Luxury watch brand Arnold & Son’s new timepiece collection HMS1 is a tribute to John Arnold’s originality and skill. This novelty also pays respect to the town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking and seat of the Company.
HMS1 by Arnold & Son features a classical elegant pink gold case (also available in rose gold or stainless steel case), 40mm in diameter and houses a manufacture hand-wound movement (calibre A&S1001) which is only 2.9 mm thick.
Immediately once notices two barrels providing 8 0 hours power reserve. Whereas most watches in this segment of the market only provide a single barrel, the solution of having two barrels provide more constant power and more constant force, which will result in improved accuracy, something important for Arnold & Son.
With further details such as hand angling and decoration of all bridges and fine hand stitching on the alligator strap, this HMS1 line is a true modern expression of the traditional search for precision combined with superior craftsmanship that Arnold & Son has always pursued. Available in a 40 mm rose gold or stainless steel case, the Arnold & Son HMS1 is water resistant to 30 meters. HMS1 will hit the markets in April 2011.
- Movement : Manual movement, calibre A&S1001, diameter 30mm, 2.7 mm thickness. Two barrels providing 80-hours power reserve, 21 jewels, 21’600 vibrations/h. Hour, Minute and Small Second at 6 o’clock. Côtes de Genève guilloché.
- Case : 40 mm-diameter with see-through back, crown at 3 o’clock. Carbered sapphire crystal.
- Water resistance to 30 meters.
- Strap : Black or brown alligator strap
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