Arnold & Son UTTE Tourbillon New Versions in Red Gold and Palladium

Prestigious Swiss watch brand Arnold & Son extends its Instrument Collection by presenting two new versions of its UTTE tourbillon.

With the &S8200 movement measuring just 2.97 mm thick and the final cased watch a mere 8.34 mm, the UTTE is one of the thinnest tourbillon wristwatch ever produced. The calibre A&S8200 was developed designed and manufactured entirely in house at the brand’s La Chaux-de-Fonds workshops.

Arnold and Son UTTE Tourbillon New Version with Red Gold Case and Silvery-White Dial

Introduced in 2013, UTTE is part of Arnold & Son’s Instrument Collection, wherein timepieces are easily identified by their dial design, with off-center position of the hours and minutes to allow for the display of other complications without one overlapping the other.

The UTTE follows this design aesthetic, with the spherical tourbillon occupying the lower portion of the dial. The alluring, timeless lines of the stepped 42 mm case, which tapers from the top to the bottom, imbue this watch with an austere elegance.

Arnold and Son UTTE Tourbillon New Version with Red Gold Case and Silvery-White DialThe dial of the UTTE has a complex multilevel structure with three different finishes that offer breathtaking depth and dimension. The two new models share the same dial design but with a different finish in order to complement the respective case material.

The palladium version has a light-grey and silvery opaline dial while the 18-carat red gold version has a silvery-white and silvery opaline dial.

Arnold and Son UTTE Tourbillon New Version with Palladium Case and Light Grey DialThe UTTE is a masterful demonstration of elegant design and superb technical prowess. The ultra-thin A&S8200 movement – and the ultimate UTTE watch – is the result of several years of research and development, and boasts important features and functions.

In fact, when the brand embarked on the creation of an additional tourbillon, Arnold & Son’s team of watchmakers and engineers determined that the end result should possess unique features that would set it apart in the watch world: It had to be at the same time thin, boast a big and three-dimensional tourbillon cage and have a long power reserve.

Arnold and Son UTTE Tourbillon New Version with Red Gold Case

Utilizing the most cutting-edge technology, Arnold & Son pushed the creative envelope to achieve this goal – thus developing an exceptional timepiece. The UTTE has a movement that is just 2.97 mm thick and a case thickness of only 8.34 mm, making the UTTE one of the thinnest tourbillon watches on the market.

Arnold & Son ultra-thin tourbillon movement Calibre A&S 8200

Additionally, while the movement diameter is 32 mm, the tourbillon cage is a massive 14 mm in diameter – thus occupying almost half of the movement space for impressive visual appeal.

Arnold & Son ultra-thin tourbillon movement Calibre A&S 8200

To add further dramatic beauty to this already impressive watch, Arnold & Son created a totally spherical tourbillon cage – one devoid of any flat surfaces – for a magnificent three dimensional aesthetic effect. In fact, the flying tourbillon cage is not inset into the calibre, but instead rises out of the movement, through the dial, and achieves the same height as the hour and minute hands.

Arnold & Son ultra-thin tourbillon movement Calibre A&S 8200

With an eye toward every detail, and the desire for harmonious appeal, the watchmakers removed all visible screws so the spherical tourbillon cage appears beautifully balanced. The only visible screws are on the regulator.

Finally, to ensure a long power reserve of at least 90 hours, the brand implemented two barrels to offer more constant force and unprecedented power reserve for an ultra-thin tourbillon.

UTTE is created in either 18-carat red gold or palladium (a rare alloy in the watch world). Each movement is finished in a colour to complement the case colour, and each features a different Côtes de Genève pattern. The 18-carat red gold case watch houses the movement treated in rhodium and decorated with Côtes de Genève rayonnantes.

The Tourbillon Bridge of the 18-carat red gold UTTE is entirely hand-engraved by Arnold & Son’s master engraver. The palladium UTTE version houses a NAC grey treated movement decorated with a straight Côtes de Genève pattern for a bold, contemporary appeal.

Arnold and Son UTTE Tourbillon New Version with Red Gold Case and Silvery-White Dial

The visionary UTTE is the perfect embodiment of a tourbillon escapement – a Haute Horlogerie complication that played a crucial role in Arnold & Son’s History.

An exceptional watchmaker, John Arnold was an active participant in one of the most extraordinary partnerships in the world of innovative horology. Indeed, both he and Abraham-Louis Breguet worked closely together, sharing both their knowledge and passion.

Evidence of their partnership is A.-L. Breguet’s first-ever tourbillon escapement mounted in John Arnold’s No.11 movement – a watch that can be found today in London’s British Museum.

Technical details

Collection: Arnold and Son Instrument
Model: UTTE

References
1UTAR.S02A.C120A, 18-carat red gold case
1UTAG.S04A.C121G, palladium case

Movement
Calibre: A&S8200
Exclusive Arnold & Son ultra-thin tourbillon movement, one-minute flying tourbillon, hand-wound, 29 jewels, diameter 32 mm, thickness 2.97 mm,tourbillon cage diameter 14mm, power reserve over 90 h,21,600 vibrations/h

Functions
Hours, minutes, tourbillon

Movement decoration
18-carat red gold case model: nickel-silver movement, rhodium treated with Haute Horlogerie finishing: unique hand-engraved tourbillon bridge, hand-chamfered 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.

Palladium case model: nickel-silver movement, NAC grey treated with Haute Horlogeriefinishing: hand-chamfered bridges with polished edges, fine circular graining and Côtes de Genève, circular satin-finished wheels with hand-chamfered and polished edges, screws with bevelled and mirror-polished heads. Tourbillon cage: satin-finish with chamfered and polished edges.

Dial
Silvery-white and silvery opaline / light-grey and silvery opaline

Case
18-carat red gold / palladium, diameter 42 mm, cambered sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides, case back see-through sapphire, water resistant to 30 m

Strap
Hand-stitched black or brown alligator leather

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