Sunday, June 8, 2014

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch
Seemingly suspended between two sapphire crystals, the A&S1615 calibre at the heart of this fascinating watch borrows its pyramid structure from the historic regulator clocks made by John and Roger Arnold. Like the watch's indications, the different components of this vertical, linear movement are set out on three levels, producing an astonishing three-dimensional effect in a skeletonised composition that is inspired by nineteenth-century English table clocks. A true feat of mechanics, devised and built by Arnold & Son, this movement has a separate power-reserve indicator for each of the two barrels.

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Watch

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, A&S1615 skeleton calibre, exclusive to Arnold & Son, 27 jewels, hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, Côtes de Genève, satin-finished wheels, blued screws, 21,600 vib/h, power reserve of more than 90 hours
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, double power-reserve indication
Case
Stainless steel, 44.6 mm Crown at 6 o'clock Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Transparent back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
Sapphire Blued hands with white Super-LumiNova® for the hours and minutes
Bracelet/strap
Hand-stitched black alligator

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