Stephen Silver once again features Arnold & Son
Visitors to the Stephen Silver boutique at the Rosewood may notice an almost familiar presence in the watch cases, that of Swiss complication specialist Arnold & Son. This brand was part of the boutique’s original lineup when it opened, and now, thanks to its impressive recent work—including the GPHG-nominated Luna Magna—it has returned to surprise and delight our customers.
Arnold & Son has always maintained a rather loose connection with its namesake, early eighteenth century English watchmaker John Arnold. Arnold was part of that early generation of craftsmen who had to invent many of their own techniques and mechanisms. He made his name in the quest for ever more precise marine chronometers, a strategic technology in an age of seaborne trade. While the modern Arnold & Son watches don’t try to reprise John Arnold’s original achievements, they do mirror his inventiveness in their architecture, and maintain ties to both the sea as well as astronomy.
Luna Magna, the brand’s latest creation, is a perfect embodiment of this path. The prominent, three-dimensional moonphase display is the largest of its kind ever to be attempted in a wristwatch. It is highly accurate, losing only 1 day every 122 years, and its aesthetics are unparalleled, with marble and adventurine glass composing the light and dark sides of the moon.
The brand’s creativity is backed up by the highly reputable development and manufacturing capabilities of La Joux Perret located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The expertise in residence at this specialist enables some of the more dramatic architecture the brand has attempted, including the looping gear trains of the Time Pyramid and the radiating bridging of the Nebula 38. Each of these pieces pushes the boundaries of what is technically possible in watch construction.
We invite you to enjoy them further on the Arnold & Son Collection page.
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