnold & Son blasts into outer space with radiating bridges defining the harmoniously symmetrical Nebula
The three-dimensional, openwork movement and dial of the Nebula offer views into the very heart of the in-house manufacture calibre. Two mainspring barrels providing a healthy 90-day power reserve at the top, find near-mirror symmetry with the small seconds display and dial-side balance below.Read More
Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils the beautiful Eight-Day Royal Navy. The watch is a testament to Arnold & Son’s tradition of building marine chronometers. With a stunning new eight-day power reserve movement, it is part of the sophisticated Royal Collection that took its inspiration from the timepieces commissioned by King George III.Read More
In true Arnold & Son tradition, the brand has released an evolution of its alluring and precise HM Perpetual Moon. The new HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon, with not one but two of the biggest moon phase indications on the market, rightfully joins the Arnold & Son Royal Collection. For the first time, the HM Double Hemisphere Perpetual Moon displays the moon phases as they can be seen both from the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, all in a single watch. The Royal Collection is inspired by the timepieces created in the early part of John Arnold’s life, and pay tribute to the watches he produced for King George III and members of the royal court. The timepieces in the Royal Collection demonstrate the brand’s prowess in traditional watchmaking and classical decorative arts.Read More
Arnold & Son is becoming quite a fixture on the superyacht scene these days. Fitting in perfectly with the stylish yachts lined up over a mile-long strip of Indian Creek Waterway and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Arnold & Son’s timepieces were the super watches of the show.
Formerly known as the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, the newly dubbed Yachts Miami Beach boat show is an expanded version of its former self. More than 1.2 million square feet space was filled by more than 500 new or pre-owned yachts, including the world's most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world's foremost custom boat builders.
Providing the perfect backdrop for Arnold & Son timepieces, our luxury partner, Northrop & Johnson, showcased three of their luxury yacht listings for sale: the 151-foot (46m) Delta superyacht KATYA, the 121-foot (36.9m) Christensen superyacht DREAM WEAVER, and the 80-foot (24.38m) Pershing motor yacht PRESS BUY.
Visitors to the 2016 show were able to view some iconic pieces from the 2015 collection including the Constant Force Tourbillon, the TBTE, DSTB in white gold with blue dial plate, the Time Pyramid Guilloché, and the HM Flower with hand painted orchid dial. Each and every piece manufactured by Arnold & Son exemplifies luxury, craftsmanship and beauty, matching the ideals of Northrop & Johnson.
Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils a new limited red gold edition of the DSTB (Dial Side True Beat) with traditional English frosted finish. The DSTB is a testament to its heritage, vision and Haute Horlogerie ingenuity.Read More
Kevin Fehling is a superstar on the German restaurant scene. Just four months after opening The Table in Hamburg, he has already won the supreme accolade of three stars in next year’s Michelin guide. Arnold & Son shares many of the values that have catapulted the chef to the upper echelons of his profession and is proud to announce that he has now joined the ranks of its ambassadors.
After earning his spurs at a series of fine-dining restaurants in his native Bremen and elsewhere, Kevin Fehling spent ten years as chef de cuisine at La Belle Époque in Travemünde. Under his stewardship, the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars in the space of just five years. In March, Fehling announced that he was opening his own restaurant, The Table, in Hamburg.
The wait has clearly been worth it. The Table immediately won recognition at the highest level and is listed with three stars in the 2016 Michelin guide, making it one of just ten three-star restaurants in the whole of Germany. One of the country’s leading gourmet magazines “The Feinschmecker” has named it “Restaurant of the Year 2015” on the grounds of its unique position in the German fine-dining firmament.
Kevin Fehling transforms every one of his dishes into an emotional experience. As he describes it, “I aim to combine style, innovation and perfect technique with superior craftsmanship and the recurring element of surprise. I believe my approach to cooking shares many of the values that set Arnold & Son apart in the fine watchmaking segment, and it’s one of the reasons I feel so honoured to represent the brand.”
The Table is named for a snake-like table that gives up to 20 guests an unimpeded view of the kitchen: transparency at its highest level. It is also a quality demonstrated by the DSTB black dial from the Arnold & Son Instrument Collection that Kevin Fehling likes to wear at work. Leaving nothing to the imagination, the DSTB showcases the exquisite true beat seconds mechanism on the dial side. Like Kevin Fehling, Arnold & Son takes pride in demonstrating its expertise to its best possible advantage.
Arnold & Son was delighted to once again collaborate with our luxury partner Northrop & Johnson at the 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. ABMB is the center of the art world each December, and this year was no exception. As the elements of the art world collide, various events took place throughout Miami. Elite evening affairs, luxury cocktail parties and hip shows could be discovered in every corner of the city.
On Wednesday, December 2, Arnold & Son presented their collection of luxury timepieces at an art-filled evening on board Northrop & Johnson’s 143-foot (43.59m) Van Mill luxury superyacht STARSHIP. Also participating in the evening were Global Luxury Partners Aston Martin, along with sponsors Embraer and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach. DJ Xio, accompanied by a saxophone player, provided the entertainment and wine, champagne and canapés were served. Work from the celebrated songwriter and artist Bernie Taupin was featured at the event, courtesy of Julie Keyes and Mark Borghi Fine Art.
Guests included Lewis Brinson who tried on Arnold & Son timepieces and learned about the manufacture while enjoying the electric atmosphere of the event. Of particular interest was the iconic Time Pyramid, both in the original gold version, as well as the new Time Pyramid guilloché.
The 2015 edition of the show welcomed more than 73,000 international visitors, including artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts. In addition to viewing the works, art talks were held throughout the duration of the event. Talks and panel discussions help the audiences deepen their knowledge of art, the art world, the market and further beyond. The highest caliber artwork will be on display at the main exhibition hall, while artwork and performances will be on display at nearby beaches, at Collins Park and at SoundScape Park.
Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils a new version the HM Perpetual Moon with a steel case and a blue guilloché dial. The HM Perpetual Moon is a testament to Arnold & Son’s tradition of watches with astronomical indications. The HM Perpetual Moon, with one of the biggest moonphase apertures on the market, is part of the Arnold & Son Royal Collection. The Royal Collection is inspired by the timepieces created in the early part of John Arnold’s life, and pays tribute to the watches he produced for King George III and members of the royal court. The timepieces in the Royal Collection demonstrate the brand’s prowess in traditional watchmaking and classical decorative arts.
The sophisticated HM Perpetual Moon is, indeed, a superb example of Arnold & Son’s technical and artistic excellence. From the inside out, this new timepiece – with rich blue guilloché moon disc and engraved moon – surprises and delights. It houses the exclusive Arnold & Son mechanical hand-wound movement, the calibre A&S1512. This calibre was especially developed for this model with the objective of offering a uniquely precise, big and three-dimensional moonphase. The calibre is also equipped with a double barrel to yield 90 hours of power reserve.
The HM Perpetual Moon offers one of the most accurate moon phases on the market, with only one day’s deviation every 122 years – at which point a single push on the corrector will keep it in sync for another 122 years.
The exceptional perpetual moonphase indication of this watch is a marvel in many ways. From the aesthetic side, the 29 mm moonphase disc, which runs from 10 to 2 o’clock on the dial, reveals one of the largest moons on the market – with a diameter of 11.2 mm for the moon alone. Additionally, this large moon is one of the most visually stunning recreations of the moon because it is a three-dimensional sculptured moon that was first hand-engraved and then duplicated for the series. The sculptured moon is then inserted into the guilloché disc.
From the technical side, in addition to the HM Perpetual Moon being so precise, it is also an intriguing complication in that it is not simply a module added to the movement, but, in fact, is fully integrated into the calibre. The watch also has a unique easy-to-set feature thanks to the ingenious addition of a second moon indication installed at the back of the movement. This second moon display, visible via a transparent case back, features a graduated dial and a pointer hand that allows for a more exact setting.
The multiple technological advancements in the calibre make this timepiece truly outstanding. To further underscore that, the entire rhodium treated nickel-silver movement features hand finishing indicative of the finest Haute Horlogerie timepieces, including manually chamfered bridges with polished edges, Côtes de Genève rayonnantes and fine circular graining, circular grained wheels, and blued screws with polished and chamfered edges. The timepiece naturally features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and case back to view the meticulous details.
The HM Perpetual moon measures 42 mm in diameter in its classically elegant stainless steel case. Viewed from the side, the housing is stepped and tapers from top to bottom, the widest section accommodating the extra-large glass with the lower part narrowing to fit snugly on the wrist. Each is finished with an exquisite hand-stitched alligator strap. In all, the HM Perpetual moon is a beguiling work of technical mastery and fine art.
The latest edition of the Arnold & Son Catalogue is lavishly illustrated and comes with new chapters and an entirely overhauled design. Its content ranges from the legends behind the brand to a full presentation and description of each model and their movements, all manufactured in-house. In this year’s catalogue, Arnold & Son is proud to present three new manufacture movements. Copies of the catalogue are available from authorized Arnold & Son retailers and distributors or can be downloaded from our website at www.arnoldandson.com
In 2015, Arnold & Son has launched three new in-house movements and various special editions that pay tribute to the achievements of John Arnold and his son. The father-and-son duo played a major role in the direction taken by English watchmaking. They combined a finely developed aesthetic sense with the ability to solve complex technological problems, and created some superb movements and designs with cutting-edge mechanical features that garnered several patents. Referring to the latest publication, Philippe Boven, Executive Vice President of Arnold & Son, has this to say: “We are tremendously proud of the new Arnold & Son catalogue. It’s a good thirty pages longer than the previous edition and contains a wealth of fascinating detail about fine-quality haute horlogerie and the superb features and functions that typify our timepieces.” The history section of the catalogue also details John Arnold’s life and describes the regard in which he was held by King George III, and his fellow watchmakers, including A.-L. Breguet himself.
Arnold & Son is proud to announce the TEC1 winner of the ‘Best Chronograph Watch’. Awarded during the 11th Edition of the Middle East Premier Awards 2015
Arnold & Son was among the winners of The Arabian Watches & Jewellery (AWJ) Magazine’s - the Middle East Premier Awards. The winners were announced in a glittering ceremony on 19th November 2015.
The Middle East Watch of the Year Awards is a pioneering concept initiated and implemented by Arabian Watches & Jewellery Magazine, alongside the second Salon des Grandes Complications exhibition. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, 19th November at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre. The event was attended by over 400 distinguished high profile guests.
Arnold & Son is proud to communicate as winner in the category ‘Best Chronograph Watch’ the TEC1. This refined tourbillion chronograph is at once both alluring and intriguing. It masterfully integrates three complexities never before combined by the brand in such an elegant rendition. A tourbillon, a column wheel chronograph and an automatic winding system deftly blend in a superb avant-garde yet classic timepiece. The TEC1 is part of the sophisticated Royal Collection, which is inspired by the timepieces created in the early part of John Arnold’s life for King George III and members of the royal court.
The sophisticated TEC1 is a worthy example of Arnold & Son’s innovative spirit, technical prowess and artistic achievement. The A&S8305 calibre is an exclusive mechanical self-winding movement that offers hours, minutes, tourbillon and chronograph. The challenge for Arnold & Son’s Research and Development team in creating this timepiece was the integration of a high-frequency tourbillon, a chronograph and an automatic winding system in a way that is elegant and technically advanced. As such, the traditional layout of a movement with these functions has been totally discarded and all-new engineering was required for the new calibre.
The tourbillon escapement majestically occupies the entire top portion of the dial from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock with an oversized aperture that offers an incredible three-dimensional effect as the tourbillon cage rotates. With a sapphire crystal and case back, the aperture allows for a view that is totally unencumbered and breathtaking. The TEC1 is the brand’s first high-frequency tourbillon, with 28,800 vibrations per hour and with a generous power reserve of 55 hours. The lower portion of the dial features the chronograph function, with the 60 minutes counter strategically located at 6 o’clock for harmonious balance. The seconds counter is offered via a central seconds hand. Making the watch even more technologically savvy is the fact that it is built with a column wheel chronograph – whose large column wheel is visible via the transparent sapphire case back. Implementing an integrated automatic winding system that winds in both directions further highlights the haute horological finesse of the brand.
In typical Arnold & Son tradition, the 255-part, 30-jewel A&S8305 calibre is meticulously finished. Each palladium treated movement boasts manually chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes. The chronograph levers are satin-finished with hand-chamfered, polished edges and screws are blued with bevelled and mirror polished heads. The highlight of the watch is a 22-carat red gold skeletonised rotor that is breathtakingly beautiful thanks to hand-engraved craftsmanship, its brushed surfaces and chamfered polished edges. The magnificent movement is housed in a superb 45 mm palladium case. This new reference of the TEC1 featuring a black guilloché dial is a limited edition of 125 timepieces.
Arnold & Son unveils a new reference of its iconic Time Pyramid featuring the hand-finished A&S1615 calibre treated in NAC grey, housed in a stainless steel case with translucent-grey coated sapphire case back. The A&S1615 movement with unique skeletonised pyramid-shaped architecture, was conceived, designed and developed in-house. The movement A&S1615 seemingly floats between two sapphire crystals, the Time Pyramid is a masterful rendition of technical prowess and unparalleled elegance. This superbly engineered wristwatch is part of the brand’s Instrument Collection that combines instrument precision with classical styling.
Inspired by the regulators created by John and Roger Arnold over two hundred years ago, and by antique British skeleton clocks, the new Arnold & Son Time Pyramid offers a highly cohesive and seductive blend of watchmaking feats that includes regulator, skeleton, vertical linear movement, pyramid-placement of components and multi-dimensional depth.
The skeletonised calibre A&S1615 follows the original regulators from the brand with its component positioning and detailed 3D visual appeal. Movement parts and watch indications are built on three levels, with the subsidiary seconds dial on the bottom, the hour indications on a sapphire crystal dial in the middle level, and a silver top ring for the minutes indication. While the movement is extremely thin - at just 4.4 mm - the multiple levels bring amazing depth and detail to the watch. To further enhance the balance and symmetry of the Time Pyramid, the crown (with Arnold & Son’s engraved logo) is artfully positioned at six o’clock.
The gear train runs vertically in a linear format connecting the two barrels at six o’clock to the balance wheel at twelve o’clock, and endowing the movement with its pyramid structure. The bridges are designed so that all of the wheels, the two mainspring barrels, the escapement and balance wheel are all magnificently visible from the dial side.
Additionally, the movement is fitted with two power reserve indicators – one each on either side of the linear gear train – to display the energy level for each barrel separately. The power reserve hands indicate the reserve level via graduated dots (that are printed under the top sapphire crystal) in an arc format, and demonstrate how one barrel transfers energy to the second one when needed. Essentially, as the first barrel winds the second one, the power reserve indicator of the first barrel goes down, while the second one goes up – making for an accurate and intriguing readout. The two mainspring barrels supply the hand-wound calibre with an amazing 90 hours of power reserve, and provide a more constant force to the wheel train.
As with every esteemed Arnold & Son watch, the movement of the Time Pyramid is magnificently hand decorated with manually chamfered brides and high-polished edges, Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels and blued screws, all yielding a striking masterpiece of decorative craftsmanship and brilliant execution.
Each Time Pyramid wristwatch measures 44.6 mm in diameter in its classically elegant stainless steel case with translucent-grey coated sapphire case back. This newly developed coating opacifies once the watch is strapped on the wrist and still enables to see through the sapphire crystal once the watch is taken from the wrist. Viewed from the side, the housing is stepped and tapers from top to bottom, the widest section accommodating the extra-large glass with the lower part narrowing to fit snugly on the wrist. Each is finished with an exquisite hand-stitched alligator strap.
Demonstrating its rich British history and quality Swiss craftsmanship, Arnold & Son unveils a new limited white gold edition of the DSTB (Dial Side True Beat). The DSTB is a testament to its heritage, vision and Haute Horlogerie ingenuity.
The DSTB is part of the Instrument Collection and, like every other model from Arnold & Son, features an in-house mechanical movement. The true beat seconds is a traditional complication of Arnold & Son, and this watch pays tribute to the watches produced by John Arnold during the second half of his career, when he and his son were the first to develop marine chronometers that could be produced in quantity at reasonable prices. Those technically superior, widely distributed chronometers reflected Arnold & Son’s commitment to exceptional precision and solved the problem of determining longitude at sea.
Upholding that legacy, Arnold & Son’s master watchmakers thrive on creating complicated movements for exquisite timepieces. Such is the case with the DSTB watch, a truly innovative technical and architectural achievement. The newly developed automatic movement showcases the true beat seconds' mechanism entirely on the dial side. Not just the hands, but also the lever, wheels and three palladium treated true beat seconds bridges are located in all their beauty on the dial side. Making the watch even more alluring is the fact that the true beat seconds lever is shaped like an anchor – paying homage to Arnold’s maritime achievements.
The true beat seconds are superbly indicated via a large sapphire dial that occupies the top left portion of the dial at 11 o’clock. At the 4 o’clock position, a domed and white lacquered subdial indicates the hours and the minutes via blued hands. These generously proportioned, overlapping indications translate into a stunning three-dimensional dial.
This restructuring of the intricate mechanism yields a concept not achieved in the watch industry heretofore. The self-winding calibre A&S6003 has 229 components. In true Arnold & Son style, the palladium treated movement features Haute Horlogerie finishing with hand-chamfered and satin-finished lever and bridges, polished edges and fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève rayonnantes. The visible dial plate is blue PVD treated with large circular finishing, and screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads.
The magnificent timepiece is housed inside a 43.5 mm 18-carat white gold case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback for viewing the superbly finished movement and, complete with solid 22-carat red gold guilloché oscillating weight. This edition of the DSTB will be limited to 125 timepieces – underscoring the brand’s commitment to exclusivity and excellence.